Priya Gill, Vancouver Therapist
Priya Gill Counselling and Consulting
A Vancouver based anti oppression and trauma informed therapist supporting your growth, healing, and empowerment.
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Priya Gill Therapy

I am a therapist, a life long student, consultant and facilitator. Therapeutically - I offer a trauma informed and wellness-centered approach to self exploration, healing, and growth.

My name is Priya Gill  (she/they) and I am an Anti Oppression Trauma Focused Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Educator and Consultant offering services on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh(Tsleil-Waututh) land.

Connecting with a therapist is a huge step towards your personal journey in growth and healing. Having connected with therapists myself, I know it takes trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship to explore yourself, ask yourself the hard questions, and connect with healing.

I am formally trained in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies (MDMA and Psilocybin), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) Level One. In addition to my professional training. I draw upon the wisdom from my own healing, my teachers, mentors, peers, elders, and clients. and have been taught that the most powerful medicine in this world is compassion and love. 

My therapeutic approach draws upon a balance between evidence-based and wellness-focused approaches - grounded in the celebration of each person's unique capacity for healing and tapping into their innate wisdom.

Central to my work are the principles of anti-oppression, intersectionality, harm reduction,  sex positivity, love, and humor. My practice is informed by my professional accolades, lived experiences, and wisdom taught to me by my loved ones, clients, and mentors. I am sensitive to the intersections of identity and have supported people from all backgrounds, degrees of power, privilege, marginalization, and have great empathy for people from all walks of life. The therapeutic space is sacred, and my job is to walk alongside you on your path to empowerment and healing.

My clinical practice and framework is depth oriented and relational - which is to say that I seek to support people who wish to get to the root source of whatever concerns they bring to therapy. I emphasize the importance of integration and normalize the ebbs and flows that come with transformative change.

I offer a free 20 minute consultation

If you are interested in connecting, please contact me through these various means:

Come As You Are

Principles and Values that Guide My Work

Intersectionality
Intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw is a framework that takes into account how cultural influences and their relationships to power and privilege show up in: age, ability,, spirituality and religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender, ethnicity, race, national origin, and social class.

Anti Oppression
I acknowledge that as a therapist, I hold power in the therapeutic relationship.I have worked with some of the most marginalized people in Canada and have great empathy and understanding for those struggling within the context of our current socio-economic-political system.  I draw upon over 13 years of experience supporting people from all backgrounds, degrees of power, privilege, and marginalization, and have great empathy and adoration for people. I am sensitive to the intersections of identity and have supported people from all backgrounds, degrees of power, privilege, marginalization, and have great empathy for people from all walks of life. To be anti-oppression means not shying away from naming and unpacking how these systems impact our day to day lives. This work means I validate your experiences without pathologizing your trauma and work as an ally to support you.

Humor 

Cultural Humility
Equity and inclusion means that I hope to open up space for us to discuss what is going on between us within the therapeutic relationship. I do not demand you trust me, I hope to earn it in an ongoing process by creating a safe and warm environment for you.

Respect
Healing comes when we are provided space to process our feelings and emotions, rather than dismissing them, pushing them aside, or finding ways to numb them out. Respect is a necessary ingredient in creating a safe, non-judgemental environment from which you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and create new perspectives and understandings of yourself. All parts of you are welcome in the therapeutic space.

Compassion
Compassion and empathy are necessary for growth and healing. Sometimes it is easier for us to have compassion for others, but not ourselves. My approach is to explore why this may be, and support you by creating a safe and compassionate environment to have these hard conversations. When we experience compassion we allow ourselves to truly be seen.

Education

SFU Simon Fraser PsychologyCrime Victims Assistance Program Government of BCAdler University Counselling Psychology
Masters degree in Counselling Psychology,
Adler University 2019

Bachelor's degree in Criminology (hons),
Minor in Psychology,

Simon Fraser University 2014

British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Crime Victims Assistance Program
Government of British Columbia

British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors. Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Training


I offer 50 or 80 minute individual sessions in person in Vancouver and also online. Please contact me to determine what options work best for you.

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
    African-Centered Perspective on Bilateral Stimulation and Healing with Dr. Kellie Kirksey
    Working with Parts with Dissociative Disorders: A Practical Guide for Trauma Therapists
  • Treating Addictions as Dissociation with EMDR Therapy
    Healing the Divided Mind: Practical Approaches to Working with the Dissociative Client
    EMDR + IFS PARTS Protocol

    Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
    Internal Family Systems Level One - Tamara Floyd
    Internal Family Systems Informed EMDR
    Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems with Frank Anderson
    Using Internal Family Systems Interventions and Strategies with LGBTQIA + Clients with Frank Anderson

  • Psychedelic Assisted Therapies
    MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD with MAPS
    Emotion-Focused Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
    Fundamentals in Psilocybin Assisted Psychotherapy Training with Dr. Ingrid Lacey
    Ethical Right Relationship in Psychedelic-Assisted
    Psychotherapy with Kylea Taylor
    Psychedelic's in Therapy Summit

  • Additional Trainings
    Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Mate
    Honouring Our Sacred Rage with Dr. Jennifer Mullan
    Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism with Resmaa Menakem
    Queering Mental Health with Our Landing Place
  • Reflections on Leadership Through Chaos and Crisis with Baker Consulting
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing with UBC
    Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level One

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    Specializations

    1. Trauma Resolution and Transformation
    2. Psychedelic Integration
    3. Psychedelic Harm Reduction
    4. Parts and Inner Child Work
    5. Relationships (including non traditional structures, CNM, poly, etc)
    6. Communication and Boundary Setting
    7. Identity Exploration
    8. Institutional and Systemic Based Violence and Trauma
    9. Ancestral Wounding
    10. Intergenertaional Trauma healing
    11. Children of Immigrants
    12. Anger and Rage Work

    Although these are my areas of focus, I am open to anyone who seeks to connect with me. Please feel free to connect with me by email, and we can arrange a 20-minute free consultation.

    * Please note I am currently running a waitlist for new clients in 2024

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    Supervision and Consultation

    As a consultant, I provide justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting from a culturally sensitive and intersectional approach. I work with corporations, small businesses, start up companies and  NGO’s to create best practices. 

    Some of the services I offer include: 
    - Culturally Sensitive Best Practices and Policy Development
    - Developing and Implementing Stakeholder Engagement Strategies
    - Clinical Protocol Writing
    - Mental Health Support and Cultural Humility Consulting for Companies
    - Blog and Content Writing
    - Guest Panel Speaking
    - Educational Workshops

      If you are interested in working together, please contact me at priyagillcounselling@gmail.com

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      Clinical Counselling


      I offer 50 or 80 minute individual sessions in person in Vancouver and also online. I use Zoom for teletherapy sessions. Please contact me to determine what options work best for you.

      Payment
      All session fees are due in full at the end each visit, unless an alternative payment plan has been established. I accept e-transfer or credit card payments. A receipt will be issued immediately after payment.

      72 Hour Cancellation Policy
      Cancellations after a 72 hour period will result in the full fee for the session missed or cancelled.

      Medical Coverage
      RCCs do not directly bill extended health care plans, so please check with your insurance provider to verify your coverage and reimbursement policy. If you have extended health benefits our sessions may be covered partially or in full.