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Kelly Anne Breen Clinical Counsellor

BCACC member # 12361

Registered Clinical Counsellor





#400-2030 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1Y7

Open: Variable hours 

Evening and early morning appointments available upon request.

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A Little About Me

I am owner and operator of Breen Counselling and provide the following services:  Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling, Family Counselling, Child Specialist, Co-Parenting/Divorce Coaching, Parenting Coordination, BC Hear the Child Reports, and Sec 211 Report Writing.  

I hold a Master's of Counselling degree and am also Adjunct Faculty at City University of Seattle, Vancouver Campus.  I teach in the Master's of Counselling and the Master's of Education programs, covering courses including:  Internship, Practicum, Couples Counselling, Child & Adolescent Counselling, Family Systems, Psychopathology & Pharmacology, Group Counselling and Human Development and Sexuality.   I have been working in the field of psychology for 20 years, with a strong background in the Criminal and Family Legal systems.  

I also provide Clinical Supervision and workshops and trainings by request.  

I am an active member of International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Divorce BC, BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society, and British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

Education and Training

Counselling Approach

I grew up in the Lower Mainland of BC, Canada, before attending the University of Western Ontario for my undergraduate degree in Psychology. This was the beginning of my journey and fascination with the study of human behaviour. Of particular interest throughout my educational, experiential and professional career, is how the effects of trauma and early attachment and abuse can impact the way we deal with challenges and how we can heal from them. After completing my undergraduate degree, I returned to the Lower Mainland where I attended the University of British Columbia and obtained a Diploma in Education, and then obtained a Master's in Counselling degree from Yorkville University.  

I have training in Dispute Resolution, Conflict, Mediation, Arbitration, Family Violence, Collaborative Law, Civil Procedure, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Sexual Abuse Intervention, Civil Procedure, Suicide Assessment and Intervention, Leadership and Section 211 Report Writing

The specific therapeutic and counselling approach I use will depend on the unique needs of each individual, family or couple. I primarily use elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based approaches, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I am continually extending my professional development and am committed to providing approaches and techniques that work specifically for each client.

Violence Threat and Risk Assessment (V-TRA)

I am a trained trainer in providing and assessing threats and violence in school settings and provide training to community professionals, school administration and law enforcement. If your child has been involved with any disciplinary action at their school, I can assist in working to discover the underlying causes and to work towards understanding and changing the behaviour(s).

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