The Real Talk Series is a faith based series designed to tackle some of the harder topics students wonder about and wrestle with. Our desire is to educate, encourage and equip students as they face some of life's more difficult challenges. This page will inform you on what topic we are dealing with and will include resources for you (as they come).
Our first series was on Mental Health. Here are the counsellor bios and notes.
Real Talk: Mental Health
Rebecca Farnell loves people and helping individuals reach their fullest potential. It is no surprise that she was led to pursue a career in the helping profession. She has her Masters in Counselling Psychology and currently works as a counsellor at the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. She works with children and teens who have witnessed abuse. She provides both one on one therapy as well as group sessions. Her passion is play therapy and loves watching her clients express themselves through play. Rebecca is deeply humbled and honoured to be sharing her knowledge on mental health and desires everyone to come to a greater understanding of health and wholeness.
Rebekah Rosenau believes her calling in life is to encourage and equip people. The career that she feels incredibly blessed to express this calling is as a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Rebekah has her Masters in Counselling Psychology and currently functions in two main roles. She is a Child and Family Therapist with the Children's Foundation where she provides one-on-one counselling to youth, runs anxiety groups for children and their parents, as well as therapy groups for adolescents in Langley. Rebekah is also the owner and operator of a private practice in Langley. Her specialties are grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and family dynamics. Rebekah believes it is an amazing privilege to be able to walk with people through their counselling journey. Her desire to is help people live well and experience restoration, healing, and growth.
Shawna Langridge is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from ACTS Seminaries. Back in 2008, she discovered that her passion is helping vulnerable youth discover a deeper understanding of who they are and want to be in the midst of their challenges, and utilizing the unique strengths that lie within each person to help them create lives that they in turn can be passionate about. Since that time, she has never looked back, working as a Mental Health Clinician at Abbotsford Child and Youth Mental Health (BC government), serving youth struggling with all forms of mental health disorders. She specializes in teens struggling with self-harm, suicidality, PTSD and/or emerging schizophrenia and personality disorders. Further, she has been part of the CARES counselling team since 2009, providing subsidized counselling to individuals, couples and families. She is excited to be able to use her clinical knowledge to help increase understanding and compassion within our church community for those who are struggling with mental health issues.
Mental Health Notes