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Eucalyptus Branch

About Me

Emily Von Hausen


Welcome, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#20638) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (#10008571) 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 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. 

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 post-grad trainings I have taken are listed below: 

Education & Training

EMDR Levels 1 and 2

EMDR Center of Canada, 2022

Core Emotion-focussed-family-therapy Training

Mental health foundations, 2022

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

Robin Shapiro, 2021; 2023

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Adler University, 2020

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Provincial Health Services Authority in 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

Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute, 2016

Picking a Book
Logo for Counselling Registration with the BCACC
A sign that says "Sjolund Lake and Glade." The image shows the origin of the name Lake and Glade counselling, which is an ancestral name.

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

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