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True happiness will present itself once we learn how to deal with our emotions, know our passions, norms and values.

I believe you were born to thrive! 

Therapeutic counselling services for humans, utilizing your pet dog, to improve your well being.

Healing Hearts, Rebuilding Lives: Therapeutic Counselling for Overcoming Grief, Bullying, and Trauma.

EQUAL COUNSELLING AND COACHING

Genuine happiness emerges when we acquire the skill of managing our emotions and understanding our personal passions, beliefs, and values. I firmly believe that your purpose is to flourish. Throughout our journey, we encounter challenging periods, but they don't have to last.

Let me join you on your transformative journey towards a new state of freedom, where burdens are lifted, and the core of happiness is generously nurtured.
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Believe you can and you’re halfway there
Theodore Roosevelt
In Memory Chloë
In Loving Memory

I am very sad to announce that my co-therapist Chloë is no longer with us. As a registered international therapy dog, she has comforted so many people and has touched many lives in general! She was and still is my inspiration for the work that I do now. I promised her to keep her spirit alive.

She may have died, but my love for her never will!

R.I.P my little monkey

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Monique Verhoef Registered Therapeutic Counsellor BC, Canada

Hey You, I am Monique

I just want you to know that you have the right to be here and that you have the right to express your emotions!

I have been working in mental health care for over 9 year, including volunteering as a police based victim service worker and earning a fancy Diploma of Professional Counselling. Along with my ongoing continuous education, I also dove into the intriguing world of Dog Emotion and Cognition –because let’s be real, dogs are basically furry therapists in disguise.

 

But despite all my education and qualifications I’ve always felt like the underdog. Yep, in my first career, I was a prime target for bullies. Those traumatic events flew under the radar until one fateful day it all caught up to me. The past came knocking on my door when I lost my last member of my non-judgmental furry cheerleading squad; always radiating strength, unconditional love and solid loyalty. It hit me with a gut-wrenching blow. It left me with pain, feeling alone, and at times, completely helpless. 

 

I made a vow to keep their legacy alive, and in doing so, I discovered a powerful secret sauce of reconnecting with my own self, finding solace within, and embracing the unexpected twist of this beautifully “abnormal” world we live in.

 

Many of you may have also fallen victim to the spine-tingling fear of grief, bullies, or other traumatic events that leave you feeling as numb as a frozen pizza. Or maybe it’s those insane expectations of today’s demanding society hat are suffocating your true, authentic self.

 

In my space it’s all about you, your growth and your journey toward reclaiming your authentic self. Embrace your true self and leave those bullies, traumas and society’s ridiculous expectations in the dust.

Because you deserve to shine!

Monique Verhoef, RTC

Monique Verhoef Registered Therapeutic Counsellor BC, Canada
The good news is that there is hope! You now have a choice…
Would you rather keep sailing the toxic river or the river to freedom?

Sailing the river to freedom takes courage and sometimes practice!

It would be my honour to guide you with ropes that can help you

- Embrace and speak and about your grief!

- Let bullies deal with their own drama

- Come to terms with unresolved issues or questions

- Claim your self-worth

- Life Transitions

- Connect with your lost norms and values

- Find your flow and authentic self

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“Reality hurts when you fight it. It makes you strong when you accept it”
Maxime Lagacé

LIVE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL

Live while you are alive!

Feeling down or dissociated? Is it from underlying trauma, or just simply because we lie in a complicated society having to twist

PET LOSS AND GRIEF

Unspoken grief

The pain of loss and the grief that comes with it can be overwhelming. It is a very individual experience.

BEREAVEMENT & TRANSITION

You are not alone

The loss of a loved one is one thing that we can never quantify. How do you put words to the pain

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY 

Feel heard

Have you ever felt like no one understands and no one listens? Would you rather crawl up rather than facing the outside world?

EMOTIONAL TRAUMA

What about emotional wounds?

Have you ever been in a situation that evokes an intense, overwhelming and long lasting sense of fear, pain, anxiety and stress? 

ADDING A MEMBER TO THE PACK

Giving another soul a chance

Whether you’ve just lost a beloved pet and you’re not sure about getting another one, or you want to start the journey to becoming a pet owner.

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY 

Yes, it’s different!

Did you ever wonder if your dog could be more? Seriously, how did you feel after you were friendly greeted by your or someone else’s dog?

Are you ready to invest in your wellbeing, managing your emotions, and let your genius shine​? 
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