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Counselling Intern

MA Intern

B.Sc (Hons)
She/Her


Mikaela works with youth 12+, adults, and families.

Online Mondays 3-7pm

In Person Tuesdays 12-6pm

Specializations:

  • IBPOC

  • Newcomer, refugee, and immigrant communities

  • Navigating transitions

  • ADHD

  • Autism

  • Relationships

  • Self-esteem, belonging

  • Intergenerational issues

  • Trauma

  • Identity

MIKAELA CHIA

Mikaela is passionate about honouring a person’s voice, story, and lived experiences in the ways that they feel most heard and safely witnessed. As a counsellor, her goal is to walk alongside people to co-create an empowering space of compassion, empathy, and relational understanding that meets people where they are at as they navigate life.

 

Informed by her lived experience as a neurodivergent woman and a second-generation South East Asian immigrant settler with bicultural identity, as well as her professional background, Mikaela is anchored in intersectional, relational, narrative, culturally-responsive and justice-oriented approaches to her work.

 

Mikaela’s experience includes supporting racialized communities and neurodivergent students, youth, and their communities for over ten years in various educational, therapeutic support, mentorship, outreach, and counselling positions. Mikaela works with people to identify strategies that fit and celebrate their unique strengths and resiliencies to (re)create new, empowering stories and realities. 

 

Mikaela has completed all clinical training portions of her Master’s program and will be working under the supervision of Mary Klovance, RCC, as she completes her thesis in her final year. 

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