Julie Jay

Julie first became interested in Buddhism in her youth when she began to search for the meaning of life. This began a lifelong journey that brought her to Thailand, India, and Nepal to discover herself through Buddhism, meditation, and languages. In Thailand, she practiced meditation and guided fellow practitioners in the practice of mindfulness. She began to explore her burgeoning interest in Buddhism by studying the Tibetan language in India. Later in Nepal, she completed an undergraduate and graduate studies in Buddhism and Himalayan Languages and later translated Tibetan Buddhist texts.

After her study of Buddhism, she recognized the importance of balancing both spiritual and psychological healing which led her to graduate studies in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. The integration of both these approaches has allowed her to practice compassion in action with many types of people from all walks of life.

As a second-generation Chinese Canadian, Julie is passionate about integrating your cultural wisdom, knowledge, and spirituality into therapy. She is passionate about meeting people as they are, in the here and now, and helping people authentically discover themselves with acceptance, kindness, and compassion.

Julie integrates various approaches to therapy to find the right fit for you. First and foremost is the therapeutic relationship based on unconditional positive regard, empathetic understanding, and genuineness. She works with you to collaboratively work towards your wellness and mental health goals. There are many ways to get there, but she is inspired by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Feedback-Informed Therapy, and parts work through Internal Family Systems. She is currently in EMDR Level 1 training and looking to provide clients without complex trauma with EMDR therapy. Julie also prioritizes ongoing supervision from an experienced counselling supervisor as a way to deepen her own learning and professional development, ultimately to better serve her clients.

Julie is now accepting new clients at Inner Knowing Therapy at an affordable sliding scale rate, $50/hr.

Jamie Doerksen

Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck in patterns that aren’t serving you? I have been there, and I know that it can feel exhausting trying to figure it out alone. I offer my gentle curiosity and caring presence to support you in whatever struggles you are facing right now. I value the wisdom of my clients, and view therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we can process emotions, explore deeply-rooted patterns, and experiment with new ways of being.

I am trained in relational, Gestalt therapy, and I have six years of experience working in mental health. In my practice, I work in a trauma-informed lens, and I weave together my training in Gestalt therapy, my experience as a client in therapy, and my passion for creative practices.

I hope to offer you a space where you can feel supported and understood, and where you can feel safe to show up authentically. If you are looking for support, I invite you to reach out and schedule a free 30-minute consultation – let’s see if we might be a good fit.

Emma Hampson

My therapeutic style is warm, accepting, flexible and conversational. I believe clients are the experts of their own lives and I approach our work together with curiosity and humility. As a queer and neurodivergent woman, I understand how the systems we live within shape our lives, and am committed to an intersectional, feminist, anti-oppressive approach to therapy. I take an eclectic approach with clients, pulling from different modalities to best suit the needs of the client and what feels right for them.

The modalities I draw from are internal family systems, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness approaches. I want to explore your experiences and understand the meaning that you have attached to them. I aim to help clients heal by working with them to feel at home in their bodies and to live an authentic life that aligns with their values.
I am currently a student at Yorkville University under the supervision of Phoebe Chin.