Certified Hakomi Therapists


Certified Hakomi therapists have been certified by faculty of the Hakomi Institute.


magi Magi Cooper.
hakomi_crane_crop_small Bob Morrissey.
majie Majie Lavergne is a Registered Clinical Counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups.  He has over thirteen years of private practice experience. Majie has a Master of Arts degree in Counselling (with a specialization in Art Therapy) from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He is also a Certified Hakomi Therapist (Sensorimotor Therapy Institute), Certified Gestalt Therapist (GIR) and a Professional Art Therapist (CATA).  In addition, Majie received extensive training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and play therapy. He specializes in trauma therapy, couple work and in working with children and adolescents.
Majie developed a unique three-phased approach for working with traumatized adolescents integrating Art Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and somatic regulation, and published this work in the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal in the spring of 2004.  Majie has been a presenter at both the American and Canadian Art Therapy Association annual conferences.  Majie is fluent in English, French and Spanish.  He is in  private practice inNanaimo and is currently accepting new clients.
Majie@telus.net www.MajieLavergne.com
kate Kate Burns is a Certified Hakomi practitioner and values Hakomi’s mindfulness-based, experiential approach which compliments other methods she offers including Self-Regulation Therapy. She is a Registered Social Worker and maintains a nature-based and holistic practice, drawing from more than 20 years in the counselling field. Hakomi principles guide Kate’s collaborative, strength-based approach as the adults she works with discern their next best step through challenges that can include life transitions, losses, trauma or other overwhelming experiences, relationship or social challenges. Kate works with a team of counsellors at Marshall and Associates in Nanaimo. 250-754-7703.
karin Karin Stotzer
tobi-p1 Tobi Panter is a Certified Hakomi Therapist practising in the Duncan area on Vancouver Island. Her own Earth-based spiritual practices underpin her work and create a grounded environment for her clients. Tobi is also registered as an acupuncturist and herbalist, and often combines Hakomi with bodywork and health recommendations as a truly holistic means of living better.

rae_b Rae Bilash is a Certified Hakomi Therapist inVictoria, BC. She is also a Certified Trager® Bodywork Practitioner (using gentle movement to release core non-productive patterns held in the body) and CranioSacral Practitioner. Each modality is offered on it’s own, or can be combined depending on the client’s needs.
Rae is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute of BC. She has 3 wonderful adult children and 2 beautiful grandchildren.
briangrady Dr. Brian Grady
glen51 Glen Timms
Cary Wright Cary Wright
Jennifer Ducharme Jennifer Ducharme is a professional counsellor committed to creating a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to work towards healing, personal growth, and change. She is a co-founder of Westshore Counselling Services and a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Certified Hakomi Therapist.
kim-oleary Kim O’Leary is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist. She holds a Master’s in Psychotherapy and Spirituality with an Art Therapy Specialization. Using a mindfulness-based,
experiential approach, Kim assists clients to connect with inner resources while also exploring and healing the unconscious habitual patterns that tend to shape the way we organize and experience life. Kim is located in Victoria BC www.kimoleary.ca

778 977 5089.

hakomi_crane_crop_small Dr. Anne E. Lindsay is a Certified Hakomi Therapist (CHT) in Victoria and Sooke. Anne uses a respectful, gentle approach and appreciates the richness that each client brings to a session. She says, ‘Using the Hakomi Method helps to open mindfully to more and more of one’s true self’. She is also a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Dr. TCM) (23 years) with an emphasis on Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, Jin Shin Do based acupressure, nutrition, natural vision
improvement, Qi Gong and general health. As a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) (of 31 yrs. in B.C.) she uses Swedish massage, deep inner and muscular relaxation techniques, fascia release, meridian theory, exercise rehab., meditation and movement. ‘Movement is life’ ( to quote Dr. Meir Schneider from the ‘School for Self-Healing”). Anne does yoga, walks her dog daily in the forest, plays with him in the ocean, tends to her fruit tree orchard, herb, flower and vegetable gardens, bicycles, meditates and travels.

Linda Y Linda Yakiwchuk is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and she has a private practice in Richmond, B.C. Linda supports her clients by exploring life issues using the tool of mindfulness. Clients report changes that offer them more choices in life.
Telephone: 604-274-3930
e-mail: lindayak@shaw.ca
beth_cr_sm Beth Falch-Nielsen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC and a Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer. She has been in the counselling field for 35 years and has maintained a private practice for the last 25 years. Beth sees clients in Vancouver, and teaches Hakomi and supervises in students in BC, Alberta, and Portland, OR. Beth is a founding member of the Hakomi Institute of B.C.
susannes1 Dr. Susanne Schibler is a Registered Psychologist and has been in private practice inVancouver since 1997. She likes to work with adults and adolescents presenting with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, recent or remote trauma, gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender issues, grief or loss, challenging life transitions, relationship or family difficulties, work-related issues, chronic pain or illness, and low self-esteem. She uses Hakomi, either as a primary therapeutic approach or in combination with other methods, to help clients become aware of patterns that limit them, and to experiment with new ‘ways of being’ that serve them better.
Campbell River


Justice Schanfarber is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Co-Active Coach helping individuals and couples navigate the challenges of life, sex and relationships. Offices in Campbell River and Vancouver. Telephone sessions also available.
778 996-3821
North Vancouver
lyndag Lynda Grant, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist who has been working as a therapist since 1986. She is in private practice in North Vancouver and has taught at the University of British Columbiaand Simon Fraser University.
Lynda believes that the mind, body, emotions, spirit and environment work together to create the healing we desire. She believes that we need to be treated as a whole person and not just a single problem. Lynda finds that Hakomi embraces this philosophy, and is a wonderfully inviting and gentle therapeutic approach that can be used on its own or in conjunction with cognitive-behavioural therapy or EMDR.
Brooke Brooke Mandseth