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Trauma Bond Withdrawal Symptoms: Understanding, Managing, and Overcoming

Human relationships are intricate, and while many connections enrich our lives, some bonds formed under duress or in negative circumstances can lead to profound psychological effects. This article explores the complexities of trauma bonding and the withdrawal symptoms that arise when these unhealthy attachment bonds are severed. Understanding Trauma Bonding Trauma bonding is a psychological […]

Trauma Bond vs Love: Understanding the Differences and Recognizing the Signs

Human relationships are emotionally complex and profound. Of all things, it might be of greatest importance to be able to differentiate between trauma bonds and healthy love. While these two types of relationships can both be passionate and deeply affecting, they are fundamentally different in the way they impact our well-being and shape our interactions […]

Nilou Esmaeilpour

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**Not Accepting New Clients**

Founder & Clinical Director, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Areas of Focus

PTSD & Complex Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociation, Shame


]Online & In-person appointments (Coquitlam)

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday

Rachelle Buck

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**Not Accepting New Clients**

Registered Clinical Counsellor,
EMDR Therapist

Areas of Focus

Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Suicidality, PTSD, Substance use/recovery, Grief & Loss, Trauma, Self-Compassion & Self-Esteem, Somatic & Mindfulness Approaches


Online & In-person Appointments (Downtown Vancouver)

Office Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Betrayal Trauma Recovery: Steps to Healing and Rebuilding Trust

Betrayal trauma occurs when someone we depend on for emotional support and security violates our trust in a significant way. This breach can profoundly affect one’s mental and emotional well-being. Recognizing the steps to recovery and understanding the therapeutic approaches can pave the way for healing and rebuilding trust. Understanding Betrayal Trauma Betrayal trauma is […]

Lisa Ward

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**Not Accepting New Clients**

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Approved Clinical Supervisor, EMDR Therapist
Areas of Focus

Trauma and Loss, Suicidality, Self-harm, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Stress, Childhood Abuse and PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder.


Online Only

Office Hours


Jessica Atnikov

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**Accepting New Clients Now**

Registered Clinical Counsellor & Art Therapist, EMDR Therapist
Areas of Focus

Self-esteem, Body Image, Healing Trauma & PTSD, Anxiety, Couples Counselling, OCD, ICBC Counselling


Online & In-Person Appointments (Downtown Vancouver & Coquitlam)

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday