“Trauma is not the story of something that happened back then… It’s the current imprint of that pain, horror, and fear living inside people.” B. Van der Kolk
In other words, trauma that is left unresolved settles in the body like a deep rooted scare. Living in a society that doesn't provide us the tools to attend to emotional wounds in the same way that we attend to physical wounds it never heals. For this reason not we automatically respond to our perception of what's happening in the moment rather than responding to what's taking place in the present moment.
The basis of our work focuses on attachment science, the impact of trauma, our fundamental needs for survival and various aspects of our identity often overlooked as people often only see what's on the surface.
MEET THE TEAM
Mental Health Therapist
Zeina has a unique background that reflects the diversity of those she works with. Having gone through her own healing journey she understands the pain, discomfort, and anxiety that comes with exploring parts of ourselves that we have worked so hard to suppress over the years.
Working together you can rest assured that you will be treated with dignity, respect, and accepted as you are. The key effective therapy is the ability to collaboratively cultivate a space that promotes our ability to be vulnerability.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Sashauna shares our values in providing quality care. She is committed ongoing education and supervision as a way to enhance her skills. She has a strong interest in exploring attachment and trauma from a systemic approach,
Working with Sashauna you will experience first hand the level of compassion and dedication she brings as a counsellor. She has a warm and non-pathologizing presence and a strong ability to see the pain within.
Therapist - Joint Couples Counselling Program
Karen has a longstanding history supporting newcomers and applying various counselling and crisis intervention skills. She is a strong advocate who has taken part in initiatives to de-stigmatize mental health. Karen has proven to be a genuine and caring therapist.
Working together you will discover she is easily relatable, incorporates cultural competence, and prioritizes the therapeutic alliance. Knowing that a team approach produced better outcomes we offer Joint-Therapy.