Ross Stogryn is a Registered Clinical Counsellor RCC (#12667) and a member of the Waterlily Counselling team. He holds a Master’s Degree of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Before joining the Waterlily Counselling team, Ross spent his career serving and supporting diverse populations of youth to retiree clients in both higher education and community-based non-profit settings. As a counsellor, he has and continues to work extensively serving the LGBT*TQQIA community. In this role, he has gained experience supporting and working with people through life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, issues of identity, issues of sexuality, academic challenges, trauma, relationship conflict and suicidality.
As a therapist, the most fundamental part of Ross’ work is striving to build strong, affirming therapeutic relationships that both bolster dignity and resilience and allow clients to safely explore and engage with barriers to their life satisfaction and wellbeing. His warm, person-centred approach draws from and integrates cognitive and relational modalities and makes use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Process Theory (IPT).
Ross considers walking with people along their paths to insight and healing a tremendous honour and privilege and is excited to get the chance to work with you.