I am feminist therapist specializing in the use of CBT/ACT + hypnosis. As such, I work well with clients who desire to take an active role in their well being and are looking to learn new skills and practices they can use in their daily lives. I primarily serve clients who are struggling with things like: anxiety, OCD, trichitillomania + dermatillomania, chronic illness & disability, as well as grief and loss. I also provide pre-natal hypnosis to birth parents of all genders.
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Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?
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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 and your colleagues ask about pronouns and use them appropriately?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?
—Yes, to some extent
I have and continue to take additional training in order to better support trans clients, particularly those who may be looking to conceive and those seeking support during the peri-natal period. I have been working with Birthing Families Foundation and completing additional training through them as available.
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?
—Yes, to some extent
Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?
Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?
I'm queer and am co-creating a space with other queer identified therapists that we hope will be welcoming and inclusive! I worked for 5 years with the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society and am familiar with particular challenges around HIV, including non-disclosure laws.
Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?
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?
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.
Completing continuing education specifically on the current and historical impacts of social work on BIPOC; completing coursework on cultural somatics and racialized trauma; attending training through SNIWWOC as part of my work with Birthing Families Foundation; maintaining reduced rate counselling services for racialized and Indigenous folks; outside of work participating in activism to reduce the expansion of police budgets within so-called 'Victoria' and providing direct financial support to the Indigenous Harm Reduction team
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?
2nd Floor, 888 Fort Street
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Last updated: January 13, 2022
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