About Troy Farn, Masters Program, Intern Therapist
I am currently pursuing a Master of Counseling degree at the City University of Seattle, based at the Edmonton campus. My counseling philosophy centers around a client-centered approach, which I skillfully guide with principles rooted in Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I place a strong emphasis on trauma-informed care, recognizing the profound impact it has on individuals' lives and when addressed, the possibility of growth and movement forward.
My unique background as a firefighter has equipped me with firsthand insight into the challenges faced by first responders, particularly in the context of managing the delicate balance of 'leaving work at work.' On a global scale, I have lent my expertise and skills to various countries, aiding communities in achieving both short-term and long-term sustainability and development goals.
Coming from a background in emergency services, I have developed a keen interest in counseling older youth and adults dealing with work-related stress, trauma, grief, loss, and addiction. I firmly believe that every person possesses an innate capacity for healing, growth, and self-guidance. My commitment to maintaining a client-centered and trauma-informed approach ensures that I approach each client's journey with genuine curiosity and unwavering compassion. I am dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and culturally sensitive practice environment where individuals can find the support they need to thrive.