Candace Marshall, MA., CCC
#227-1118 Homer Street, Vancouver BC
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Candace is accepting new clients!
Education and Experience
I have been working as a clinical counsellor since 2013 and I am currently in my third year of my PhD in the Counselling Psychology program at the University of British Columbia. While my clinical focus encompasses a broad range of life challenges and mental health issues, I am currently developing an expertise working with men’s issues and individuals challenged by PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
I practice from a Feminist/ Relational Cultural orientation that focuses on empowering my clients and examining the relational/interpersonal and sociopolitical factors that inhibit individuals from living their lives to the fullest. As such, I am deeply committed to ensuring that the therapeutic relationship is always at the forefront of our work together because regardless of any practitioner’s orientation, research across the board unequivocally demonstrates that a good therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in positive client outcomes.
In my work, I often ‘think outside the box’ whilst also utilizing empirically supportive treatment approaches and techniques that includes but is not limited to Gestalt, Client-Centered, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Systems and Art therapy. My rationale for an integrative approach is based on the belief that not all approaches are a ‘good fit’ for all clients. For this reason, I am deeply committed to understand which approach will facilitate positive outcomes based on the uniqueness of the client and client’s goals.
When individuals come to counselling, it is often because they want something to be different in their lives. You may want to solve a particular problem, make a decision, or better understand your life or yourself. Together, we will explore your feelings, concerns and the changes that you want to make. When both you and I understand your situation, I am committed to working together to meet your goals for counselling.