Celeste Borja, BSW, MSW, RSW

Individual and Family Counsellor
Registered Social Worker
(BCCSW #14537)

Contact Celeste: celeste@raemorriscounselling.com

Celeste (she/her) is a cisgender first-generation immigrant who provides private counselling/therapy services in English and/or Tagalog for individuals who are located on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral lands of the Indigenous and First Nations Peoples across British Columbia. Celeste has experience working with adults and older adults from diverse backgrounds and individuals with varying abilities. Celeste is passionate about working with immigrants, visible minorities, neurodivergent adults and older adults, and adults/older adults with dementia and their care partners.

Celeste’s approach is guided by a social justice, person-centered, and trauma-informed orientation and a lifelong commitment to building genuine and trusting relationships and providing safe and inclusive spaces where people are heard and can heal and grow despite and in spite of their life circumstances. She tailors her approach to meet client’s unique needs and goals by drawing from various models, including dignity therapy, intersectionality, CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy. Celeste also offers support with service navigation and completion of forms.

Celeste has a Master of Social Work from University of British Columbia Okanagan, and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia.

Fees

Individual/Family Counselling: $130 per 50 minute session, covered by some private insurance plans.

Service Navigation/Forms Completion: Contact to inquire

Relevant Publications/Presentations

Articles in Referred Journals

Morris, R., & Borja, C. (2022). Navigating the clinician-researcher role in health social work: Reflections from practice. International Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728211065706

Speaking Presentations at Juried Conferences

Morris, R., Stainton, T., Borja, C. (2019, Oct). “This model has really turned her life around”: Social capital and quality of life outcomes among persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities involved in Microboards. Oral presentation at University of Alberta International Institute for Qualitative Methodology 24th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Poster Presentations at Juried Conferences

Morris, R., Stainton, T., & Borja, C. (2020, Nov). Microboards and Quality of Life among Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Lessons from a University-Community Research Collaborative. Poster presented at University of British Columbia (UBC) 7th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference, Virtual Conference.