Lorna Demedeiros, RSW

Lorna Demedeiros, RSW, writes the Hear the Child reports, and Views of the Child reports, for families who want to give their child a chance to voice their concerns about family life.

Lorna Demedeiros, RSW | Innova Therapy Inc. Maple Ridge & Online

You are the expert of your own experience. You bring your Self to our work, just like I bring my Self. We can find ways to activate the tools and healing you have within you.

Human beings are remarkably capable of healing through terrible circumstances. I am honoured to hear personal stories of struggle, and through listening, help others make sense of their experiences and reach their goals.

After completing my Bachelor degree at SFU, I began working with toddlers who have developmental disabilities. I then moved on to frontline work with teenagers who have mood and behaviour disorders at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre. This work inspired me to learn from families and young children, as I knew working with only one member of the family was not enough. So I completed two master’s degrees, one in Social Work, and one in Complex Trauma.

When I’m not seeing clients, I’m playing video games, board games, and going bouldering ?

 

My Professional Bio

Master of Social Work Degree, Wilfrid Laurier University

Graduate Certificate in Complex Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse Intervention and Prevention, Justice Institute of British Columbia

Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Simon Fraser University

I am registered with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.

 

My Areas of Practice

I provide in-person and virtual counselling for:

Complex Trauma

Family Conflict

Infants and Young Children

Teenagers

Childhood Trauma/Sexual Abuse

School Avoidance, Neurodivergence, Pathological Demand Avoidance, ADHD, etc.

First Responders

 

My Therapeutic Approach

I believe our work together is like building a puzzle. You are an expert in your own story. It’s my job to listen to you, learn from you, and help you put the pieces together. This could involve more than just one therapeutic approach.

EMDR, both the standard protocol and the protocol adapted for children and neurodivergent individuals

Play Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Somatic Therapy

Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)

Family Systems Therapy

Brief Solution-Focused Therapy

Bio-psycho-social approach

Theoretical Foundations

Polyvagal Theory

Attachment Theory

Complex Care Interventions

 

I provide in-person counselling for clients in our Maple Ridge office. Click here now to see where we are located.

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