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Phronesis Counselling

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Summary

  • Relationship counselling Relationship counselling
  • Individual counselling Individual counselling
  • Support groups Support groups
  • LGBQ+ Affirming  LGBQ+ Affirming
  • Trans Affirming Trans Affirming
  • Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible
  • Online resource Online resource

Hi! I am Lauren (they/she).

Together we will collaborate to create a customized plan that meets your counselling goals and needs. My approach is empathic, straight-forward, and I like to use humor where appropriate. I have an eclectic approach where we focus on both your internal world: how you feel, think, and your emotions as well as your external world: your people and community, what's going on around you, and society.

It's important you find a counsellor that is the right fit for you. I have experience supporting members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community the past 5+ years. My practice often involves supporting folks with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-awareness/attunement/compassion/esteem, identity, and trauma.


I look forward to meeting you!

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.)?

—Yes

Yes, we always try our best to ensure forms are inclusive. We are very open to feedback if they are lacking or missing anything that will make them inclusive.

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

—Yes, to some extent

For communications your name is always utilized. There can be barriers around legal names needing to be collected. We can talk about this more together.

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

—Yes

Yes, this is important to us. We take the client's lead on pronouns, if they change or a client is trying new pronouns we encourage them to let us know and we'll make sure to honor that.

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

—Yes, to some extent

We are an organization that is committed to allyship, which means we are always learning. It's also important to us that we become aware of the specific and unique barriers that may exist for each trans individual accessing our services.

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

—Yes, to some extent

We are an organization that is committed to allyship, which means we are always learning. It's also important to us that we become aware of the specific and unique barriers that may exist for each Two-Spirit individual accessing our services.

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

—Yes, to some extent

This is a current goal we are working on.

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

—Yes

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

—Yes, to some extent

We are an organization that is committed to allyship, which means we are always learning. It's also important to us that we become aware of the specific and unique barriers that may exist for each LGBQ individual accessing our services.

Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?

—Yes, to some extent

Yes. We also seek expert consultation in complex cases.

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. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?

—No

At this time we do not have clinicians with experience supporting folks with chronic illness and/or disability.

Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?

—No

All sessions are currently being completed online.

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

—Yes

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

Indigenous Consultation
San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
Reading works by Indigenous authors
Indigenous lead webinars and educational workshops
As our organization grows, active engagement in decolonizing practices/our organization is an on-going commitment.

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

—Yes, to some extent

As our organization grows, active engagement in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems is an on-going commitment.

Address

Online
Kelowna, BC
V1W 3E5

Languages

Services available in these languages

  • English

Last updated: January 13, 2022
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