Gabrielle Rougeau, MEd, RCC
Gabrielle was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and has taught French Immersion for the past 10 years in Coquitlam. Currently, along with her private practice, she is a school counsellor working with children, families, teachers, special education assistants, and administrators. Before teaching, she worked as a trainer for first responders and office staff. She has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is excited to be applying her skills here at TCIT. Her goal for counselling is to build a strong therapeutic relationship and establish a safe space where her clients feel comfortable to share.
Gabrielle’s first experience with counselling was as a client and what she enjoyed about the process was the ability to talk through her problems and learn more about herself in a supportive environment. As a therapist, teacher, and human she values connection and relationships. She lives by the principle “laughter is the best medicine”, enjoys meeting new people, and prioritizes putting people at ease. She loves a good conversation and has experienced giving and taking dialogue in therapy as a positive thing. She is a straight
talker who will always be honest with you in a caring and non-judgmental way.
Gabrielle approaches her therapy through a person-centred and feminist theory perspective and is an LGBTQA+ ally. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety and depression. She is drawn to theories such as CBT, DBT, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology to help guide her clients. It’s important to her to be continuously growing and learning from others, including challenging herself to embrace perspectives she may not have previously considered. She is continuing to develop her expertise as a life-long learner and is flexible in her modalities, pivoting to what best meets her client’s needs.
“My job is to create space for you to explore your experiences while feeling connected and supported. I know each person has their unique gifts, experiences, and challenges and I am here to be your companion on the road to discovery. I hope we can meet and connect to create a plan for your healing and self-discovery together.”