Robert M Miles, MCP, RCC, Clinic Director
It is my belief that successful therapy involves treating people as whole human beings, not as individual parts, and focusing on finding and treating the root causes.Trauma affects all areas of a person's life, leaving them feeling uprooted and anxious in not knowing if and when they will feel like themselves again. Trauma can often leave an indelible mark on our lives. It can deny us of connection to the outside world - the things we were passionate about, the relationships that brought us joy, the work we gained purpose from. It is my goal to make therapy accessible to anyone in need. To help right the course, and promote healing offering real solutions and restoring the joy in life.
- 1892 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
- 5050 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
Cecilia Cheung, MCP, RCC
Traumatic experiences can leave an indelible mark on both our body and spirit, which can develop into debilitating symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, insomnia, nightmares, and flashbacks. I believe that understanding how trauma affects us is an important first step to a healing journey. Having some information about the nature of trauma can give context to suffering. A level of meaning may be possible in a tormented existence.
Because trauma affects us systemically, the therapeutic treatment requires an integrative approach that addresses the whole person. There is a preferable order to the therapeutic procedure for a well-managed healing process. Particularly at the beginning, a non-verbal, embodied, and sensory approach is a gentle and effective way toward trauma recovery.
- Fluent in Cantonese and speaks basic Mandarin
- 4688 Prine Crescent, Vancouver, BC
Ruth Patta, MCP, RCC
The individual is the sum of all his or her parts. It is therefore my belief that taking a systems approach towards trauma is how one promotes healing. When working with those suffering from trauma related distress, calls for care. I believe it is important to build safety, walk with client, but also know when to help inspire them to take that next step forward. Healing from trauma involves courage - it is never easy looking at the things that bring us to a place of unease and discomfort.
While interventions are important, building a sense of security is a vital piece towards recovery. I employ methods involving elements of OEI (Observed Experiential Integration) and EMDR to facilitate healing from trauma in all its forms. Working with those experiencing trauma is highly rewarding to witness them remove the obstacle in their path and watch them grow and evolve in ways they had never realized before.
- Fluent in Swahili
- 701-13737 96 Ave, Surrey, BC
Marco Ma, MCP, RCC
I am experienced in working with clients in various age range, ethnic/cultural/gender identities, and religions. My specialties include helping clients overcome their struggle with depression, anxiety, complex grief, complex trauma, and conflictual relationships. I am trained numerous approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, the Gottman Method, and mindfulness-based approaches. My philosophy in counselling work is centered in holding a safe space for clients, empowering clients to move through pain and challenges, and providing guidance for clients to reach their life-enhancing goals.
Ram Upadhaya, MA, CCAC
Trauma is intangible. It is not a physical entity, and cannot been touched, seen, or removed by sheer will. Trauma is a feeling, and it affects the human mind and influences emotions; either exciting or diminishing emotions. Attempting to deal with trauma alone can possibly isolate or leave the person more confused, angry, or fearful. Having someone to share their experience is the first step in easing the suffering. A counsellor is a warm, empathic, and authentic facilitator of healing. I believe a counsellor's job is to help a person find hope and healing throughout the recovery process, and to help them take ownership of that process.
- Fluent in Punjabi, Urdu and Nepali
- 111-12885 80 Ave, Surrey, BC