Welcome to the Empowered Life
Currently accepting new clients for video sessions only
Many people are feeling more stressed and anxious, and any pre-existing issues may become more reactive. Online counselling or "teletherapy" can be an effective and convenient resource in our time of social distancing. You are welcome to set up a trial run of online counselling with me, to see how it works and how it feels.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Biofeedback Specialist, I can help you better cope with a range of psychological, emotional and physical issues. I draw from a wide spectrum of therapeutic modalities to allow you to reach a higher level of personal empowerment. I believe there is always hope for any problem, no matter how longstanding or complex.
My clients come in for help with getting their life back on track: feeling anxious or depressed, sleep problems, unfulfilled, frustrated, disorganized, or just stressed out. My practice areas focus on anxiety, disability issues, chronic pain of any kind: headaches, nerve and muscle pain, or “psychosomatic” issues. If stress is aggravating any medical or psychological issue, then biofeedback and counselling can usually provide some degree of relief.
I have advanced training in the area of panic attacks, using a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and physiological techniques.
I also offer a polyvagal informed approach to anxiety, for those interested
in the work of Dr. Steve Porges, MD.
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What medical professionals are saying about my work:
"My client who worked with Janette for approximately 4 months spoke very highly of Janette and the sessions she provided. Janette helped my client accept her new identity and abilities (e.g., diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic pain), and now my client is very motivated to reclaim her life back (e.g., after 2 — 3 years of being absent from work, my client just returned to back to her job!).”
Julia Dao, B.H.Sc., Msc(OT)
Occupational Therapist, OT (Reg.)
Karp Rehabilitation, Vancouver
"Ms. Sperber's methods have good efficacy, and she always has
very high patient satisfaction."
Dr. Thomas McClure, M.D.
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine Services
Kalispell Medical Center
In the words of a former client:
-- I found Ms. Sperber to be wise, empathetic, and compassionate. I would highly recommend her services in approaching virtually any issue which requires
clarification and/or resolution.
A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors