You exist in context, so it only makes sense that the problems you experience do too. Unfortunately, psychology commonly disregards this context and places the issue solely within you. But isn't life already hard enough? Do you really need to take on MORE blame and shame for things that are not yours to carry?
"Venturous" means bold, daring, audacious, and enterprising. It represents the spirit of tenacity and the rebelliousness of thought required to speak truth to power both systemically and intrapersonally. Our commitment is to help you uproot the internalized beliefs that act as life support to the problems you experience. To support you in uncovering your ability to choose your story; to make your own meaning. Because to co-create sustainable systems of thought, we have to rebelliously subscribe to a different narrative.
In the Media:
Venturous Counselling and Wellness is a purpose-led wellness group built on two fundamental pillars: multidisciplinary practice and justice-oriented action. Believing in the mind-body-community connection, we pride ourselves on offering services beyond the talk...because simply focusing on talk therapy is like only allowing yourself to use one arm when swimming. You can do it, and you'd probably get to shore if you need to, but it sure makes it a lot harder than it has to be! That's why we incorporate EMDR, art, movement, and breathwork practices alongside traditional counselling services to help you truly access your full capacity for growth.
We also believe there's more to healing than therapy alone. That's where strategic justice comes in...
Providing therapy and wellness services is only one part of our work. When you access support with us you're joining in on something bigger. Our strategic plan brings community back into mental health care. We want to thoroughly disrupt the industry that roots problems solely within you while making social responsibility optional for practitioners. Media-kit with full details coming soon.
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Registered Clinical Counsellor & Clinical Director
Hey, welcome! Question for you: what's making you deal with everything life throws at you alone? Do you want to be isolated with the problems you experience if you don't have to be? Maybe you're trying to break free from deeply-rooted self-doubt, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and other distressing emotions such as disconnection. Many folks I work with have also experienced histories of trauma (not just trauma with a capital T) and grew up in invalidating childhood environments. In working together, we can rewrite and co-create sustainable systems of thought...Read more >>
What does being healthy mean to you? Maybe this has been a balancing act you’ve been trying to resolve for a long time. Or maybe you’ve been in survival mode for so long it’s been hard to take a breath to really consider it. I get it, I’ve been pondering this question for more than 10 years. I think it’s about the mind, the body, and interconnectedness with happiness, community, and fulfilment. That the pillars of health come down to sleep, nutrition, movement, and a good balance between stress and relaxation. Without them, it's hard to feel sustainable fulfillment and energizing vitality. It becomes difficult to maintain the energy levels...Read more >>
Registered Clinical Counsellor & EMDR Practitioner
Welcome, I believe in the importance of having a place(s) and relationships where a person can feel heard, cared for, and respected.
My approach is eclectic, in that, I draw from a range of evidence-based approaches and adapt my approach in response to what brings each individual into counselling. I am a trauma-informed therapist who approaches sessions from an Adlerian and Narrative lens. I provide client-centered counselling from a strength-based and anti-oppressive perspective. I am dedicated to holding a friendly and inclusive space where individuals feel safe to be themselves. A little bit more about me…I grew up in a small town in Ontario and moved to British Columbia...Read more >>
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Walk & Talk / Nature Therapy
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