Leslie Silverwood, MEd, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
In office: Mon 12pm-5pm; Wed 3pm-6pm
Telehealth: Thurs, Fri.
Leslie Silverwood is passionate about providing personalized counselling and empowering her clients to attain a meaningful, balanced and resilient life. She earned her Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at UBC in 2011 and brings over 20 years of experience working with youth, adults and families as an educator and then counsellor at the Vancouver School Board. She has a professional passion for supporting youth, adults and families through many challenging issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, life transitions, grief and loss. Leslie supports parents in navigating the educational system when their children and youth are struggling with learning differences, mental health, emotional and self-regulation challenges and behavioral concerns. Her skills include working with neurodiverse people such as those living with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Leslie supports her clients in a safe, non-judgmental, and empathic environment where they work together to create growth and change. She focuses on a collaborative approach and integrates a variety of different counselling modalities into her work to meet the individual needs, such as, client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed practice, positive psychology, and mindfulness based stress reduction techniques.
She provides counselling for youth (14+) and adults. As a former teacher, resource teacher, case manager and school counsellor, she also offers parent consultations which can be stand alone or paired with therapy for their youth.
Areas of Specialization and Interest include:
- Adolescent therapy
- Transitions to early adulthood
- Anxiety and Panic disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Emotional Regulation
Leslie also practices what she preaches for a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She is a mother of two active and involved women. She enjoys cycling, tennis, hiking and travel.