Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Dissociative Disorders
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Personal Growth
- Sexual Assault
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Developmental Needs Meeting Therapy
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Internal Family Systems
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:kortikow.com
I have been in the helping profession for over 30 years and have experience working in a variety of therapeutic and clinical settings. I have been in private practice for 26 of those 30+ years. Finding the right counsellor can sometimes be a challenging undertaking and I encourage those in need of support to shop around, ask questions ( counsellor trainings, certifications, levels of experience ) and finally to trust their 'gut'.
In my life and in my work, I make every effort to adhere to the principles of non-violence and reverence for life, organicity, unity and mindfulness. It is my hope to bring a sense of openness, clarity and compassion to every session that we have, whether we meet only once, or form a long-lasting therapeutic alliance. Much of my work has been and continues to be with trauma, developmental needs, grief and loss, life transitions and personal growth and awareness.
I completed my M.Ed in Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria. (2005), my B.F.A at Emily Carr University, (1995), a diploma in Fine Art @ Emily Carr College of Art & Design (1987 ) and a diploma in art therapy ( 1995). I completed extensive training in Trauma Counselling (Justice Institute of BC.,1997), both Level I and II (EMDRIA approved) EMDR training (1999), Level I (Trauma) in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (2008) and Level II training (Developmental, 2010) with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute of Boulder, Colorado, studying with both Pat Ogden and Kekuni Minton. I am Certified in Stephen Porges' Safe and Sound Protocol and continue to pursue further education in IFS. ( Internal Family Systems ). I have volunteered as an SP assistant on a Level II training with Janina Fisher and Rochelle Sharpe in Seattle and on a Level II training in Vancouver with Kekuni Minton and Rochelle Sharpe. I am certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and am a member in good standing. ( #7242 )
I have also worked as an EAP counsellor with Health Canada, Family Services of Greater Vancouver ( IATSE ), Arete, and Ceridian Lifeworks and am registered with both the Crime Victim Assistance and the Residential Historical Abuse Programs. I see pre and post mission clients with MSF ( Doctors Without Borders ). I offer clinical supervision to both graduate students and other clinicians working in trauma.
Please note that I work via telehealth every second week only.
I see clients in Vancouver every second Thursday afternoon.
- Advanced EMDR- Level I & II & specialized courses. 'Strengthening the Self' with Andrew Leeds, EMDR & Dissociation with Jim Knipe
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I - trauma with Pat Ogden Level II - developmental with Kekuni Minton & Pat Ogden
- *IFS - Foundations of the IFS Model with Richard Schwartz
- *Stephen Porges’ SSP Certification ( Safe & Sound Protocol ) Treating Complex Trauma with IFS - Frank Anderson, MD
- Trauma Counselling - 2 year training Justice Institute. Imago Therapy with Harville Hendrix
Client fee individuals:$165 including GST for 55 minutes, $225 for 85 minutes ( Credit Cards add 3% )
Client fee couples/families:$225 including GST for 55 minutes, $250 for 85 minutes ( Credit Cards add 3% )