Debbi McKenzie, RTC
Faced with a significant life storm, we all need a place of refuge to feel safe, accepted, understood, and supported.
I personally know what it means to not only endure the storm — but to also use the storm to make incredible transformations in my own life.
My life’s purpose is providing compassionate care for all, with a focus on helping struggling addicts and their families uncover their issues so they can begin to heal. In doing so, I become a supportive place of refuge for them, assisting them to come out stronger on the other side.
Debbi McKenzie, RTC
Counselling in White Rock, Delta, and Langley, BC
I’m delighted to be part of the vibrant community in White Rock. I enjoy exploring Disneyland and connecting with nature. Additionally, I treasure spending time with my two daughters and son-in-law (and all their fur babies!)
My life-long fascination with healing and personal growth led me to counselling. I understand the courage it takes to confront fears and embrace vulnerability when uncertain of the future. To quote Helen Keller, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” This wisdom reminds me that my obstacles can also work towards furthering personal development as resiliency grows with every challenge. It’s through these difficult times that our character is shaped into a more improved version of ourselves. Transformation and healthy relationships are possible; an adventure that is always worthwhile.
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor under the Association of Co-operative Counselling Therapists of Canada.
Supporting Your Healing Journey
“Enabling Your Addicted Loved One Is Helping Their Disease Destroy Them”
– Lorelie Rozzano
“Avoiding your triggers isn’t healing. Healing happens when you’re triggered and you’re able to move through the pain, the pattern, and the story – and walk your way to a different ending”
– Vienna Pharaon
“Finding yourself” is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.”
– Emily McDowell