Susan J. Stapleton Counsellor & Collaborative Child Specialist in Vancouver
Susan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She focuses on child and adolescent therapy, and on coaching families experiencing separation and divorce.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Susan’s approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfullness, Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy and Trauma-Informed Practice, among other therapies.
Susan has experience treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harming behaviour, drug and alcohol abuse, anger, and trauma. Susan also helps clients develop social skills and manage difficult transitions.
Susan takes an empathetic and caring approach when working with young people. She is aware of their unique needs and experiences and enjoys working with them one-on-one.
"Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.”G. Stanley Hall
"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”Carl Jung
“There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding, which constitutes a new hope and a new responsibility for all.”Erik Erikson
“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”Sigmund Freud