Hello! My name is Nadia (She/Her) and I am a Therapist, Life Coach, Instructor and Group Facilitator. On top of my private practice, I also teach, train and mentor folks in becoming Professional Coaches and Counsellors at a Wellness school in adult education. Diversity inspires me and my goal is to provide a secure, healing relationship with and for people. For as long as we live, we all need support.
Whatever you are going through, chances are you are not alone. We as humans go through so many life transitions that can be exhilarating, yet many of them are incredibly difficult and terrifying to go through at the same time. When I was unsatisfied with my career after university, I did extensive research and decided to invest not just in my career, but in my overall mental health. That is when I attended an experiential Wellness College to become a Life Coach and a Counsellor. They held the belief that you need to heal yourself before you can be of help to others. I entered the program knowing I had things to work on, but I was definitely in denial around the trauma healing I needed to explore. I said to my instructor during a psycho-drama, "you mean I have to do an entire life assessment and write out in big pieces of paper for everyone to see all my traumatic experiences and re-enact them?!" Looking back at it now, I would do it again in a heart beat. There is something extremely special, to be heard and seen by others who are capable of holding a safe and empathetic space for me. And that is what I hope to do for you. I am able to easily tap into emotions, while grounding and containing them whenever I need to. And it is very powerful for me to know that I have that choice now. We all learn to navigate through jobs, identity, relationships, anxiety, grief, loss and change, so much change. Yet, these are life skills no one ever taught us in school. Sometimes, this can be painful and we can feel extremely exhausted and overwhelmed doing it alone. I have also struggled for years finding balance between a social life, a career I adored and a healthy personal life. However, I find that I can flow through these moments so much easier with a professional to talk to. I consider this an honour and my hope is to be that person for you.
Outside of work, I absolutely love breathing in the fresh air of beautiful B.C with my all black, long haired German Shepard puppy named Timber! He has multiple nicknames but I often find myself calling him Timbit, like the donut!
Fun fact about me is that my friends call me Noodles because I am a noodle lover!
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada in good standing. I was born in Vancouver, BC, however, spent years at an International Baccalaureate school in Hong Kong. After completing my degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality & Social Justice at the University Of British Columbia, I attended Rhodes Wellness College to pursue my deep care for well-being and being a helper in the mental health field. I have been serving clients as a Life Coach for over 3 years and completed my Professional Counselling Diploma based on an experiential learning model at Rhodes Wellness College.
I currently offer:
1:1 Coaching Sessions
1:1 Counselling Sessions
I invite you to a warm, supportive & non-judgemental environment, allowing you to explore areas of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Come as you are and become who you desire.