At ACS we believe that our students have a God-given desire to connect within their community. We believe that students need to know that they count; that they are significant and their voice matters. When these two are strong, it leads to feeling competent: a greater sense of confidence in their ability to achieve their best (i.e. academically, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially).
“When I count, when I connect, I am confident, and this leads to competence!”
Our goal is to foster this holistic development in each ACS student, thus maximizing their achievement. Counselling support is therefore available for students struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or stressors related to family, school, and friends.
Marvin Bravo, MA, RCC
Marvin Bravo is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. He has over 10 years of counselling experience working in a variety of settings including the hospital (Fraser Heath Crisis response), Child and Youth Mental Health (with the Ministry of Children and Family) as well as his own private practice.
He is a skilled counsellor with strong ethical principles and he greatly values the opportunity to journey with youth through their story of pain and suffering. He is trained in several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focus Family Therapy, Existential Analysis, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and trauma processing therapies (which include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Observed Experiential Integration).