Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Surrey, BC

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Trevor Olson
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4A
I have training in person-centered, emotion-focused, trauma-informed, prolonged exposure (PE), EMDR, and cognitive-behavioural approaches to treatment.
I try to help individuals find their inner worth and strengths. I believe that people can continue to learn, grow and change. It is important for you to feel comfortable with the therapist you decide to see. One of the things that I value the most within therapy is the importance of building an honest and genuine relationship. I try to meet people where they are at and offer services from a strengths-based and positive approach.
I have training in person-centered, emotion-focused, trauma-informed, prolonged exposure (PE), EMDR, and cognitive-behavioural approaches to treatment.
I try to help individuals find their inner worth and strengths. I believe that people can continue to learn, grow and change. It is important for you to feel comfortable with the therapist you decide to see. One of the things that I value the most within therapy is the importance of building an honest and genuine relationship. I try to meet people where they are at and offer services from a strengths-based and positive approach.
(778) 828-0853 View (778) 828-0853
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Rhea Jacobs
Counsellor, EMDR, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4A
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, EMDR Certified Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Hello, have you experienced trauma, abuse and betrayal in your life which are impacting your work, health, happiness, relationship and connection with others. Are you feeling helpless due to getting stuck in anger, resentment, anxiety, or sadness. You might be knowing what to do but are unable to follow through. You feel frustrated due to self sabotage behaviors and repetitive negative patterns in life. I understand where you are. I can help you in overcoming all of these mental blocks.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, EMDR Certified Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Hello, have you experienced trauma, abuse and betrayal in your life which are impacting your work, health, happiness, relationship and connection with others. Are you feeling helpless due to getting stuck in anger, resentment, anxiety, or sadness. You might be knowing what to do but are unable to follow through. You feel frustrated due to self sabotage behaviors and repetitive negative patterns in life. I understand where you are. I can help you in overcoming all of these mental blocks.
(249) 503-3881 View (249) 503-3881
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Jane Whitlaw
Counsellor, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3Z
Importantly, I want to note that maintaining a trauma-informed perspective is integral to my practice, and I approach every new client with a deep understanding of how early life experiences have the potential to impact current, day-to-day functioning.
Hi. I’m Jane. I’m a registered clinical counsellor, working with both youth and adults. I offer in-person, virtual, and telephone counselling services to individuals and groups, and I specialize in the areas of trauma, addictions, relationships, and managing difficult emotions. In-person sessions embrace the organic healing properties of nature and equine-Partnered Psychotherapy is available. When folks choose me as their counsellor, they’re often seeking something different; a new experience. Many are facing challenges or wanting something to change in their lives. Perhaps this sounds like you but you aren’t sure where to start…
Importantly, I want to note that maintaining a trauma-informed perspective is integral to my practice, and I approach every new client with a deep understanding of how early life experiences have the potential to impact current, day-to-day functioning.
Hi. I’m Jane. I’m a registered clinical counsellor, working with both youth and adults. I offer in-person, virtual, and telephone counselling services to individuals and groups, and I specialize in the areas of trauma, addictions, relationships, and managing difficult emotions. In-person sessions embrace the organic healing properties of nature and equine-Partnered Psychotherapy is available. When folks choose me as their counsellor, they’re often seeking something different; a new experience. Many are facing challenges or wanting something to change in their lives. Perhaps this sounds like you but you aren’t sure where to start…
(289) 799-3736 View (289) 799-3736
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Auna Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MFT, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3X  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Rahul. I am a male, BIPOC Registered Clinical Counsellor of Punjabi Indian descent. I hold a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UCLA, and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. I treat a variety of concerns, ranging from but not limited to: trauma and abuse; depression and anxiety; substance use; marriage and family distress; men's issues; and chronic pain.
Hello, my name is Rahul. I am a male, BIPOC Registered Clinical Counsellor of Punjabi Indian descent. I hold a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UCLA, and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University. I treat a variety of concerns, ranging from but not limited to: trauma and abuse; depression and anxiety; substance use; marriage and family distress; men's issues; and chronic pain.
