LUCINDA BIBBS, MC, RCC
From early childhood I have always known I wanted to be a therapist and my career thus far has been nothing short of profound and humbling. I have a unique ability to hold a safe, non-judgemental space to help my clients find the strength, trust, and belief within themselves to live a life of true purpose and happiness.
Beyond the therapy practice, I am also a mother of two beautiful boys, a group fitness instructor, and a life-long student in finding the most effective and holistic ways to care for the human mind, body, and spirit. Life has brought me many teachings, blessings, successes, and failures, all of which have refined the wisdom, therapeutic skill, compassion, and unparalleled care I share with my clients.
Born and raised in London England, my studies and work have taken me across Europe and North America, completing my Masters degree in Vancouver, and recently moving to the South Okanagan to plant both my personal and professional roots. Within my professional career thus far, I have worked in both private practice, group practice, and contractor positions as an individual (adult/child) and couples therapist. Additionally, I have worked with the BC Society of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse as both an individual and group psychotherapist, and hosted post-partum mental health workshops.
Within my practice, I strongly believe in a holistic mind-body approach to therapy and utilize cognition, emotion, and body sensations to ensure the therapeutic process aligns with my client's needs. Incorporating the benefits of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural therapy, somatic therapy, nature and physical activity, has allowed me to create more connection, acceptance, resilience, and growth within my clients. I facilitate a collaborative strength-focused experience that encourages a better understanding of the self and others to create lasting positive change, happiness, and life balance within clients.
I graduated from City University of Seattle in 2015 and hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), and I am an approved provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program, the Canadian Government Employee Assistance Program (EAP), the First Nations Health Authority, and ICBC.
Additional trainings include:
Certificate for Indigenous Canada
PESI Seminar: "Rewire Your Anxious Brain" with Dr. Catherine Pittman
Solution Focused Certification with Elliot Connie
Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate Program
"The Body Keeps the Score": Trauma Healing with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk