Somatic Therapists in Fairview, Vancouver, BC

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Ben Bass
Counsellor, RTC, BP
Verified
Verified
Welcome to Integrated Counselling and Somatic Therapy. A gentle question for you: if you take a little moment to gently pause... and just notice your breathing... May I ask: what is most important to you? Knowing the answer is sometimes easy, sometimes elusive. It usually lights the way forward. If you are struggling with unresolved trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, relationship or career issues or feeling dissatisfied with life, growth and healing are attainable. For in-person sessions, as I have limited availability, please inquire by email. If you'd like to know more, please go to: www.benbasscounselling.com.
(226) 458-8431
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6H
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Not accepting new clients
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Mia Anthony
Counsellor, BS, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use IFS, somatic , & expressive therapies; however, I will work with you to find a style that suits your needs.
Reaching out for help is a huge step and can be uncomfortable and I believe that building a trusting and safe environment is essential. I help my clients become empowered and active participants to work through challenges such as loss, grief, life transitions, trauma, low mood, anger, and finding meaning in their lives. My previous career as a teacher and athletic coach as well as my Masters in Counselling Psychology have helped provide me with many different perspectives. I work with individuals ranging from youth to adults of any gender and sexual orientation.
(604) 330-8179
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer Boundy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Always trauma informed, jennifer's therapeutic approach draws on Narrative Therapy, CBT, Somatic /body-based therapies, Brainspotting, mindfulness, emotional regulation, etc.
jennifer draws on over 15yrs of experience providing counselling &practical supports to individuals &families navigating challenges such as life transitions, stress, anxiety &depression, trauma (including intergenerational trauma), systemic oppression, mental health diagnoses (psychosis, bipolar disorder, etc) &end of life. jennifer has worked in mental health, substance use &social services with diverse communities, including LGBTQQ2S+ folx, women, older adults, end of life, Indigenous folks, new immigrants &refugees. She is warm, positive, empathetic & collaborative **Pls note: NOT currently able to take couples**
(902) 907-3997
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Michele Kambolis
Counsellor, PhD, RCC
I specialize in meditation, somatic psychotherapy, biofeedback, EMDR, emotional freedom techniques, integrative nutrition, and other methods to expand the potential of your mind and body.
Dr. Michele Kambolis is an acclaimed author, speaker, and holistic therapist with 25 years of experience in the field. She holds a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine. Her evidenced-based resources will set you on a path of self-healing, inner wisdom, and profound mind-body health. Her approach is fresh, empowering, and genuine. Michele is the owner and clinical director of Harbourside Family Counseling Centre, served as Vice Chair for the B.C. Mental Health Foundation, and was twice President of the B.C. Association For Play Therapy. She is also the author of two celebrated books: When Women Rise and Generation Stressed.
(866) 330-2975
Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Ailey Ella Jolie
Counsellor, MCP, MA, RCC, SEP, FOT, CI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I am a fully certified Compassionate Inquiry, Somatic Experiencing and Focusing-Oriented Practitioner.
I am passionate about supporting you to live fully within the wisdom of your body. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (16525) I support those who have experienced a disconnection to their body due to sexual trauma, relational abuse, an eating disorder/disordered eating, and reproductive health trauma. I assist clients in their process of coming home to their body through a multidisciplinary and personalized approach that relies on depth psychology, relational somatics, intersectional feminism, and mindfulness. I acknowledge that the relationship women have to their body is complex; my education honours that complexity.
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Veronica Berezowsky
Counsellor, R-DMT, RCC, RSMT, EMDR
Verified
Verified
Through a somatic oriented psychotherapeutic process, rooted in the wisdom of your own cyclic body, I hold space for you to access, understand, and unlock the wisdom that is already embedded within you, dissolve what is getting on the way to feel whole and are able find home in your own Body.
I work with women all ages who are looking for a conscious process of healing and transformation and willing to commit to an inner journey. Whether wanting to recover from trauma, feeling lost inside, depressed, anxious, empty, daunted by expectations, suffering PMS or transiting menopause, I am committed to supporting your journey. Convinced that no healing happens if body is not involved, my approach weaves somatic therapy, EMDR & cyclical awareness from a humanistic & client centred stance and keeps developing as I keep deepening my research in the areas of trauma, attachment theory, ancestral legacies of trauma & energy healing.
(604) 706-1816
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Not accepting new clients
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Jasmine McMurray
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive training treating trauma; I utilize EMDR, and Somatic processing to help release stuck trauma from the body.
I know that reaching out for support can feel uncomfortable. If you are struggling with racing thoughts, low mood, challenges in your relationship or the impacts of trauma, I can help you! I have over 13 years experience supporting people with a variety of struggles. If you are looking to learn more about yourself, or how to communicate and set boundaries more clearly, I have tools to help you do this! It is my priority to create a welcoming space for all of my clients. You are not alone in your struggle. I am here to help support you!
(778) 864-5885
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Not accepting new clients
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Rebecca Eames
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
These include Family Systems Theory, Person Centred, Gestalt, Existential, AEDP (Level 2), Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and Somatic approaches.
Do your emotions overwhelm you? Is anxiety ruling your life? Are you struggling with the loss of something or someone? Maybe you feel that you’re failing and not reaching your potential? Life's challenges can leave us feeling drained of energy and hopeless. You're not alone. You deserve support and guidance. You will get through this. I work individually with adults, focusing on emotional resiliency, anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, life transitions and loss. As a mother to two young children, I also have a passion for helping clients manage the often overwhelming transition into parenthood.
(604) 699-6161
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Kirsten Johansson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
Verified
Depending on your inclinations, we may explore issues through the arts, somatic bodywork, mindfulness and/or cognitive therapies.
My therapeutic work promotes self-discovery and growth through body, mind and emotional awareness. I work with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and relationships. My aim is to help people develop the skills required to address challenging situations and cultivate a deep sense of self-acceptance and personal strength.
(604) 245-3450
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Joney Poon
Counsellor, RCH, ACCT, PAP
Verified
Verified
My approach includes music therapy, somatic , hypnotherapy, altered states of consciousness & quantum physics as an epistemology source towards self & others.
The human experience can be exhausting and confusing at times… “Can I just get a break!?” If you are reading this, it’s likely you may have reached a point of exhaustion and the logical brain keeps telling you “but, I don’t know why/how…” yet you feel that there is more or that your soul is calling out and something is missing. ‘I’ve been there. The body holds inner stories that are trying to be told, but when the mind doesn’t know how to process them, they show up as anxiety, depression, feeling lost or stuck, and/or behaviors that directly impact our connection to ourselves, others, and the universe.
(902) 706-5094
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Sara Brown
Counsellor, MA, RTC
Verified
Verified
Reaching out for the support of counsellor or therapist is a courageous step towards identifying and exploring new ways of engaging with life. I offer an integrative approach that provides a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to embark on this journey. My primary method is expressive arts therapy which utilizes the imagination and creative expression to increase self awareness, promote growth and facilitate healing. I also draw on other theories, including: Somatic Experiencing, internal family systems, and mindfulness based practices
(604) 227-9806
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Susan Jean Alexander
Counsellor, MA, LMFT, RCC, E500RYT
Verified
Verified
Clients also may benefit from somatic awareness strategies inspired from my many years as a yoga teacher.
When we are caught in our mind we cannot feel our own beingness" I am dedicated to working with individuals, families and couples who are experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Through client-centered sessions I offer a practice that deeply focuses on a myriad of issues including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, challenges with transitions in life stages, as well as finding purpose and searching for greater meaning and happiness. I seek to provide a space that is safe and supportive, where one can connect to and experience their deepest self, be listened to and validated.
