Our COVID-19 Protocol.
The following is a list of precautions and practices the clinic will be employing until further notice. Even with this protocol in place, there is some level of unavoidable risk to clinicians and clients of contracting and/or transmitting COVID-19 until there is an effective vaccine against COVID-19. The questionnaire includes your consent to treatment despite this risk. Thank you for all your cooperation and understanding.
Ongoing self-assessment for signs of COVID-19 related illness in myself, other practitioners and you the client. A new self-assessment questionnaire will be verbally reviewed and documented at the beginning of each treatment/session:
- Have you been isolated within a restricted “bubble,” and if so for how long?
- Have you had extensive contact with individuals outside your immediate family, pod or unit (other than service workers at the store etc.)?
- Are you aware of anyone in your contacts who have had COVID-19 symptoms?
- Are you experiencing any of these symptoms: Fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, painful swallowing, loss of sense of smell or taste, loss of appetite, stuffy or runny nose?
- 2 metres between client and practitioner as much as possible
- Front door to be locked at all times. Text upon arrival and/or wait for door to be opened
- All payments and rebooking to be done online
- Staggered client appointments with emphasis on telehealth appointments if possible
- Tea and water will not be provided
- Prior to entering clinic please wash hands (20-30 sec with soap) or sanitize hands
- After leaving the clinic wash or sanitize hands
- Doors will be opened by the practitioners
NEW: Mask use IS mandatory for everyone until the client is in the treatment room and can maintain 6 ft. distance. If this distance cannot be kept, masks are required (unless by bodyworkers discretion or other rationale sanctioned by practioner’s governing body). Disposable as well as re-usable cloth masks will be provided to clients as desired/needed, but everyone is encouraged to have their own mask on hand. Trays are for personal items not able to be hung on hangers. Please sanitize all touched items and surfaces in room and wash linens after treatment.
- All surfaces touched including door handles, tables, couches, light switches etc. will be sanitized after each session
- The washroom will be cleaned and disinfected after every use but please refrain from using if at all possible
- All linens, blankets and masks will be laundered and sanitized after every treatment
- Clinic will be vacuumed each night. Floors cleaned and garbages emptid every Friday. Full sanitization of clinic is currently taking place biweekly (Thurs 6:30 am), but eventually will be weekly).
Transform your health, transform your life.
Our practitioners view health as wellness of the whole being—mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to guide people through the challenging and profound pathways of life. We strive to educate, empower and inspire people to restore their vitality by supporting them through the healing process. We offer a range of services:
A complete, natural approach to health, from choosing the right foods for your body to healthy lifestyle practices to learning mindfulness and so much more.
Crystal Therapy & Reiki
Energy based modalities that work in synergy to aid the body to re-balance, facilitate the movement of stuck or stale energy, channel positive energy and optimize your own natural healing ability and processes.
The Vitality Clinic – A Hub for Healing.
Our practitioners believe that a collaborative, cohesive and complementary group can do more than its best individual member – providing a better service to our clients by working together toward a common goal of increased health and wellness. With extensive expertise in diverse but related specialties, we are able to meet a wide variety of client needs, all in one location!
We also believe that healing begins the moment you enter our space. Our clinic was professionally designed to offer a welcoming environment for you to feel instantly at ease and reassured.
Heather McDougall, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
The roots of my practice are founded in my professional roles and training in a variety of settings in both the private and public sector. I have had the privilege of working with youth and adults in the areas of forensic psychiatric services, tertiary mental health, detox and addictions recovery, outreach services and community therapy.
It has always been my view that the underpinning of effective counselling is an open and safe space that emphasizes self-discovery and exploration with skilled guidance and support. These essentials, coupled with genuine care and compassion, create an optimal environment for true introspection, self awareness and continued learning; leading to happier and more meaningful lives.
To book an appointment call 250.588.4334.
My counseling style is eclectic, drawing mostly from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework. I strongly believe in the power of talk, and the importance of meaningful connection in our lives. As social beings, our sense of self, purpose and belonging are vital to our mental health and overall wellbeing.
The counselling experience affords us the opportunity to honestly explore our emotions, thoughts and behaviours, as well as identify barriers, and work toward change so that we can live life more fully.
I offer individual and couple counselling services to assist clients with finding the most effective tools and strategies to address and overcome their challenges. I have experience treating an array of issues including: Anxiety and depression, addictions, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, self-esteem and body image issues, relationship and marital issues, health challenges, workplace conflict, compassion fatigue as well as working with both youth and adults with Autism and developmental disabilities in the areas of life skill development and interpersonal relationships.
