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People come to Emotion Wise Counselling in all states of emotional pain knowing they will be met with non-judgemental 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.

April entered the field of counselling out of a deep desire for healing for those she met who were hurting.  She wanted to know what could move people towards greater wholeness.  What she discovered was that the healing process can look different depending on both the person and the counsellor, their wounds, their way of learning and their way of connecting with others.

At Emotion Wise Counselling we draw from a variety of therapies and theoretical approaches in the counselling process including:

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Accelerated Experiental Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Cognitive Behavoural Therapy  (CBT)

Parts Work (Ego State therapy, Internal Family Systems)

Emotion Focused Therapy 

Indigenous Land-Based Approaches (ITFL)

Narrative Therapy

Trauma-Informed Practice

Cognitive Processing Therapy(CPT) for PTSD

Motivational Interviewing

Trauma-Informed Arts Based Interventions

Mindfulness Practices

Reach out today to discuss approaches that work for you!

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The Journey of Change

" The first step to embarking on a journey of change in your life is noticing the changes you have already made.  In noticing how you have succeeded you start to tell a new story about yourself.  In this story you are the central character- the hero--the one who overcomes-- and the road ahead with all its challenges begins to seem possible."

-April Griffin MSW RSW

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