I’m really glad you’re here!

About Zoe

I am originally from the unceded traditional territories of the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations, and today gratefully acknowledge my privilege to live, work, and play on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

I work with people striving for freer self-expression, stronger presence, deeper authenticity, and calmer responses in life. The people I work with are often struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or life transitions. As an integrative therapist, we will work together to discover which therapeutic modalities work best for you — you are awesomely unique, so your therapy should be the same!

The inspiration to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor arose from my own transformative experience in the client’s chair. Prior to starting my Masters degree, I worked in the mental health and wellness field for 10 years in a variety of capacities through work and volunteer positions. I know how hard it can be to show up to the first, second, or even tenth session, and I promise to listen, get curious, and encourage you toward your healing.

As a queer cis-woman, I have the lived experience of navigating these identities, and the burdens that can accompany them. I am here to support your journey to reconnecting to your most authentic expression of self, whether that means coming out, navigating gender imbalances, or learning to fully love who you are!

I am looking forward to connecting with you to discuss how I can support you on your therapeutic journey!

My core values (in and out of therapy)

Passion: When we are passionate we can do great things! I will help you reconnect to your own core values to bring passion into the everyday.

Justice: I offer this through my work, where I will be your advocate in encouraging steps toward finding your voice to ask for equity.

Beneficence: This shows up everyday in the work I do. I only ever want to leave people better off than I found them (a little nod to Dan Savage in the campsite rule)

Community: I practice this through offering groups, engaging in public art classes, and taking care of my loved ones.

Credentials

Education

Master of Counselling
City University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of British Columba

Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Level 1
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Perfectionism and People-Pleasing
Psychwire

Consensual Non-Monogamy Level 1: Clinical Skills and Interventions
Institute for Relational Intimacy

Emotion Focused Therapy
Psychwire

Integrated Somatic Parts Work Levels 1, 2, 3
Embody Lab

Meditation, Breathwork and Panayama
Carolyn Anne Budgell

Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours)
YYoga