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Ella Solin, MSc.

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR (RCC., BC)

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST (R.PSYCH., Alberta)

CERTIFIED HAKOMI THERAPIST (CHT)

I’m Ella Solin. I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC and a Registered Psychologist in Alberta (where I used to live). I have over 15 years experience in counselling. I have a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology (Health and Exercise Psychology) and Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology) from the University of Calgary.  I am also a Certified Hakomi Therapist and an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) practitioner.

Hakomi is a body-focused and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, which combines Eastern contemplative philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism with body-focused therapies, developmental psychology and interpersonal neurobiology. The latest research shows we can “re-wire” our brains and change those in-grained patterns of thinking and behaving and heal past and recent trauma. EMDR is an effective and integrative approach for the treatment of trauma (e.g., car accident, rape, childhood abuse or bullying).

In addition to my private practice, I have facilitated various workshops, seminars and groups. I have taught at the University of Calgary as a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, and as a teaching assistant in an undergraduate counselling class in the department of Applied Psychology. I have co-developed and facilitated mindfulness-based workshops in corporate, healthcare and community settings. Furthermore, I have coordinated and assisted at workshops and trainings in the Hakomi Method of Psychotherapy.

Whether you are coming in on your own or with your teen, I will assist you to identify your goals and provide a therapeutic roadmap to achieve them. With my mindfulness-based approach, I will support you to learn new skills and discover a deeper sense of self and satisfaction with a wider repertoire of responses and choices. I see myself as your guide, supporting you to find your way back to yourself, to your wholeness.