what I do

Services

Right now we are dealing with a lot: the legacy of residential schools, climate change, the attacks on the safety, autonomy and rights of trans and non binary people, ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism against Asian and South Asian communities and Hispanic and Latin communities. In these times we need to find ways to support each other through the isolation, uncertainty and hardship. Sometimes we just need someone to sit down and talk things through with us. I work to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. I offer online counselling by video, phone and in person. Book a 30-minute free consultation and see if we have the rapport you need.

When our decisions and actions support our values, we strengthen our self-confidence and resilience. My main goal is to work with you to reveal your own wisdom so that you can make transformative choices from a solid base. We talk about what you want to talk about at your pace.

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Working through strong feelings is possible! Empowering parents and youth to balance connection and boundaries helps defuse conflict. We build on the strengths of the family to create relationship change that is tailored to the family.

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Counselling by video, phone or text has been proven to be an effective alternative to in-person counselling. Online counselling is a good option for people who find offices stressful or intimidating, transportation is hard to get or our current pandemic. I use a secure, medical online platform.

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Areas of Practice

Specialities

I'm a certified telehealth provider, offering online counselling by video, phone and in person. I also provide LGBTQIA2+ affirming therapy. I also specialize in working with trauma and anxiety in youth 12 to 24.

It's important to find a counsellor you don’t have to teach. To find a place to be seen, celebrated and supported. We create a place to explore what safety can feel like, how good being fully yourself can feel.

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Working with trauma and anxiety starts with providing a safer, neutral place to explore feelings and to learn how to sit with big feelings so youth can use their innate wisdom to move through, and learn from, life's difficulties.

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Easy Online Appointment Scheduling

Book an appointment directly right here on my website. If a lot of back and forth communication is difficult, booking appointments online makes it simple and fast. Pick a time that works for you! My appointments are booked through a secure online system used by healthcare professionals across Canada and meets privacy standards. Please contact me at info@sonderhaven.com with questions or to book a session, especially if you don’t see availability on my calendar. Book a 30-minute free consultation and see if we have the rapport you need.

where I am

Location

Sonder Haven Counselling is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish people in the Cowichan Valley, BC. My office address is Room 201, 103-255 Ingram St., Duncan, BC V9L 1P3

I work with youth, families and adults to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. I’m a certified telehealth provider, offering online counselling by video, phone, and text.

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