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Deneen Holder

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Deneen Holder works with individuals, couples and families from a systemic perspective. Deneen is passionate about working with children and adolescents. She works with children who have experienced grief, loss or trauma including issues around fostering, adoption, divorce/remarriage, illness and death. She enjoys working with children with special needs, as well as children experiencing anxiety and attention problems.Deneen incorporates play therapy into her work with children, and strives to create a safe space for them. She desires to see them heal and thrive. Parent consultation is an important part of her work as she desires to help parents feel equipped and empowered to parent their children. Her approach is based on the importance of cultivating strong and secure attachments and is informed by Neufeld's developmental attachment-based theory.Deneen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She completed her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trinity Western University. She is a member in good standing of The Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, The BC Play Therapy Association, and the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Deneen and her husband moved from the Prairies to the West Coast of Canada. They have four children and two dogs.