Alejandra Botia

Meredith MacKenzie - Burnaby Counselling
Alejandra Botia - Parallel Wellness Burnaby Counsellor

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Body Image & Disordered Eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Identity Exploration
  • Vocational & Career Counselling
  • Self-confidence and Self-esteem  
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Immigration and Culture
  • Anxiety Related to Environmental Crises

Approaches Used

  • Person-Centered Approach Drawing From:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Elements of Self-Compassion
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy

Alejandra Botia, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

“My soul is my guide” – Rumi.

Alejandra believes that people are the best experts on themselves. Alejandra works with clients when they are feeling stuck and for various reasons have become unsure of, or disconnected from that internal guide. Alejandra views counselling as a collaborative process through which she supports people in finding clarity, insights, and direction. She does this by providing a safe and non-judgmental space where people can explore freely and gain a better understanding of their goals and the actions that they can implement towards attaining these. In her work, Alejandra’s priority is to address client’s primary concerns by working together with them to reconnect with, realize, and develop strengths and resources that will enable them to feel better equipped to overcome challenges.

 Alejandra Botia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#16699). She has a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Alejandra is also a doctoral student in the PhD Counselling Psychology program at UBC. She has chosen this profession because she is passionate about supporting others in their journeys towards shaping and living their desired lives, and to experience increased well-being. Alejandra is empathic and values creating a space for clients where authentic professional relationships can be built. Alejandra’s person-centered approach focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as she learns about client’s concerns, strengths, and goals. This approach also enables her to draw from approaches and interventions that would best suit each client. Alejandra believes that counselling is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach and it is one of her strengths to practice this belief by tailoring the therapeutic process in a manner the best supports the needs and goals of each client. Alejandra builds a practice that is inclusive of every person and is a firm believer in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, gender equality, and diversity.

Outside of counselling, Alejandra has a passion for travelling and discovering the world. She enjoys salsa dancing, learning, writing, spending time with loved ones, and continued professional and personal growth. 

Meredith MacKenzie - Burnaby Counselling
Alejandra Botia - Parallel Wellness Burnaby Counsellor

Alejandra Botia, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

“My soul is my guide” – Rumi.

Alejandra believes that people are the best experts on themselves. Alejandra works with clients when they are feeling stuck and for various reasons have become unsure of, or disconnected from that internal guide. Alejandra views counselling as a collaborative process through which she supports people in finding clarity, insights, and direction. She does this by providing a safe and non-judgmental space where people can explore freely and gain a better understanding of their goals and the actions that they can implement towards attaining these. In her work, Alejandra’s priority is to address client’s primary concerns by working together with them to reconnect with, realize, and develop strengths and resources that will enable them to feel better equipped to overcome challenges.

 Alejandra Botia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#16699). She has a Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Alejandra is also a doctoral student in the PhD Counselling Psychology program at UBC. She has chosen this profession because she is passionate about supporting others in their journeys towards shaping and living their desired lives, and to experience increased well-being. Alejandra is empathic and values creating a space for clients where authentic professional relationships can be built. Alejandra’s person-centered approach focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship as she learns about client’s concerns, strengths, and goals. This approach also enables her to draw from approaches and interventions that would best suit each client. Alejandra believes that counselling is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach and it is one of her strengths to practice this belief by tailoring the therapeutic process in a manner the best supports the needs and goals of each client. Alejandra builds a practice that is inclusive of every person and is a firm believer in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, gender equality, and diversity.

Outside of counselling, Alejandra has a passion for travelling and discovering the world. She enjoys salsa dancing, learning, writing, spending time with loved ones, and continued professional and personal growth. 

Areas of Practice

Anxiety & Mood Disorders

Body Image & Disordered Eating

Eating Disorders

Life Transitions

Identity Exploration

Vocational & Career Counselling

Self-confidence and Self-esteem  

Relationship Concerns

Immigration and Culture

Anxiety Related to Environmental Crises

Approaches Used

Person-Centered Approach Drawing From:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Elements of Self-Compassion

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

Mindfulness

Feminist Therapy

Existential Psychotherapy