Tracy Suter, MC, BFA, CCC
I was born and raised in Alberta and have also spent many years on the west coast for part of my education and career. I have a Master’s degree in counselling and several years’ experience working in a variety of mental health settings, including; residential group homes, at-risk youth walk-in centres, as a school counsellor (public school and post-secondary), and within family mental health agencies. I also have an undergraduate degree in Fine Art and additional training in Art Therapy – if you are interested in finding out more about this, please let me know (no artistic talent required)!
If you or a family member have been dealing with anxiety, depression, a life transition, or just want to make sense of the past and how it affects the present – you may find counselling helpful. I can assist you to better understand yourself and make positive, growth-enhancing changes in your life. I take a non-judgmental and developmental approach to understanding the origins of emotional pain. I can provide help with; stress, school/work issues, family conflict, life transitions, relationship issues, motivation, goal setting, career guidance, and provide coping strategies for anxiety and depression. I am interested in the holistic integration of emotions, thoughts and behaviours – my style is direct and personable, creative and genuine – I view each client as a key resource and collaborator in the course of their treatment and growth. I am allied with the LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities.
I have a Masters degree in Counselling (MC), an undergraduate degree in Fine Art (BFA), and additional specialized training in art therapy (BC School of Art Therapy). Counselling modalities used include CBT, DBT, Person-centered, Narrative, art as therapy, trauma informed and solution focused. With a specialization in youth counselling, I am welcoming new clients who are struggling through this challenging time.
Registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCC) (#12507 ), and The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA) (Counselling Permit #2240), I am required to adhere to their Codes of Ethical Conduct and a high standard of clinical practice.