Ruze Guvenc (she/her)

MSW (Clinical)


Ruze is an Intern Counsellor completing her Master’s of Social Work (Clinical) at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, with an undergrad degree in Psychology. She has worked in psychology research labs that focus on childhood language development and ADHD & Peer relationships. Ruze has spent many years working as a peer counsellor and crisis worker with women who have experienced trauma as a result of interpersonal violence. She has done this work both one-on-one and in support groups. She completed her last practicum by offering psychotherapy to 18-25 year olds experiencing identity related issues and life transitions.


Ruze is passionate about working with youth and adults to support them with trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal issues. She is interested in creating a safe space for clients to explore to their feelings and thoughts, and supporting them in a collaborative manner. Ruze applies techniques and principles from CBT, psychodynamic therapies, feminist therapy, and narrative therapy in an individualized approach to ensure that her all of her client’s unique needs are met. She values a client-centred and trauma-informed approach to therapy, and believes that her clients are the experts in their own lives.

Ruze's Profile

Location Vancouver, BC
Ages 13-30
  • Trauma
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identify Issues
  • Life Transitions
Qualifications Currently completing her Master’s of Social Work (Clinical) at UBC Okanagan
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia


Ruze values genuineness and empathy to build a strong therapeutic relationship. Her style is casual and relaxed, with an emphasis on collaboration. She practices non-judgement and meeting her client’s where they are at. She has seen first-hand that it is possible to heal trauma and work through difficult times in life, but the process can feel overwhelming and she wants to help with that.


$70 per 50-minute session.