Raelene

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety
  • Problematic substance use
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Violence
  • Goal setting
  • Stress reduction and management
  • Life transitions

Approaches Used

  • Person-centred
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic approach
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Feminist Theory
  • Group Therapy

 

Raelene Hodgson, BKin, MEd Candidate

Practicum Counsellor

Raelene believes that by experiencing connection within the therapeutic counselling relationship we can foster better connection with ourselves, our relationships and the world around us. Raelene believes in developing open and safe relationships where you can discover your authentic self. She also uses feminist and intersectional frameworks to help clients situate themselves and their families in a wider context to better understand themselves and their relationships. 
 
With a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and her experience as a yoga teacher, Raelene brings a holistic approach to counselling. 
She is currently finishing her Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. In her work, Raelene uses a trauma-informed approach while honouring the relationship between physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. Raelene has over 10 years experience working with youth and young adults in diverse settings including wilderness therapy, residential treatment and outreach. She is passionate about supporting clients at Peak Resilience as a practicum student and her work is being supervised by Jennifer Hollinshead. Due to her provisional status, Raelene can support clients at a dramatically reduced rate of $60 per 50 minute counselling session. Click the Book Online button below to view her schedule.
 
Outside of Peak Resilience, Raelene coordinates the Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness program, a land-based program that connects youth to Indigenous Elders, knowledge-keepers and teachings at the UBC farm. She is also a student-counsellor on the youth concurrent disorders team at Raven Song Community Health Centre. When she’s not working, Raelene can be found mountain biking with her dog!