I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology, and I am a registered Clinicial Counsellor with the BC association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC # 10521). I have training in Cognitve Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Rational-Emotive behavior therapy, Narrative and Family therapy as well as Gestalt and Adlerian modalities.
Julie Giroux, MEd, RCC
REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | CERTIFIED MBSR TEACHER
People often come to counselling at a time of significant challenge or feeling “stuck” about something in their life. A clinical counsellor provides a non-judgmental and trustworthy presence combined with the professional skills and experience to help you find ways to feel better and be more effective and confident in daily life. I specialize in working with adults and have experience working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
I have a special interest in working with individuals with insomnia, nightmares, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. I enjoy providing counselling to health professionals and know how particularly hard it can be for us to find time to take care of ourselves. I’m also inspired by working with people during life and relationship transitions and those seeking a new way forward in life.
To book an appointment call 778.587.5808.
Depending on your areas of concern, goals and preferences, our work together may: help you to clarify your understanding of a problem, develop skills to calm your mind and physiological reactivity, increase self-confidence, reduce stress, develop greater emotional awareness and self-regulation and more.
The following are examples of the types of problems I provide therapy for:
- Anxiety & Panic
- Recovery from trauma & PTSD
- Depression and hopelessness
- Insomnia & nightmares
- Stress management
- Relationship concerns
- Physical symptoms affected by stress
- Chronic pain
- Adjusting to change & life transitions
- Wellness & resiliency building
- Telephone & Internet-based counselling
I am an experienced Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the following education and speciality training:
- Masters in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (UToronto)
- Bachelors in Occupational Therapy (UToronto)
- Registered with the BC Association for Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)
- Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher (UMass Medical School)
- Post-graduate training in: Somatic Experiencing, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Focusing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Flash Technique, EMDR and more.
Massage, Pranic Healing & Hypnosis.
I am the founder of Dorjee’s Spa, a very successful small business first opened in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala (H.P), India. Now I am relocated to Victoria, Canada. I would love to continue to provide my uniquely holistic approaching services includes Massage, Pranic Healing and Hypnosis.
It helps destress the body, improves immunity, digestion & blood circulation. Stimulation of the lymphatic system, increases joint mobility and flexibility, reduced muscle tension. Removes headache, back, neck & shoulder pains and good for whole-body relaxation etc. It helps to maintain emotional hygiene to boost overall individuals to regain their own power within with unique experience using my wholesome integrated touch, spirituality and wellness energy to revitalize you. No age bar and gender bias. All welcome.
My name, “Dorjee,” in Tibetan refers to a very powerful tool used by Spiritual Masters in rituals to remove unpleasant energies in the surroundings and establish the healing powers of positive energy to share happiness for all. “Kyi” means happiness.
In addition, I love whatever I do and the best blessing of my life is for my clients to benefit in their lives after receiving my services. I am truly living in the power of self-love wisdom and believing in the natural healing powers existing around us each moment of each new day. It’s up to each of us to find how to utilise it properly in our daily life. I have learned a simple but powerful variety of skills to channelise the blockages of different mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical discomforts through my service in India. Some of my skills are learned through self-education, while many more were taught to me by powerful gurus around the world. I am very happy and grateful now to invite you to my service here in Canada. Each new moment is so transforming if we know how to use our mental, spiritual, emotional & physical energies to align with the right choice, decision & direction. The power lies within each of us and together we can stand stronger. The word impossible says “I’m possible”. You are that powerful if you can be mindful about your thoughts, feelings, habits, words and actions. Thinking, “we can heal together” makes you feel peaceful in mind and alleviates the roots of pain physically in every source of concern. You’re a gift of life and can enjoy it abundantly. Isn’t it your right?
- Master Choa Kok Sui’s Basic Teachers Training Pranic Course in New Delhi from World Pranic Healing Foundation, Inc. Manila, Philippines
- Master Diploma in Acupressure and Advanced Auricular Therapy from the Society of Naturopathy and Alternate Sciences.
- Advance Hypnosis from the Institute of Psychometric Assessment & Counselling (IPAC).
I believe in investing in people. My personal journey has always connected me with people. I began teaching dance and choreographing at the age of 15, I travelled with the international leadership group called Up With People, I’ve worked in group homes, I’ve been a fitness instructor, I lived in L’Arche, I’ve been a lay-counsellor, I became a mother, I’ve worked in elder care, I’ve owned a dance studio, and I am currently a registered clinical hypnotherapist.
