If you've experienced intimate partner violence or interpersonal violence in your lifetime, this page is for you.
LIA is honoured to provide trauma-informed counselling with folks who've experienced any form of intimate partner violence or interpersonal violence in their lifetime.
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 intimate partner violence and gender-based violence.
Especially after experiences of violence it can be important to know that we offer a safe place where your voice, needs, and choices are respected. LIA is committed to providing client-centred, trauma-informed counselling where your experience, voice and choices are honoured.
LIA works collaboratively with each client and will respond to the needs and experiences that show up for you at each session and throughout your journey with us.
Some of our clients begin their journey with focusing attention on navigating present challenges they are facing in the present and their day to day experiences, focusing on increasing safety and their well-being in the present, connecting with but limiting time focused on past experiences.
Some of our clients will safely explore their past experiences more directly, reclaiming and re-authoring experiences in ways that support their healing and empowerment.
Some clients will desire a blend of both or additional and other experiences and areas of focus.
LIA is committed to honouring your dignity and your voice and walking alongside you.
LIA is honoured to provide trauma 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 framework and are trauma-informed.
LIA is committed to providing a safe, respectful healing space for you to get support as you next the next steps in your journey.
We use a blend of therapeutic modalities to provide responsive, trauma-informed, client-centered support and counselling will reflect your needs, experiences, and voice.
Some of the approaches we use include: feminist, narrative, strengths-based, mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic, CBT, and response-based practices.
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