Aleesa Sutton is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She loves helping people find greater satisfaction in their lives and relationships. As a therapist, she is calm and gentle yet firm when needed. Aleesa believes all emotions and feelings are acceptable. It is the way people respond to their emotions that can be problematic. She works from a place of curiosity as well as a trauma-informed lens, meaning she seeks to understand a person’s life experiences, their underlying needs and how the ways they are seeking to meet those needs are impacting them and the people around them. She also values self-compassion and encourages this in others.
Aleesa especially enjoys working with couples and offers a wide range of services, including marriage and family therapy, communication skills, assertiveness training, stress management, conflict resolution, family of origin issues and self-esteem issues. She has completed Level 3 training in Gottman Couples Therapy. She also provides support for anxiety, depression, anger management and other challenges.
Aleesa has over 25 years of experience providing education and support for people who wish to improve their lives. Her experience includes work with Deltassist Family and Community Services, Touchstone Family Association, the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC, Parent Support Services Society, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network and the University of British Columbia.
Aleesa deeply values diversity and social justice. She is cognizant of the privilege she has as a White, cisgender, heterosexual person and works with others to address imbalances of power in society. She considers it an honour to support and learn from those of other races/ethnicities, sexual and gender orientations, physical and mental abilities, religions/spiritualities and other aspects of diversity. She identifies as an ally of LGB2TQI+ and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) folks. She uses the pronouns she/her/hers.
When Aleesa is not working, she can be found dancing, making music, cooking, practicing mindfulness, volunteering with various grassroots organizations and spending time with loved ones. She also can’t help binge-watching the occasional Netflix show.
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