Another common theme throughout my life has been movement. I’ve always valued the mind-body connection and the body’s ability to express and heal and process emotion.
I believe that hypnotherapy is a powerful and effective modality for bringing together connection (to ourselves and others) and movement (moving forward, changing behaviour patterns, aligning our actions and beliefs). It is with heart and responsibility that I approach being a helping hand along your journey.
To book an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I believe in investing in people. I believe a more intentional world is a more contented and healthier world.
My work as a hypnotherapist is the result of many years spent teaching brain compatible dance education, a lifelong interest in healthy brain development and engaging with children and families both professionally and personally. I find hypnotherapy to be a dynamic, creative, and effective modality with which to work with adults and children of all ages.
One of my personal core values is intention. It’s all too easy to get swept up in habit energy, peer pressure, family expectations, cultural norms, and the list goes on. Acting with intention requires us to be still, to be connected to our inner wisdom and to investigate the motivations behind our actions and then align our beliefs and behaviours. All of the qualities found in being intentional are inherent and fundamental to hypnotherapy.
All of my sessions are personalized and client centred.
Hypnotherapy with children: My philosophy when working with children is to “Play my way in”. Rapport is paramount in all therapeutic relationships and this is no exception when working with children. Children need to feel safe and trust both myself and the environment. I weave suggestive language, engaging movement, stories and art together to create a playful and positive experience for children.
Hypnotherapy with Teens: Rapport is paramount in all therapeutic relationships and this is no exception when working with teens. Teens often feel unsure of their place in society as they transition from childhood to adulthood. This is a very fruitful time to explore the subconscious and the beliefs and messages that are being formed.
Hypnotherapy with Adults: I am honoured to be a part of someone’s personal journey towards greater self awareness and personal growth. Once again, rapport is paramount in all therapeutic relationships. It is with a positive and trusting rapport, that change is possible. Regardless of your present obstacle (sleep, anxiety, relationships, addiction, emotional regulation, fears, etc.) hypnotherapy is a powerful and dynamic modality from which to gain self awareness and begin to positively move forward.
I was trained in Hypnotherapy at the Horizon Centre School of Hypnotherapy in Victoria, BC and am a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist with CACHE (Canadian Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists and Educators)
I was trained in Brain Compatible Dance Education with Anne Green Gilbert at the Creative Dance Centre in Seattle, WA
I am involved in learning opportunities with the Institute of Child Psychology in Leduc, AB
I continue to educate myself through reading, lectures, workshops and active curiosity.
Dr. Rachel Eni, PhD.
Dr. Rachel Eni is a registered acupuncturist with specialties in pregnancy and maternal health, health impacts of stroke and chronic illnesses, and pain management. Rachel has been successfully diagnosing, treating and preventing illnesses successfully for more than 15 years.
Rachel graduated from TCM Acupuncture in 2014 and has since treated clients in Canada and Southeast Asia. Further, her treatment specialties include a line of gorgeous facial treatments, suitable for all ages and skin types. She coaches clients in lifestyle changes based on principles of health promotion and TCM exercise, nutrition and stress management. Fundamentally, her treatments are prepared to enable clients to sustain long lasting health benefits.
Click here to book an appointment online.
My approach to acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine knowledge and techniques for a holistic diagnosis and treatment. As a therapist, I am interested in the nuances of your particular health and dis-ease profile. I have been studying TCM extensively for several years and am of the belief that, as a medical practice, it can be health enhancing, as well as life changing. Whether I am treating physical, mental or spiritual aspects of your health, in the clinic, I am unconditionally present and attentive to your needs.
Initial Acupuncture $135.00
Follow-up Acupuncture 95.00
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture $140.00
DermaPen Micro-needling Facial $320.00
Extended health, ICBC, etc. accepted.
Michele Walker, Metabolic Balance® Coach, C.H.N.C, C.C.T (Advanced)
Certified Metabolic Balance® & Holistic Nutrition Health Coach, Advanced Certified Crystal Therapy & Reiki Practitioner
The core of my practice and passion for helping others began with a solid foundation of 23 years of service in the medical laboratory field and various other wellness and relationship focused roles throughout my career.
It’s important to trust and understand that you can indeed improve your well-being and small changes can add up to big shifts in our health and vitality. I believe in holding space for people while guiding and empowering them to become more informed about their health options, more involved in decisions made about their bodies and more capable of maintaining their own wellness.
