Kira Charanduk

Masters Level Intern

Offices: Leduc & Equine

kira@familycounsellingcentres.com

I am currently an intern with Family Counselling Centres (FCC), working at both the Leduc and Equine Family Counselling offices. I am currently in my third year of the Master of Counselling program at Athabasca University. I have experience working with trauma and violence as I have volunteered for numerous years with the Leduc and District Victim Services. I also have experience with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and survivors of sexual assault through my position with Little Warriors at the Be Brave Ranch. My educational background includes working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and with their family units. I have experience working with many ages from children through to seniors allowing me the ability to work with a variety of clients. Through my experience working with individuals with a wide-array of cognitive abilities and levels, and I am able to provide a positive nurturing environment necessary for healing.

I focus on a client centered approach as I believe that therapeutic alliance is one of the most important aspects when working with individuals. I believe in the modalities of Attachment Theory, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Animal-Assisted Therapy and a Strength-Based Approach. I strive to work with my clients collaboratively, free from judgement by tailoring my approach and methods to each of my clients and their comfort levels.

I am passionate about mental health and strive to foster my client’s mental health into making the changes they wish to make within their lives. I believe in my clients having the ability to use their voice, be heard, feel safe, and to help them feel supported.

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