JUDITH HRADSKY, RCC
How I Got Started
My journey into counselling has taken me across several careers and two continents. My roots are in Germany, where I grew up and completed my first degree. Since then, I have moved to beautiful British Columbia. I enjoy the great outdoors and love my Sea-to-Sky home on the North Shore.
After working at a research group at UBC and later becoming a mother to three children, I finally felt ready to pursue a career in the counselling field. My first step towards becoming a counsellor was my work as a volunteer walking companion. I was - and still am - actively engaged in my community, supporting neighbors and especially other parents on their journey.
I received my Master in Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and worked as an intern counsellor for a local non-profit agency during my practicum.
My counselling approach is client-centered, where I adjust the counselling process to each client's needs and goals. In my sessions, I use techniques from various approaches such as CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. My work also acknowledges the mind-body connection and I use breathing and relaxation techniques as well as body awareness. I am very excited to be able to combine my love of nature and outdoor activities with my work in my Walk & Talk sessions.
Counselling is an important part of my life and I enjoy continuing my education and adding to my portfolio. I am particularly interested in trauma work and am actively pursuing additional training in this area.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors. I love walking and hiking on the North Shore mountains. Thanks to my dog, I go for a walk every day - rain or shine. I also enjoy our beautiful beaches - either just watching the waves or swimming, paddle boarding or exploring the shore.
My family is important to me and I enjoy sharing adventures with them. As a family, we play together and love movie nights with popcorn and cuddles.
For the quiet moments - and when the weather turns cold - I love reading a good book.