The human body holds an inspiring and profound ability to heal and convalesce when nurtured with the proper encouragement and support. My approach is to gently empower you to tune into your body’s wisdom of balance and wholeness while providing you with holistic and practical guidance to achieve and maintain wellness. By focusing on mind, body and spirit connection and alignment, we can enjoy a healthy and joyful life.
Holistic Nutrition Counselling – Metabolic Balance® is an innovative, all natural, whole food-based nutrition and health program that helps to reset and re-balance your hormones and metabolism. The program consists of four Phases that include my Coaching and guidance to support you along the way. You will be given your very own unique food plan and program based on YOUR body needs scientifically created from 36 blood values, your personal health details, food likes and dislikes and your wellness goals. All of this information creates the basis of your individualized Metabolic Balance plan! As a result, the meal plan and the Coach guided program offers you support, security, and real prospects of success to help you achieve your personal goals when it comes to your metabolism, weight, and overall well-being. Prior to our consultation, I will send you intake and assessment forms to complete prior to our meeting. We can connect in person, by Zoom, telephone or by email. Let me know what works best for you.
Crystal Therapy & Reiki Healing – Crystal Therapy and Reiki are energy based modalities that work in synergy to aid the body to re-balance, facilitate the movement of stuck or stale energy, channel positive energy into your body and optimize your own natural healing ability and processes.Crystal and Reiki Therapy work within your subtle energy fields to restore balance and aid in overall healing and relaxation.
During our consultation, we will discuss your current health state, health history, desired healing outcome and/or concerns to create a personal wellness plan for you.
- Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach
- Certified Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach (C.H.N.C) Diploma from NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition.
- Advanced Certified Crystal Therapy (Adv. C.C.T) Certification from International College of Energy Healing.
- Reiki Level II Certification from the International College of Energy Healing (Master Level to follow in December 2020).
What our clients are saying…
Kathlyn kind, personable and empathetic.
Kathlyn has been our family’s counsellor for about 5 years now and she has seen us through some tough parenting years and marriage issues. Also, she has seen each one of our kids individually and helped them navigate some difficult teen times. Our older daughter has anxiety, and Kathlyn has aided her in understanding herself and has made her transition to adulthood smoother. Both our boys have ADHD/Executive Function Disorder. Her skills as a counsellor have been able to help both our boys have a better grasp of their challenges, and thus succeed in school and life. She understands all of us individually, and is able to help us all communicate together and keep harmony in our home.
~ TARA & CRAIG ~
Each session, I leave feeling relaxed, revived and happy.
I have been receiving Reiki therapy sessions from Diana Johnson for awhile now. She is sincere, polite, experienced, capable and very approachable. I come to see her every 2 to 4 weeks and each session she helps to improve my health, so that I may have a better quality of life. Each session, I leave feeling relaxed, revived and happy. I always look forward to seeing her and receiving the best of care. I would highly recommend her as a Reiki Master and Healer.
~ COLLEEN WESTLAKE ~
Extremely healing and nurturing
Dorjee is a gifted, thoughtful, compassionate therapist. She has paid great attention to the massage space, the soft lighting, the ambience, very gentle quiet music; she also offers to change or stop the music if you so prefer. The massage space was very healing and inviting so I immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. Dorjee is extremely kind, and it is clear that her inner strength, training, and positive self regard inform every aspect of her therapy; her confidence combined with gentleness are very uplifting. At the outset of the massage she offers whispered guidance to help you relax body and mind. Her words are few and very well placed. Her hands seem to naturally go to places of held pain, tightness or trauma. I left the appointment feeling like I had released an ancient burden, and felt as light as a feather, my aching back muscles completely decompressed. I am very grateful to have had a massage with Dorjee.
~ MARIA ~
In Kathlyn I found a person I could trust to not judge
I have been a registered psychiatric nurse for 30 years and received a traumatic injury. I have seen Kathlyn for almost a year now to assist with my recovery. I found on my first interaction that Kathyln was a genuine real person that was not only extremely well versed in her field of practice, but in my opinion, was way ahead of her field and also very respectful of my experience as a RPN. In Kathlyn I found a person I could trust to not judge and know that she would give 100% honest feedback at all times. Kathlyn is truly a warm caring person that works extremely hard to help unravel the wreckage of our past and present. I would recommend Kathlyn to anyone that I know, and I have done so. In my opinion Kathlyn is a Rock Star in her profession.
~ BRAD ~