Meet Our Trauma Therapy Counselling Team
Kristin Coyne, Ph.D., RSW, is the Clinical Manager for the Clinical Counselling Services at Encompass Support Services Society. Kristin has been providing therapy for over ten years, and has been working in the human services fields for nearly 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community-based, non-profit organizations, hospitals, forensic settings, university settings, and in private practice. She specializes in working with children, youth and adults who have experienced trauma or who may want support in managing mental health concerns.
Kristin has a graduate certificate in Complex Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse, and has completed basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and in Theraplay. Kristin is also a Registered Play Therapy – Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. She draws from a variety of approaches, including expressive therapies, somatic therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and when working with children utilizes an integrative play therapy approach.
Jesslyn Morrison, MSW, is a Clinical Counsellor who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She has had the privilege of working alongside children, adolescents and families in the human services field for over 10 years. She draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches including Person Centered Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Somatic Therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; and when working with children utilizes an integrative play therapy approach.
Chelsea Conron, MA, CCC, is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, with a MA degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. She has been working with individuals and families since 2009, helping them increase resilience and tap into internal resources in order to accomplish their goals for healing, growth, and change.
Over the past ten years, she has worked in a variety of settings including crisis pregnancy centres; integrative health settings (including residential treatment for trauma and addictions); community-based, substance-use services; and private practice in the communities of Langley, Power River and Maple Ridge. Chelsea specializes in working with children, youth and adults who have experienced single-incident or developmental trauma and abuse.
Chelsea utilizes neurobiological and mindfulness-based approaches to counselling, drawing largely from Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Synergetic Play Therapy. Additionally, she is certified in Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI), an evidence-informed “power therapy” that can help individuals effectively process past trauma and experience relief from a wide range of mental health symptoms.
Chelsea deeply values creativity, compassion, open-mindedness and collaboration; and aims to bring these qualities into each and every meeting with her clients.
Natascha Lawrence, M.A., R.C.C., is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, and BCRPT Candidate. She specializes in the mental health and addiction treatment of children, youth and adults affected by FASD, ASD, and other neurocognitive disabilities.
Natascha has her Master’s in Counselling Psychology, and over ten years’ experience working with individuals and their families. She has experience working with clients across different modalities including in-patient child/adolescent psychiatry, child and youth mental health, elementary schools and addictions treatment programs. Natascha provides trauma therapy from a neurobiological, person-centered and somatic-based approach.
Natascha is a registered provider for the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) and the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA) Indian Residential School (IRS) and Crisis Intervention Programs.
Alejandra Zibes, R.C.C., is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Registered Clinical Counsellor. She was born and raised in Argentina, and has lived in Vancouver since 2001.
Alejandra has been working in the mental health field for over ten years, and has a particular interest in providing counselling services to people who have been impacted by traumatic experiences. In 2018, Alejandra obtained a certificate in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, and she is currently completing the training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In addition to her formal education, Alejandra has experience working in the public school system supporting immigrant/refugee students and families, providing counselling services to clients in non-profit agencies and private practice, and being an instructor/supervisor to Master’s level counselling students.