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April Griffin MSW RSW Trauma Counsellor


MSW RSW RCC Founder/Therapist 

Rate: $160 per 50 minutes session

Available: Tues. (virtually)

Wed. 9-2 (in-person/virtually)

Thurs. & Fri. 9-5 (in-person/virtually)

FNHA, CVAP, & ICBC approved provider

Registered in BC, Ontario, & Alberta

My journey to becoming a counsellor started 20 years ago while providing foot care in the downtown Eastside; as residents soaked their feet in warm water I was privileged to listen and bear witness to their stories of pain and resilience.   

Since then I obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia and I spent over 10 years in the public health system providing counselling for those who have experienced trauma, substance use, relationship issues, and a broad range of mental health issues.

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 specialize in providing integrating EMDR, DBT and AEDP therapy for complex PTSD.

In my own life- being a mother to three children has been one of the biggest challenges that I have faced and has helped me grow as a counsellor and a person.

My greatest joys in life include spending quality time with friends and family, singing, swimming in lakes and oceans, biking, playing soccer, and Friday pizza night with the family.

April Griffin: About Me


Vancouver location:

#513- 119 West Pender St.

Vancouver, BC


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