Linnea Saltel

MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor #19061

Linnea Saltel

Linnea Saltel is currently accepting new clients.

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.

Motivation and goal setting
Communication and social skills
Substance Use and Harm reduction
Life Transitions
Relationship Concerns
School and Career
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Person Centred Therapy
Intersectional Feminism
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Therapy

What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours?

I am a bit of a nerd! I love to read (when I make time for it), and I always want to know more about the research side of counselling and psychology in general, and how I can apply what I learn in practice. Truthfully, I probably own too many books!

What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?

That every person has a unique story to share, and that I have the honour of getting to know such stories. I’m constantly amazed over how resilient and remarkable people can be!

What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?

When I was 19 I went through a personal tragedy that had a profound impact on me and the trajectory of my life. Seemingly overnight, I had to “grow up quick”. I subsequently developed PTSD, depression, and disordered eating. Since those initial years – although I do still have my struggles (being the human that I am!) – I have certainly healed in a multitude of ways I certainly would not have thought possible at the time. I attribute much of my healing to what I’ve learned through attending my own counselling. I feel so much gratitude for the path that I am on in my life and for the helpful people I’ve met along the way.

What have you learned from your work?

I have learned that many of the challenges that individuals face are shared amongst others. It can be normalizing knowing that others may feel the same way you do. I believe that people share more similarities than differences in our human experience, and that no one is truly alone.

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Women's Memorial March

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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