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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.

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

EQUAL COUNSELLING AND COACHING

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. In life, we go through tough times and that’s okay but they don’t have to last. Have you ever wondered why you always feel better when you have a companion, someone to share your pain with, and someone to hold? 

Let me walk you through a new path to freedom, pain relief, and more happiness.
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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 years.

Alongside my Diploma of Professional Counselling, I have followed many Continuing Education courses, including Dog Emotion and Cognition (because I also love dogs and believe they can do wonders).

Still after having all this education, I always felt the underdog, and less worthy…

 

Yes, in my first career I have been a victim of bullies. The traumatic events

went unnoticed until one day it caught up with me.

 

That day came when I lost some of my beloved pets! It made me feel alone, and sometimes helpless, as they were always the ‘non-judgmental gang’ who expressed nothing but strength, love and dedication. In honour of my beloved Chloë, find out here how I keep her legacy alive. 

I realized I needed to re-connect and feel comfortable within my self. I had to learn the ropes to overcome my losses and being prepared for what else is to come for a beautiful yet sometimes ‘abnormal’ crazy world. 

 

Many of you may also have fallen victim to the daunting fear for grief, bullies, or other events of trauma causing you numbness or  

disturbance in life. If it’s not that, perhaps it’s the crazy expectations of today’s demanding society overshadowing your true authentic self?

In my space it's all about you.

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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