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Are We A
Good Fit?

I believe that a good "fit" between counsellor and client is important. 
Whether it's me or another provider out there, I simply want you to get connected with the best person for you.

Please scroll down to find information about my general approach and to read more about my main area of focus.
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Approach

THE COUNSELLING SUPPORT I OFFER IS ROOTED IN AN INTEGRATIVE, TRAUMA-INFORMED, AND NON-PATHOLOGIZING PERSPECTIVE. 

I weave my Western academic/professional counselling training with my own heart-centered and intuitive inner knowing. While I know from my own personal and professional experience that counselling can be a wonderful way to support mental and emotional wellness, I also
know it is not the only way. I value a holistic approach to overall mind-body-spirit wellness, and view counselling as merely one "tool" in the "toolbox" that can be supportive for overall wholeness of being.

 

Further to my approach, I acknowledge the ways in which oppressive systems and structures (i.e., colonialism, racism, white supremacy, patriarchy) can often contribute to the “symptoms” we call anxiety, depression, trauma, hopelessness, shame, core wounds, loss of identity. disconnection from self, and disconnection from the natural world.

I gravitate toward the perspective that much of what we call "symptoms" are understandable adaptations to chronic stress, trauma. and disconnection.

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In the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the modern world, sometimes we find ourselves struggling to keep up. We may feel lost, disconnected from ourselves. Perhaps there’s a loud call, or a subtle whisper nudging us to go within, but we’re unsure where to begin.

I FOCUS ON:
  • Integration of one's cognitive, emotional, somatic, and spiritual experience

  • Supporting folks who identify as "sensitive" from a place of unconditional positive regard

  • Unpacking, exploring and integrating transpersonal experiences and other experiences of non-ordinary states of consciousness

  • Supporting you to be in connection with your truest self essence

I INTEND TO CO-CREATE
A SAFE SPACE TO:
  • Discuss the felt impacts of oppressive systems and structures

  • Un-learn and lovingly let go of that which no longer serves you 

  • Connect with the body as a source of wisdom and guidance

  • Engage in spiritual exploration 

  • Be whoever you are, wherever you are ~ we meet you there

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." -Rumi

Wondering if Ryan 
might be a good fit?

Does any of the following resonate with you?... 

  • You are seeking psychedelic consultation counselling 

    • Read more about this offering here

  • You identify as male and...

    • Feel impacted by a sense of “wounded masculinity”

      • you feel inadequate as a man

      • you feel you are not “man enough” or otherwise not good enough

      • struggle to fit into the expectations of what it means to “be a man” set out by your family and/or society

    • Feel burdened by chronic shame and feelings of inadequacy

    • Feel a pervasive sense of disconnection in your life...

      • Disconnection in interpersonal relationships​

      • Disconnection from yourself 

      • Disconnection from the world around you 

    • You feel stuck/stagnant and would like support in your journey towards getting un-stuck

    • You are open to building or strengthening your emotional intelligence and somatic (body) awareness

  • You’re in addiction recovery or have otherwise made a choice to abstain from certain substance(s) that you believe was causing harm in your life

If what you're going through right now is not explicitly laid out here, but you still think
I might be a good fit for what you're looking for, I'd be happy to meet you. You are welcome to book yourself in for a free virtual consult (see below) where we can meet, ask questions, and determine if working together feels right.

Want to connect further? 

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Let's take a walk together to your true nature

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