About Me

Education: I hold a a Masters degree in Integral Counselling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a diploma in depth psychotherapy, and a Masters degree in philosophy with a focus on existentialism. I am currently studying Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy, an approach that integrates body awareness, nervous system regulation and relational patterning. I am also a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. I love to learn and consider myself a perpetual student.

Interests: I am a passionate and community-oriented individual with strong interests in nature-based therapy and ecopsychology, spirituality and social justice. Since 2015, I have been involved with a non-denominational meditation community called the Consciousness Explorers Club where we engage with the intersections of mental health, social justice and mindfulness.

Identity: I identify as Jewish, white-bodied, neurodivergent and queer.

Background: After working in the nonprofit worlds of food security and as a consultant for resilient network development and systems change, I felt drawn to focus my energy less on the external systems and more more on internal systems. In my psychotherapy practice, I apply a systems focus to interpersonal, intrapersonal and ecological dynamics.

When I’m not working or studying, I’m spending much of my time outdoors with my therapy-dog-in-training.

Some of my core values are community, connection, inquiry, compassion, openness and curiosity.

I am available to connect both in person and online.

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (license #20109), my services are eligible for coverage under many insurance and benefit plans.

I gratefully reside on traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees & Esquimalt), W̱SÁNEĆ and Quw’utsun peoples in the place now also known as Victoria, BC.

Shot at Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Summer 2019

contact: caitlin@pivotintoharmony.com