Judy Grams, M.Ed, RCC

Location: Richmond

Judy specializes in working with individuals, couples and families experiencing the range of emotional, physical, psychological, relational or spiritual effects that accompany change. These changes could be due to physical illness, mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addiction, or suicidal ideation. She also works with normative life crises such as grief and bereavement, marital problems, separation and divorce, young adults leaving home and premarital counselling.

Judy is skilled in assessing and working with children using play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and in helping parents understand childhood development, different learning styles, and how to build successful parenting skills. She has extensive experience working with educational systems to address issues such as ADHD, FAS, threat and risk assessment, anti-bullying programs, and school crisis response programs.

Judy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a master’s degree in counselling from the University of Toronto, training at the Pacific Coast Family Therapy Institute, and many years of experience in working with clients and providing clinical supervision. Her work is strength-based, with a focus on self-regulation and relationship building.