About Grace

I provide counselling to all communities in Greater Vancouver including Surrey, White Rock, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Delta, Coquitlam, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, and Maple Ridge.

Grace McDonald

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist
Registered Clinical Counsellor

As a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist I want to support families, couples, and individuals in my South Surrey community. I am passionate about helping people to more positively perceive themselves, their lives, and their relationships. In particular, I provide tools in dealing with communication conflict management, and self-regulation.

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I am a Certified Imago Advanced Clinician, so I mainly use Imago Relationship Therapy, which focuses on how people show up in relationship. I also draw from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy  which believes in the mind-body connection, and helps people in their ability to track the body’s entire experience moment to moment while staying regulated. My approach to therapy focuses on strengthening self-awareness, one’s sense of control, and connection in relationships. I believe that everyone knows what they need, so I guide people to listen to themselves and come up with their own solutions. Therapy is a place for couples and individuals to practice their desired outcomes, so people feel confident to use their newly learned ways of being in the world.

My Expertise

I help people to:

  • Develop tools to effectively manage conflict
  • Communicate so that your partner wants to keep listening, and listen so that your partner wants to keep talking
  • Mindfully track your present moment experience, emotions, and impact
  • Manage yourself, self-regulate and feel a sense of control
  • Build your sense of self-worth, confidence, and empowerment
  • Identify and meet your own needs
  • Enhance connection, safety, and empathy in relationships

My Education & Credentials:

  • Certified Imago Advanced Clinician. This includes advanced training in:
    • Regulating high levels of reactivity
    • Communication
    • Affairs
    • Characterological growth and fully developing all parts of self
    • Connection & differentiation
    • Parenting
  • Completion of Level 1 Training of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Graduated from the Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (RMFT) of the Canadian Association of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Serves on the board of the BC Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Serves on the board of Imago Relationships North America 

I work with individuals, couples, families, and parents.

Individual Counselling

Couples Counselling

Parenting Workshops

How Do I Get Started?

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We will address your concerns, history, goals, and expectations, and leave with a sense of hope.

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1480 Foster Street #26 White Rock, BC V4B 3X7

grace@gracemcdonald.ca

A Tribute to Anne Walsh

Anne is a local talented artist who lives in Crescent Beach, and her paintings capture the beauty of our community. I’m honored to have her work on my website, to illustrate the importance of taking care of your family.

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