Lucienne SawatzkyM.A. Counselling
Lucienne is thrilled to be back in her hometown working with Pembina Counselling Centre, to serve Southern Manitobans after completing her education at Steinbach Bible College (Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies) and Providence Theological Seminary (Masters of Arts in Counselling). Lucienne’s experiences at Pembina Valley Bible Camp, missions around the world, and supporting adults with disabilities have shaped her love and compassion for people of diverse backgrounds.
Lucienne’s perspective of counselling is holistic as it considers the mental, physical, emotional, social and spirituals aspects of humanity. By developing a safe and caring relationship, Lucienne collaboratively helps people explore themselves and the challenges they face to gain insight for meaningful, relevant actions of change. As a Christian, she practices from the worldview that all bear God’s image, meaning every individual is given inherent worth, purpose and design for relationships. Therefore, whatever her clients believe, Lucienne seeks to respect, empower, offer hope and help people grow by caring for them in their pain, joys and everything in between.
Having worked at two different placements simultaneously, Lucienne has broad educational and clinical experiences with a variety of concerns. For example, mood issues such as depression, anxiety and anger, spiritual problems, marriage and other relationships issues, eating disorders, addictions such as pornography, grief, crises and suicide, trauma, physical, sexual, financial, verbal and spiritual abuse, low self-esteem, chronic health and pain management, disabilities, stress management, phobias, self-injury, difficult life transitions, and cultural concerns.