about me

Hi, my name is

Andrea Slamaj

MCP, RCC *Pending*
Graduate Associate, Pre-Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hi, I’m Andrea Slamaj (she/her), a Graduate Associate at Providence Therapy. I’m so glad you’re here!

  • Trauma Informed Training
  • EMDR
  • OEI Level 1
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00 - 8:30 pm

A good counselling relationship is built on safety, trust, and connection, so let me start by sharing a bit about myself.

The road to becoming a therapist has been a long and winding one, greatly influenced by my own journey as a client and person-in-progress. I have lived experiences of complex trauma, mental health challenges, and chronic illness. I also regularly engage in my own therapy so I can better show up for my clients and those around me.

“When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.” — Brené Brown

I believe in a collaborative approach to counselling where I’ll always look to you as the expert of your life. I’ll walk alongside you and create a warm, welcoming space where you can be real, raw, and free from judgment. I’ll ask you curious questions with the intention of learning about and challenging the perspectives that hold you back from the life you want to live. And together, we’ll re-author a brave, new story that fosters meaning, understanding, and hope for your future.

When I’m not studying or working with clients, I enjoy reading, playing music, and touring local coffee shops in search of the best cup (and gluten-free goodies) in town. I also frequently daydream about getting a therapy dog someday. Until then, there’s a good chance you’ll catch me hanging out around the office with the dynamic K9 duo, Kona and Dr. Watson.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and book a 20-minute consultation — I’d be happy to connect with you so you can decide whether I’m the right counsellor for you. I look forward to meeting you!

Please note, at this time, I’m only able to see clients who are residents of B.C.

Andrea is a Graduate Associate at Providence Therapy awaiting her registration as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (approx. early 2024). She is currently finishing her Master of Counselling Psychology at Adler University, where she is focusing her studies on mind-body approaches to trauma and mental health recovery.

Andrea uses an integrative, collaborative, and strengths-based approach informed by AEDP, Somatic IFS, and Mindful Self-Compassion.

In addition to her master’s degree, Andrea’s professional training includes..

  • Complex Trauma Certification Training: Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) – Dr. Janina Fisher (In Progress)
  • Foundations for Treating Religious Trauma – Religious Trauma Institute (In Progress)
  • EMDR Basic Training – Dr. Kendhal Hart & Kristie Boggs
  • Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI): Level 1 – Dr. Rick Bradshaw 
  • Narrative Therapy: Foundations of Theory & Practice – Dr. Stephen Madigan
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Level 1 – Dr. John Gottman & Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman
  • Trauma Informed Practice: Level 2 – Trauma Informed Practice Institute
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills – Crisis Centre of BC
  • Mental Health First Aid – Mental Health First Aid Canada
  • Indigenous Canada Course – University of Alberta

Andrea’s areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Self-Esteem & Body Image
  • Post-Traumatic Stress, Complex Trauma, & Dissociation
  • Faith Deconstruction & Religious Trauma