Heidi Hanazawa Root
My name is Heidi Hanazawa Root. I am grateful to live and work as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations. I am an experienced counsellor and am registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I hold a Master of Science degree in Mental Health from Queen Mary University of London (UK), and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Simon Fraser University.
Along with my formal education, I bring my lived experience as a racialized “biracial” person of mixed Japanese-Canadian and White ancestry to my work as a therapist, and I understand firsthand the ways in which experiences of systemic racism, discrimination, marginalization, and intergenerational trauma can impact mental health and well-being. I also understand the unique challenges that come with navigating multiple cultural identities, and I am especially passionate about supporting clients who are grappling with similar issues.
My Therapeutic Approach
I practice from a trauma-informed, intersectional-feminist, anti-oppressive lens, and my therapeutic style draws on a range of evidence-based approaches including narrative therapy, somatic attachment therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and mindfulness-based practices, among others.
In our sessions, I strive to create a respectful, affirming, and collaborative space for you to safely explore your emotions, beliefs, experiences, relationships, and the issues that are presenting challenges in your life. Through collaborative exploration, we will work towards cultivating greater self-awareness and ease with your inner experiences, deeper engagement with your personal values, and more meaningful connections with others.
I welcome all clients and I look forward to working with you toward self-discovery and personal development.
Mental Health Focus Areas
Rates & Availability
As a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) my services are covered by most extended health benefits programs. I am also a registered mental health provider with the First Nations Health Authority.
My usual fee is 140.00 for one 55-minute individual session, as recommended by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Payment acceptable by e-transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org
FNHA Clients: Sessions are 100% covered for FNHA-approved clients.
Sliding Scale: Sliding scale rates may also be accessible to those with financial barriers. Please inquire to find out about my sliding scale availability.
Cancellation Policy: Please note that minimum 24 hours notice is required for cancellations. Missed appointments or appointments cancelled within 24 hours are subject to the full session fee.
Vancouver, BC, Canada