AMY THAIN, MA, RCC
Since childhood I have been an encouraging and empathetic helper to those around me, therefore I felt called to the counselling field from a young age. I am honoured that my clients allow me to do this meaningful and fulfilling work.
I have over 10 years experience as a therapist and have a special interest in supporting people with anxiety, trauma, and stress-related concerns. I use an integrated mind-body approach that is trauma-informed and supports the nervous system to function optimally as we work through the challenges of being human. Depending on my client's needs, this can involve shifting perceptions, making meaning of experiences, changing behaviours and/or working towards compassionate acceptance what is outside one's control.
It has been my experience that all people have the inner wisdom to heal and grow, and that working in partnership with a counsellor can help tap into these resources. I feel my role is to help facilitate healing by holding a safe and supportive space for your whole self to emerge and process what it needs to.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, hanging out with my two cats, hiking, kayaking, listening to music and continuing my education.
I graduated from Adler University - Vancouver in 2009 and hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Additional Trainings Include:
Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy 2 year Training Program
Attachment Trauma and Integration – Regulation to Integrate Brain, Mind and Body
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Mindfulness Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour
Indigenous Cultural Awareness Trainings
Cybercounselling Level 1&2 Certification