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Sonia Bertelli

Counsellor

RCC # 19385

In person

My name is Sonia Bertelli and I work collaboratively with individuals to reach their therapy goals through empowerment and encouragement. I use a person-centered approach where I believe the individual has the power and strength to achieve their therapy goals and live a more meaningful and positive life. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, I majored in Psychology and minored in Counselling and Human Development.

Within a counseling session, I integrate various approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Somatic Therapy, and Mindfulness approaches with a person-centered lens. My goal is to work collaboratively with you, providing empathy and warmth, to achieve your desired goals, find coping mechanisms that work for you, and to take the journey towards healing together. I take a strength-based and goal-oriented approach where I encourage you to use the strengths you have to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

My approach is to validate the feelings and emotions you are experiencing as well as help you understand where the feelings reside in your body. The mind and body have a unique connection and often in times of stress, anxiety, or trauma, there is a disconnect between the two and I am here to help you connect them back together. I work with all individuals who are seeking guidance and help to navigate what they are experiencing. You have the power to create change and achieve your desired outcome, I am here to empower and encourage you to achieve that.

Education & Training

Master of Counselling Psychology

Bachelors of Psychology with a minor in Counselling and Human Development

Trauma-Informed Relationships: Building Safety and Trust

Trauma and the Somatic Connection: Peter Levine

Training in progress: Pat Ogden’s Complex Trauma Master Class: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Action

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