Mental Health Services


If you’ve thought about coming to counseling even once, or think you might want a different type of counseling experience, then it’s probably time! We believe that tending to your mental health is just as important as tending to your physical health; in fact we know that they are interrelated. We have two Mental Health professionals here at VWS who have different types of expertise and are able to meet your needs in different ways. Both of our therapists use a holistic, collaborative, creative, and client-centered approach, and are able to provide clients with a different experience in therapy - bringing in evidence-based and mind-body techniques, mindfulness, art, and play - in addition to talk therapy. 



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works with adult individuals living with Chronic Pain and Medical Illness. She is a Somatic or Body-Oriented Mental Health Therapist and trained in EMDR, which means that she utilizes our innate mind-body connection as a tool in counseling. She specializes in, and is passionate about, working with adults of all ages living with Chronic Pain and Medical Illnesses. These almost always have a psychological component, whether it be a new diagnosis or chronic condition. Using EMDR, body awareness, breath-work, movement, as well as talk therapy, Kendall works with clients to manage pain and develop a healthy relationship with their illness. Kendall’s practice expertise also includes anxiety and stress management, depression, life transitions, and support for other helping professionals. 

To schedule an appointment email Kendall at

works with adults dealing with trauma. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDR Consultant. She specializes in helping adults heal from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and complex trauma. EMDR is a highly effective form of trauma treatment for those who have experienced a long history of trauma, including childhood physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect, and provides a rapid healing response to more recent, single incident trauma such as the loss of a loved one, divorce, or a vehicle accident. Learn more here

To schedule an appointment email Lemecia at

is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and EMDR Therapist. Her specialty is working with diverse forms of trauma and PTSD. She also has experience treating anxiety, depression, phobias, chronic stress, life transitions, and grief and loss. 

In addition to EMDR, Shayna also uses integrative talk therapy and mindfulness skills to help people achieve their goals. Her approach is positive, nonjudgmental and affirming of diverse intersectional identities.

To schedule an appointment email or call Shayna or schedule online now.


"Kendall's approach in therapy is the necessity of healing both the mind and body...through discovery and understanding. My journey today has purpose, a renewed sense of hope, which is something I can hang on to when everything else is in chaos."

- Cindy B. from Vancouver