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ENHANCE YOUR EMOTIONAL WELLNESS AND DECREASE YOUR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

Effective Therapy Services for Your Well-Being and Resilience

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HOW WE HELP YOU

At Emotion Wise Counselling, we are committed to your mental health and emotional well-being. Our goal is to provide a supportive environment that fosters emotional growth through providing effective evidence-based approaches to healing trauma and building new and effective coping skills. Here’s how we help you navigate through life’s challenges with strength and resilience

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PERSONALIZED THERAPY

Evidence based approaches that are adapted to your unique experiences and needs mean more effective results, ensuring that you receive therapy that is directly aligned with your personal challenges and aspirations.

We begin by understanding your specific needs and goals, and then select the most effective evidence-based therapy approaches to treat the specific issues you are facing. Our therapists are trained to collaboratively work  with you to provide therapy that best suits your situation, whether that involves trauma therapy, building skills for emotional resilience, or finding ways to enhance your interpersonal relationships.

ABOUT OUR SERVICES

Explore a range of dedicated therapy options designed to meet your specific needs. Whether you're seeking trauma recovery with EMDR, culturally sensitive support through FNHA, or emotional regulation through DBT, our specialized services are here to assist you.

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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR)

Transformative Care for Overcoming Trauma

EMDR therapy is an extensively researched, effective therapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. Our EMDR specialists guide clients through the eight-phase treatment to help them process these experiences and significantly diminish the distress and improve emotional well-being.

Key Benefits:

  • Accelerates Recovery: Typically achieves lasting relief from traumatic symptoms, more rapidly than traditional talk therapy..

  • Reduces Distress: Directly impacts the way the brain processes information, leaving clients feeling as though the trauma is in the past with diminished PTSD nightmares and flashbacks.

  • Empowers Clients: Helps clients feel more in control of their emotional responses and less overwhelmed by past experiences, and have greater self-worth and confidence.

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FNHA COUNSELLING

Culturally Sensitive Support for First Nations and Indigenous Communities

Our FNHA-approved therapists are experienced in working with Indigenous clients and offer culturally aware counselling in a respectful and understanding environment. We focus on providing therapy that respects the value of Indigenous cultural values and traditions, while also acknowledges the harms of colonization. We are honoured to support First Nations clients on their journey to health and wellness

Key Benefits:

  • Cultural Awareness: Acknowledges the effects of colonialism, the value of both Indigenous ways of knowing and evidence-based therapy for a holistic approach.

  • Accessible Care: Ensures that counselling is both affordable and reflective of community values.

  • Community Focused: Builds on community strengths and resources to promote healing.

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DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT)

Achieve Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Success

DBT is particularly effective for individuals who experience intense emotions and struggle with relationships, anger, or mood disorders. Our DBT groups therapists on four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Through individual sessions and group skills training, clients learn to manage their emotions and interactions more effectively.

Key Benefits:

  • Mindfulness: Helps clients learn to observe and describe they thoughts and emotions remain present and engaged in the here and now.

  • Distress Tolerance: Equips clients with practical skills to get through painful, difficult situations, without making things worse.

  • Emotion Regulation: Offers strategies for understanding and changing intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life.

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Teaches techniques to allow clients to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.

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MEET OUR THERAPISTS

Our team of skilled therapists is dedicated to providing compassionate and client-centred care. Meet the professionals who are here to support your path to better emotional wellness.

Suvi Teigen MSW RSW

SUVI 
TEIGEN

MSW RSW
Counsellor
In-Person & Virtual
FNHA approved

Suvi has 25+ years of experience and is trained in EMDR and ACT and works with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and self-care and burnout. She is passionate in accompanying people as they become and remain the best versions of themselves. 

Pricing: $150 per 50-minute individual counselling session (ages 16 and up) In-person Vancouver and evening appointments availably

Chris Hellewell MSW RSW

CHRIS HELLEWELL

MSW RSW
Counsellor
Virtual
FNHA approved

With over 7 years of experience, Chris specializes in working with individuals dealing with intense emotions, trauma, and substance use. His approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), client-centred care, and narrative therapy.

Pricing: $150 per 50-minute individual virtual counselling session (ages 18 and up). Evening sessions available virtually by request.

April Griffin MSW RSW

APRIL
GRIFFIN

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

April has extensive experience in assisting individuals who have experienced trauma and emotional challenges. She employs evidence-based approaches such as DBT, AEDP, and EMDR.

Pricing: $160 per 50-minute individual counselling session (ages 17 and up). Approved provider for FNHA, ICBC, and the Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP). 

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