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Let's go on a journey together.

Hi,I'm Vanessa

Canadian Certified
Counsellor & Registered
Psychotherapist

Curiosity about the human experience is what motivates my work as a therapist, and I see healing as a creative and nonlinear process that happens through deepening one's awareness of their lived experience. No matter what you've been through or are actively going through, we can make space together to slow down, connect, process, and build self-compassion and curiosity. My hope is that you can cultivate meaning and grow stronger in your relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you.

I strive to create a safe space that fosters healing and understanding through open dialogue, transparency, and compassion. I offer individual counselling, couples/relationship counselling, and family counselling, services that are professional, confidential, and LGBTQ+ affirmative.

I am a warm and bubbly individual and despite this, am always ready to dive in to talk about the difficult things that we go through as human beings. I am here to hold hope for those who feel they have lost it, and bring uplifting energy into moments of triumph.

What is flow in psychotherapy?

The experience of flow is the experience of being fully immersed in an activity in an enjoyable and energy enhancing way. During moments of flow, creativity is enhanced, meaning is created, and well-being grows. In therapy, this can be experienced as feeling bonded, connected, yet challenged and open to ongoing feedback in a way that promotes growth, safety, and integration. It is also the acknowledgement and welcoming of the ebbs and flows of life and what it means to be human. 

I've noticed that clients experience this more deeply when therapy is tailored to their individual or relationship preferences and needs. I draw on various techniques and approaches that are evidence based and known to be effective in improving mental and relational health.

Some of the approaches I use include:

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

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 Specializations

  • Trauma/PTSD; including attachment & developmental trauma

  • Relationship Issues

  • Grief & Loss

  • Identity

  • Self-Esteem

  • Life Transitions

  • Depression & Anxiety 

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