(778) 818-0700 View (778) 818-0700
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Heather Rennie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MSc, RCC, RMFT
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3Z
Ready for change? Take a Leap of Faith! I have 30 years experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor/Couple & Family Therapist working with people just like you. Whether you are anxious or depressed, struggling to balance work and life, grieving a loss, overcoming trauma, facing a life transition, or struggling with an uncertain future, I can help you get back on track. I offer expert, evidence-based, brief, trauma-informed, goal- focused counselling to individuals, regardless of your cultural or family background.
Ready for change? Take a Leap of Faith! I have 30 years experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor/Couple & Family Therapist working with people just like you. Whether you are anxious or depressed, struggling to balance work and life, grieving a loss, overcoming trauma, facing a life transition, or struggling with an uncertain future, I can help you get back on track. I offer expert, evidence-based, brief, trauma-informed, goal- focused counselling to individuals, regardless of your cultural or family background.
(604) 265-7607 View (604) 265-7607
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Elizabeth Nardella
Registered Social Worker, RCC, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3Z
Elizabeth, an experienced and well-rounded therapist, operates from a trauma-informed practice. She creates a safe haven for her clients, allowing them to be heard and seen. Elizabeth specializes in addressing challenges related to anxiety, depression, and personal identity. Her mission is to guide clients toward their “lightbulb moments”—those transformative insights that illuminate their paths. One of Elizabeth’s core passions lies in empowering women. She helps them discover their unique voices, tap into their inner power, and navigate their paths to success. By fostering self-expression and encouraging women to use their voices
Elizabeth, an experienced and well-rounded therapist, operates from a trauma-informed practice. She creates a safe haven for her clients, allowing them to be heard and seen. Elizabeth specializes in addressing challenges related to anxiety, depression, and personal identity. Her mission is to guide clients toward their “lightbulb moments”—those transformative insights that illuminate their paths. One of Elizabeth’s core passions lies in empowering women. She helps them discover their unique voices, tap into their inner power, and navigate their paths to success. By fostering self-expression and encouraging women to use their voices
(604) 305-3123 View (604) 305-3123
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Audrey Dsouza
Counsellor, MA, MSc, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4A
I am trained in a wide range of trauma focused therapeutic skills such as Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Trauma informed yoga, Mindfulness, Dialetical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Hypnotherapy I am currently pursuing advanced training (Level 1 & 2) in Complex Trauma (C-PTSD).
The physical & emotional habits developed in the context of your traumatic life experiences have constrained your capacity to live your life fully. Your attempts to live to the true potential you carry within, leave you frustrated. You feel alone, misunderstood and overwhelmed - like the emotional rollercoasters you are on will never relent. You end up often turning your present and future into a version of the past! If this describes how you feel, take a breath - what you are experiencing are best described as trauma responses. Therapy can offer tremendous possibilities for healing & growth. Why not experience it for yourself?
I am trained in a wide range of trauma focused therapeutic skills such as Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Trauma informed yoga, Mindfulness, Dialetical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Hypnotherapy I am currently pursuing advanced training (Level 1 & 2) in Complex Trauma (C-PTSD).
The physical & emotional habits developed in the context of your traumatic life experiences have constrained your capacity to live your life fully. Your attempts to live to the true potential you carry within, leave you frustrated. You feel alone, misunderstood and overwhelmed - like the emotional rollercoasters you are on will never relent. You end up often turning your present and future into a version of the past! If this describes how you feel, take a breath - what you are experiencing are best described as trauma responses. Therapy can offer tremendous possibilities for healing & growth. Why not experience it for yourself?
(431) 301-4431 View (431) 301-4431
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Merel Scheepens
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you want to find your own life back, I would love to be your guide. As a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I specialize in PTSD and Complex Trauma. I have done extensive training in working with trauma with adolescents and adults. I am trustworthy. I work with the newest trauma therapy modalities. I use a combination of parts work (Internal Family Systems), Somatic therapy, eye-brain techniques, Emotional Focused Therapy and Attachment theory, and have level 2 of Complex Trauma Certification Training (CCPT-2). I have lived in four different countries and aim to be culturally informed, strength-based, and collaborative.
