I believe that every individual has a unique story that has led to their current moment. My job is to hear and understand this experience, while providing well informed feedback and guidance for change. I often say to my clients that their job is help keep me balanced because if I all I did as a therapist was push them for change, they would feel misunderstood and on the other hand if all I did was validate their experience, they would feel like we aren’t getting anywhere. The ironic thing is, this balance looks different for everyone.
"I work from the perspective that because each individual comes from a different set of experiences, counselling needs to be flexible and integrative to meet these needs. "
I wanted to create a team of highly trained, competent, and compassionate therapists, who also see the value of looking at each individual as needing something different from the process.
Andria Weiser is the founder and head counsellor at A. Weiser Counselling & Consulting. She provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults in Maple Ridge, Langley, Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. While practicing with a master’s degree, she made the decision to continue her education towards becoming a registered psychologist. She is currently completing a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology through Antioch University in Seattle.
Andria works with clients of all ages and with a variety of different challenges and referral reasons. While Andria has experience working with challenges from across the lifespan, she has had the opportunity to receive specialized training and extensive experience with a wide range of childhood disorders and therapies. Andria uses an integrative and flexible approach in working with her clients. She believes that the relationship and fit between the client and therapist is a significant factor in the success of therapy. She also believes that treatment should be based on the goals of her clients. As such, she draws from several different treatment modalities and theoretical approaches in order to best meet the individual needs of her clients. She has experience working in schools, community mental health, and private practice.