(778) 800-6941
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6H
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Manisha Motha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Change can be difficult and scary, but so important for living the life you want. I believe in working respectfully and compassionately with you, to achieve your goals. I am trained in several therapeutic approaches including: EMDR, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Brief-Solution Focused Therapy. I work with individuals struggling with mood disorders (anxiety, depression), trauma, PTSD, grief and loss. I also work on self-esteem building, family and relationship concerns, and professional development and enhancement. Contact me if you are ready to take your first step towards your best life.
(778) 765-1146
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Kirsten Noack
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My approach is somatic (body-centered), mindful and trauma-informed.
I tend to work well with highly sensitive people and creative thinkers who struggle with emotional triggers, often from difficult or traumatic childhoods. The people I see often have trouble voicing their needs, are hard on themselves, and can feel misunderstood or out of place, even if on the surface they seem to have it all figured out. You might feel emotions deeply, and find it hard to not get overwhelmed by them, despite being self-aware. You long to feel more grounded in your body, to feel more at peace regardless of what life throws at you, and to live a life with greater self-compassion.
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Julie Lackowicz
Counsellor, RCC, RYT, MCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified in Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy and incorporate therapeutic yoga, breathwork, mindfulness and somatic modalities in our therapeutic work together upon your request.
Life can feel complicated, messy and often doesn't go as planned. I will hold space for you to examine and explore your experience, while also providing support, insight, and tools to help you reconnect to yourself and move through whatever challenges you may be facing. I work with individuals who have experienced or are experiencing the following: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Sexualized Violence & Abuse, Women’s Health (Endometriosis, PCOS), Chronic Pain, Body Image Issues, Relationship Issues, Addictions, Grief & Loss.
(672) 999-4604
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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Jade Honce
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
My approach to therapy is collaborative and flexible to suit the needs of each individual client. My specialty is in working with women affected by stress, anxiety, depression and those struggling with past trauma and PTSD. I also offer personalized support to women struggling in their relationship - including romantic, friendships, family and professional relationships. My primary orientation's are strengths based, person-centred and psychodynamic. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I offer interventions based in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, TF-CBT, Internal Family Systems, and the Creative Arts Therapies.
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Emily Petersen (True Potential Counselling)
Counsellor, BA, RPC, RTC
Verified
Verified
Whether you want more out of life, love, your relationship, or all of the above, it is possible! If you're trying to find a better connection, want more intimacy, a better sexual relationship, to heal from an affair, to work out some new relationship agreements with your partner, or generally to find more wellness or fulfilment in your life and relationships, you've come to the right place. Whatever your unique story, if you're looking for guidance through a challenging situation or you're ready to move with intention in a new direction, I'm here to help and to celebrate your progress throughout!
(604) 229-6926
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Jodi Campbell
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work is deeply rooted in the core of who I am.  When you show up in my office you won't find a freudian style couch to lie on, a note pad in my hand, or a wall of credentials (although I certainly have those too!). Instead you'll get my authentic self, the healing relationship that we form, and probably some tea.
(604) 283-1737
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6H
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Harbourside Family Counseling Centre
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Harbourside Family Counseling Centre is a collective of trained professionals who provide evidence-based assessment, consultation and treatment to people of all ages who seek greater happiness and fulfillment in their lives. We use science-based approaches and techniques applied to the goals of positive emotion, mindfulness and community connection, which is one of the highest predictors of happiness and well-being.
(778) 906-8821
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6J
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David Bowes
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Verified
Using a cutting edge combination of psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and biofeedback, I take a holistic approach to wellness which addresses the mind, brain, body, and spirit. If you or your child is stuck and unable to navigate self-defeating or unmanageable patterns of behaviour, emotion, or relationships, I have powerful tools and 15+ years of experience to help you find freedom and optimize your well being. As a counsellor, my priority is to ensure that my clients feel safe, understood, and skillfully supported in a compassionate and non-judgmental atmosphere. "The person is never the problem - the problem is the problem".
(855) 997-1404
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Fairview
Vancouver, BC V6H
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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.