If you want to find your own life back, I would love to be your guide. As a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I specialize in PTSD and Complex Trauma. I have done extensive training in working with trauma with adolescents and adults. I am trustworthy. I work with the newest trauma therapy modalities. I use a combination of parts work (Internal Family Systems), Somatic therapy, eye-brain techniques, Emotional Focused Therapy and Attachment theory, and have level 2 of Complex Trauma Certification Training (CCPT-2). I have lived in four different countries and aim to be culturally informed, strength-based, and collaborative.
(226) 400-4847 View (226) 400-4847
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The Compassion Centre: Wellness Physio & Rehab
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3S
My approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate the much-needed relational healing space through connectedness and compassion coupled with a very committed journey to find possible remedies of pain and trauma. This is made possible through a unique personalized treatment protocol inspired by cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioural, somatic, relational and spiritual approaches. I make use of the approaches from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programing, various trauma and PTSD treatment methods, attachment and relational approaches in treatment. Additional to my registration with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and membership with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors, and an affiliate member with Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
My approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate the much-needed relational healing space through connectedness and compassion coupled with a very committed journey to find possible remedies of pain and trauma. This is made possible through a unique personalized treatment protocol inspired by cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioural, somatic, relational and spiritual approaches. I make use of the approaches from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programing, various trauma and PTSD treatment methods, attachment and relational approaches in treatment. Additional to my registration with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and membership with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors, and an affiliate member with Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
(604) 681-9961 View (604) 681-9961
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Harpreet Kaur Kang
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
"Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” ― Paulo Coelho. We have the ability as humans to overcome adversity, trauma and life altering stressors. You may clearly know what is bothering you or it may be deep in your unconscious, regardless, there needs to be a feeling. Whether the feeling is the desire for change or the awareness that you need help; it is the first step in your healing. The goal is to process the feelings that hold you back, thus freeing up space for positive memories, healthy coping, and self compassion.
"Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” ― Paulo Coelho. We have the ability as humans to overcome adversity, trauma and life altering stressors. You may clearly know what is bothering you or it may be deep in your unconscious, regardless, there needs to be a feeling. Whether the feeling is the desire for change or the awareness that you need help; it is the first step in your healing. The goal is to process the feelings that hold you back, thus freeing up space for positive memories, healthy coping, and self compassion.
(819) 414-0236 View (819) 414-0236
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Kiran K. Sangha
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4A
Kiran has a lively, warm and engaging personality and brings enthusiasm and passion to her work. She is committed to working with individuals who are facing difficulties in their lives, such as with anxiety, depression, trauma, immigration or cultural impacts, interpersonal relationships and bereavement. Kiran has over ten years of clinical experience in the mental health field working with children, adults and older adults from various cultural and religious backgrounds. She has a strong ability to put clients at ease very quickly through her gentle and transparent approach.
Kiran has a lively, warm and engaging personality and brings enthusiasm and passion to her work. She is committed to working with individuals who are facing difficulties in their lives, such as with anxiety, depression, trauma, immigration or cultural impacts, interpersonal relationships and bereavement. Kiran has over ten years of clinical experience in the mental health field working with children, adults and older adults from various cultural and religious backgrounds. She has a strong ability to put clients at ease very quickly through her gentle and transparent approach.
(431) 244-6230 View (431) 244-6230
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Tracy M Tillapaugh
Counsellor, BED, BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4A
I work mostly with EMDR, which is a trauma based modality.
When you notice there is something getting in the way of living your best life, remember that the “obstacle is the way”. This means that the way to the life you want is through this difficulty, which can become an entryway into more of what you want. I am here to help you move through obstacles until they become the way towards your best life. My goal as a therapist is to help people live a more balanced and connected life. I’m in my element as I create a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental counseling environment, where people can explore the complexities of their lives. I work with clients from a holistic perspective.
I work mostly with EMDR, which is a trauma based modality.
When you notice there is something getting in the way of living your best life, remember that the “obstacle is the way”. This means that the way to the life you want is through this difficulty, which can become an entryway into more of what you want. I am here to help you move through obstacles until they become the way towards your best life. My goal as a therapist is to help people live a more balanced and connected life. I’m in my element as I create a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental counseling environment, where people can explore the complexities of their lives. I work with clients from a holistic perspective.
