About Natalie
Canadian Certified Counsellor, Certified IFS Therapist

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"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! Starting the journey of finding a counsellor, and reaching out for help is no easy task. You may feel a part of you that is eager to get started with counselling and another part that is hesitant or unsure where to start. Finding the right counsellor to guide you as you get started can make a huge difference in how you feel about the process.  I'm so glad you've taken the time to seek out counselling and hope I'm able to assist you in your journey. 

Over the last 11 + years  as a counsellor, I have had the privilege to come alongside many people who are hurting, feeling stuck and struggling inside. Through this, my hope and desire has been to create a safe, grounded place where people can transform the relationship they have with themselves and others. 

I'm specialize in working with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma (personal and intergenerational), PTSD, chronic pain, body image, and self-esteem. I have an interest in spirituality and enjoy integrating this into therapy sessions as desired for each client.

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. 

Many clients share that they feel heard, understood, and able to take what they have learned in therapy and continue to apply it long after our sessions are done. 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. 

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 Clinical Traumatologist, and hold a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. 

For more information on how I work please see : Counselling Approaches

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

  • Many other professional development courses and seminars 

If you are ready for change, or even curious about change, please call me at 604-454-4516 or email at natalie@revivecounselling.com to find out more information or set up an appointment.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Natalie Dressler, MA, CCC, TITC-CT

*Please note that all sessions will be held virtually for the time being.