My name is Vanessa Coady, and I'm excited to potentially be a participant in your journey towards healing. Health and well-being has been a central tenet of my life for over a decade now, initially as a Registered Massage Therapist, and now as Registered Clinical Counsellor. My history as a health care professional has informed my counselling in that I believe any challenge we encounter will see impacts in our emotions, our thoughts, and our physical body. By tuning into all three, we can turn signs of distress into sources of insight, and as resources for self-soothing and emotional management. To that end, EMDR is my preferred approach for assisting clients in facing and moving through traumas big and small, integrated with elements of mindfulness, self-compassion, skill-building, and role play techniques.
If you're here, it's probably because you've identified something in your life you aren't satisfied with and you're ready to try something new. That urge to do something different will be the key to your success if you only nurture it. I'd love to help you do that. I enjoy working with individuals from all ages, cultures, genders and sexuality, particularly with members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and people struggling with chronic pain. Areas of concern I have a particular interest in are anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, organizational coaching, meaning generation, and managing chronic pain.
My own healing journey has been one of learning self-love, self-acceptance, and building self-confidence. I live in Vancouver with my fiancée and our two cats, and I spent my free time playing board games, watching bad reality television, and crafting.
My name is Gabriella and first and foremost I am a human. I am here to learn, play, grow and love. I am passionate about mindfulness, self-compassion and the mind-body connection. My mission is to add more creativity and joy to our world.
As a survivor of trauma, I have experienced and moved through the ways in which trauma can interfere with the natural functioning of the nervous system and create a severed sense of belonging.
As a mental health clinician, I have learned what allows us to not only heal and move through trauma, but to use our past pain as a portal to creative awakening.
I created Evans & Co. Counselling so that – via trauma therapy, and particularly EMDR Therapy – I could help individuals move through nervous system and psychological blocks and return to states of imaginative freedom and flow. I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and am certified with both the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
In addition to my training as a mental health clinician, I am trained as a yoga teacher and meditation guide. My clinical therapy practice is consequently influenced by Eastern thought and a somatic understanding. If you think we could work well together, I look forward to hearing from you and engaging in this life-giving work.
I’m Kristy and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and an EMDR and DBT trained clinician. I hold a Master’s in Counselling Psychology and have diverse experience in the human services field. I work from a strength-based, trauma and culturally informed lens, and respect the uniqueness each individual brings. I value an eclectic, holistic approach to therapy and wellness in that I draw from various therapeutic approaches to best fit your needs, while looking at and supporting all aspects of you as an individual.
I found my passion in becoming a trauma-focused clinician after learning how much of our lives are influenced from the trauma we endure. Experiencing this myself, I set forth to contribute to others healing in order to help alleviate the symptoms trauma causes and to support people in finding their true selves again. If you think we would be a good fit, I look forward to contributing to your wellness journey.
My name is Brinita and I offer a trauma-informed counselling approach that revolves around collaborative learning, meaning-making, connection and discovery. I am trained in trauma-focused practices including EMDR Therapy, Prenatal EMDR and Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy. I am also certified in the Gottman Method for couples and Narrative Therapy.
I have experience connecting with a broad range of clients from various demographic, gender, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. I work both in-person and remotely with individuals, couples, teens, children and families.
In all of my work, I recognize there is healing in play, connection, nature and laughter. I value respect, safety, authenticity and recognizing our shared human experience. If you think we could work well together, I look forward to meeting you.