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Providing experienced and empathic counselling for children, youth, young adults, and families in Houston, BC.

 

ABOUT

ABOUT

Gillian is a Registered Clinical Social Worker. She received a Master in Social Work degree from the University of Calgary, and has dedicated her career to supporting children, youth, adults and families through many of life's struggles.

 

Creativity, humour, and genuineness drive her practice. ​

 

In her practice she uses a gentle and non-judgmental approach to support individuals and families.Through a therapeutic relationship, individuals explore healthier ways of coping with life stressors and mental health concerns.

REGISTRATIONS

BCCSW# 13303    

BCASW# 1007857

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THERAPY METHODS

Gillian has specialized training and extensive experience in many therapeutic methods including:

  • play therapy,

  • nature-based/ horticultural therapies,

  • cognitive behavioural/ dialectical behavioural therapy, &

  • mindfulness based therapies.
     

She is also a registered yoga teacher (CYA-RYT 200).

 

SERVICES

GILLIAN PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS REGARDING:
  • Overall wellbeing

  • School challenges

  • Managing stress

  • Mood concerns, such as anxiety and depression

  • Healthy relationships

  • Behavioural concerns

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Loss and grief

  • Low energy and attentional concerns

  • Parenting challenges

  • Social skills

  • ADHD/Neurodivergent wellbeing

  • LGBTQ + wellbeing

WORKING TOGETHER MAY FOCUS ON:
  • Learning skills to better manage symptoms associated with anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns

  • Improving coping strategies

  • Improving communication skills

  • Strengthening relationships

  • Improving self-confidence

  • Learning and improving on problem-solving skills

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CONTACT ME

Please note that my practice is currently full.

While I am unable to accept new clients at this time, my waitlist will be reopened in the late spring 2023. Keep an eye on my page or feel free to email to check in on the waitlist reopening timeline.

GILLIAN HESTAD

MSW, RCSW

PHONE

E-MAIL

778-203-6767

ADDRESS

2430 Butler Ave Unit 1A,

Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0