Director | Revive Counselling
Canadian Certified Counsellor, Clinical Traumatologist, Direct Neurofeedback Practitioner
"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! I'm so glad you've taken the time to seek out counselling and hope I'm able to assist you in your journey. It is my passion to help you heal!
Over the last 10 + years as a counsellor, I have had the privilege to come alongside manny people who are hurting, feeling stuck and struggling with their mental health. 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 specialize in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, dissociation, chronic pain, abuse, body image, and self-esteem challenges.
It is my joy and privilege to journey with each person through their struggles and pain and to see the amazing growth that results from each person's counselling process.
Primarily, I work from an Internal Family Systems therapy perspective and integrate in sensorimotor psychotherapy, direct neurofeedback, EMDR, and mindfulness-based approaches. All of these approaches I have found to be revolutionary 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.
Through 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. I've found this to be available to each and every person.
I am a Clinical Traumatologist and hold a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association has certified me in good standing as a Canadian Certified Counsellor.
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
Level I training in Internal Family Systems therapy- 84 hours
Level II training in Internal Family Systems therapy- IFS, Addictions and Eating Disorders- 32 hours
Level I training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy- 80 hours
Certified Direct Neurofeedback Practitioner
Level I and Level II training in Observed Experiential Integration
Level I and Level II training in Gottman Couples Therapy
Level II, III and IV 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
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) basic training
Many other professional development courses and seminars
I am currently full and am unable to take on new clients at this time.
If you are ready for change, or even curious about change, please call me at 604-454-4516 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 as per current guidelines all sessions will be held via Doxy for the time being, until recommendations change.