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About Elana

Elana Angus MSW RSW RCC

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My professional history includes private practice, counselling post-secondary students, adult and geriatric mental health, youth crisis work, supporting adults with disabilities, and crisis counselling.


I have been working in the helping profession for 15 years. I have a Master's of Social Work from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor's of Social Work from the University of Victoria, I am a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.


I have additional training in:

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Psychedelic-Related Psychotherapy

Emotions-Focused Family Therapy

Somatic trauma treatment

Attachment-based therapies

Narrative Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Indigenous Cultural Competency for Mental Health Care Providers

Elana's Approach

I am privileged to be the steward of this clinic of talented professionals. I offer experiential clinical supervision to interns and practitioners, manage the day-to-day clinic operations, and offer a small therapy practice. 

My therapy approach draws out the body's natural healing tendencies. Together with my clients I tune into the body's wisdom to allow it to guide them to a state of wellness. I offer reflections, teachings from both traditional and scientific sources, and practices to help along the way. I frequently check in to make sure whatever tool I'm using feels right and is working.


I can provide psychedelic integration therapy for those who find themselves in need of integrating an experience. I cannot provide information on where to obtain or how to use psychedelics and I never recommend using alone. Please make safe and well-informed decisions given the risks and current legal prohibition of psychedelics.


My approach integrates a caring presence with emotions-focused therapies, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, EMDR, somatic (body-based) therapies, mindfulness, radical acceptance and self compassion, transpersonal psychotherapy, and narrative therapy.

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