Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.)
Graduate Intern Counsellor
Patricia is in the final year of a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. She is a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and is pursuing her RCC designation following the completion of her degree. Patricia also received a Diploma in Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009 and has been practising as an acupuncturist, which informs a holistic approach to all she does. Born in Singapore, Patricia has lived in Australia, Japan, the United States, hence she brings a unique cultural lens to therapy and understands how change can affect our mental health.
As a therapist, Patricia takes great care to create a nourishing, safe, judgement-free, and supportive space. She weaves her own lifelong healing and learning journey into a collaborative and empowering experience for clients. Patricia centers a trauma-informed approach seeded with a deep and always growing analysis of how systemic oppression, including racism and sexism, can create barriers to accessing health services and support. She supports clients in their exploration of mind-body-spirit connection by integrating various techniques, including mindfulness, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and somatic approaches combined with a keen attachment lens.
Patricia brings a long-time dedicated meditation practice, along with over a decade of experience in the health and wellness fields as an acupuncturist, crisis line volunteer, yoga instructor, and craniosacral therapist to her work with clients. Patricia has worked with people with diverse backgrounds and identities who face various forms of systemic oppression and struggle with anxiety, addictions, depression, stress, and fertility issues. Patricia also has experience working with clients who are experiencing collective and personal grief. Her most sincere intention is to support clients in reconnecting with themselves in deep and meaningful ways by asking thoughtful questions, so they feel safe, seen, and begin to remember what it feels like to live whole and embodied.
Vancouver Intern Counsellor, Patricia Petersen, is accepting new clients at our secure Virtual Clinic where she offers appointments on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. As a Graduate Intern Counsellor, Patricia will be under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical Supervision, along with support of her accredited university.
To inquire about booking a first appointment with Patricia, please email email@example.com and you will receive a response from Central Booking to assist in the process.