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Braden Moore

Jacqueline Woods Posted by Jacqueline Woods in 2 min read

Braden (Brady) Moore (he/him/il) is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. He has experience working within several therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy, and mindfulness strategies. Braden is bilingual and can provide counselling services in English and French. Braden completed his Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in August 2022. Previously, Braden completed his Bachelor’s degree in Education, majoring in French and minoring in theatre at the University of Regina in 2011, then furthered his education by attaining a Certificate in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in 2013.

After many years as a teacher, Braden began to notice the increasing need for mental health and counselling resources for both students and teachers, so he decided to dive in and take action to provide these resources and support by pursuing mental health and counselling as a profession. Moving into early adulthood, Braden struggled with his identity and the challenges of coming out to friends, family, and peers, though they turned out to be very supportive and accepting. Throughout his life, Braden has faced his own challenges in overcoming anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Braden is an avid practitioner of cognitive-behavioural therapy in treating anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He believes that negative thinking patterns and thought traps can be detrimental and lead to low self-esteem, anxiety, and other mood disorders. He is passionate about working with youth, young adults, and adults who are exploring gender and sexual diversity in their own lives and helping them to develop positive self-esteem, value, and worth in who they are, as they are. Helping people to reconcile their queer narratives in a heteronormative society is essential for healthy living as a 2SLGBTQ+ individual.

“I love what I do because I think that our life stories are important and I love to learn from the narratives of my clients while helping them to live healthier lives characterized by positive mental health. In the simplest terms, I am honoured to hear people’s stories and help them heal and grow.”

Through the exploration of narratives surrounding identity, self-esteem, and life experience, Braden helps clients reframe their negative thinking patterns and live a more positive lifestyle by recognizing cognitive habits that no longer serve them and replacing them with more adaptive notions of self worth, value, and positive mental health. It is important to understand how we think in order to improve how we think, recognizing thought patterns that no longer serve us, and reframing them to help us live healthier lives.

In his free time, Braden enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons, performing and producing musical theatre, and spending time with his cat, Patrick. He loves geography, musical theatre, reading, and is a huge Harry Potter fan. Braden also mentors and volunteers with queer youth and young adults.