Linnea (she/her) takes a holistic, trauma-informed, and intersectional approach to therapy, acknowledging that well-being is influenced by a variety of elements (including social, cultural, and physical, among others). She recognizes that change in therapy happens through building quality relationships with clients, and aims to create relationships that are safe, respectful, warm, and collaborative. She also maintains a strengths-based approach, and guides clients in
realizing and making use of their unique strengths. Linnea truly enjoys connecting with people and is grateful and honoured to be able to do so in her work as a counsellor.
Linnea has worked in a variety of roles in the fields of social justice and mental health, including her work as a college counsellor, counsellor at a substance use recovery centre, project manager at a harm reduction organization, front-desk and intake at a women’s shelter, and research assistant in the department of social psychology at UVic. She holds a Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University, and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Major in Psychology) from the University of Victoria. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
In her time outside of Peak, Linnea can be found expressing her creative side through photography or making art, exploring the outdoors, playing fetch with her dog, and spending time with loved ones.