Somatic Therapists in Downtown, Vancouver, BC

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Paul Griggs
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with adults experiencing stress and anxiety, workplace stress, life changes, relationship challenges, and those interested in finding higher purpose and fulfilment. Together we will focus on your strengths and abilities to help make positive changes in your life. I use evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Somatic therapy in my clinical sessions. Prior to clinical counselling I worked for many years in leadership positions in the workplace.
(226) 455-9904
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Sue Bai
Counsellor, MA, RCC, SEP
Verified
Verified
Based on your needs, I offer a variety of techniques, such as somatic experiencing, emdr, cbt, and narrative therapy.
Have you found yourself feeling overwhelmed, spending your days anxious or depressed? Perhaps you've received unhelpful advice, read self-help books, or tried to power through. People are hard-wired for connection, and we heal through relationships. Therapy can be a safe place to develop connection, heal childhood wounds, rewire your nervous system, accept yourself, and experience more joy and confidence. I use what I've learned on my own healing journey, as well as from my professional experience, to help others develop a happier, more meaningful life and better relationships.
(672) 202-3622
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Jeremy Williams
Counsellor, CCAC, RPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
When working with Jeremy, you can expect to be treated with unconditional positive regard, a trauma informed approach, and inclusion of solid models of therapies such as solution focused, strengths based, motivational interviewing, somatic , EFT/TFT, and the fundamentals of cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy.
Jeremy Williams is an engaging, competent, passionate, and dynamic Registered Professional Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor who specializes in individual counselling stress, anxiety, depression, and general mental health, as well as addictions counselling, recovery education, group therapy, psychological first aid, and both EFT and TFT.
(236) 302-4555
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Shivani Wells-Shaw Clinical Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
All of our therapists offer EMDR, as well as a variety of other approaches to meet your unique needs, including Somatic Experiencing, inner child therapy, mindfulness, CBT, clinical hypnosis, and more.
We are a team of Registered Clinical Counsellors, led by Shivani Wells-Shaw, offering online and in-person appointments in Downtown Vancouver. If you're experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, dissociation, chronic pain, flashbacks, or other trauma-related symptoms, we're here to help! We believe that symptoms are not an indication of brokenness, deficiency, or that there's something wrong with you. Rather, we believe symptoms are your brain and body's attempt to adapt, survive, and cope. It's our job to discover the source of your issues and treat symptoms at their roots.
(604) 227-6354
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Rachele Kehler Relationship Femininity Coach
Counsellor
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
As a coach, I use modalities like EFT, Somatic Therapy, Human Design, Mindfulness, Energy Clearing, CBT and many other intuitive and spiritual tools to help your unique needs.
If you're here you're probably looking to feel more in control of your sensitivities, learn to express your needs and boundaries or are ready to heal your relationships. As a Relationship & Femininity Coach + Human Design Guide, I use my background in trauma therapy to help my clients regulate their nervous systems, reconnect to their bodies, attract their ideal partners and re-commit to prioritizing themselves. This work is rooted inner-child healing, understanding masculine and feminine energetics, emotional release and self-acceptance.
(778) 770-2875
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Josipa Katinic
Counsellor, RCC, MA, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Trained in IFS, Somatic methods and healing attachment injury I have supported hundreds of clients just you like to heal.
Are you struggling to manage difficult emotions and often feeling triggered by your life and everything around you? If sleep evades you and shame keeps you stuck feeling like you are on a constant merry go round that you don’t know how to stop, I can help. I help women just like you find balance, boundaries, healing and confidence to create the life they have always wanted. "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." Let’s get to work letting go of what keeps you from becoming who you are.
(867) 888-1427
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Vanessa Fernando Counselling
MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a Registered Social Worker with a social justice oriented, anti-oppressive, and somatic lens. My areas of specialization include trauma, particularly sexual assault; intimate partner violence; and childhood abuse. I frequently (though not exclusively!) work with folks who identify as LGBTQ2S. I have been involved in community-based social justice work since my teens, and received my MSW from UBC in 2016.
(604) 373-0416
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Heather Benna
Counsellor, RPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Engaging mindfulness practices, clear thinking and somatic work we can change how we experience life circumstances.
If you feel alone, depressed/anxious and not ok; I'm here to help. Are you overwhelmed or depressed, out of control and lacking focus on how to get what you want out of life. If you've given so much to those around you and neglected yourself to the point of exhaustion or anger and resentment; I'm here to help. If you are feeling ready to give up on how things have been, now’s the time to talk about it and get support to design a better, brighter future. We will work together to help you become more of who you want to be. Design the life you want to live.
(778) 765-3740
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Kate Malone
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My approach is emotion-focused and trauma informed, and draws from parts work, attachment theory, and somatic therapies.
Maybe you are struggling with anxiety and depression, working on building self-confidence, looking to heal past trauma, facing challenges in your relationships, or just needing a space to talk. I work with individuals who are seeking therapy for many reasons. Together we will decide what you need to feel supported. Therapy is a place to talk freely without judgment, to feel heard and validated, and to feel less alone. It can also be a space to gain tools to help regulate emotions and feel more resourced in times of stress. Therapy can also be a space to heal deep wounds and to process the impacts of past painful.
(365) 800-5994
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Alice Kim
Counsellor, MC, BA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with relational challenges and trauma healing. Through values of connection, safety, intentionality, and collaboration, I combine talk therapy (exploring the connection between our emotions, thoughts, and the body) with body-based ( somatic ) and mindfulness-based approaches. I hope to empower you and support you in your journey of self-awareness, self-understanding, and self-compassion. With warmth, sensitivity, compassion, transparency, and shared vulnerability, I will meet you where you are and collaborate with you on what feels most supportive for you in your healing.
