Nature-based Therapy Vernon BC

Nature-based Therapy is a form of counselling in Vernon that involves working collaboratively with the natural world to support healing and wellbeing. Drawing from an ecological systems lens, Nature-based Therapy views the individual as connected to their family, community, culture, and environment, and works to strengthen these relationships. Nature-based Therapy offers a unique experience for those looking for alternatives to office-based counselling approaches and a way for those who share a passion for the natural world to connect to the land in a therapeutic way.

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My name is Daniella Roze des Ordons . I am so excited to be providing Nature-based Therapy at Arise Wellness!

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Your NATURE-BASED Therapist

I grew up in the Okanagan and am passionate about the power of nature for supporting individual and collective healing. I have a background in Nature-based Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed practice.

I have trained extensively with Human-Nature Counselling Society in Victoria, BC and over the past 15 years, have provided nature-based therapeutic and educational services to both youth and adults.

The experience of being human can be beautiful, joyful, challenging, complex, and painful. As a counsellor, I will help you navigate your struggles and compassionately support you in a process of growth and self-discovery. I have the tools and professional experience to help you transform enduring challenges and reconnect to your inherent wholeness, wisdom, and strengths.

As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada, I hold a Diploma in Counselling, a Master’s degree in Education, and am a PhD candidate conducting research on ecopsychology-informed education for social and ecological transformation. I have served as an instructor and researcher at post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and am the founder of Thriving Roots Wilderness School.

I work with those who experience:

Anxiety and Depression
Grief and Loss
Emotional Regulation Challenges
Relationship Distress
Difficulties with Social Skills and School Behaviors
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress
LGBTQ2S+ Issues

I am dedicated to offering a healing space inclusive of all identities—including race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and religious affiliation, amongst others.