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A Wambold - Sunward Journeys

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Sunward Journeys: For all the beauty of neurodiversity, the reality is that we live in a system that doesn’t always account for us. Navigating such a world can be lonely, confusing and harsh. An ADHD, Autism, dyslexia etc. label may be officially diagnosed, or perhaps neurodiversity is something you self-identify with. Not only do we have the lived experience to walk alongside you, but we are Master’s level trained therapists who come armed with our smarts and a keen sense of instinct.

Counselling, art therapy, and hormone readiness assessments (HRA) available. We’re non-judgmental, queer-welcoming and trauma-informed. Connect with us, sessions available online and in-person in Vancouver.

Limited sliding scale options are available; please contact directly for more information.

In person and virtual sessions are available. Please note that gender-neutral washrooms are not available.

Want to learn more about this service’s work with Two-Spirit, trans, LGBQ+ people?

We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC  to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.

See below for responses for this listing.

Want to learn more about our screening questions and filters?

Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?


Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?


Do you and your colleagues have experience providing services that support clients with navigating gender dysphoria*? *TransCareBC describes gender dysphoria as a term "intended to describe the distress some trans people experience with relation to their gender identity, particularly if they would like to transition but have not yet done so".


Please tell us how equipped you feel to support a client in determining if/when their mental health symptoms are related to their gender-related experiences or other factors? Please describe your response choice below.

—Very confident

Do you/your colleagues understand the difference between gender dysphoria and mental health conditions/symptoms that are unrelated to gender dysphoria or distress?


Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received.


Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?


Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?


Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit, queer, or trans Indigenous individuals accessing your services?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?


Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?


Unfortunately washrooms are shared with the building, and gendered

Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?


Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.

—Yes, to some extent

We strive to be aware of power dynamics and barriers in order to create a welcoming space. Past experiences of working with indigenous populations, certification from The University of Alberta's Indigenous Canada, and connections to refer for FNHA counselling.

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?



Suite #0814 - 602 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1P2


Services available in these languages

  • English

Last updated: August 2, 2023
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