Connecting Parents and Children
Carol Alexander MA, RCC is a registered clinical counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors Registration # 11461. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Toronto and a masters degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University, New Brunswick. Her belief in the power of positive parenting and relationship enhancement as an effective parenting strategy has helped countless families find alternatives to traditional discipline strategies. ln addition to her private practice Carol has worked with families and children in non-profit settings. Through a trauma informed lens she has supported children in their healing from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and supported families who have recently separated or are going through the process of divorce.
She has post-graduate training in filial therapy, expressive therapy, play therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and dyadic infant led approaches. She is in the process of attaining certification in an area of EMDR that focuses on strengthening the attachment relationship and helping children heal from early trauma. Her current area of interest is in the neurobiological basis of behaviour in adolescents and children.
Carol has worked extensively in the field of adoption helping parents learn a form of therapeutic play that promotes attachment. Carol was instrumental in developing the Parent Adoption Support Program (PASS) for the Adoptive Families Association of British Columbia in 2010. It was through the experience of helping parents create attachment with children who had suffered developmental trauma that she realized the healing power of the parent child relationship.