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Maureen, Registered Clinical Counsellor, is owner and founder of Novo CounsellingWelcome!

I am a clinical counsellor who specializes in Perinatal Mental Health, Grief and Loss, Fertility Stress, Family-Building, and Family Transitions. Much of my work includes supporting individuals and couples who are hoping to start a family and who may be experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, and loss in their journey toward parenthood. I also work with many individuals and couples who may be struggling with the demands of a new baby.

I have worked in a diverse range of programs throughout Vancouver, encompassing residential care, outreach work, community projects, child protection, parent coaching, and private consulting. I have led various family programs including parenting classes and couples seminars. I continue to be a passionate advocate for children and parents, working to enrich the lives of diverse families.

In addition to my Masters degree in Counselling, I have a Diploma in Child and Youth Care and am a trained Parenting Facilitator. I have also undertaken training as a Certified Perinatal Bereavement Specialist and support parents who have had to endure the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. I continue to augment my work by staying current with the latest research so that I can provide clients with effective and informed support. This includes specialized training in the areas of maternal mental health, relationship wellness, reproductive psychology, and attachment-based interventions.

I look forward to being a part of your transformational journey.

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Maureen O'Connor, MA, RCC, CYCW

Professional Affiliations
B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Infertility Awareness Association of Canada
Postpartum Support International
Adoptive Families Association of B.C.
B.C. Play Therapy Association
North American Menopause Society

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