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

Reclaim your voice, connect with your inner power, & find meaning in your life.

I specialize in anti oppression trauma focused therapy and offer a wellness-centered approach in creating a safe space. In whatever concerns and challenges you want to work through, having a counselor to work alongside you can be an empowering experience.

I offer a free 20 minute consultation

I am currently available and taking on new clients and have 3 ways you can book an appointment:

Priya Gill, Vancouver Therapist

About Me

Hello, my name is Priya Gill (she/her/hers) and I am an Anti Oppression Trauma Focused Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and consultant offering services on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh(Tsleil-Waututh) land. I have a BA in Criminology (hons.) from Simon Fraser University and Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University.

I draw upon over 9 years of experience supporting survivors of violence and 5 years of direct one to one mental health support. 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.  I center my workaround a compassionate, non-judgmental, intersectional, and anti-oppression philosophy. I also draw upon evidence based approaches including . Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Mate, Internal Family Systems/parts work.

The therapeutic space is sacred and my job as a healer is to walk alongside you on your path to empowerment and healing. I work with individuals who are seeking a safe space to reclaim their voice, connect with their resilience, and empower themselves. Some come to me to explore relationship issues and work on communication and boundary setting. Others come to explore heritage and racial identity - unpacking ancestry, inter generational trauma, and the impact of social systems. Others seek to process gender based violence, sexual violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, and/or substance use.

It is important to me to show up as an authentic human, not only as a therapist. I hope to share with you my sense of humor, and wisdom I have been taught from my education, mentors, colleagues, clients, elders, and loved ones.

When authentic, attuned and compassionate connection is present, people allow themselves to be truly seen

Oppression Informed Work

I am a cis-gendered, non-disabled, queer questioning, working middle class, brown, settler woman working on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) land. My family immigrated from India and my generational line has experienced great violence. These identities and experiences provide me access to different levels of power and privilege, which impact my world view.

As a clinician and human I am committed to on going learning surrounding my relationship to power and privilege, and hold myself accountable to listening, learning, and understanding the lived experiences of my clients.
Anti Oppression work means providing space for power and privilege, and intersections of identity to be unpacked within the therapeutic space. This also includes addressing the power dynamics within and outside the therapeutic spaces. It also means recognizing that healing and change needs to occur systemically in  the collective and communal spaces we navigate.


Central to  healing and therapy is the process of unravelling, peeling back and undoing what has already been done. I am always open to feedback on new and creative ways of working together.

Education and Training

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

Verified by Psychology Today
Psychology Today

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.



I am committed to continually growing as a human and profession. As such, I have advanced training in:

  • - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)  
  • - African-Centered Perspective on Bilateral Stimulation and Healing
  • - Working with Parts with Dissociative Disorders: A Practical Guide for Trauma Therapists
  • - Internal Family Systems Informed EMDR
    - Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems
    - Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism with Resmaa Menakem
  • - Honouring Our Sacred Rage with Dr. Jennifer Mullan
  • - Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Mate  
  • - Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • -  MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy with MAPS
    - Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
    - Queering Mental Health with Our Landing Place


    Priya Gill, Licensed TherapistPriya Gill, Licensed Therapist

    Specializations

    • PTSD and Complex PTSD
    • Sexual Trauma
    • Trauma resolution and transformation
    • Work Stress
    • Identity exploration
    • Communication and Boundary Setting
    • Relationship Issues
    • Addictions
    • Gender Based Violence
    • Racial Identity and Heritage
    • Structural and Institutional Oppression
    • Anger and Rage
    • Inner Child Work

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

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    Consultancy

    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

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    Clinical Counselling and Consulting Services

    I offer 50 or 80 minute individual sessions in person in Vancouver and also online. I utilize the platform 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.

    48 Hour Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations that occur within a 48 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.