Shelley Behr has an extensive background and experience working with Individuals, couples and families helping them through their ongoing life transistions through therapy. Her academic background has prepared her to help indivduals through divorce, anxiety, loss, LGBTQ transistions, HIV/AIDS counselling, anger managment, adoption, sexual abuse and more.
Thesis: Death and Loss in the Family: A family systems approach to examining change in the family structure after the loss of a loved one.
Major areas of study: Psychology, English, Family Studies.
Two year post Master's level training in family systems approach to individual, couple and child therapy.
Collaborative Divorce training for lawyers, mental health professionals and financial specialists to create a working team of divorce professionals.
Collaborative Divorce Coach.
Counselling at risk families, working with MCFD with child protection concerns, parenting plans and supervised access.
Compiling home studies for prospective adoptive parents, facilitation of the adoption process, birth mother counselling, post adoption counselling.
Surrey Memorial hospital, psychiatry. BC Women's Hospital. Oak Tree HIV/AIDS Clinic.
Workshops include: dealing with anger, communication for couples, improving self-esteem, survivors of sexual abuse.
on site counsellor working with employees, management and unions to help cope with the transition of the merger between Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. EAP counselling with employees in private practice.
for several agencies, working with employees on a variety of individual, couple, family or work place issues.
working with victims impacted by the trauma associated with a criminal incident.
working with adults who were sexually abused as children in the residential care/foster care program as children.
crisis counselling for aboriginal clients: individual, couple, family or child counselling