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The Inside Space/Maija McLean ,MA, RSW, CCC



Counselling with Maija McLean, MA, RSW, CCCLife can feel overwhelming at times. The ways in which we cope with feelings of overwhelm can cause pain and suffering in our relationship to ourselves and others, and can impact how we view our place in the world.  It is my belief and experience that by exploring the space inside, we can transform the impacts of our past and create a different future for ourselves, our loved ones, and the communities in which we live.

About The Inside Space/Maija McLean ,MA, RSW, CCC

It has been my experience in the world that change is always possible, and that human beings have an inherent ability to heal and transform when they feel safe, heard, and connected; it is my goal to create this space and to walk alongside people on their healing path.My background has been as a Registered Social Worker (#11774) and Counsellor (CCC, #1844) in the fields of mental health, addictions, and housing advocacy in both the interior of BC, and Vancouver’s Dowtown Eastside. As a long-time social justice advocate, I believe that walking the healing path is a radical act; one that requires us to challenge the status quo and be open to experiencing ourselves, our relationships, and the world in new ways.My interest in becoming a therapist came from my own struggles with anxiety, low self-esteem, and not knowing how to have healthy boundaries in my relationships. My healing path has included practicing and teaching Yoga and meditation, dancing and theater performance, seeking out my own therapy, and becoming a mother to two girls. It is through connecting with the body that I have experienced and witnessed the most healing in myself and others. As a result, this is a touchstone of my work with people and its exciting that all the neuroscience research is backing it up! I am passionate about learning, synthesizing, and applying the latest research on how to help people tune into their existing resources and inherent capacities to heal and transform.I am a trained Satir therapist, and integrate aspects of somatic experiencing, sensorimotor psychotherapy, family systems, attachment theory, and mindfulness into my work with people. My areas of expertise include trauma resolution, addictions, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and life transitions.


Sunday Closed
Monday 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM to 5 PM
Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
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