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Bernadette Yeland RN BScN

Registered Nurse - Counsellor

I am committed to creating a safe, compassionate and nurturing environment in which clients feel supported and safe in exploring their concerns.

One of my guiding principles as a therapist is my belief that the client is their own greatest asset. No one gets to where they are without developing a tremendous array of strengths, skills and resiliencies along the way. It can be very exciting to guide clients through the process of uncovering their own innate wisdom, their own strengths, engaging these to greater effect, and learning new strategies as we progress.

This journey often includes the work of processing emotions, and untangling, organizing and understanding your story in a way that frees you to incorporate more ease, meaning, and peace into your life.

I work from a client-centred, trauma-informed, and holistic perspective, and believe in meeting you where you are, while also promoting change, and working toward the goals that you currently deem meaningful.

As a Registered Nurse who has been practicing in the field of mental health for over 35 years, I bring a broad range of education and experience to my practice.   

I have experience working with:






Suicidal Ideation

Relationship issues



Communication issues

Life Transitions

In my practice I draw from many modalities and trainings.  Some of these include CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, Traumatic Event Systems, Sexual Assault Response, Mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique (“Tapping”).

A core approach throughout my practice is incorporating techniques and approaches that support and strengthen the connection between the mind and the body.

Some of my most profound learning however, has been from clients themselves. It is a great privilege to   walk with people through some of their most challenging times, to be entrusted with their stories, their vulnerabilities, to witness their strength, and to be a part of helping them to build a life worth living.

I welcome the chance to work with you!

Approved Counsellor with Victim Services.

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