Marcia sees clients in-person, and online. During COVID, she is offering in-person sessions on Salt Spring Island, BC. To see her in-person protocols, based on WorkSafe BC guidelines, look here: https://mindfulselfdiscovery.com/what-is-hakomi/private-sessions-and-hakomi-circle-days/
Marcia has an M.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Most employee benefit plans and private health care insurance providers reimburse clients for their sessions. Marcia’s sessions are approved for Victim Services and ICBC claims.
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Marcia’s style is gentle, warm, compassionate and playful. For many years in mental health settings and in private practice, Marcia has supported others to gracefully heal issues related to grief/loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, parenting and relationships. Her approach offers a combination of traditional “talk therapy” and the use of mindfulness-based techniques, depending on each individual’s preference. Marcia’s work is underpinned by a trust and respect that every person is unique and has access to a natural state of wellness. Her commitment to co-creating an environment that feels comfortable and supportive allows her to assist others to remember their inner strength and innate wisdom. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples.
Mentorship and Clinical Supervision
Marcia offers Clinical Supervision, compliant with BCACC standards, for counsellors-in-training, and for seasoned counsellors. She supports supervisees to reflect on their work to enhance their efficacy as counsellors, to practice good self-care, and to encourage professional development.
For students of Hakomi, Marcia offers both individual and group mentorship, in person and online. Marcia works with students who wish to attain Certification as a Hakomi Practitioner, encouraging trust and appreciation of one’s strengths. Students will be familiarized with and guided through the Certification process to deepen their skills and embodiment of the Hakomi method.
Marcia has completed the Right Use of Power’s Teacher Training (rightuseofpower.org) and brings a high degree of respect and awareness for power dynamics as they arise in relationships. She is committed to finding ways to build awareness of her own privilege, status and role power in her work as a professional, and to support this growth in others.