New Frontiers Counselling Services
Spencer McLean is a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. With a background in counselling and creative writing, Spencer cares deeply about understanding his clients and viewing them as valuable people with unique life stories who are more than their ailments. To this end, Spencer is honoured to work with individuals from all backgrounds and to engage with the ways in which attributes like age, culture, gender, disability, and spiritual practice have shaped our lives.
Spencer has assembled a diverse toolkit of therapeutic treatments that are built upon evidence-based understandings of psychological concerns and how to treat them. In particular, Spencer is trained to work with individuals who are experiencing the effects of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relational issues. More generally, he focuses on providing support to people who are facing personal, interpersonal, and occupational challenges and transitions.
Spencer believes that, despite the challenges that our circumstances place in our path, everyone possesses the ability and the desire to be who they want to be. It's a matter of cutting through those challenges to find our way forward. Spencer considers it his mission to provide people with a safe environment in which to learn the skills and the mindsets necessary to blaze a trail to that ideal self and realize their full potential.
Credentials and Training
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.), with Honours
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (M.A.) with Honours
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) - Member 18771
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH)
Depression and Mood Disorders - Certification
Indigenous Cultural Safety (Core ICS Mental Health) - Certification
Anger Management - Certification
Trauma-Informed Counselling, Level 1 - Certification
Trauma Mastery Program - Certification
Grief and Loss - Certification
Emotional Eating, Chronic Dieting, Bingeing and Body Image - Certification
Motivational Interviewing - Certification
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