Naomi Kolinsky works from a heart-centered approach in which she guides, directs, and challenges you in a gentle and compassionate manner toward the core of your issues. She believes that you are the expert on your own life. Her aim is to help you connect with your higher wisdom in order to bring about healing and empowerment.
Graduating in 2005 from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Counselling Psychology, she has since focused on the areas of addiction, trauma, childhood abuse, eating disorders, relationships, and sexual orientation.
Naomi shares her time between her private practice and her work at Family Services of Greater Vancouver. At FSGV, Naomi helps women with a history of childhood sexual abuse to work through trauma, mental health issues, and addictions.
In the past, Naomi gained extensive experience as an addictions counsellor at Share Family & Community Services, where she treated people with concurrent disorders, facilitated life skills and relapse prevention groups, and supervised graduate-level interns. Naomi has also taught college-level courses in addictions theory and practice, and offered many presentations on the topics of eating disorders, addiction, and stress management.
Naomi has done Professional Development in the following areas:
- Internal Family Systems, Online Training, 2019
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Level One, 2014
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level Two, 175 hours, 2012-2013
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level One, 60 hours, 2011
- Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning, Levels One, Two, and Three, 2010-2014
- Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Training, 30 hours, 2006