— Welcome, I'm Nilou

About me

We all encounter roadblocks somewhere along the way keeping us from our best life. It is my honor as a counsellor to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space and to walk alongside you in your journey.

I specialize in treating trauma in empirically supported ways. Every therapy approach that I offer you, I have received and benefited from myself. Clients come to me with a wide variety of trauma-related experiences, including PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, childhood adversity, abuse, sexual assault, accidents, illness, attachment issues, interpersonal challenges, grief and loss, and depression.

I believe in your capacity to heal and your desire to move towards wholeness and wellbeing. I am confident that I can help you reconnect with your innate capacity to move toward healing, growth and greater connection. I look forward to being there for you on your journey.

Education & Training:

 

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors  (#15289)
  • MSc in clinical psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy – Shahid Beheshti University
  • Somatic Experiencing® with Abi Blakeslee (Intermediate level)            
  • AEDP Immersion training with Diana Fosha
  • EMDR treatment planning with survivors of complex, early neglect and abuse with Andrew Leeds
  • Comprehensive EMDR training – Compassion works
  • EMDR consultations with Andrew Leeds
  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy – Mental Health Foundations
  • Indigenous Cultural Safety – Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
  • DBT Skills with Marsha Linehan
  • Emotionally Focused Externship Training – Vancouver Couple and Family Institute
  • Essentials of CBT, CBT for Anxiety and Depression, CBT for Personality Disorders – Beck Institute
  • Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach, EMDR Therapy for Suicidal Clients and Self-harming Behaviors, Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders with Dolores Mosquera