NANNETTE HILL, MEd., RCC
Specialty: Individuals, Children, Youth & Families
Issues: Trauma Recovery | Anxiety | Depression | Stress | Grief | Self-Esteem
Modalities: CBT | EMDR | Solution Focused Therapy | Emotion Focused Family Therapy | Mindfulness | Psychoeducation regarding the Neuro-Biology of Trauma | Narrative Therapy | Play & Sand Tray Therapy | Dialectical Behavioural Therapy | Internal Family Systems
I will never forget my first experience of really being listened to and heard. It was such a powerful experience that I wanted to be a part of this for others. Having a listening person can be really beneficial for working through life’s problems and accessing your inner wisdom.
As a therapist it is important for me to be a compassionate and empathetic listener. I provide an in-depth understanding of what is being conveyed to me. I afford a sounding board for people to hear their thoughts in a new way and with guidance they begin to reframe the problem in a more positive and strength-based way. In partnership I help people to make meaning out of their difficult experiences and have self-compassion while navigating through life.
I have worked in the counselling field for over 20 years and have a special interest in supporting people with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief and parenting. During this time, I have worked in a number of settings including school districts working with children and youth, Elizabeth Fry Society working with teen mothers, Youth Center working with marginalized, unhoused youth, and private practice. I am trained in a variety of techniques that can be tailored to create a unique mental health structure for healing. Life throws us many challenges and at times it can be difficult to navigate them on your own. I work collaboratively with clients, to set goals for you to create the changes they strive for and desire in their life.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dogs, curling up with a good book, knitting, hiking, kayaking, listening to music and life long learning.
I graduated from UNBC and hold a Master of Education degree in Counselling. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
Additional Trainings Include:
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- level II
Emotional focused family therapy-core and advanced
Neurobiology of trauma
Trauma related dissociation
Comorbidity of Mental Illness and Addictions
Critical Incident and Assisting Individuals in Crisis