Christina Friesen

Christina Friesen
Position
Counsellor for Law Faculty students
EDUCATION /CREDENTIALS:
  • BA in Psychology- McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • M.S. in Clinical  Psychology – San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor- BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

I am proud to be on  the Counselling Services team. Currently, I work in the Faculty of Law as part of the AMICUS support  team for Law students. I am the personal support/counsellor in the Law Faculty.

COUNSELLING APPROACH:

To me, counselling is a safe place to be curious about our lives and wellbeing. I believe each person is an expert on their lives and that my role is to create a space of support and curiosity where they can explore and ask questions about their lives. Counselling is a collaborative process that involves  both counsellor and student and is created together. My job is to provide support, information, skills, perspective, and feedback.  When looking at our lives I believe that our physical, psychological, spiritual, parts of ourselves need to be considered. Sitting with another human being is always a privilege and I look forward to working with students to make their experience of University as meaningful and satisfying as possible.

 Some areas I can be of help with:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Life transitions
  • Support to those concerned for someone else

PERSONAL: 

Fun for me is being with my family doing almost anything. I love to cook, garden, and run.