“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
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.
What's beneath the surface are things we ourselves might not even be aware of on a conscious level, despite our bodies’ attempts to draw ourattention to it.
MEET THE TEAM
Mental Health Therapist
Zeina has a unique background and has completed specialized training and experience working in a wide range of areas. Her focus is really to get to know the whole person beyond the stories we tell ourselves and what the average person may see and judge on the outside. Having gone through her own healing journey she understands the pain that comes with exploring parts of ourselves that we've worked so hard to suppress over the years.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Sashauna is a compassionate, dedicated counsellor who radiates positive energy, and has a high regard for her clients. Through strengths based, anti-oppressive, and client centred approach she helps clients to navigate their inner experience while offering practical strategies to manage difficult and emotional states and life challenges. Sashauna takes part in ongoing supervision and continuing education as a way to enhance her skills and provide the possible care to clients
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 who can easily relate to clients and incorporates cultural competence. She demonstrates a solid understanding of the healing power of connection. As an affiliate of Beyond Awareness Private Practice Karen offers individual and co-facilitated couples counselling through our Couples Joint-Therapy Program.
Our approach to healing focuses on what's happening beneath the surface and attends to the core root of the issue. Our goal is to enhance self-awareness and the ability to respond to the many challenges we face in life. We believe that you have the capacity to make changes to improve your quality of life.