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About Natalie
Canadian Certified Counsellor, Certified IFS Therapist

Natalie Dressler Counsellor

"Natalie Dressler is a gifted trauma therapist who has worked with some of the most complex cases that face clinicians in this field...Her natural empathy and gentleness will be a relief for many.  I recommend her as a therapist, without reservation"

Richard A. (Rick) Bradshaw, PhD RPsych

Welcome to Revive Counselling! I'm so glad you've taken the time to seek out counselling and hope I'm able to be a part of your journey. 

Over the last 13 + years as a counsellor in private practice, I have had the privilege to come alongside many people who are hurting, feeling stuck and struggling inside. Often, these people are looking for relief from ongoing struggles, want to deepen their connection with themselves and others, and want to discover their inner potential for healing. My hope and desire has been to create a safe, grounded place where people can transform the relationship they have with themselves, others and beyond. 

I am drawn to working with people struggling with trauma (personal and intergenerational), PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, body image, and self-esteem. I have an interest in spirituality and enjoy integrating this into therapy sessions when desired.

I bring a trauma-informed, intuitive and integrative approach to therapy. I am an avid believer in continuing my own growth through counselling, introspection, and education and find that this allows me to hold compassionate, non-judgmental space for each person. 

As a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, I primarily work from an IFS therapy perspective and integrate in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, and attachment based approaches. I have found these therapies to be powerful in working with many stuck issues both for myself and others I have worked with. 

Throughout my own healing journey, I've felt the frustration and hopelessness that can come out of feeling stuck in pain and anxiety. I have also experienced the great potential for healing and growth, even through the most painful life experiences. My hope is to help you find this healing potential within you, which I believe comes from a place of confidence, curiosity and compassion inside. I've found this to be available to each and every person. I will support you to find this inside of you through a caring, supportive therapeutic relationship, backed by many years of intensive training in various therapeutic modalities. 

I am a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and hold a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology. I also offer consultation to therapists looking to deepen their knowledge of working with complex and acute trauma, intergenerational trauma and attachment injury through IFS and somatic based counselling approaches.

If you are ready for change, or even curious about change, please email me at natalie@revivecounselling.com to find out more information or set up an appointment.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

*Please note that all sessions are offered virtually.

 

 

Education, Training, and Credentials
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Trinity Western University 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Certificate of Human Services - Trinity Western University

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (#5736) - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

  • Clinical Traumatologist - Traumatology Institute of Canada

  • Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist - IFS Institute

  • Level I training in Internal Family Systems Therapy- 84 hours

  • Level 2 training in Internal Family Systems Therapy- IFS, Addictions and Eating Disorders- 32 hours

  • Level I training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy- 80 hours 

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) basic training

  • Level I and Level 2 training in Observed Experiential Integration

  • Level I and Level 2 training in Gottman Couples Therapy

  • Level 2, 3 and 4 training in Janina Fisher's complex trauma & dissociation webinar series

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) online circle

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) continuity program- IFS for Treating Disease, Restoration of Health and Healing, Using IFS to Heal Relationships with Food and Body, Healing Cultural Trauma with IFS

  • TheraPsil Psilocybin Assisted Therapy- Canada

  • Many other professional development courses and seminars 

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