(587) 801-3223
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Vineeta Prasad
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Vineeta Prasad (she/her) and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. As a woman of colour and a child of immigrants, I am familiar with societal and cultural pressures that leave you feeling never good enough. I experienced anxiety throughout my life, believing that I didn't belong in a fast-paced world. I longed for a world that valued kindness and care over productivity. So, I am now offering my services as a counsellor. My therapeutic approach comes from Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioural, and Mindfulness theories. I use somatic -based and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help you declutter your mind.
(431) 341-0115
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Phare
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Our mission is to provide accessible and good fit counselling with no waitlist. Our 25+ Registered Clinical Counsellors and Registered Social Workers specialize in a range of modalities including somatic therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR and others. We see a wide variety of clients, with an emphasis on anxiety, depression and trauma. Individual clinicians also provide services to help support with obstacles that may arise relevant to ADHD, life coaching, gender/sexuality, BIPOC and more.
(902) 905-6743
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Sun Lee
Counsellor, MCP-AT, RCC, RCAT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in Art Therapy and Mindful Based Somatic Therapy to support clients with their struggles in life. My service is individually customized for each and every client to heal, maintain, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. My goal is to provide a safe environment and to build rapport in order for clients to process through their concerns.
(778) 902-4507
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Nina Jankovic
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified
Verified
I practice individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy, integrating mindfulness and somatic therapy. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, intense emotions, high levels of shame, are struggling in your relationships, or have other symptoms that have left you feeling disconnected from yourself and others. Many of those I work with also have histories of growing up in invalidating or otherwise harmful environments in which they were not heard. In therapy, it is often the relationship that heals. I'm here to listen and help you move towards feeling more grounded, creative, and engaged in life.
(604) 239-2681
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Ella Bolourian
Counsellor, MA, MC, RCC
Verified
Verified
My true passion is then to help you become mindful of your trauma-driven emotional, somatic and behavioural patterns while working with you to undo the still present barring effects of past traumas on your daily life.
As you go along in life, do you find yourself switching between different moods and hijacked by so many contradictory feelings and impulses that feel out of your control or conscious awareness? You may wish to live life more fully and meaningfully while you find yourself inhibited or limited with struggles between your wish for involvement in ordinary life and fear of leaving the house, mistrust of relationships, or hopelessness about future. In dealing with these personal challenges, you may feel flooded and severely anxious or in trying to disconnect or deny these responses, may feel chronically depressed and alienated from self.
(778) 771-3952
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Sanda Noronha
Counsellor, MC, RCC, CCC-Q
Verified
Verified
With over 10 years in the mental health field, I integrate mind and body-centred therapeutic modalities such as, narrative, somatic , mindfulness, cognitive behavioural, and family systems.
I believe that we are all resilient beings, in the process of healing and growing; we have the capacity to explore new ways of living, being and connecting. I’d love to help you break through feeling stuck or overwhelmed in your life, to reignite a deeper sense of worthiness and confidence, feel anchored in your strengths, and more present with yourself and in your relationships. I specialize in helping people who struggle with anxiety, low mood, family and relational issues, trauma, life transitions, stress/burnout, and grief & loss. Through life's turbulent times, I can help you feel empowered to heal, grow, and reach your goals.
(778) 771-3892
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Rochelle Kelava
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Drawing from a holistic approach that considers all aspects of wellbeing (mental/emotional/physical/spiritual), we may work with somatic techniques, expressive arts, mindfulness and/or cognitive therapy.
I offer a warm and non-judgmental space to work through your challenges and identify the strengths that will carry you through. This is a space where you are free to be yourself – flaws and all. Whether you're struggling with anxiety or depression, navigating change, experiencing grief and loss, or coping with the general stress of life, I will support you to feel at home in yourself, to see your unique brilliance, and make sense of the wild ride that is this life. I believe you are the expert in your experience and I'm here to offer insights, share tools, and gently challenge you as you heal and grow.
(819) 412-0845
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Spencer Copland
Counsellor, MCP, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also draw from such therapies as Adlerian, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Attachment Theory, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and somatic approaches.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming and we feel lost, disconnected or like we are never good enough. I will provide a supportive and encouraging space where you can explore your experiences openly. Together we will gather insight, and I will provide you with support and tools to face any challenges you have and build a sense of belonging within. I work with individuals who are experiencing issues related to Trauma, Childhood Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Body Image, Self-Worth, Relationship Issues and Grief/Loss. I also work with couples and parent-child relationships who are struggling to communicate and understand each other.
(431) 831-8074
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Downtown
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Fiona Matalon
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw from Shadow Work, Somatic and mindfulness practices.
Life can get challenging at times with symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, past trauma, relationship problems, and many other obstacles. I aim to walk alongside you as you explore and unearth deep layers of conditioning and suffering that are holding you back from living your life to the fullest. Together we will discover a more fulfilling, and peaceful way of being in this world! Through exploring one's behavioral and thought patterns, one can become empowered to make different choices. One of my specialties is doing Inner Child Work to heal early childhood trauma.
(604) 245-6293
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Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Turning Point Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
We work from a number of approaches that focus on relationally oriented somatic therapy and draw on interpersonal neuroscience, attachment theory, and trauma-informed research.
We are a group of psychotherapists who are committed to providing you with a safe and accepting space where together we can find what matters to you, to find your energy for life and connection to self. We work together to increase your strength and resilience to deal with life's uncertainty, frustrations and disappointments. Painful experiences will at times be in our lives and when we can tolerate and move through them the easier life is. Our job is to create a safe space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviour. Experience has shown us that human connection and understanding are the conditions for change.
(855) 912-7733
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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.