(587) 818-6320 View (587) 818-6320
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Vandana Kumra
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3T
My approach is collaborative and trauma-informed, drawing from several evidence-based modalities.
Namaste! I'm Vandana, a registered clinical counsellor, fearlessly embracing uncomfortable conversations in my quest to support individuals on their unique journeys. In Sanskrit, my name signifies expressing devotion, and while its influence on my path remains uncertain, it undeniably resonates with my essence. I am deeply devoted to walking alongside individuals from diverse backgrounds, offering genuine presence and unwavering support wherever it is needed.
My approach is collaborative and trauma-informed, drawing from several evidence-based modalities.
Namaste! I'm Vandana, a registered clinical counsellor, fearlessly embracing uncomfortable conversations in my quest to support individuals on their unique journeys. In Sanskrit, my name signifies expressing devotion, and while its influence on my path remains uncertain, it undeniably resonates with my essence. I am deeply devoted to walking alongside individuals from diverse backgrounds, offering genuine presence and unwavering support wherever it is needed.
(236) 900-0156 View (236) 900-0156
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Danielle Palmer
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
As a trained trauma therapist, my approach gets to the root of your long-standing problems. Experiences of stress and trauma leave lasting impacts on the brain, body and psyche, disrupting our mood, energy, and thinking patterns. These impacts can not be undone by “talk therapy” alone. In addition to being a talk therapist, I am trained in a variety of neurobiologically-based trauma processing therapies. These techniques can release the impacts of stress and trauma, freeing you to pursue the life you want. If you’ve been feeling stuck, discouraged and overwhelmed, consider whether stress and trauma have been holding you back.
As a trained trauma therapist, my approach gets to the root of your long-standing problems. Experiences of stress and trauma leave lasting impacts on the brain, body and psyche, disrupting our mood, energy, and thinking patterns. These impacts can not be undone by “talk therapy” alone. In addition to being a talk therapist, I am trained in a variety of neurobiologically-based trauma processing therapies. These techniques can release the impacts of stress and trauma, freeing you to pursue the life you want. If you’ve been feeling stuck, discouraged and overwhelmed, consider whether stress and trauma have been holding you back.
(778) 860-5323 View (778) 860-5323
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Jonathan Wieser
Counsellor, MA-MFT, RCC, RMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V3S
I am trained in the use of neurofeedback for depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD, and optimizing performance.
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and personal growth issues, providing counselling and neurotherapy for depression, anxiety, couples' relationships and professional and academic performance. I endeavor to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, to offer a highly personalized approach. Therapy is tailored to each client's needs to help attain the personal growth for which they're striving.
I am trained in the use of neurofeedback for depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD, and optimizing performance.
I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and personal growth issues, providing counselling and neurotherapy for depression, anxiety, couples' relationships and professional and academic performance. I endeavor to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, to offer a highly personalized approach. Therapy is tailored to each client's needs to help attain the personal growth for which they're striving.
(855) 712-9892 View (855) 712-9892
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Mandala Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3Z
We all have our unique journeys that is often filled with challenges and obstacles that can be extremely difficult to solely manage effectively. We are all worthy and deserving of healing and inner peace. I create a safe and confidential place where the individuals, couples and family and children experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, loss, communication, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol, eating disorder, trauma, separation and divorce, family violence and Indian Residential School effects. You will know what your needs are, what you want and why, make reachable goals and take steps to get them.
We all have our unique journeys that is often filled with challenges and obstacles that can be extremely difficult to solely manage effectively. We are all worthy and deserving of healing and inner peace. I create a safe and confidential place where the individuals, couples and family and children experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, loss, communication, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol, eating disorder, trauma, separation and divorce, family violence and Indian Residential School effects. You will know what your needs are, what you want and why, make reachable goals and take steps to get them.
(604) 670-4713 View (604) 670-4713
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Andree Terri Patenaude
Counsellor, BA, RTC, RST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4P
You are supported in creating a deeper connection in order to work through trauma stored in the body.
I offer individual body-based counselling and nervous system support for sensitive humans. Somatic Therapy is a scientifically-proven and powerful counselling modality which blends nervous system regulation, attachment work, and trauma therapy. Somatic counselling uses a mind-body-spirit approach. We work together to build a sense of safety and connection in the body - using nervous system regulation, mindfulness, symbolism, and parts work, we can befriend anxiety, negotiate trauma and build greater access to your own innate resources and inner wisdom. I'm delighted to deep dive with you!
