Nicole Claassen

I consider it an honour to accompany people as they explore their relationships with themselves and with others. As a therapist, it is my goal is to create a space for clients to be heard and known and to support them in their journey toward growth and healing. My decision to pursue a career in counselling stems from my own challenges and the profound impact of feeling understood during therapy. I have experienced how counselling can provide empowerment, gentle challenge and support to pursue change.

My professional background encompasses a diverse array of experiences in helping professions, ranging from community programming, trauma and addiction services, to working with children and youth in both Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and international settings. Through these encounters, I have witnessed our capacity as humans to flourish when we are seen, supported, and connected to a community.

As a Master’s student of Counselling Psychology at Adler University, my education and practice have been focused on therapeutic approaches including Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Somatic therapies. However, I look forward to working with clients to find what modality works best for them.

Additional Trainings:

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1
  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) for Attachment Trauma: Transforming Psychological Wounds for Adult Clients Traumatized as Children Workshop – 2023
  • Trauma Theory and Intervention – 2023
  • Suicide Prevention Training – 2020

Locations: Vancouver, Online