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Meet Shivani

Clinical Director & Registered Clinical Counsellor

(Shivani's pronouns are: she/her)



As the founder and Clinical Director of the practice, Shivani is honoured to work with clients and to support a team of skilled therapists. Her clinical work focuses on treating symptoms related to trauma, attachment wounds, and dissociation. She has a passion for helping her clients understand the root causes of their current struggles, foster a sense of internal harmony, put the past in the past, and move forward with greater resilience and empowerment.  


Shivani's approach combines EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and inner child/parts work informed by Dolores Mosquera's and Janina Fischer's work, the Theory of Structural Dissociation, Ego-State Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. She has advanced training in EMDR to support clients with dissociative disorders, complex trauma, depression, and chronic pain. Shivani is a new mother and has a growing interest in supporting other women+ who have crossed the threshold into parenthood and postpartum.  

Prior to becoming a Clinical Counsellor, Shivani was a yoga and meditation teacher and was in private practice as a trauma-informed yoga therapist for 11 years. Her experience with meditation, mindfulness, and movement continues to inform her work.

Shivani aims to create a welcoming space at her clinic for clients from all walks of life. She has training in anti-racism and LGBTQ+affirming care. Shivani is honoured to walk alongside her clients, hold their stories, and witness their growth and healing. 

Shivani is a registered provider with the Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) and ICBC


Education & Training: 

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#17248)

  • Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology - Yorkville University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of British Columbia

  • Research on post-concussion syndrome with UBC Psychiatry

  • Internship at Avalon Women's Recovery Society, North Vancouver

  • Internship with Carrie DeJong & Associates 

  • Comprehensive EMDR training and consultation with Jasmine Alexander

  • EMDR Defense and Affect Restructuring with Andrew Leeds 

  • Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach; EMDR Therapy for Suicidal Clients and Self-harming Behaviors; Hostile Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma with Dolores Mosquera

  • DeprEnd: EMDR for Depression with Arne Hofmann & Maria Lehnung

  • Integrated Treatment of Chronic Pain and Chronic Health Conditions: EMDR and Nervous System-Driven Skills with Gary Brothers

  • Decolonizing 101 with Ta7taliya Michelle Nahanee & Jacqueline Jennings 

  • Integrating the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation into EMDR Clinical Practice with D. Michael Coy  

  • Advanced Equity Skills for Clinicians: Anti-Racist, Trauma-Informed Care with Rebecca Davis and Shea Lowery

  • Somatic Experiencing® (Intermediate level)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, Crisis Centre Vancouver

  • Continuing education on trauma, somatics, and Polyvagal Theory through NICABM with Dr. van der Kolk, Porges, Ogden, Siegel, etc. 

  • Spiritual Activism 101 & 102 (Racial Justice) with Rachel Ricketts

  • LGBTQ+ Competency for Therapists with Rachel Harlich

  • Brainspotting, Phase 1 with David Grand

  • Movement for Trauma, Level 1 with Jane Clapp

  • Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Outreach

  • Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and former faculty member


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