Ershad Fawcett, MA, RCC, is a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. She holds a graduate degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling from Walden University and a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Ershad has more than fifteen solid years of experience working with refugees who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Ershad has worked as a counselor and community advocate for over 25 years. She has provided counseling and support services to newly arrived refugees from various war-torn-countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle Eastern regions. She has also provided counselling to former prisoners of war.
Ershad is a world traveler and pioneer. She was the first African woman to visit the village of Uchuga in Yakutsk state (Siberia) gaining first-hand knowledge of the peoples and cultures of Russia’s far eastern region. Ershad has visited more than 57 cities in Europe, Africa, and Asia learning about the cultures and life experiences of women and families of all backgrounds in those communities. These multicultural, diverse experiences have profoundly informed Ershad’s unique counseling approach of not only thinking outside of the box, but actually redesigning or discarding the box as circumstances require!
Ershad has a deep passion for working with families to strengthen their internal and external relationships, identifying the strengths and weakness within the family system, improving communication, and understanding how the family functions and its unique dynamics. She also uses an emotions focused therapy approach. She is adept in employing the Gottman marriage counselling model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for civilian suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and faith-based therapy approaches.