LIA is honoured to work with folks who've experienced violence and abuse and folks who have been impacted by violence and abuse in their lifetime.
If you've experienced abuse from a partner, dating violence, sexual assault, coercive control, or other forms of gender-based violence this page is for you.
Each client's journey is unique and belongs to them.
LIA is honoured to come together and walk alongside clients who've faced any form of abuse from a partner and any other form of gender-based violence including dating violence, harassment, and sexual assault.
At LIA, we know how important it is to believe and come together alongside clients. LIA is committed to providing client-centred counselling where your experiences, voice and choices are honoured.
LIA is dedicated to collaboratively with each client at each session and throughout each client's journey with us.
Some of our clients begin their journey with focusing attention on present day challenges and their day to day experiences, focusing on increasing safety, well-being, and connection in the present, and connecting with but limiting time focused on past experiences.
Some of our clients will take steps to safely explore their past experiences more directly, naming, reclaiming and re-authoring experiences in ways that support clarity, healing, and empowerment.
Some clients will explore a blend of both past, present, and additional areas that are of interest and important to them.
All is welcomed. All is honoured. LIA is committed to honouring your dignity and your voice and walking alongside you.
LIA is honoured to provide compassionate counselling from an anti-violence framework. We work with folks who've experienced:
If you are in crisis, need support with protection and resources to increase safety, please see our resources section below for information for victim services, women's centres, and crisis counselling support available in the community.
LIA's counselling services reflect an anti-violence, intersectional framework.
LIA is committed to providing a safe, warm, compassionate healing space for folks who've faced violence and abuse.
We use a blend of therapeutic modalities to provide responsive, client-centered support and counselling will reflect your needs, experiences, and your voice.
Some of the approaches we use include: feminist, narrative, strengths-based, mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic, CBT, and response-based practices, and the when love hurts model.
LIA is pleased to provide a variety of options to access counselling.
Referrals & Intake:
Clients can either self-refer and can also be referred by an allied health professional.
LIA provides in-person counselling sessions at our Burnaby office location, secure video sessions, and confidential phone sessions.
The frequency of sessions and length of time in counselling reflects each client's needs and interests. Some clients will access counselling for a few months while others will access counselling for a year+
Fees are $120/50 minute session. Clients can access LIA through private pay, FNHA, CVAP, and often through extended health (please check directly with your insurance provider).
Resources at LIA
If you're an existing client or if you are interested in accessing our resources, please contact LIA directly for access to LIA's private resource page.
Check out LIA's instagram and facebook for more information and resources.
Folks might find a variety of different resources to be helpful as they navigate their journeys. Below are some external resources that some might find helpful. Sharing knowledge, information and resources helps to continue to break the silence and support one another and move towards ending violence. If there's a resource you think would be helpful for us to share please let us know!
Power and Control Wheel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OrAdC6ySiY&t=5s&ab_channel=TheDuluthModel
Laura Kerr Window of Tolerance Guide https://laurakkerr.com/wot-guide/
Information and Resources loveisrespect.org
Dr. Arielle Schwartz Grounding Meditations https://healbright.com/p/meditations
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Lundy Bancroft, Jac Patrissi https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9126914-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go
FORGE resources for trans survivors of violence https://forge-forward.org/resources/self-help/
Organizations & Resources in BC:
BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse http://bc-malesurvivors.com/
Battered Women's Support Services https://www.bwss.org/
Surrey Women's Centre https://surreywomenscentre.ca/
North Shore Women's Centre https://www.northshorewomen.ca/
Ending Violence BC LGBT2SQ Resources https://endingviolence.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EVA-BC-DV-in-LGBT2SQ-Communities-Webinar-Readings-and-Resources-February-2020.pdf