Valentina Chichiniova, RCC, CCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
I recognize how difficult it may be to begin the therapeutic process and I strive to create a safe and attuned environment where you can let your guard down. The therapeutic space is the safe haven where you can speak about anything and still feel respected, accepted and hopeful – hopeful that there is more to life than whatever pain or challenge has brought you to the place where you now – feeling overwhelmed, stressed, sad or stuck. By working in a partnership with you, my role is to assist and empower you to reconnect with and build upon your unique strengths, so that you can confront the challenges you face. In a client-centered, experiential, attachment based approach, I will lead you into a process of discussions and activities that will help you recognize, understand and re-frame, change, or rewire rigid and/or unhelpful thoughts, feelings, behaviours, sensations and memories, so that you can reconnect with your life in a way that is working for you! Through my expertise, compassion, and commitment to excellence, I am a valuable resource for anyone seeking the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Whether you are a seasoned psychonaut or new to the world of psychedelics, I can help you navigate this exciting and transformative journey.
I am a licensed therapist and certified practitioner of psychedelic-assisted therapy. With years of experience in the field of mental health and a deep passion for exploring the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals heal and transform their lives. I have extensive post graduate training in trauma and complex trauma therapy. I continue to pursue professional excellence through continuous education and ongoing consultations with experts in the field. I have worked with adults and youth in community and inpatient settings, supporting them through struggles such as trauma, complex trauma, anxieties, mood disorders, life stress and more.
-Psychedelic preparation and integration specialist -As an EMDRIA approved consultant, I provide EMDR consultations to other clinicians looking to become certified, consultant, or even broaden their knowledge about EMDR and how to integrate it with psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. -I offer supervision to MA students and therapists.