Natascha Lawrence is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Synergetic Play Therapy Supervisor. Natascha is a multiracial POC and first generation Canadian.
Natascha specializes in working with children, youth, and adults with neurodiversities particularly FASD. Natascha also specializes in supporting individuals who have experiences complex trauma.
With over 15 years of experience, Natascha has experience working with clients across different modalities including inpatient child/adolescent psychiatry, child and youth mental health, schools, community non-profits, and addictions treatment programs.
More importantly, Natascha is a caregiver to an amazing child diagnosed with FASD.
When Natascha started working as a Registered Clinical Counsellor, she was deeply surprised and disappointed to find that traditional programs do not meet the needs of individuals who have neurodiversities and/or complex trauma.
Natascha founded FASD Counselling and Consulting to provide the services she could not find.
Some therapy modalities prescribe interventions that do not work for individuals with neurodiversities and/or complex trauma, and FASD Counselling and Consulting focuses on meeting clients where they are at and providing interventions that focus on lifelong holistic healing.
Natascha chose to name her counselling practice to provide a place where individuals with FASD could feel comfortable to speak about their experiences and find specialized support.
FASD Counselling and Consulting, with offices in Vancouver and Langley, and serving the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions, acknowledges the privileged to work on the traditional and unceded territory of Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and numerous Stó:lō Nation
Family Advocacy Support and Direction.
The logo represents my family.
Incorporating traditional Chinese symbols of partnership, children, breath, balance, and abundance while honouring Coast Salish art and using colours invoking water and earth, the logo harmonizes the intersections of me.
This is the aim I have for each of my clients.