Meet Zoey

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

(Zoey's pronouns are: she/her). 

Zoey works with adults of all ages to help them make sense of their experiences, feel awake to the current moment, and create a path toward renewal and growth. She understands that the identities and beliefs we hold matter and that we all deserve the opportunity to develop our sense of self, belonging, and purpose in a compassionate and non-judgmental space. 

Zoey weaves together various approaches, including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness to help clients access the wisdom of their mind, body, and spirit and harness their innate capacity for healing.

 

She aims to create an environment where the different parts of a client’s internal world can be heard and understood and where she and her clients can explore how to build inner harmony and move towards the lives and relationships they want for themselves.

 

Zoey specializes in working with life transitions, relationship issues, 2SLGBTQIA+ and other identity-based concerns, anxiety, grief and loss, and trauma. Her work is rooted in an understanding of social justice, relational healing, and the belief that the systems of power we navigate play a critical role in the challenges we face and the resources available to address them.

 

Before working as a clinical counsellor, Zoey spent years as an educator, community organizer, and support group facilitator. All of these experiences inform her deep optimism about people’s capacity for growth and her openness to engage with the hardships that individuals, communities and cultures endure. 

As a queer, cisgender, White-presenting Jewish woman living and working on the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish peoples, Zoey strives to offer counselling that honours the stories and values that each client brings with them and acknowledges how her own identities may shape each client’s experience. As a member of the queer community herself, she has also sought out specific training and experience in working with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, conducted graduate-level research focused on promoting plurisexual health equity, and supported people with diverse relationship structures, sexualities, gender identities, values, and practices. 

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Education & Training:

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#17507)

  • Master of Counselling – City University of Seattle

  • BA in English and Psychology – McGill University

  • EMDR with Dissociative Clients with Janina Fisher 

  • Diversity in Practice with Carmen Ostrander

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, EFT Center of LA

  • Indigenous Cultural Safety Training with San’yas

  • Queering Mental Health Conference, Our Landing Place Therapy Collective

  • Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice: 5-Day Intensive, Leading Edge Seminars

  • The Integrated Trauma Therapist: Incorporating IFS with EMDR, SP, CPT, AEDP, DBT and Psychedelic Medicines for Treating Complex Trauma and PTSD with Frank Anderson, MD

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy with Rebecca Jorgensen 

  • Recognizing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Queer Relationships, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 

  • Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP). the BC Government

  • Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention Training, Family Services of Greater Vancouver

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention Training, BC Crisis Centre