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About Elana

Elana Angus MSW RSW RCC

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 Psychotherapy

Emotions-Focused Family Therapy

Somatic trauma treatment

Attachment-based therapies

Narrative Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Indigenous Cultural Competency for Mental Health Care Providers

My Approach

My approach draws out the brain's natural healing tendencies. Together we will co-create strategies to heal and life a fulfilling life. I use research-based techniques and I frequently check in to make sure whatever tool I'm using feels right and is working for you.

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.

I 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. Please make safe and well-informed decisions given the risks and legality of psychedelics.

 
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About Lindsay

Lindsay Tabata MC RCC CCC-Q

I am a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Master of Counselling Psychology program. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (qualifying) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

 

My professional experience includes youth crisis work, supporting students in a school environment, and counselling children, youth, and adults with mental health concerns.

I have additional training in:

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Emotionally-Focussed Therapy

Acute Traumatic Incident Processing

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills

 

My Approach

I believe the therapeutic relationship provides the foundation for client change to take place. Through a safe and supportive relationship, individuals can process and heal from emotional experiences that are too overwhelming to deal with on one’s own. I believe human-beings are biologically wired for healing and self-repair; however, negative emotions can get stuck when we create defensive strategies to protect ourselves from painful experiences. I maintain the perspective that individuals are the experts of their own lives who possess incredible strength and resiliency, and my aim is to help each client uncover and draw on these inner resources. I support individuals and families in the healing transformation of painful emotional experiences. 

 

 

I use an integrative approach that draws on Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, person-centered therapy, emotionally-focused family therapy, and mindfulness.

 
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About Cara

Cara Greene BA, MACP(c)

Currently offering $40 online and phone sessions. My approach towards healing is collaborative, intuitive, and strength based. My goal is to create a space where you can be authentically yourself. I believe laughter and shared humor can be a meaningful part of effective and collaborative therapy. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, self-esteem, or wanting to make meaningful life changes, together we can address thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that are keeping you stuck.

With over 10 years of counselling experience, I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and trauma-informed practices, with the integration of accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy under the supervision of Elana Angus.

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