Parker Pothier (They/Them)

Counselling Therapist

I have been working with children, youth, and families since 2011. Throughout my career as a Child & Youth Care worker, I experienced working in a variety of community-based settings like group homes, schools, crisis shelters, resource navigation services, and helplines. I have since completed a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and am currently taking new clients (children ages 10+, teens, and adults). 

I have experience working with children, youth, and adults who are facing challenges related to trauma, disordered eating, gender dysphoria, school, phobias, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and chronic illnesses. Additionally, I have a special interest in working with those who have experienced (or will experience) the death of someone they love. My personal experience of losing a caregiver to a terminal illness as a youth fuelled my passion for grief and death care, and I love supporting grieving people. I have Hospice Care training from the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association, and I have been facilitating expressive arts groups for grieving children and teens since 2015. I also enjoy working with members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community as well as those who are questioning or curious about their identities. 

I aim to create a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment that promotes growth, healing, and fun. I approach the therapeutic process through a person-centered and trauma-informed lens, and have additional training in Sandplay Therapy, which utilizes Jungian perspectives. I love using expressive, creative, and play-based techniques to support clients with exploring challenges, gaining new insights, and making choices to support their wellbeing.