About Stacy Folk
"Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different. Enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will). Being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won't)." ~James Baraz
I moved with my partner and toddler to Campbell River from the lower mainland so we could immerse ourselves in nature and community. Over the last decade I worked as a Concurrent Disorders Counsellor in Vancouver supporting people with mental health and substance misuse challenges. I have enjoyed a variety of roles in both non-profit and government agencies, helping youth and adults with a range of needs.
I came to counselling as my second career, the first being in fine arts. I believe that these two career paths support each other blending my two specialties of creativity and communication. I am committed to supporting individuals where they are at. What this means to me is being in the here and now so that we can come together and mindfully explore what is currently shaping and motivating your choices.
My goal, as your counsellor, is to support you from a place of empathy and compassion so that you may gain the ability to meet your needs and enjoy a life of freedom and happiness. I am honoured to start this journey with you and look forward to connecting with you.
Currently, I am a Program Manager for a community organization in Campbell River and I offer a small private practice on Sundays, with the flexibility of other time spots when needed. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors my billing is covered under most insurance plans. I am a registered service provider with First Nations Health Authority and Crime Victim Assistance Program.
I am affiliated with Cedar Counselling, which is a collective of professional counsellors with diverse, advanced skills who are engaged in trauma-informed, person-centered practice and support each other through peer supervision.