Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Family Violence
- First Nations Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sexual Assault
- Stress Management
- Suicide Ideation / Survivor
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Telephone Counselling
My name is Norissa Mongrain. I am an Indigenous Registered Social Worker living and practicing in the province of British Columbia. I have been working in First Nation Communities, in British Columbia and Ontario, since 2008. I have experience providing counselling and support to people that have experienced sexual, psychological, spiritual and physical abuse, including those who suffered through Indian Residential School and intergenerational survivors that are still being affected. I practice out of Lu'ma Medical Centre in Vancouver, BC.
I hold a Degree in Social Work with a Specialization in Child Welfare and a specialized Diploma in counselling women and children abuse survivors using a Feminist Psychotherapy approach. I have experience providing advocacy and consultative services for Indigenous families involved with child welfare. I also currently hold a certification in Grief and Loss and Suicide Prevention.
Theories and perspectives that guide my practice:
- (Wholistic) Indigenous-focused
- Feminist Psychotherapy;
I work using a client-centred approach that aims to provide culturally safe, non-judgemental, and anti-oppressive environment. I approach each individual where they are at in their lives and work along side them on their journey to self discovery. I offer guidance and the sustainable skills needed to work through life challenges beyond therapeutic services.
If you feel as though we would be a good fit for your healing journey, please contact me at the information provided.
Please contact me directly to discuss counsellng times and sliding scale fees.
Client fee individuals:95.00
Client fee couples/families:120.00