Registered Clinical Counsellor - Jo Vanderwal, RCC

Areas of Expertise

Jo is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC. She holds a Masters degree from Regent University, a CACREP and APA accredited university, in the field of Community Counselling. With over 13 years experience,  Jo is seasoned in a EMDR (S.A.F.E) Person Centred, Deep Brain Reorientation, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Strength Based, Mindfulness and Somatic Release , Career Clinical frameworks.
She has expertise in working Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Career and College Development, Compassion Fatigue, Depression and other mental health areas. Her current focus is using S.A.F.E EMDR, developed by Deb Kennard from the Personal Transformation Institute and Deep Brain Reorientation, developed by Frank Corrigan. These theoretical frameworks are designed to give our brains and our personhood the relief it needs to overcome trauma in our lives. She has completed her Flash training, and SAN’YAS Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. EMDR is an empirically verified treatment that uses neuroscience to give our nervous systems and brains an opportunity to experience relief and allows us to move forward confidently.

She has worked with adult learners, high school students, college students, children and the general population.

She has presented in multi-disciplinary institutions, presented on Leadership, Multi-Cultural Counseling, Career, Depression and completed several Mental Health Awareness campaigns.

Jo Vanderwal - Registered Clinical Counsellor