Lisa Crossfield, B.Comm., M.Ed., RCC (she/her)
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor licensed by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC License No.13605). I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of British Columbia.
I offer a warm, supportive, accepting space free of judgement, criticism and blame. My compassionate curiosity leads me to listen deeply to each client’s story. We are social creatures and I believe we all thrive with healthy connections. My goal is to support clients as they work to establish strong relationships, achieve their set intentions and move toward creating a meaningful and fulfilling life.
My broad skill set includes short-term skill-building interventions, more in-depth experiential approaches and my own self-awareness and life experience. By bringing empirically-supported theories, straight talk, creativity and humour into my practice I aim to create a collaborative space for exploration. In addition to my graduate training, I continue to expand my knowledge through ongoing personal and professional development.
I have worked with Family Services of Greater Vancouver, the Scarfe Counselling Clinic and with Supporting Families. My experience includes individual counselling with adults coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, emotional dysregulation, family estrangement, caregiver fatigue, shame, chronic illness, relationship concerns, workplace stress, career shifts and life transitions. In addition, I have supported couples challenged by contrasting parenting styles, financial strain, trust issues, lack of intimacy and high conflict communication.
Clinical counselling is my second career. I returned to school after enjoying a 12-year corporate career which took me to visit, work and live in many cities. My varied life experiences, both positive and challenging, and the experiences of those close to me, influenced my interest in pursuing counselling psychology. I am passionate about this field and honoured to be working with a diverse population in Vancouver.
I am a mum, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an in-law, a niece, a cousin, an aunt, a godparent, a volunteer, a friend and a counsellor. Each of these roles continues to inspire, guide and shape me.