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About Me

Emily Von Hausen


Welcome, I am a psychotherapist currently working in Castlegar BC, although I have lived in several different areas of Canada where I have been able to work with people in various settings. In Alberta I worked with children and youth in the school system as a therapist and teacher's assistant and planned events for large groups at a lakeside resort, and in Vancouver I pursued my Master of Arts in Counselling. During and after this time, I worked as a post-secondary counsellor with film students, a family therapist, substance use therapist, peer support worker, and in a hospice environment. Now living in the Kootenays I am working in private practice, and drawing from the wisdom I have learned from others along the way. 


I believe in the power of vulnerability, and the healing that can occur when we are given space to be who we authentically are, safely, and without censorship or judgment. First and foremost, this is the space that I offer within our sessions. You can read more about what this looks like in my approach and specialties

While my identity as a therapist is a crucial and core part of who I am, I work to treat other parts of myself with the same care and significance. When I'm not counselling I love being out in nature, gardening, writing music using my harp and guitar, reading and watching films, spending time with animals, cooking, and collaborating creatively with others in my community. 

"Lake and Glade" originates from one of my family ancestral names, which means "Lake and Grove" or "Lake and Glade" in Swedish 

Professional Development 

I believe we all have the ability and resources to heal ourselves, and recovering those resources looks different for all of us. For this reason consistent and diverse education is central to my work, so I can adapt to your needs and path of recovery. The numerous avenues of education I have pursued are listed below.

Academic Degrees

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Adler University, Vancouver


Master's thesis on impactful dreams and dreamwork.

Presented findings at the International Association for the Study or Dreams (IASD) Conference, 2022.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Mount Royal University, Calgary


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Continuing Education

EMDR Levels 1 and 2
EMDR Center of Canada, 2022

Emotion-Focussed-Family-Therapy, Core Training

Mental Health Foundations, 2022

Ego State Interventions for Working with Dissociated States, Basic and Advanced Training

Robin Shapiro, 2021; 2023

Resisting Burnout & Vicarious Trauma

Dr. Vikki Reynolds, 2021

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Provincial Health Services Authority BC, 2020

Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy Skills Training

Behavioural Tech, 2020

Introduction to Existential Analysis

The Existential Analysis Society of Canada, 2020

Narrative Therapy Training

The Dulwich Centre, 2018

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1

The Gottman Institute, 2018

Foundations in Play Therapy, Green Stream Training

Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute, 2016

Professional Registrations 

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors


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Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association


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