MACP, Registered Clinical Counsellor
She/Her

Rebeka Senanayake

My desire to serve the community in which I grew up in, has always been important to me. I have worked at overdose prevention sites, harm reduction residential facilities, suicide crisis lines, and employment family assistance program (EFAP). It’s been a privilege to work with such a diverse range of clients. Having lived experience as a first responder, I am aware of how trauma can profoundly impact the mind and body. 

I utilize a blend of evidence-based practices including humanistic culturally responsive and socially just approaches (CRSJ). I specialize in addiction, relationships, trauma, anxiety and depression. 

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Words to live by

Strive for continuous improvement, not perfection. – Kim Collins

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A little bit more about me

Education?

Forensic Psychology – Douglas College
Masters of Counselling Psychology (MACP) – Yorkville University

Top Three Specializations?

Top Three Modalities of Therapy?

  • Client Centered Humanistic
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness

Professional Clinical Counselling Certification

Certified with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors: Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC): 21959

What do people say your biggest strength is?

My resilience and determination.

Something you're proud of (challenge you've overcome, etc.)?

Developing boundaries.

One thing you’ve learned from working with people?

People have the capacity to change.

What led you to counselling?

Seeing people struggling with mental health and addiction.

What/who inspires you?

My Dad.

Favourite things to do?

Spa days, tennis, cooking, gardening, travelling.

Favorite book and why?

April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier because it’s a story of self-discovery and identity.

What would you tell a client who is meeting you for the first time?

It’s normal to feel anxious during the first session, we will work at a place comfortable for you.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Wanted to help others – be a police officer.

What is your process for turning a bad day into a good one?

Doing something that makes me happy.