Xiva Taverna, RTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Vancouver BC
The solution is to become your own loving parent and to develop a new and healthy relationship with yourself. We will work together to identify and change the negative patterns and self-defeating beliefs that stem from a dysfunctional childhood. Using the Internal Family Systems model as a guide, we can integrate all the different and conflicting parts you have inside and gain access to your True Self. Our inner parts contain valuable qualities, and our core Self knows how to heal. The goal of therapy is to get you to a place where You make your life decisions, not your childhood traumas.
Hi, I’m Xiva Taverna. During a long period of my life, I lived in a numbed state. I couldn’t feel a deep connection with myself or others. I always felt there was something more to life than what I was getting out of it, but I couldn’t quite point out what exactly that was or what it meant. Fifteen years ago, I went through a profound crisis early in my marriage. That crisis led me to my healing path. After many years of deep inner work, I finally rediscovered my inner child. I’ve found that the more I connect to that origin, to that true inner self, the more grounded, grateful and connected I am towards life. I now have deep and meaningful relationships with my wife, children and friends from all around the world. I became a counselling therapist because I want to help people recover from childhood trauma and toxic shame. I want to help you live a meaningful life and feel more connected to yourself and others. I know from my experience how growing up in a dysfunctional home can affect our beliefs about ourselves. I know how challenging it is to build meaningful relationships while carrying a deep-rooted belief that “I’m not good enough.” And I also know that with the right help, we can heal and change our lives.