Katrina Topping, MSW

Registered Social Worker (RSW) #12304

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About Katrina

As LGBTQIA2S+ folks, we are often navigating oppressive and harmful environments. We are often taught (implicitly or explicitly) that parts of us are not okay. I believe that through counselling, we can bravely choose to engage differently with ourselves and with each other. We can reclaim our right to feel compassion for all of our parts, even the parts that we’ve been told to squish, get rid of, silence, or hate. When we do this, we create magic-- and we invite new possibilities for connection.

I’m a Registered Social Worker, and I provide counselling from trauma-informed, collaborative, and anti-oppressive approaches.I have worked with people who have experienced trauma, including sexual assault, childhood abuse, death, loss, and experiences of ongoing oppression, specifically (though not exclusively) with folks in LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

My approach to counselling is conversation based, integrating writing, drawing, along with movement and connecting with the body.

Let's (re)discover your strengths, tap into your resiliency, and create a brave and compassionate space for change and transformation, together.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Abuse
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Life Transitions
    • Panic Issues
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Sexual Abuse Related Issues
    • Sexuality Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Feminist Therapy
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
    • Identifies as Queer

    Katrina has been in practice for 2 years.

  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    Katrina Topping Counselling
    Hastings and Nanaimo Vancouver, BC V5L 1V4
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    • Rapid Transit
    • Secured/Monitored Bicycle Parking

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$160 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$120 / 60min

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • e-Transfer