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 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 and  use Imago Relationship Therapy to help people become more conscious in how they show up in their relationships – in their marriage, with their children, with their friends, and with work colleagues.

I also have completed Level 2 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to help people who have experienced trauma, both single incident trauma and complex or developmental trauma. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy believes in the mind-body connection and helps people strengthen 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:

  • Become more conscious and connected with their children
  • Develop tools to effectively manage conflict
  • Communicate and listen effectively, and with compassion
  • Mindfully track your present moment experience, emotions, and impact
  • Self-regulate and feel a sense of internal 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 individual growth 
    • Connection & differentiation
    • Parenting: Connected Parents, Thriving Kids
  • Completion of Level 2 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 Imago Relationships North America
  • Served on the board of the BC Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 2012-2020

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

Individual Counselling

Couples Counselling

Parenting Workshops

How Do I Get Started?

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Once we have done the complimentary session, If we are a good fit, we will schedule our first appointment

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

Once you become a client, you get access to lots of FREE clinical and relationship resources to help you at home. Fill out contact form below to schedule a consultation with Grace.

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Grace McDonald

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.

Grace's portrait shots by Erin Ocampo

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