We acknowledge that we are settlers living and working on the stolen, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qayqayt, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples.

Tamaki Kano, MCP-AT, MSc,
RCC, CCC. (They/Them)

Art Therapist, EMDR Practitioner & Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hi! I am glad you’re here. I offer support in transforming from feeling blocked, stuck, and overwhelmed to accessing all your beautiful emotions, rich experiences, and amazing potential. To different degrees, many of us have been taught to tuck away our pain, keep secrets, or conform to who others want us to be. And maybe this has even served us well in various contexts! But would you want this to be the rest of your life?

I am focused on therapeutic methods that can support you in making connections with your own amazing self, by supporting your processing of the trauma that has blocked it; by developing insight about socialized roles, urges, and fears; and/or by building a new neurological or cognitive habit for your brain. I am here to offer a specialized, personalized, and evidence-based approach for your emotional growth (e.g. EMDR, WARA, DBT, CBT, art therapy, etc.)

As a trans non-binary, culturally-grounded person of colour with a disability, I am also familiar with the challenges to your self-expression posed by the power dynamics of society, systemic oppression, and marginalization. I am well-informed on various diversity and equity constructs. I too personally negotiate it regularly, and I am passionate to support you in your experience as well.

I am excited to meet you and see if we are a good fit for this adventure you are taking on. Who would you be if you knew you could live as who you are? Email or book a session to connect.

Additional Clinical Training: 

  • EMDR Core Foundations
  • EMDR for Indigenous People
  • San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Online Training
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training
  • Motivational Interviewing Foundational
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Essentials
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
  • Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS) Training 
  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: 2-Day Distance Therapy Training
  • Suboxone & Opioid Overdose Prevention Training