Hi, I'm Celeste.
A clinical counsellor, sexual health educator, mental health advocate, dancer and aerialist, intersectional feminist, writer, and momma to many pets. I am a Registered Social Worker with a Bachelor of Social Work from UBC. I have training in Trauma Informed Practice, Anti-Oppressive Practice, Harm Reduction Education, LGTBQ2S+ counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Dance Movement Therapy and Acceptance and Compassion Therapy. I have training specifically around gender and sexual diversity, sexual health, consensual non-monogamy, and kink-affirming therapy.
I am also a queer, bisexual cis-woman, in a committed relationship, and a step-momma to two lovely little people. I teach dance and aerial arts at the local aerial gym, which is informed by trauma-informed care and movement therapy practices.
I use intention setting, my intuition, gentle guidance and thoughtful questions to guide my process. I use dance and movement therapy to tune in to the body-mind connection. I use trauma-informed care to maintain relationships and build awareness and strength. And I use humour. Lots of humour.
I have coached and counselled people of all ages, all genders, from various walks of life. My approach is non-judgemental, open-minded, and filled with curiosity and empathy. I aim to constantly be working towards being anti-racist, and anti-oppressive in my work, in my parenting, in my life. I hope to work with you to figure out your goals, and take the steps to get there.
My work is holistic - meaning we focus first on your relationship with yourself: your body, heart, mind and soul. My work is always about relationship building first. The rest comes as it does.
I am passionate about creating community and building authentic connections. Let's work together to release the pain, rebuild our power, and repeat.
I try to send letters bi-weekly, to stay in touch and in connection with you. I like to offer articles, knowledge, and music when I can. I love hearing from you as well.