You are supported in creating a deeper connection in order to work through trauma stored in the body.
I offer individual body-based counselling and nervous system support for sensitive humans. Somatic Therapy is a scientifically-proven and powerful counselling modality which blends nervous system regulation, attachment work, and trauma therapy. Somatic counselling uses a mind-body-spirit approach. We work together to build a sense of safety and connection in the body - using nervous system regulation, mindfulness, symbolism, and parts work, we can befriend anxiety, negotiate trauma and build greater access to your own innate resources and inner wisdom. I'm delighted to deep dive with you!
(819) 410-9172 View (819) 410-9172
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Tajinder (Tj) Rai
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V4B
I have worked extensively with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, anger, and relationship issues.
Are you or your child feeling Stuck? Depressed? Anxious? Frustrated? Overwhelmed? Do you want things to change or be different? You are not alone. Many people have faced situations that have challenged them to the point where they feel that they cannot move forward. It may be difficult to even understand what is truly happening. Everyone has the capacity for change, even you! Together we can work through your concerns and issues and help you reach your ultimate goal of moving forward in your life.
I have worked extensively with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, anger, and relationship issues.
Are you or your child feeling Stuck? Depressed? Anxious? Frustrated? Overwhelmed? Do you want things to change or be different? You are not alone. Many people have faced situations that have challenged them to the point where they feel that they cannot move forward. It may be difficult to even understand what is truly happening. Everyone has the capacity for change, even you! Together we can work through your concerns and issues and help you reach your ultimate goal of moving forward in your life.
(604) 649-3447 View (604) 649-3447
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Colleen Franklin
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Surrey, BC V4N
I offer support to people who are struggling with anxiety, burnout, return to work, PTSD, substance use, unrealistic expectations, self defeating behaviors and relationship difficulties. These symptoms may be rooted in trauma, abuse or wounds from the past or you may be experiencing them for the first time; no matter your circumstance, I am here to listen. When you are struggling, you may experience feelings of overwhelm, hopelessness, shame, guilt or exhaustion. This can feel incredibly lonely and destabilizing, it may feel like the joy has been lost in your life.
I offer support to people who are struggling with anxiety, burnout, return to work, PTSD, substance use, unrealistic expectations, self defeating behaviors and relationship difficulties. These symptoms may be rooted in trauma, abuse or wounds from the past or you may be experiencing them for the first time; no matter your circumstance, I am here to listen. When you are struggling, you may experience feelings of overwhelm, hopelessness, shame, guilt or exhaustion. This can feel incredibly lonely and destabilizing, it may feel like the joy has been lost in your life.
(778) 715-5303 View (778) 715-5303
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Zara Dureno
Occupational Therapist, MOT, BA
Verified Verified
Surrey, BC V3V  (Online Only)
I have a trauma-informed, compassionate and holistic approach to care.
Hello! I am so glad you found my profile, thank you for seeking help and for being here. If you are having difficulty with chronic pain, a long-standing illness, post-concussion syndrome or mental health then you have come to the right place. I would be very honoured to assist you on your healing journey with practical tools and strategies to help you recover and manage your symptoms. We can use the tools of neurofeedback, cognitive rehabilitation or traditional therapies (CBT/DBT/ACT/Polyvagal Theory/Somatics) to help you feel like your best self again. We can rewire our brains and I want to support you in this!
I have a trauma-informed, compassionate and holistic approach to care.
Hello! I am so glad you found my profile, thank you for seeking help and for being here. If you are having difficulty with chronic pain, a long-standing illness, post-concussion syndrome or mental health then you have come to the right place. I would be very honoured to assist you on your healing journey with practical tools and strategies to help you recover and manage your symptoms. We can use the tools of neurofeedback, cognitive rehabilitation or traditional therapies (CBT/DBT/ACT/Polyvagal Theory/Somatics) to help you feel like your best self again. We can rewire our brains and I want to support you in this!
(902) 907-0604 View (902) 907-0604

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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.