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If we carry intergenerational trauma (and we do), we also carry intergenerational wisdom. It is our genes and in our DNA - Kazu Haga

Meet Nadine

"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive "

- Audre Lorde


 Nadine Tilma, MC, RCC, CCC 


My name is Nadine Tilma (she/her) and I specialize in queer, feminist, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approaches. At the core of my work is a passion for healing wounds of intergenerational trauma for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), holistic approaches to mental wellness, and the decolonization of eurocentric healing practices. I take pride in approaching therapy from a creative lens and lean heavily on art, somatic, and movement therapies, as well as emotion-focused, narrative, mindfulness, EMDR, transpersonal, and family systems theories. My skills and approaches tend to work best with clients who are ready to engage in deep healing.

I value collaboration, safety in all forms, the embracing of our whole selves, creativity, individual differences, honesty, empowerment, playfulness, connection and the healing of the collective.


I have been particularly honoured to walk with folks on their journey in navigating the violence of structural oppression to their own paths of healing and liberation. I have witnessed the incredible change possible in individuals when they feel safe, heard and have access to their sense of agency. Each of us have our own stories and, together, I hope to support you in creating your own healing paths through therapy.  My guiding belief is that each person is an expert in their own life, and my role is to support you in building on the strengths, resources and resiliency that inevitably exist within you. I am available for counselling both in English and French.



  Wellness Services  

"One of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone "

- bell hooks

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  Easy and accessible,

 I am happy to provide counselling through a secure online application. 

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions are offered online (video) or by phone until further notice

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  • 2SLGBTQ+ Issues

  • Addiction

  • Anger Processing

  • Anxiety

  • Burn-out

  • Capitalism fatigue

  • Communication

  • Cultural Identity

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders or Anxiety

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Gender and Sexuality

  • Grief and Loss

  • Guilt and Shame

  • Intergenerational Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Moral Injury

  • Personal Growth & Meaning

  • Racial Trauma

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Harm

  • Shame & Shame Resilience

  • Substance Use

  • Spiritual Injury

  • Suicide Ideation

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Women's Issues

Areas of focus include:

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We walk in the footsteps of those who came before us, and will become ancestors to those who come after us. Tremendous gifts of strength, hope, pride, joy, brilliance, and resilience are in each of us and our lineages and can be nurtured through community healing. In these healing circles, themes such as Black healing, Black mental health, ancestry, collective care, joy and connection will be explored with vulnerability and creativity.



The cost of counselling for online or in-person is :


$130 + GST per 55 minute session.

$195 + GST per 85 minute session.

  • First Nations Health Authority - I am a registered provider with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Health Benefits Program. If you are eligible, some of our counselling sessions may be covered. For more information, please contact me, or visit the FNHA eligibility page.

  • I am committed to make counselling accessible for lower income folks. I offer several sliding scale spaces if finances are a barrier for you. Please contact me to discuss the sliding scale option.

  • Please contact me regarding information or rates for future healing circles.

Contact me

Contact Me

**** Please note that my practice is currently full thus I am not accepting new referrals and will be reopening intakes in June 2022.

Thanks for connecting!

I respectfully and gratefully acknowledge that my work takes place on the unceded and traditional land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (musqueam),Selilwitulh (tsleil-waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (squamish) nations.

So called Vancouver, B.C.


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