My professional journey began with a degree in Education from the University of Alberta. After only a year as a teacher, I met a clinical social worker helping children and families with life’s emotional and social challenges and realized that was exactly what I wanted to do. I pursued a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary then went on to complete the Master of Social Work program. In addition to counselling individuals, couples and families, I have worked as a crisis counsellor and group facilitator in the area of family violence, as a mediator in youth justice and as a hospital social worker in mental health and cancer.
I am most alive when connecting with others and helping them achieve greater well being. It is my belief that God has created each of us with unique potential and purpose. It is with respect and wonder that I enter the counselling relationship, where all experiences, race and culture, religion, sexual identity and orientation, can be explored. My approach is Client-Centered and anchored in Systems and Attachment theories. I am also a student of the following theories: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Ego Development Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, Internal Family Systems Theory and Narrative Therapy. I have an avid interest in Energy Psychology and the integration of the mind and body in healing, and am a trained EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner.
Marci Copes-Genereux, BEd, MSW, RSW