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My name is Miriam Balen and I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree. I provide counselling to people ages 13 through to adults of all ages. I have been practicing social work for over 25 years, helping individuals, couples, and families cope with various mental health concerns.
I provide counselling to address:
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Life Transitions
- Adolescent Issues
Benefits of counselling can include:
- Finding new solutions for problems
- Improved interpersonal relationships
- Enhanced self esteem
- Increased self confidence
- Improved sleep
- Increased energy
- Increased life satisfaction
- Family harmony
- Clarity regarding decisions
- Release or healing of difficult emotions
- Providing a safe witness for your pain
As a Registered Clinical Social Worker (#03191), I am accountable for my practice through adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
In order to be able to be designated as a Registered Clinical Social Worker, I have met stringent requirements, including demonstrating a proficiency in my clinical work, passing a rigorous licensing examination, and completing ongoing professional development on an annual basis.
For more information about the expertise of Registered Clinical Social Workers, refer to the BC Association of Social Workers website.