Gina Hopkins

B.A. (Psychology), Master of Clinical Counselling (in progress)

Gina Hopkins in a jean jacket and cream sweater.

At a Glance

Years of Practice: Counselling Internship;  2 years vocational work at The Vancouver Crisis Centre

Education: B.A. (Psychology);  Master of Clinical Counselling (in progress)

Areas of Specialization:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Purpose/Meaning
  • Spirituality

Additional Training:

  • Crisis and Suicide Intervention
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) 

In their own words

Clients would describe me as warm, empathetic, compassionate, and collaborative counsellor who provides space for processing and verbalizing thoughts and feelings. 

I love to be able to create a safe space for clients to fully express themselves in a nonjudgmental place. I’m very passionate about connecting with clients in an authentic manner and witnessing the shifts that can occur as we work together. 

I work from a person centred, culturally aware, trauma informed approach. I use an integrative therapeutic approach which includes Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Person-Centred Therapy.

I have two years of experience working as a volunteer at the Crisis Centre in Vancouver providing collaborative risk assessment and safety planning for a range of clients in imminent crisis. I also spend a fulfilling 12 years as a swim instructor often helping clients overcome their fear around water. As well, being a mother has shifted my perspective on life and provided me with many instances to reflect and learn more about myself as a person. 

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