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.

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

  • Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute-Foundations and Advanced Streams
  • Play therapy for children 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 trauma
  • Neurobiology of Attachment and various Play-Based interventions
  • Intensive trauma focused therapy and the flash technique.
  • User-friendly CBT for OCD and Anxiety in children and adolescents and CBT for Trauma in children and adolescents.
  • Various Acceptance and Commitement therapy for specialized populations including children
  • Competency training in trans Care for adults and youth
  • Dyadic developmental psychotherapy (Attachment-Focused Family Therapy)
  • Trauma Incident Reduction basic and expanded applications
  • Parenting coordinator training and High Conflict Coparent Coaching
  • Arbitration for Parenting Coordinators
  • Prepare-Enrich Couples Counselling and Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy Method level 1 &2
  • Writing Parenting Capacity,Needs of the Child and Hear the Child Assessments
  • ART training: Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Basic ART certified
  • Mindfulness Self Compassion Core Skills

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 many years of professional development allows for a diverse range of counselling models in her treatment approach. She appreciates the opportunity to support developmental trauma and ptsd, as well as supporting couples and families. Much of her work is deeply rooted in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment and family systems perspectives. By incorporating these different methodologies, she ensures a comprehensive and effective approach to many challenges that clients may bring.

Lurline is particularly passionate as a play therapy about using Sand Tray Therapy with adults and ART. 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 is an active roster member of BC Hear the Child Society, BC Parenting Coordinator’s Society, and she is the Clinical Director for the Allius Services Team. For Lurline’s full CV please follow this link: