Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
I believe that every person is capable of inviting positive change in their lives when they feel supported and safe. I strive to meet each individual where they are at, with a respectful, non-judgmental approach that honours their unique story. I aspire to build a strong therapeutic alliance, where the process of change is fostered and encouraged.
Angela Normand, MC
Canadian Certified Counsellor
The desire to help others is deeply routed in my being. I was one of five children, raised in a small village in Northern Saskatchewan, surrounded by an extensive extended family of helpers. I do not remember a time in my childhood where our home was not shared by those who required a place of comfort: family, friends, foster children, and many others. My parent’s willingness to openly accept and care for those in need allowed me to begin carving my path as a helper. Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to supporting those with developmental disabilities. When my son was diagnosed with autism, I became driven to shift my focus to support families facing adversity.
For the past seven years, I have been working alongside students and families as a Family School Liaison within a school division just outside of Calgary. This role motivated me to take the necessary steps to become a professional counsellor. Along this path, I have developed a passion for supporting those touched by disability, grief, loss, and trauma.
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Member Number: 10003593
Membership Type: Professional Member