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    Meet Rhian Gilbert, M.A., RCC

    Hello there! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Rhian and I’m a therapist passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit.

    I am the clinical director and founder of Summit MindBody Wellness. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#18215) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and hold a Masters of Arts (MA) in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. My approach is rooted in Polyvagal theory, and blends together somatic-based psychotherapies, Brainspotting, and more traditional, cognitive therapies of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

    From my perspective, trust is the foundation for a therapeutic relationship that can provide healing, and encourage the sense of relaxation required for our bodies and nervous systems to heal. I integrate warmth, empathy, as well as humour into my practice to provide a space intended to feel comfortable, relaxed, and safe. I am interested in not only getting to know your story, but your body and where it experiences safety and danger. You can expect our sessions to be a space for curiosity, openness, and self-discovery, free from shame and judgment.

    Outside of sessions, you will find me hiking, taking photos, travelling, olympic lifting, caring for my ever-growing plant collection, cooking plant-based meals, and spending time with my loved ones and fur babies, Guinness and Gandalf.

    I understand that life can feel super difficult at times and feel it’s an honour to share space with the people I support. I want to thank you for considering me as someone who can help you on your journey to healing. Please reach out to book a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to determine if I am the therapist for you.