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EMOTION WISE COUNSELLING

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Are you struggling with your emotions

and the effects of trauma ?

Discover healing from trauma

and wise ways to live your life.

Connect with our counsellors to find a new way forward today!

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OUR TEAM

Suvi Teigen MSW RSW

SUVI 
TEIGEN

MSW RSW
Counsellor
In-Person & Virtual
FNHA approved

Suvi is an experienced therapist skilled in helping with anxiety, trauma and life changes using EMDR and ACT and help you with:

-Trauma

-Anxiety

-Depression

-Life Changes

-Adoption Issues

-Spiritual Abuse

-Emotion Regulation 

-Burnout/Workplace Stress

Chris Hellewell MSW RSW

CHRIS HELLEWELL

MSW RSW

Counsellor

Virtual

FNHA approved

​Chris uses a narrative, CBT, DBT and solution-focused approach and can help you with:

-Depression

-Anxiety 

-Men's Issues

-Grief and loss

-Life Changes

-Substance Use

-Trauma

April Griffin MSW RSW

APRIL
GRIFFIN

MSW RSW
Counsellor/Founder
In-Person and Virtual
FNHA, ICBC, & CVAP approved

April helps people with emotions regulation and trauma using DBT , EMDR, and AEDP and can help you with:

-Complex Trauma

-Emotion Regulation

-Substance Use

-Grief and loss

-Anxiety

-Depression

-Anger

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People come to Emotion Wise Counselling in all states of emotional pain knowing they will be met with non-judgmental warmth, collaboration, and an invitation to grow and heal.

We value building a positive relationship of trust with you and work to understand your strengths. We believe these are the most important ingredients needed as we work together for change.

Throughout the work together we aim to honour your values, beliefs, and culture as guideposts to build a deepened sense of identity, strength and community connection.

As our work is informed by research our therapists are trained in evidenced-based approaches including EMDR therapy and DBT-informed therapy.

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TRAUMA

We are honoured to work with people who have experienced trauma, helping them to both understand and begin healing from the past. People we work with may have been adopted, in foster care, experienced abuse, rejection, or lack of nurturing by their family. Some people come with experiences of bullying, racism, and/or abusive relationships. We work on self-understanding, increasing feelings of safety, emotional health, and remembering and mourning past trauma. We use a variety of approaches including  approaches EMDR, AEDP, and Narrative therapy.

MOOD AND ANXIETY

Struggling with low or intense moods can be overwhelming and can stop you from living the life you have hoped for. Whether you are suffering from bipolar disorder,  depression, anxiety or emotional regulation issues we are here to help you understand your feelings and thoughts and find ways to live your life with new awareness using CBT, DBT, EMDR, narrative therapy and AEDP.

SUBSTANCE USE

Our therapists have extensive experience working with people who experience substance use issues.  Our experience is that most people who are struggling with substances have experienced trauma and many have co-occurring mental health issues. We endeavour to address these issues while also working on strategies for reducing substance use.

ANGER

We have worked with many people to develop ways to cope effectively with anger. 
We do this by first helping clients to understand the unmet needs behind anger and then to work  on finding strategies that decrease the intensity of their reactions.

LIFE TRANSITIONS

Life transitions come in many shapes and forms including: grief and loss, relationship changes, health changes, geographical changes, and vocational issues.  We  aim to be compassionately present to you as you face unexpected changes and find a new way going forward.

GROUP THERAPY

April, our clinic founder has extensive experience and is passionate about offering groups. Our groups are supportive and use evidence-based practices and skills drawing from EMDR, CBT, DBT and Emotion-Focused therapies.  

FOUNDER/
THERAPIST

April Griffin MSW RSW

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I started Emotion Wise Counselling out of a passion to offer increased access to counselling for those who have experienced more than their fair share of adversity in life. It is my hope that through Emotion Wise Counselling people with complex trauma and mental health issues can experience transformation and growth.

I am passionate about finding research supported ways to help people heal from trauma and find effective tools for living life.  As such I am trained in EMDR, DBT and AEDP.

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FIND SUPPORT TODAY!


Reach out to find out more about virtual or in-person and group counselling

For a free 20 minute consultation with a counsellor book here!

Vancouver location:

#513- 119 West Pender St.

Vancouver, BC

236-412-2539

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