Alisha Stobbe | Registered Clinical Counsellor
Alisha is passionate about joining with individuals, youth, families, and couples in order to reach clients’ goals and desires for well being and relationship. Alisha has currently joined Re.Pose Therapy in Abbotsford, where she works with a talented group of therapists. Previously, she has worked with the City and Township of Langley and the RCMP through her work at Langley Youth and Family Services, in addition to her private practice and community presentations and workshops.
Alisha sees individual woman, young adults, couples, families and youth encountering attachment wounds, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, suicide, anxiety, ODD, anger, loss, divorce and separation, parenting, grieving, co-parenting, adoption, premarital counseling and family conflict. Some areas of interest include working with couples, siblings, youth, generational family patterns and individual woman’s issues.
When working with children she integrates play therapy, attachment based principles and Gordon Neufeld’s developmental psychology framework. When seeing couples’, she utilizes an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) approach, and is always integrating systemic family therapy techniques which are heavily influenced by Satir Transformational Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, John Bowlby’s attachment research and Dan Seigel’s work.
Alisha is trained through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Supervision Course and has experience in providing one-to-one and group supervision of Registered Clinical Counsellors and counselling intern students. She works from an experiential, systemic framework, providing counsellors a safe place to process personal impacts, secondary trauma, case conceptualizations, and ethical issues. If you are looking to add balance into your practice, strengthen specific counselling skills, or process an area that feels stuck book a consultation conversation with Alisha to determine if working with her will be a good fit in enhancing your experience and growth as a therapist.
Workshops & Presentations
Alisha has been presenting on key topics in order to equip parents, therapists, and professional development groups in the helping profession (Social Workers, Police, Youth Workers, Foster Parents, Churches…) . For more information on presentation topics, or to inquire about a customized workshop see ‘Workshops’ page.
Alisha is trained in Marriage and Family Therapy and is registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (#12022). She has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a focus on how change occurs in individuals, couples, and families throughout the lifespan. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Counselling which emphasized the developmental stages of healthy development. Prior to becoming a Therapist, Alisha worked as a Career Development Practitioner-Employment Counselor in the Vancouver area.
Alisha is dedicated to current research, ongoing training, and clinical supervision – enhancing her ability to facilitate growth and change. Additional training includes:
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship – Vancouver Couples and Family Institute
- Trauma Incident Reduction Therapy (TIR)
- Healing Trauma Summit – Peter Levine, Gabor Mate, Mark Epstein, Linda Grahm…
- Working with Depression – Satir Institute of the Pacific
- Transformational Systemic Therapy (Levels 1 & 2) – Satir Institute of the Pacific
- Clinical Supervision – American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Course
- Connect Parent Group – Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre & SFU
- Making Sense of Kids, Level 1 – Neufeld Institute
- Making Sense of Anxiety – Neufeld Institute
- Making Sense of Aggression – Neufeld Institute
- Adolescence and Sexuality – Neufeld Institute
- Media Literacy & Youth Engagment
- When Love Hurts, Domestic Violence Basics
- Healing from Trauma – Satir Institute of the Pacific
- Suicide Prevention & Treatment – BCACC
- Career Development Practitioner Certificate
Covered by many Employment Assistance Programs (EAP) and the Crime Victim Assistance Program
Recommended and approved by Focus on the Family