I want kids to feel they are listened to, accepted and nurtured.
I want parents to feel supported and understood.
When you accept kids unconditionally the way they are (even the challenging bits) it can have a lasting impression on them.
REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | ALLISON GREEN, MC RCC
“When kids are at their worst, they need us the most.”
Allison Green knew at a young age that she wanted to support kids in feeling valued and understood, a purpose which has inspired her entire 20-year career.
Today, Allison is a Registered Clinical Counsellor operating a busy private practice in Squamish British Columbia, Canada. As a Child and Youth Therapist, she specializes in one to one therapy for children, youth, and their families to support them in developing relationships where children feel seen and heard.
Allison’s diverse background working with young people in the field of mental health includes counselling children and families in elementary, secondary and post-secondary school settings, counselling children and youth with mental health concerns, supporting children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, providing threat assessment and crisis intervention support to schools, and leading groups of youth on extended wilderness and leadership expeditions.
An internationally credentialed Sandtray Therapist with Certificate’s in Play Therapy, Allison is regularly sought after to speak to parents, caregivers, and educators on topics such as the importance of play, ADHD, anxiety, self regulation and behavioural challenges.
Allison holds a Master of Counselling Psychology from the City University of Seattle, a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Victoria, and an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation from Lakehead University. In addition, she is a member of the International Association of Sandtray Therapists, the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the BC Play Therapy Association.
A mother of two busy boys, Allison is a relatable and active community member who understands firsthand the many challenges (and joys) that come with parenting.
AREA OF EXPERTISE
- Children who are anxious, withdrawn, fearful or timid
- Experiencing challenges with ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger
- Experiencing difficulty in relationships with friends and family
- Physically aggressive
- Are bullied or bully others
- Selectively mute
- Refuse to attend school
- Are experiencing grief and loss
- May be impacted by parent/caregiver separation/divorce
- Parenting strategies and solutions
- Master’s degree in Counselling | City University of Seattle
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work | UVIC
- Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist | IAST
- Extensive training in Play Therapy | RMPTI
- Level 1 Parent Child Relational Therapy Training
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy training | David Burns
- Threat Assessment Training Level I & II, Canadian Centre for Trauma Assessment and Trauma Response
- Critical Incident Stress Management: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support; & Group Crisis Intervention, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Centre for Suicide Prevention
- Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
- Member of the BC Association of Play Therapy
- Volunteer with Red Cross Disaster Management (Squamish)
- Volunteer, Board of Directors, Member at Large, Platypus Playcentre