Brain & Body-Based Counselling to Help you Heal the Root of your Issues.
Meet Shivani, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor & Trauma Therapist
Shivani has a Masters's degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#17248). Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Shivani was in private practice as a trauma-informed certified yoga therapist for 11 years and taught mindfulness-based yoga and meditation classes. Shivani specializes in the treatment of trauma including exploring the root causes of current symptoms, guiding clients through the process of internal attachment repair work, and processing traumatic memories. She helps her clients discover their innate resilience and adopt a curious and compassionate relationship with their embodied experience.
Specializations & Treatment Approaches
I strive to help my clients feel safe in their bodies so they can tap into their innate capacity to grow, connect, and heal. My goal is for you to feel seen, heard, understood, and respected. No matter how broken you feel, I believe that your nervous system is deeply intelligent and that current dysfunctional patterns were once adaptive survival strategies.
In order to heal from trauma, we have to work with our biology, not just our biography. That's why I teach my clients about their nervous systems and how to self-regulate. I go beyond talk therapy and use empirically-supported brain and body-based approaches to treat the underlying cause of current issues.
While it is important to understand your history, my approach focuses on your experience in the here-and-now. You will be invited to be mindful and curious about your embodied experience including sensations, breath, beliefs, and emotions. This also means working in the present moment with wounded parts of yourself that are stuck in the past.
Sessions are being offered via a secure and PIPEDA compliant video platform, during the Covid-19 crisis
ShivaniWells@me.com | 778.316.9542 | 309-525 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC.
Shivani acknowledges that she lives and works on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Stz'uminus, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Note: The building is not wheelchair accessible and the bathrooms in the building are gendered.