Sydney Gruenhage

I believe counselling can be more than sitting in a chair and exchanging words. It is alive. It can be experiential and creative. It can be loud and quiet all at the same time. Your therapy journey is unique to you and won’t mimic another human being’s experience. I am blessed to hold this sacred space for individuals. I am passionate about people and feel privileged to join them in their journey, no matter where they are at. I am eager to walk with you through the messiness of life and pursue healing, self-discovery, and curiosity. My aim is to cultivate an open space of safety, acceptance, creativity, and warmth in the therapy room where connection can thrive. I believe the body tells our story and true healing often begins when working from the ground up. I hope to provide an embodied practice where you can be truly seen and heard, maybe for the first time ever.

As a Master’s student of Marriage & Family Therapy at Trinity Western University, we are taught and I believe with my whole heart that people are part of the systems in which they live. My approach when working with clients is through a systemic lens, attempting to understand their roles in family, community, and culture. In my practice, I draw upon Satir, Internal Family Systems, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Somatic-Embodiment work.

The body is always whispering. Be here, pay attention. We are alive and this is how it feels to be human” – Hillary L. McBride

Additional Training: 

  • Grief Group Facilitation Workshop – 2023
  • Introduction to Embodiment: Theory & Clinical Practice – 2022
  • Neufeld Institute Intensive Level 1 – Making Sense of Kids – 2022


Locations: Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Online


Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm – Abbotsford

Fridays 12:00-7:00pm – Chilliwack