Registered Social Worker
BA, MSW, RCC British Columbia
My name is Amanda Sparkes, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work, whereby my focus was in the area of mental health and addiction treatment, specifically serving and working within northern rural and remote communities and service provisions. My approach to practice specializes in the understanding of ‘culturally respectful social work practice’, anti-oppressive paradigm, and holistic healing through mindful practice. I am experienced in offering counselling services to children, youth, adults, and families focusing on issues including overall mental health and wellness, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. My background also includes experience within business finance, which has allowed me the opportunity to network with various community members and organizations, and allow for increased community connection. Within the realm of counselling and clinical social work practice, my approach to healing is largely holistic, multi-disciplinary, and client-centered. My intention of working within the healing field is to aid in individual growth, healing, health, and wellness through various therapeutic modalities contingent upon what resonates and speaks to each individual. Healing is an individualized dynamic journey, and I feel grateful and blessed to have the opportunity to assist in helping my clients grow, heal, and journey to living their best lives.