Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Pain
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Family Issues
- Gender Identity Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Systems
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Pain Management
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Self Regulation Therapy (SRT)
- Somatic Experiencing
Are you tired of repeating the same limiting patterns in your life? Does anxiety, overwhelm, or depression feel like a constant battle for you? Maybe you feel stuck, confused and alone. My name is Chelsie Pilon, and I offer individual counselling for all ages and genders.
When meeting with clients my top priority is to make sure they feel safe and supported. I have a warm and genuine approach to counseling, and I will meet you right where you are. Together we will face your challenges, make sense of your thought processes, and process your emotions on a deeper level so that you can find healing. Through this discovery process, I will work with you to identify patterns in your life that are keeping you stuck. You are the expert in your own life, and I truly believe that we all know more about what’s holding us back than we think we do. I will help you access this inner wisdom so you can move forward in your life.
In therapy with me my clients can achieve:
- A calmer and more present state of being
- Increased self-confidence
- A greater ability to trust themselves
- A stronger sense of identity
- More connection in their relationships
- Greater emotional awareness
- An ability to identify and change negative personal and interpersonal patterns
I am so glad you are here. When looking for the right counsellor for you, it can be intimidating and overwhelming. I offer free consultations so that we get a chance to speak and get a sense of each other a little bit before we begin our first session. I always want to make sure my clients feel safe and comfortable; I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in making therapy as successful as it can be.
My experience as a counsellor includes working with youth and adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles. It is my belief that these issues stem from previous traumatic experiences. I have specific training in crisis intervention, which means I work with individuals experiencing varying levels of distress. I also specialize in tailoring counselling for Highly Sensitive People (HSP) who experience the world a little differently.
My approach to Counselling
I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities and tailor my approach to each client’s needs. I believe in techniques that are backed by science so you can start to feel better as quickly as possible.
I use a Person-Centered approach to counselling which works off of the assumption that people are innately resourceful, and are capable of leading themselves towards their own growth and health. My role is to make you feel supported, and understood while you guide your therapeutic journey.
I integrate Emotion Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) for clients who are struggling particularly with the relationships in their lives. This means I work with you to identify and change negative interaction patterns that have emerged in your important relationships. I support you to understand emotions and perceptions that fuel negative cycles so you can bring about positive and lasting change in the way you experience your relationships.
I also incorporate Psychosomatic / Self-regulation techniques into therapy. If you’ve experienced trauma in your life, it’s possible that you are operating in a flight, flight or freeze mode most of the time. With psychosomatic work, I help my clients discharge the negative impact trauma has had on their nervous systems. This helps to increase resiliency, and reduces symptoms like anxiety and depression.
I also draw on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). These interventions bring awareness to the negative thinking patterns that lead to depressive and anxious spirals. When we identify and examine the way we habitually react to situations, we can choose to respond in more skillful ways. Through these behavioral therapies, I can help you better understand and manage your thoughts and emotions in order to achieve relief from feelings of distress.
- Trauma-informed therapy. I understand the science behind the traumatized brain.
- Crisis Intervention. I worked at the Vancouver Crisis Line.
Client fee individuals:$140.00
Client fee couples/families:$170.00