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Our Values

At Solidarity Therapy we draw from our values of anti-oppression & intersectionality to understand your identity & experience. 

We are dedicated to anti-oppressive work, & we believe that individual healing lends to collective healing. We are committed to our own ongoing learning to understand how our own oppressions & privileges impact our views. We work with you to unpack the parts of your identity which are challenging, & the parts of your identity which are empowering to navigate. 

 

We understand that systemic oppression continues to impact BIPOC & 2SLGBTQIA+ folks. We work in solidarity with you to help deconstruct systems of power for our collective's healing & empowerment. 

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​Intersectionality is a sociopolitical theory coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. Many Black women actively voiced that the first & second waves of feminism did not include their experiences. 

 

Intersectionality factors in overlapping social identities that may be both empowering & oppressing. We look at social factors such as gender, caste, sex, race, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, disability, & physical appearance to understand your experience.

Jessie Dhaliwal, Clinical Owner and Director

Jessie Dhaliwal
(She/Her)

MA, CCC, RCC
Clinic Founder/Director

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor. Specializing in Trauma Focused Therapy, including Eye Movement Reprocessing & Desensitization (EMDR), LENS Neurofeedback, & much more.

Manpreet Dhillon; Student Counsellor

Manpreet Dhillon
(She/Her)
Student Counsellor

Certified Student Counsellor with BCACC, under the supervision of Jessie. Special interests in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,  Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness based Somatic healing, and much more.

Rim Yassine, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

Rim Yassine
(She/They)
MA, RCC, CCTP

Registered Clinical Counsellor. Registered Psychotherapist. Certified Clinical Trauma Professional level II. Specializing in Brainspotting, LENS Neurofeedback, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Expertise working with individuals and couples navigating grief & loss, life transitions, intergenerational trauma and 2SLGTBQIA+ challenges.

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Roz Sayani, Registered Clinicial Counsellor

Erin Miller Schumann
(She/They)
MCP-AT, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Specializing in Art Therapy (AT). Expertise include trauma-informed care with those with neurodivergence, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, gender and sexuality counselling, somatic body based counselling, and much more.

Renu Nijjar

Renu Nijjar
(She/Her)
MA, RCC

 Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Specializing in cognitive-behavioural strategies, complex trauma, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, internal family systems, Observed Experiential Integration (OEI) somatic experiencing techniques, and much more.

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Josie/Xun Liu
(She/Her)
MCP, RCC

 Registered Clinical Counsellor. Specializing in Couples & Family Therapy. Using techniques such as the Gottman Method, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Reprocessing & Desensitization (EMDR), LENS Neurofeedback & much more.

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Shameela Zaman, Registered Social Worker

Shameela Zaman
(She/Her)
MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or loss, intergenerational trauma and conflict, gender-based violence, navigating LGBTQ+ experiences, and much more.

Jody Meadows, Social Media and Marketing Manager

Jody Meadows
(She/Her)
Social Media & Marketing Manager

A professional makeup artist for more than two decades, Jody's eye for creative design and thinking allow community engagement in a playful yet serious environment. 

Jen Teng, Client Care Coordinator

Jen Teng
(She/Her)
Client Coordinator & Administration

A project manager in the BC healthcare industry, Jen's organizational and risk management skills allow an easy coordination process for new clients. 

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