Balen Counselling - Helping Individuals, Couples, and Families
Welcome to Balen Counselling in Vancouver, BC. My name is Miriam Balen and I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree. I provide individual, couple, family, and group counselling to people ages 13 through to adults of all ages. I established Balen Counselling after 18 years of practice in the public service helping individuals, couples, and families to cope with various concerns.
I provide counselling to address:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Parenting Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Trauma
Benefits of counselling for individuals, couples, and families can include:
  • Finding new solutions for problems
  • Improved interpersonal relationships
  • Enhanced self esteem
  • Increased self confidence
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Increased life satisfaction
  • Family harmony
  • Clarity regarding decisions
  • Release or healing of difficult emotions
  • Providing a safe witness for your pain
As a Registered Clinical Social Worker (#03191), I am accountable for my practice through adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
In order to be able to be designated as a Registered Clinical Social Worker, I have met stringent requirements, including demonstrating a proficiency in my clinical work and passing a rigorous licensing examination.
For more information about the expertise of Registered Clinical Social Workers, refer to the BC Association of Social Workers website.
Miriam Balen, MSW, RCSW
Registered Clinical Social Worker
Phone 604-782-9006
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