The dedicated people at Nōmina Wellness share a united passion and purpose.
Our registered psychotherapists empower you to take control over your mental health and addictions, supporting you with true compassion and zero judgment. Our highly experienced team of professionals has a diverse range of specializations and all clinical team members hold a minimum master’s level education. We are highly skilled in working with treatment resistant and complex disorders.
CD, PhD(c), MSW, MACP, RSW, RCC
Lisa’s primary work is in addiction treatment, mental health, and sexual health. She has extensive training in intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), direct neurofeedback (DNF), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This makes her highly effective working with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and pain, which can all contribute to unhealthy coping behaviours. Her range of skills makes her a very direct clinician. Lisa has many years of working with diverse populations. As a retired Canadian Armed Forces Member, she honed her experience with complex trauma. She is also proudly a Certified Transgender Care Specialist with The International Transgender Care Association, supporting her offering services to all Gender Romantic Minorities. Honesty and transparency coupled with confidentiality are the cornerstones of her practice.
CD, MACP, RCC, CPA
Daniel’s practice as a clinical counsellor includes somatic focus work (ISTDP) on mental health experiences including depression, anxiety, pain management addictions, sexual health, and complex medically unexplained conditions. Daniel is also trained in other modalities such as EMDR, DNF, and other evidence based cognitive methods. He specializes in Forest Therapy and holistic approaches to achieving overall health and wellness. Daniel served several tours overseas as a pilot.
As a person in recovery, Ainslie intimately understands the challenges that people and their loved ones can experience when seeking help. She wants to pay forward the positive, life-changing support she received during her own recovery. She strives to empower others to find their own healthy, healing path. Her practice comes from a place of empathy grounded in a religious understanding. She is open to exploring LGQB+ issues with clients who are seeking ways to navigate this.
Carly takes a client-centered approach to her counselling practice and aims to provide authentic, compassionate support as she journeys with her clients throughout the challenges they face. She uses a variety of theological approaches in her practice including internal family systems, attachment theory, narrative, solution-focused, DBT and others as she sees fit. Carly enjoys helping clients facing challenging relationships, trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and transitional life changes.
Sonia, a M.S.W and registered social worker is a a Family Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with families. She utilizes a trauma lens in working with clients, and specializes in the areas of attachment , trauma, abuse, anxiety, grief, addictions, as well as family/ couples conflict, parenting challenges, LGBTQT issues, and gender dysmorphia, Sonia has been certified in NMT which is a Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics used to identify neuro developmental trauma in children through brain mapping. Sonia also provides EMDR therapy. Sonia lived in the NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon for 18 years and has worked with Indigenous, Métis, and First Nations People, understanding the impact brought about by colonization and the residential school system.
Samantha’s therapeutic approach is client centred and trauma informed. With a specialization in military mental health, Samantha has passionately pursued working with the military and veteran communities and their families. The modalities that she utilizes in her practice include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Chad’s approach to therapy is trauma informed, integrative and holistic. He utilizes training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and connecting with nature through Forest Therapy. These approaches are all built upon a foundation of Mindfulness training, and ways to bring a greater awareness to our everyday functioning. Chad also has training in Direct Neurofeedback, which is seen as an adjunct to his other therapeutic work, and which as shown great promise for working with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, ASD and PTSD. Chad balances his client load between working within the adult population and with youth.
Sarah encourages mindfulness, compassion, and curiosity in her work. Her approach is humanistic and collaborative. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as the foundation, she integrates Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Non-Violent Communication (NVC) skills, as well as the Gottman Method to help clients embrace life challenges, repair relationship difficulties, and heal emotional wounds. Her aim is to support clients in moving toward discovering the possibilities and opportunities to live more mindfully and in alignment with what is important to them. Sarah has familiarity with concerns including and relating to anxiety, depression, adverse childhood experiences, relationship communication, personal growth, and transition to parenthood and other life transitions.
Social justice and safety in the therapeutic relationship are core tenants of Alaina’s practice. She possesses a Master's degree in Social Work and is registered under the BC College of Social Workers. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
(DBT) and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy are among Alaina’s primary therapeutic approaches. As an adjunct to supportive counselling, Alaina incorporates Direct Neurofeedback (DNF) to assist individuals in reaching therapeutic goals. She has worked with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, suicide ideation, self-esteem, substance use, personality, and legal challenges. She empowers clients through education and skill development so that they can better cope with life’s challenges. Engaging in therapy can be a daunting process, and so Alaina hopes to create a space where you feel supported in this journey.