I am now accepting new clients
I’m Brett (all pronouns), a Registered Social Worker providing individual, couples, and family counselling via phone or online anywhere in BC, Canada as well as in-person sessions in Chemainus (Vancouver Island). I am a queer and trans white settler with roots in Calgary and the West Coast, and am of French Canadian, Irish, Germanic and English ancestry. I live in Chemainus on Stz’uminus, Penelakut, Snuneymuxw, and Quw'utsun Territory.
I am a fat, non-binary, trans, queer, disabled person who is committed to anti-racist and decolonial / unsettling work. I am interested in working with white people to deconstruct and address the ways we perpetuate racism, as well as holding space for BIPOC.
I support people in finding the sparkle, hope, and joy in life again. The weight of the world, trauma, and our personal experiences can sometimes be very heavy, which can lead to depression, anxiety, grief, loneliness, feeling numb or feeling burnt out. Counselling with me will strengthen the ways you cope, help you re-story what is going on for you (you are already the main character in your life!), and support you in changing negative or self-deprecating thought patterns.
I have comfort and ease working with clients who are kinky and/or non-monogamous and have professional experience in the areas of sexual health and sex positivity. I have been working in gender-affirming (transgender) care since 2011.
In my spare time I like to garden, raise chickens, make jewelry and other art things, spending time with my family, and enjoy sitting under the roof of the forest.
Photo Credit: Erin Flegg Photography
*Online* Advanced Gender-Affirming Practice with Youth & Adults
March 28 & 29, 2024
Join us for this beyond "Trans 101" Training!
Grounded in research
& lived experience
A research supported, evidence-based, intersectional trans feminist, and community grounded approach to gender-affirming care
Support clients who are trans, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and/or gender-diverse. This training fosters experiential learning through partner practice, small group work, and large group discussion
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Extensive Experience with Gender-Affirming Care, Mood Issues, and 2SLGBTQIA+ Care
Individual, Couples & Family Counselling
I have over 15 years experience working in supportive roles with adults and youth. I offer 1 hour sessions with individuals ages 14+, and 75 minute sessions with couples or families. Sessions can be via telephone or audio-video on a computer or smartphone using the internet (Jane App).
Counselling with me may be covered by extended health benefits...
Gender-Affirming Care (Transgender Care)
There is no one way to be trans, non-binary, gender diverse, gender creative or however else someone might describe their gender. I provide general counselling to people of all genders, as well as hormone readiness assessments and surgical readiness assessments.
I use an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach...
Areas of Focus
Expanding Your 2SLGBTQIA+ Family
Questioning your Gender and/or Sexual Orientation
Depression, Anxiety & Mood
Grief & Loss
Youth & Families