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Areas of Expertise

Registered Clinical Counsellor - Jo Vanderwal, RCC

Areas of Expertise

Jo is a registered clinical counsellor. She holds a Masters degree from Regent University, a CACREP and APA accredited university in the field of Community Counseling. With over 12 years experience, Jo is seasoned in a Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Positive Psychology, Somatic, S.A.F.E. (Somatic Attachment Focused EMDR) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, EMDr, Mindfulness, RAISEC, Multi-culturism (Diversity), Solution Focused or Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing Theories and Techniques.
She has expertise in Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Career and College Development, Compassion Fatigue, Depression and other mental health areas.
In these years she has been privileged to work with children 10+ to mature adults. She presently is taking new clients (18+)
She has presented in multi-disciplinary institutions, presented on Leadership, Multi-Cultural Counseling, Career with university population and adjudicated youth, Depression and completed several Mental Health Awareness campaigns.
Jo Vanderwal - Registered Clinical Counsellor

Recent Certifications

  • EMDR Basic Training: Personal Transformation Institute *EMDRIA approved for certification 2020
  • E-Therapy: BCACC—e-Therapy Essentials 2020
  • Responding to Trauma: CAPT (Canadian Association of Play Therapy) 2019

She is a member in good standing with BCACC, CCPA and various CCPA chapters in BC, Spirituality, Technology and Innovations and Career. She is a member of EMDRIA and is currently working toward Advanced Certification