Denise Goldbeck is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a BA and Masters from Simon Fraser University in Experimental Psychology. She is also currently a candidate for a Doctorate in Education.
She has over 30 years combined experience in teaching adults and children, counselling individuals of all backgrounds, and consulting other educators and therapists. She has a breadth of university level teaching experience and developing educational programs centered around self-awareness, listening and communication, psychotherapy, and human development. Specific courses she has instructed include Adolescent Development, Moral Development, and Development of Children's Thinking.
Denise became interested in child development while working with children in the performing arts. Over the last 25 years she has created a method using theatre, dance and music to help children understand their own development. She is the creator of "Kids in the Spotlight" (KITS), a program in its 25nd year at The Haven Institue. She has also developed a "Youth Intern Program" under KITS. She is leads a parent-focussed workshop "Personal Parenting" at The Haven Institute, and offers full-day parent workshops "Window To Your Child" throughout the year.
Denise is a happily married mother of two children. While managing her household and facilitating her current Family Programs mentioned, she also runs her own private counselling practice in Vancouver, BC. She is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.