Growth Counselling Services is led by Rick Defoe, who is a Registered Psychotherapist and the sole owner and operator of Growth Counselling Services.
With over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, children, youth, and families in various capacities, Rick has developed a genuine passion in helping people discover their existing strengths and abilities to overcome personal struggle and the inevitable pain that coincides with being human.
Like you, Rick has been faced with his own struggles in life, thus, enhancing his level of compassion and empathy for clients and their presenting difficulties. This has further allowed Rick to appreciate one’s need to seek support and guidance toward personal growth, balance, and an overall sense of well-being. Rick considers himself to be extremely fortunate and privileged to work with people who have a willingness and the courage to express their vulnerabilities and share their personal stories. Rick believes this to be the most rewarding part of his work.
With a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, a Bachelors degree in Social Development Studies, a diverse level of training in counselling and psychotherapy, and registered certifications (Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist, and Registered Social Worker), Rick is able to offer you ethical therapeutic services as an experienced and qualified clinician.