All people and all their parts belong here: All people and all the parts that make up who they are, belong here and are met with curiosity and compassion, enabling deeper connection to oneself and others. We recognize the hurt and injury that patriarchy and white embodied supremacy has caused and we want to be explicit that LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC people belong here.
Undoing Aloneness: Pain stems from relationships and is healed within them. Together, we work to undo the pain of aloneness with clients and each other. When we do this we offer each other corrective emotional experiences.
Rupture/Repair (Non-Toxic Culture): When there’s a rupture we compassionately tell our truths to each other, within our team and with our clients, even when it’s uncomfortable. We take responsibility for our part.
Inherent capacity for healing: Along with an individual’s own wisdom, we help dismantle stories of pain and shame, empowering people to discover that every person has the resources they need within them to move towards growth and healing.
Embodiment: We find the most freedom and wholeness by integrating the body, heart, mind and spirit. We listen to the body’s wisdom and join with the body as a resource for hope and healing.
Multiple access points to healing: There is choice. People are complex and there are many avenues to healing and well being. Through counseling, as well as integrating the body through practices such as yoga, massage, holistic nutrition and other trauma informed movement sessions, we provide multiple channels to access healing and health with individualized recommendations.
Experiential development, education and training: Experiential learning through training interns and supervision of associates. We provide our therapists access to multiple supervisors in various experiential modalities to ensure our clients receive the best care.
Trauma Informed: We are non-pathologizing. Your pain and trauma impacts make sense in how you needed to survive in the world. Safety, predictability, and choice are added into the therapeutic process as those are the elements that were absent in traumatic experience. “Trauma is not only the bad things that happened to us, but also the good things that we didn’t get.” Gabor Mate
Congruent: We as a team practice our core values within ourselves and with each other. We bring our whole selves as humans into the therapeutic experience and relationship.
Supervisors: Dr. Hillary McBride, Dr. Madeleine De Little & Danielle Braun-Kauffman
In the counselling field, supervision is of utmost importance in ensuring ethical practice. This is why it is essential to us here at Repose, that each of our therapists are supported through clinical supervision. We are so proud of our supervisors who are both talented clinicians in their areas of specialization, and who support our clinical team with their wisdom, experience, and care.
Supervision is what supports therapists growth both personally and professionally and helps our clinicians know they are not alone in the work they are doing with clients. Our motto at Repose is that we want our therapists to have the experience in their work that we want our clients to have in the work that they do with our therapists. This means that as we continue to experience the work of “undoing aloneness” as a team, we are able to turn towards clients to offer the same.
Internship supervisors: Maija McLean and Kathryn Morelli
Each of our interns at Repose is working toward gaining a Masters degree in counselling. This is an important time in a counsellor’s development, and at Repose we offer intensive support to ensure that interns develop the skills, competence, and confidence they need to offer ethical and effective client care. Interns are supervised weekly, and are required to show recorded tapes of their work with clients so that supervisors can give direct feedback to what is happening moment-to-moment in a therapy session. We also offer supervision by supervisors who specialize in specific client populations that the intern is hoping to work with, or that might show up in their practice.
“The work of personal healing and growth may be the hardest, but most beautiful work you can ever do. There is no investment that could have a more lasting impact than taking the time to stop and meaningfully enter all the things that life has brought to you, and bring reconciliation purpose and love to the forefront. The blessing of this goes beyond yourself, and enriches the lives of those who journey with you. Danielle is a gentle guide who walks with you through this process; she shines a beacon of light as you journey through often scary and unknown ground to find your way home. Danielle’s expertise lies in navigating the pathways of the human experience, and she works to bring unity to all aspects of our personhood. I will forever be changed by her co-participation with me.”
– Hanna Namm
“There is a desire to move from the place I feel stuck in. The place that has become untenable, unworkable. Change has finally been recognized as the only way forward. It is a vulnerable path to commit to. Having someone guide you on this path of change with insight, wisdom and honesty has been a priceless gift. Danelle has brought me to a place of healing within my marriage and myself. She is skilled at bringing me to the place where I can constructively see myself and find a way forward. It has been a gift to find inner longings and move toward acceptance, peace and love.”
– Jim Black