Kristin Trotter, MA, RCC

View Kristin's contact info here:

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. With 18 years of experience in a variety of counselling settings, I am adept at working with youth, young adults and families experiencing a range of life stressors and mental health concerns.

Within the therapeutic relationship, I strives to create a safe, trusting and compassionate space. Practicing from a client-centered approach, I view individuals as experts in their own lives and see counselling as a collaborative process of identifying therapeutic goals and experiencing change.

In my practice, I work with teens and young adults, specializing in therapeutic conversations that support the unique experiences and challenges during this time in life. In particular, I am knowledgeable in supporting the emotional needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning, and Two-spirit teens and young adults.

As a counsellor for parents and caregivers of teens and young adults, I offer support for relational distress, and to address the challenges that perpetuate stress and conflict within the family system. In particular, learning to re-build connection with teens or young adults, even when it feels exhausting and impossible.

As a sex-positive therapist and graduate of Opt’s Sexual Health Educator Certification (SHEC) program, I promote a healthy attitude towards human sexual behaviour and safer sex practices. I appreciate and respect gender, sexual and relationship diversity in all the work that I do.

In addition to my clinical work, I am an active member of Safe 'n Sound Squamish, which promotes understanding, respect, safety and compassion for the LGBTQ+ community. I am committed to being a visible, supportive and resourceful ally.

Contact Kristin: