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Kind Roots Wellness

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I am a queer and genderqueer therapist (they/them/theirs), in private practice on the traditional and ancestral Sinixt təmxʷúlaʔxʷ (West Kootenays).

I have been supporting adults and youth (18+), and 2SLGBTQ+ community since 2009.

I am a registered counsellor. Trauma resolution is central to my work. Relational somatic therapy is the core approach with a focus in embodiment, resourcing and cultivating self awareness, compassion and connection. I also facilitate conscious connected breathwork, and plant medicine integration. (*Note - I DO NOT offer psychedelics, I DO offer support and guidance in how to integrate such experiences.)

I am committed to decolonization, anti-racism, anti-oppression and social justice.

I dedicate a set amount of spaces for sliding scale or lower cost sessions. For those with this self identified need, please enquire about availability.

I work in person and online.

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".


I facilitate gender affirming training for service providers in BC, and have been offering this training for the past 6 years.

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

I have been offering counselling and support for and with trans and 2SLGBTQ+ community since 2009.

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.


On and off since 2003, I have worked in varying capacities of support, advocacy, personal assistance and counselling with many folks with disabilities.

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 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?

—Yes, to some extent

I am in connection with some Elders and Knowledge Keepers locally here in Sinixt territory (West Kootenays) as well as within Kwakwaka'wakw territory (Northern Vancouver Island). I am willing and confident that I can support and respectfully bridge a connection between the person I'm working with, and Elders or Knowledge Keepers that they may wish to connect with.

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 trans individuals accessing your services?


Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?


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


I work in a collective of practitioners sharing space. Its not a formal organization. Since I am identify as queer and genderqueer myself, and use they/them pronouns, I choose spaces that feel safe and respectful for me as an individual. As a practitioner, I make sure that the space I work in is respectful and sincerely welcoming of trans and queer folks, specifically.

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.


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



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Nelson , BC
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Last updated: August 2, 2023
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