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Colleen Purcka

BA, MA Counselling Psychology – RCC #19518

Colleen Purcka

At a Glance

Years of Practice: 1.5 years as a clinical counsellor, 20+ years working with at-risk youth and families

Education: BA (Political Science), MA Counselling Psychology

Areas of Specialization:

  • Youth (12+)
  • Anxiety
  • Parent coaching/support
  • ADHD
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depression


Additional Training:

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Parent/Teen Mediation
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Childhood trauma

In their own words

Collaborative, client-centred, integrating several different modalities depending on the client and situation, using humour, down-to-earth and easy to connect with during sessions

Meeting new people, listening to and validating their experiences, creating a safe space in the therapeutic relationship that allows a person to really explore what and how they see themselves, how they would like to show up, and where they fit in the world.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) – challenging the ways we see and think about ourselves
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotion-focused therapy
Client-centered practice

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