Trish is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor, life coach, instructor and workshop facilitator, located in Vancouver, British Columbia; the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Trish’s training and focus is in the area of Transpersonal Psychology, which integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology.(

Trish works from a combination of therapeutic approaches based on the individual goals of the client. Sessions generally integrate a combination of coaching tools along with therapeutic counselling approaches including: Person-Centered (Rogerian) Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Bowen Family Systems Therapy (including the exploration, identification, and healing of transgenerational transmissions of trauma, and other transmissions, passed down through family and cultural systems); Developmental Attachment Theory, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatic Psychology, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC, Neff/Germer). Trish also integrates various therapeutic approaches within the framework of Transpersonal Psychology which fosters the fulfillment of our highest potential as human beings.

Previously Trish was also an instructor for students in a 3-year counselling training certification program; and provided trauma-informed training for graduate students at Langara College.

In addition to a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, Trish has been a Co-Active life coach since 2008, and trained through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Francisco, California.

From 2008 – 2016, Trish was the Executive Director for a Canadian foundation for mental health and addiction where she worked closely with the UBC/Providence Health Care LEAF Chair in Addiction and Concurrent Disorders, and medical/research Advisory committees composed of Canadian and international researchers working to increase education in the area of addiction & concurrent disorders and the relationship between addiction and mental health.

Since 2017 Trish has provided online and in-person strength-based trauma-informed trainings, and supervision, for counselling students and mental health therapists who are interested in updating their knowledge and skills in the areas of trauma healing, resilience and increasing emotional intelligence. The first training in this area, in 2017, was in partnership with researchers from Dalhousie University’s Centre for Emotions and Health, provided training to physicians, physiotherapists, and mental health practitioners on the relationship between unresolved trauma and physical illnesses (somatoform disorders), which she held at UBC. Since this time, Trish has provided Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-Informed Trainings with the goal of making this information more accessible to a wider group of people. Topics also include increasing relational resiliency; strengthening emotional regulation; and preventing and healing compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout. To date, these trainings have been provided to over 3,200 front-line workers, school teachers, school counsellors/staff members, corporations, national sport organizations, non-profit organizations, provincial health authorities, and the general public.  Trish also provides training on understanding and healing Intergenerational/transgenerational trauma, and co-facilitates workshops on healing Indigenous Intergenerational and residential school trauma. For further details please see

Trish is also only of of a few coaches in North America who specialize in training for Trauma-Informed Coaching, and Transpersonal Coaching.   For more information on Transpersonal Coaching, see:  Transpersonal coaching.

For more detailed information on these areas of focus just click on the ‘About‘ tab, above.

At the foundation of all of Trish’s work is the tenet that with deeper understanding, our struggles can be tremendous opportunities for growth and transformational expansion of our relationships, the world, and of ourselves.

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Featured Links, Videos & Podcasts

Next In-Person Trauma-Informed Training: November 25, 2024, Venue: University of British Columbia, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. For more information, please see:

For additional trauma-informed and resiliency-informed trainings, please see:

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reports: and the “Lessons Learned: Survivor Perspectives” document a 


A beautiful short claymation film by Ainslie Henderson about the ego defense system (inner critic)  and a path to healing:  

“What is Trauma?”

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about…”

Viktor Frankl (author of Man’s Search for Meaning):  ” Why Believe in Others? “

The neurobiology of memory, and healing implicit emotional memory:

“Neuroscience is catching up to psychotherapy” – Dr Daniela Schiller

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