Hello! My name is Liana and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. Currently, I serve as Clinical Director at WELL Institute, work for the Fraser Health Authority as a Mental Health Clinician, and am in private practice.
I have been drawn to be a counsellor since people started asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. While I was deeply interested in western models of mental well being, from personal experience I knew that yoga had helped me immensely in my own journey. It had kept me calm, balanced, and as grounded as possible through many difficult times.
Fuelled by a passion to understand the mental and physical benefits of yoga, In 2010 I travelled to India to study yoga with Yogi Sividas at the Kailash Tribal School of Yoga and received my yoga teaching certification. When I returned I was drawn to Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, which provides a unique context to explore the depths of the psyche, and completed levels one and two in the program. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance, have taught yoga at numerous locations throughout Vancouver, as well as have provided workshops on yoga and mental health to various health authorities and organizations.
Depending on your personal preference, I offer a unique combination of talk therapy and somatic, body based tools.
Whatever your situation may look like, be it stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or a desire for personal growth, it is my passion to be a part of clients' journeys to greater life satisfaction and fulfillment.