What to Expect

We are committed to empowering creative young people to remember who they truly are and re-possess the ability to show up authentically.
Should you choose to engage in therapy with us, here is what you can expect:

Safety

Our counsellors provide a safe space and a safe relationship in which you can re-discover your true self and re-connect with a sense of wholeness and worth. Expect to have your strengths highlighted and used to support with your challenges. Our intention is that your truest creative self may feel both held and free.

Freedom

When you enter trauma therapy, expect to be met with great reverence for your own intuition and agency. It is not important for your therapist to know every detail of your traumas. Our job is to help you move through nervous system blocks so that you may align with your truest self. We work with our clients somatically and often use EMDR Therapy (Google it) to support in the uncovering and amplification of inner resources such as focus, joy, courage and freedom.

Respect

Rather than viewing our clients as flawed, we recognize that each person has the capacity and desire for growth and change. Just as plants naturally reach for sunlight, we all have within us a tendency toward evolution and growth. No matter your history or current external circumstance, we will see you as a whole person with innate worth and will support you in coming back into alignment with the most authentic version of yourself.  

Meet the Team

Gabriella Evans, MA, RCC, CCC

Founder and Trauma Therapist

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.

Kristy Goltes, MA, RCC

Trauma Therapist

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.

Brinita Dutt, MA, CCC

Trauma Therapist

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.