Safety is not the absence of threat. It is the presence of connection. -Gabor Mate
Claro Family is pleased to offer counselling services in support of mental health and wellness for children and youth in Kelowna, BC (in person), and across BC (online). All families are welcome in this brave work. No diagnosis needed.
Haida brings a warm, compassionate, and heartfelt approach to her counselling and social work roles that is grounded in a strengths-based and person-centred framework. With degrees in Psychology and Education, a Master's in Clinical Social Work, graduate training in Special Education, and advanced training in Trauma Informed Practice, Haida offers a unique lens to supporting neurodivergent children, youth and complex families. Drawing on her rich and diverse experiences, Haida works collaboratively from an integrative and holistic perspective to establish a nurturing environment for healing, resilience, and growth in the context of family, and community.
It doesn't matter where you are starting, Haida will meet you where you are. Then gently walk beside you on your journey to a safe, secure, and connected relationship with yourself, your family, and your community.
Areas of practice:
Children and adolescents
2SLGBTQQIA+ and gender-affirming care
Depression; low mood
Case management support
Parent/caregiver support and coaching
1:1 child and youth counselling
Parent/guardian education and support in relation to child and youth counselling
Workshops and professional development
Haida uses techniques from the following modalities to guide her practice:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), including self-compassion