M.S.W. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON - 1979
B.S.W. (H) Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON - 1977
My name is Pat Hrabok and my counselling practice is based on a strengths perspective, and holistic approach, believing that we all have strengths that allow us to deal with life circumstances. Spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional aspects of ourselves are all part of who we are. When one sphere is troubled, the goal is to right the balance.
My approach is practical and focusses on short and long term counselling. Areas of interest and expertise centre on trauma, anxiety, depression, and gender issues. I have some experience dealing with addiction as well, especially as it cohabits with other forms of trauma.
Gardening, walking, 2 pets ( Francis and Winki), and food/cooking are some of my interests, and are great for regrouping and grounding.
I look forward to meeting and working with students and helping to make your university experience a good and healthy one.