Katy Johnson Brooks | Counsellor
Katy has been working for over 15 years in the field of social services, and is dedicated to bringing positive change to the lives of individuals, couples and families. She received her M.A. in Counselling Psychology from UBC in 2007, and is a member in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She is also trained to provide the “Bringing Baby Home” program, which helps prepare couples for the transition to parenthood.
Katy is able to assist those struggling with challenges such as:
- Relationship conflict
- Parenting and parent-child relationship issues
- Life transitions (divorce, blended families, new parenthood, loss/change)
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- LGBT2S issues
- Sexual, physical and emotional abuse
- Life stress/finding balance
She strives to create a warm, safe environment for clients to make sense of the issues that are troubling them and explore and practice new ways of thinking, behaving and relating to each other. She works with each client to determine their goals and tailor a treatment plan that fits their needs. Her client-centered approach is informed by her understanding of attachment, neuroscience, and emotional regulation. She provides research-validated techniques and information.
Katy has a wealth of knowledge about community resources and is able to help connect clients with other sources of support. As the chair of Mission’s Child and Youth Committee, she works with other professionals to create systemic supports and change for families and children in our community. She is passionate about not just improving the lives of individuals and families, but also working to change the social issues that negatively impact them.
In her spare time, she loves to be with her partner and two children exploring the beautiful Fraser Valley.
Katy is approved to provide counselling under the Crime Victim Assistance Program of BC. If you have been a victim of a crime, you may be eligible for counselling under this program.
As a practical person, I was skeptical about the effectiveness of “talk therapy”. I had a history of depression and when my second baby was born, I started counseling with Katy. What a difference! Katy gave me the tools to work through my depression, manage my triggers, and coach me to a better mental place. I was able to enjoy those early years with my kids instead of being trapped by my depression. Katy changed my life.