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Meet Chandra

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

(Chandra's pronouns are: she/her). 

Chandra offers a trauma-informed, strengths-based and client-centred approach to counselling youth and adults with a wide variety of concerns. She respects each client’s unique values, goals and lived

experience, while offering new perspectives and ideas for change. Through active listening, empathy, curiosity and encouragement, Chandra supports her clients to build new coping strategies and gently challenge areas of rigidity that are getting in the way of learning or growth. She can’t provide you with the internal motivation for change, but can help you to explore the parts of yourself that might be torn in different directions or scared to try something new. Chandra won’t be able to tell you what your unique goals should be, but will strive to help you identify how to live your life in ways that align with your own personal values.


Chandra’s clinical work integrates a variety of counselling approaches to holistically address each client’s unique concerns, personal goals, and barriers to achieving them. These approaches include EMDR trauma therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotion-focused therapy (EFT), Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Person-Centred (Rogerian) therapy and Solutions-focused therapy. She also incorporates motivational interviewing, conflict resolution & non-violent (aka compassionate) communication strategies.


Chandra specializes in supporting clients to manage the symptoms of trauma, anxiety and depression. She has experience supporting clients with bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, dissociation and mild to

moderate levels of disordered eating. She provides both harm reduction and abstinence-based support to clients who are struggling with substance use concerns.


Chandra always strives to provide a warm and welcoming space to individuals of diverse ages, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and cultural backgrounds. She endeavours to be anti-oppressive in her

work by constantly learning from and supporting feminist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, antitransphobic, anti-ableist and anti-agist perspectives.


Chandra is grateful to be living and working on the traditional and stolen territories of thexʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxw.7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓.lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)Nations


Chandra Offers In-Person and Online Appointments 

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Education & Training:

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#15867)

  •  Master of Education in Counselling Psychology – University of British Columbia

  •  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of British Columbia

  • Dissociation Made Simple: An InsideLook for EMDR & Trauma Therapists with Dr. Jamie Marich

  • Indigenous Cultural Safety (Module 1), Vancouver Coastal Health

  •  Emotion Focused Individual Therapy (Level 1) with Yolanda von Hockauf & Robert Allan

  •  EMDR with Dissociative Clients with Dr. Janina Fisher

  •  EMDR Comprehensive Basic Training (EMDRIA Approved) with Jasmine Alexander, EMDR Center of Canada

  •  Mediation Skills (Level 1) with Alan Simpson & Jim Skinner, Justice Institute of BC

  •  Collaborative Conflict Resolution with Paula Louise Kueng, Justice Institute of BC

  • Hakomi Training (Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy), Hakomi Education Network

  •  Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Immersion with Jennifer Edlin & Karen Krantz, AEDP Cascadia

  •  The Vortex of Trauma and Addiction with Carrie DeJong

  •  Trauma-Informed Practice Training (Level 2) with Alyson Quinn

  •  Trauma-Informed Practice Training (Level 1) with Trish Walsh & Alyson Quinn

  •  Brief Psychotherapy, BCACC

  •  Introduction to Mindfulness and Trauma, BCACC

  •  DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Training (Parts 1 & 2), Moving Forward Family Services

  •  Trauma and Empathy Workshop, Lavender Counselling

  •  Eating Disorders Treatment Workshop, BCACC

  •  Transforming Trauma with AEDP with Dr. SueAnne Piliero, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute

  •  Neuroplasticity in Action: Rewiring Internal Working Models of Attachment with Dr. Ron Frederick, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute

  •  Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy with Couples with Dr. Richard Harrison, Vancouver Couple and Family Institute

  •  Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Trauma & the Body with Dr. Kekuni Minton

  •  Dreams and Dream Interpretation in Counselling & Psychotherapy with Dr. Chris Shelley, The Alfred Adler Institute

  •  When the Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity & the Stress/Disease Connection with Dr. Gabor Maté

  •  Healing Attachment Wounds with AEDP with Dale Trimble, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute

  •  Responding to Trauma: Journeying with Art Therapy with Jacqueline Sigg, Battered Women’s Support Services

  •  Positive Space Workshop – Sexual & Gender Diversity Awareness, University of British Columbia

  •  Action-Oriented & Hope-Centred Career Development with Dr. Norm Amundson, University of British Columbia

  •  Trauma Treatment for Students and New Therapists with Dr. Leslie Ellis, Inward Bound Counselling and Training

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