Lurline Raposo - Registered Clinical Counsellor work in the field of children, youth, and family support

Lurline Raposo


  • Clinical Director 
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Certified Child Psychotherapist
  • Registered Play Therapy Supervisor
  • BC Parenting Coordinator
  • Family Mediation Associate

Formal Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology 
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University 
  • Post graduate studies at Yorkville University and City University 
  • Certificate in Family Mediation at the Justice Institute of BC

Professional Development

  • High Conflict Institute Coparent Coaching
  • AMBIANCE-Brief training to reliably code and evaluate Parent-Child Attachment
  • Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute Foundations and Advanced Play Therapy
  • Play therapy and family systems therapy interventions in the context of high conflict divorce
  • Parent-Child Reunification play therapy and treating Resist-Refuse Dynamics and Estrangement
  • Neuroscience & Satir in sand tray for treating trauma, depression and other psychological concerns
  • Neurobiology of Attachment using a variety Play-Based interventions (including supervision)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Basic ART certified, brief trauma resolution
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction intro and expanded applications for brief trauma intervention tools
  • The flash technique.and The Counting Method for treating trauma and distress
  • User-friendly CBT for OCD and Anxiety in children and adolescents, CBT for Trauma in children and adolescents.
  • Various Acceptance and Commitement therapy for specialized populations including children
  • Competency training in TransCare for adults and youth
  • Dyadic developmental psychotherapy (Attachment-Focused Family Therapy)
  • Parenting coordinator training and Arbitration for Parenting Coordinators
  • Prepare-Enrich Couples Counselling 
  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy Method level 1 & 2
  • Formal training in Writing Parenting Capacity, Needs of the Child and Hear the Child Assessments
  • Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training

Meet Lurline

Lurline is a well-experienced mental health professional with over 15 years of clinical work with individuals, couples, children, youth, and families. Throughout her career, Lurline has worked extensively with complex families both in British Columbia and Alberta.

Lurline’s offers a diverse range of counselling models in her approach to treatment. She appreciates the opportunity to support anxiety, developmental trauma, ptsd and family of origin exploration. She supports couples and families using various counselling or mediation interventions. Much of her work is deeply rooted in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and family systems perspectives. We cannot heal ourselves in social isolation, as relational connections are critical to good mental health. By incorporating these different modalities, she ensures a comprehensive and effective approach to many challenges that clients may bring.

Lurline is particularly passionate as a play therapist about using Sand Tray Therapy with adults. The sand tray allows for emotional expression and exploration through the symbolism of the sand tray figures. It provides safety for adults to connect with emotions that may be difficult to access through conversation, while supporting somatic processing and soothing the client’s system. She also has a variety of brief interventions to resolve trauma and decrease levels of psychological distress using Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and the Flash Technique.

Lurline is an active roster member with BC Hear the Child Society, BC Parenting Coordination Society, and she is the Clinical Director and supervisor for the Allius Services Team. For Lurline’s full CV please follow this link: