• Sean Byrne

    Sean is registered with the British Columbia College of Social Workers, with over 13 years of experience working in the human services field. His background includes counseling, assessment, crisis intervention, behaviour management, program coordination, and care plan development for individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan.

    Since 2008, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles within education, healthcare, homelessness, child protection and family services, and the private sector. Throughout this time, I have grounded my practice in anti-oppressive theory, and utilized a client-centred, solution-focused approach with clients, families, and groups. I believe that positive change is best facilitated through a non-judgemental, collaborative process that identifies one’s strengths, enhances self-awareness, and builds coping skills through exploration of an individual’s unique circumstances, experiences, and background.

    I am passionate about many things in life, but most of all, being a parent. My three children aged 13, 10, and 6, keep life interesting, fun, and continue to teach me new things. I truly believe that building capacity in individuals (especially children) helps strengthen our community as a whole.

    As a practitioner of mindfulness meditation for over 10 years, I have been able to develop a sense of self-awareness in my own life that has allowed me to witness firsthand that the ebb and flow of our experiences – both positive and negative- can be observed in a non-judgemental way, allowing one to fully be present in these moments, and not get caught up in negative, or harmful thought patterns that can arise. I believe that all people have an enormous capacity for change, and that there is inherent value in every individual. I feel privileged to be able to help people live up to their full potential.