Our COVID-19 Protocol.
Based on the most recent guidelines from the health authority, the following is a list of precautions and practises 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. 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.
- Have you had recent exposure to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed positive COVID test?
- 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?
- If you have tested positive for COVID have you completed the necessary quarantine?
- Maintain reasonable distance whenever possible
- Front door to be locked at all times. Text upon arrival and wait for door to be opened
- All payments and rebooking to be done online
- Staggered client appointments when 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
Mask use is mandatory within the shared clinic space and recommended in the treatment room based on the discretion of clinician and client.
- All high touch, hard surfaces (door handles, tables, light switches etc.) will be sanitized regularly
- The washroom will be cleaned and disinfected regularly (multiple times daily)
- All linens, blankets and masks will be laundered and sanitized after every treatment
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: I am providing in-person services on a very limited basis as clinically indicated with priority to existing clients. Wait times will be longer for those requiring in-person sessions.
For an introduction to my approaches to Mindfulness meditation, Self-compassion and Focusing visit my teacher page on the Insight Timer app.
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.
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.
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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.
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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, C.H.N.C, C.C.T
Certified Metabolic Balance® Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition & Health Coach, Reiki Master & Certified (Advanced Techniques) Crystal Therapy 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 Master Certification from the International College of Energy Healing.
Practicum student MA Counselling Psychology
As a practicum student, I will be working at the Vitality Clinic from September 2022 until April 2023. I have a background in communications and over the past few years, I have finished my coursework for a master’s degree in Counselling at Yorkville University, while gaining counselling experience with a local community organization.
I look forward to connecting with individuals and couples who are navigating life’s challenges and want to create meaningful change. It is my intention to offer a judgment-free environment in which clients feel heard. Issues rarely stand alone, but affect and are influenced by various other aspects of daily life, such as our physical wellbeing, social relationships, work, environmental and societal factors. I favour a collaborative, holistic approach in which we jointly explore the challenges you are facing in its various facets, while incorporating and developing your inner strengths and resources.
My name – which is pronounced ‘Caroleen’ – refers to my Belgian heritage. In 2015, I moved from Belgium to Canada, to live in a place where I could easily and continuously connect with nature and I feel very lucky to call the West Shore my home.
Feel free to call me Karo. I am looking forward to meeting you.
Lorilee Keller, MEd, RCC
I love working with the mind-body connection, helping clients learn more about the ways in which past experiences and trauma can be held in their nervous systems and energetic bodies. I believe trauma often shows up as anxiety, depression, angry outbursts, numbness or feeling shut down as well as through patterns such as needing to be in control, perfectionism, self-criticism, people pleasing, difficulty with setting boundaries, and with meeting your needs or expressing yourself. Regardless of the painful experiences that have
brought you to seek support, I believe that somewhere inside you is the ability to access your “wise self,” or the part of you that desires healing and growth. Through my unique combination of clinical counselling, somatic therapy, and energy healing, I help
my clients to shift deep-rooted patterns so they can feel more connected to themselves and others, less reactive and more able to slow down, be present, and take joy in the little things.
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 ~
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