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Hanna Peterson (she/her)

Hanna Peterson

Background

My name is Hanna Peterson, and I am a registered clinical counsellor with Avery Therapy Centre. I create non-judgemental spaces for listening and support through the counselling relationship. I hold a Master of Counselling degree from City University in Vancouver B.C. As a Vancouver local, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling from UBC. I was fortunate to spend two years abroad at Humboldt University’s Mind and Brain program in Berlin, Germany. Experiencing Berlin’s celebration of diversity and culture ignited my love of counselling.

 

When I am not counselling, I love walking my giant dog, karaoke nights and trying new foods. I always find a way to bring creativity into my everyday routine. I am passionate about activism and fostering connections within the Queer and 2SLGBTQIA+ community with which I identify. 

 

Therapeutic Approach

Whether you're starting your journey or seeking continued guidance, let's collaborate on how therapy can meet your needs. I work with my clients to create validating and empowering therapy that centers experiences of 2SLGBTQ+, non-monogamous, kinky, gender-diverse, alternative, and intersectional identities. With a diverse toolkit rooted in research-based methodologies, we can navigate complexities around sex and sexuality with authenticity and understanding. You may wish to work with me if you are looking for support in embracing your sexuality, forging meaningful relationships and living authentically.

 

My counselling style fundamentally incorporates a person-centered social justice lens. My clients' perspectives, cultures and values are prioritized throughout our counselling relationship. I use an integrative therapeutic approach to adapt a variety of theoretical orientations and interventions to best suit my clients needs. The theories I draw from the most include Person-Centered, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), somatic approaches, and IFS (internal family systems). For relationship therapy I employ my experience in Gottman Method (Level 2 certified). Integrating therapeutic modalities allows for adaptation to your needs along with the ups and downs of life.

My availability can be found here.

“There is no question that self-hate severely limits one’s capacity to love fully and wholeheartedly. Capacity and desire are not the same thing, especially in discussions of love.” ― Tarana Burke

Rates

Individual Counselling (50 mins): $165 + GST

Individual Counselling (75 mins): $245 + GST

Relationship Counselling (50 mins): $195 + GST

Relationship Counselling (75 mins): $290 + GST

Availability

Sundays: in-person & virtual, 3pm to 8pm

Mondays: in-person & virtual, 9am to 3pm

Wednesdays: in-person & virtual, 8am to 12:30pm

Fridays: in-person & virtual, 1pm to 10pm

Hanna is unable to accept clients on a sliding scale at this time. If you require a lower fee, please contact us.

Information regarding payment, insurance coverage, and cancellation policies can be found here.

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