Services

We provide a range of services and are looking forward to working with you! You are not alone anymore.

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Services Offered by Valentina

Valentina has specialized training in trauma reprocessing modalities such as Eye Movement and Desensitization Therapy (EMDR). She is a Certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA Consultant. She is also trained in Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) as well as Cognitive Behavioural therapies such as CBT, Mindfulness, and DBT. Valentina also has advanced training and experience in working with first respondents, frontline workers, other therapist and medical professionals. To learn more about Valentina click here.

Valentina takes an integrative approach to therapy aimed to meet the unique needs of each individual. She provides therapeutic services to adults and adolescences experiencing:

  • Post traumatic struggles (PTSD & cPTSD)
  • Dissociation
  • Anxiety issues
  • Low mood and/or depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Disordered eating
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Life transitions
  • Interpersonal concerns
  • Life stress
  • Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (SAP clients) and psychedelic integration

Learn more about Valentina here.

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Services Offered by Dr. Rose

Rose’s approach to counselling is guided by the theoretical lens of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). This lens is integrated with complementary therapies that enhance the counselling process including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. She also offers trauma reprocessing using Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR). To learn more about Rose click here.

Each session involves a collaborative dialogue designed to meet the unique needs of each individual. Rose works with children, youth, and adults offering support for concerns such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and/or depression
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Life Stress
  • Post-traumatic stress concerns
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Interpersonal concerns
  • and more

Learn more about Rose here.

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Services Offered by Cynthia

She integrates evidenced-based modalities such as Eye Movement & Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnosis, somatic techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. She also work with couples to help develop secure-functioning relationships. She uses experiential methods from evidenced-based modalities, rooted in neuroscience, attachment theory and the biology of human arousal.

Cynthia offers counseling services in English and French.

She provides therapeutic services to adults and couples experiencing:

  • Post traumatic struggles (PTSD & cPTSD)
  • Dissociation
  • Anxiety issues
  • Low mood and/or depression
  • Life transitions
  • Interpersonal concerns
  • Life stress

Learn more about Cynthia here

Nicole Lam

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Services Offered by Nicole

As a BIPOC counsellor, creating safe, inclusive spaces where clients feel valued is my priority. My therapeutic toolkit encompasses various modalities like Attachment Theory, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS/parts work), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), tailored to each client’s needs and goals. I have experience working with clients seeking guidance in building self-esteem and self-confidence, workplace stress, relationship problems, racial identity and issues, life transitions and family-related struggles. I also provide tools to overcome anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, family and relational trauma. 

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and/or depression
  • Self-esteem and self confidence
  • Workplace stress
  • Life transitions
  • Life Stress
  • Racial Identity and issues
  • Interpersonal concerns
  • and more

Learn more about Nicole here.

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Services Offered by intern counsellor Olivia Armstrong

 

  • Anxiety issues
  • Post traumatic concerns 
  • Low mood and/or depression
  • Life transitions
  • Interpersonal concerns
  • Life stress

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Services Offered by intern counsellor Cheyenne Ling

 

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and/or depression
  • Life transitions
  • Life Stress
  • Post-traumatic stress concerns
  • Interpersonal concerns

Learn more about Cheyenne here.

Rates

Counselling Services with Valentina

50-minute counselling session
$160 (plus GST)

Special Access Program 6 hours Psychedelic Session

$960 + fee of the attending physician (anywhere from $960 to $1500). *Sliding scale is considered on case by case bases*.

EMDR Consultations with Valentina (clinicians only)

50-minute EMDR consultation
$160 (GST included)

30-minute EMDR group participation
$80 (groups are usually comprised of 4 participants and last 2 hours)

Psychological Services with Dr. Rose

Dr. Rose follows the fee schedule recommended by the BC Psychological Association (BCPA), which is $235 per hour of psychological services (GST Included).

Counselling Services with:

Cynthia

50-minute counselling session

$150 plus GST

50-minute couples therapy session

$165 plus GST

75-minute couples therapy session 

$247.50 plus GST

Nicole

50-minute counselling session 

$140 plus GST

Counselling Sessions with Student Interns

50-minute counselling session
$63 (GST included)

*EMDR intensives (multiple hours of reprocessing) are possible but depend on scheduling availability and need to be arranged in advance.

Third Party Payers & Extended Benefits Plans​

Extended Benefits

Our services are covered by most extended benefits plans. Please check with your provider if your specific plan covers counselling services.

ICBC

Valentina is a registered service provider with ICBC. Please note that ICBC only covers a portion if the session fee. It is the client’s responsibility to pay the difference.

Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP)

We are registered providers with the Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) and offer services to victims or those closely affected by crime. To learn more about this program and find eligibility criteria, please click here. Please note that CVAP only covers a portion of the session fee. It is the client’s responsibility to pay the difference.

EMDR Frequently Asked Questions

EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches (EMDRIA – EMDR International Association, 2016).

The EMDR Process

​EMDR is a phase oriented treatment that takes place over 8 steps/phases. The complete treatment of a target involves a 3 pronged protocol involving the reprocessing of past memories, present disturbances and future behaviours.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does EMDR help?

Traumatic experiences changes our nervous system and it goes in a state of “high alert”. As a result, we experience flashbacks, anxiety, and distressing memories when reminded of the event. Avoiding people, places, situations, and/or things that remind of the event, becomes a way in which we deal with the experience.

Traumatic experiences also shatter our assumptions of how the world operates or how life is. For example, before the traumatic event you may think “I am safe”. However, after a traumatic event our beliefs are shaken and we can start thinking “I am unsafe”, “I am helpless” and so on. You may be trying to logically tell yourself that this is not true, perhaps your family is telling that this is not true, but these beliefs are “stuck” in your nervous system and you are feeling distress. EMDR helps us to resolve the trauma and shift our beliefs.

What are common reasons clients come for EMDR therapy?

Scientific research has established EMDR as an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress. Clinicians also report success using EMDR with issues like Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Dissociative Disorders, Disturbing Memories, Phobias, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Addictions, Sexual and/or Physical Abuse, Body Dysmorphic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, and others.

How can I prepare for the sessions?

The most important first step in EMDR, and trauma therapy in general, is ensuring that you have strategies and skills that you can use to manage the painful feelings and memories that may emerge in therapy. It is only when you and your therapist decide that you are ready you can move on to the traumatic memories. The goal is to empower you and help you face the painful memories in small pieces and at a pace that is manageable for you and not overwhelming.

What can I expect during sessions? Traumatic memories seem too painful to have to go through, do I need to re-live them?

The actual reprocessing of the memory is helped by bilateral eye movements, tactile, or auditory stimulations, while you are thinking about it. In a way that we do not fully understand, the intense memories and feelings become less distressing and lose their charge. EMDR does not erase the memories but makes them feel like something from the past that does not affect you strongly as before.

How long will it generally take? What if I have multiple traumatic events to deal with?

It depends on a number of factors, including how many traumas you have had. In general, the more traumas you have experienced the longer the therapeutic process. You and your therapist can decide together on which memories to process and in what order. People usually report positive changes in few sessions.

For more information on EMDR please visit https://www.emdria.org/.