Hello I am Vanessa (she/her). I am finishing my Masters of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. At the core of my practice is the belief in each person’s inherent wisdom and strength. Our human experience can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming at times. Life transitions, traumatic events, escalating work stress, family tensions, grief and loss can seem insurmountable. However, these experiences can provide profound growth, self-awareness and transformation with the right tools. There is no one-size-fits-all in therapy. I believe in a holistic approach that takes the whole person, body, mind, and spirit into account.
I will collaborate with you to uncover your concerns’ root causes. When we understand how our past affects our current behaviour, we can work towards more beneficial ways of being. Old behavioural patterns that once ensured our survival may no longer serve us. Uncovering those unmet needs can reveal the beginning of a return to wholeness.
I maintain a culturally aware, client-centred, safe space of compassion and non-judgment for you to share, be authentic, and vulnerable. I advocate for normalizing therapy and de-stigmatizing mental health care. Having begun my journey in therapy many years ago, I appreciate what it feels like to be heard and understood. I offer daytime, evening and weekends