About Me

Franya Jedwab

I am a warmhearted and respectful professional with 17 years of counselling experience. My aim is to create opportunities for client empowerment, learning and growing in the process.

I have worked in a variety of non-profit counselling organizations, youth counselling organizations, community resource centers, school settings, anti-violence organizations, daycare settings, and group homes.

My Education:

I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am also a Registered Counsellor Provider with the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), First Nations Health Authority, and Humanacare EAP.

I specialize in: Trauma; Parenting and Caregiving in all types of families; Child and Youth Counselling; Childhood Reactive Attachment; Play Therapeutic approaches; LGBTQQIP2SAA+; Cultural and First Nations Counselling; Response-based Approaches; Depression; Anxiety; Mental Health; and Mood Disorders.

Certifications and Specialized Training:

  • 5 day Foundations of Narrative Therapy
  • Intensive Trauma Treatment Course (Dr. Bessell van der Kolk)
  • Wim Hof Ice Bath breathing and meditation training (completed in Iceland)
  • First Nations Cultural and Residential School training
  • Response-based training, conferences and workshops
  • Trauma-informed and domestic violence trainings and workshops
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Psychopharmacology Intensive
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) training
  • Child sexual abuse awareness training
  • Suicide prevention and awareness training
  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training
  • LGBTQQIP2SAA+ Affirmative therapy
  • Child Play Therapy conferences and workshops
  • Sandtray therapy training
  • San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
  • The Village Workshop – Indigenous cultural training