Lori Cliff. MA, RCC 

Lori Cliff is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and has been a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors since 2003.   She completed a Bachelor of Arts in  Psychology and a Certificate in Family Studies at Simon Fraser University.  Lori completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.  

Areas of practice include: 

  •  depression 
  • anxiety 
  • relationship issues 
  • couples counselling 
  • parenting 
  • ADHD 
  • self-esteem and personal growth 

Modalities and therapeutic approaches:  

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Solution Focused Therapy 
  • Psychodynamic and Interpersonal Therapy 
  • Brief Therapy 
  • Mindfulness approaches 
  • Motivational Interviewing 
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy 

Appointments are also offered via telephone and Skype.  

Lori has experience working in a leadership role mentoring counselling teams in Child and Youth Mental Health. She also has experience working in non-profit agencies, providing consultation, facilitating psychoeducational groups and counselling in crisis intervention and sexual abuse. 

Lori believes that it is the experience of connection and a sense of belonging that fulfills the longing we have to fully experience life.  An impaired capacity for connection to self and others can often underlie most psychological distress.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

CBT is based on the belief that thought distortions and maladaptive behaviors play a role in the development and maintenance of psychological disorders,and that symptoms and associated distress can be reduced by teaching new information-processing skills and coping mechanisms.

Solution Focused Thearapy 

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) places focus on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-oriented therapy, the symptoms or issues bringing a person to therapy are typically not targeted

Psychodynamic Thearapy

Psychodynamic therapy is designed to help clients explore the full range of their emotions, including feelings they may not be aware of.  Psychodynamic therapy helps people understand how their behaviour and mood are affected by unresolved issues and unconscious feelings.