About me

Registered Clinical Counsellor and Trauma Therapist

Jordan Pickell, MCP RCC

Hi, I’m Jordan. (she/her/hers)

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#12419).

In my past work in community mental health and anti-violence, I learned that in order get a full understanding of where someone is coming from, we need to look at the current issues in the context of past experiences, how you were raised in your family, and cultural and societal pressures. I want to understand who you are and where you come from. I recognize your strengths and help you embrace the parts of you that you were taught to hide.

I support people to deepen their understanding of themselves and affirm their needs, wants, and desires as valid and deserving of respect.

As a therapist, I am grounded and real. In our time together, I will check in with you often to see how our process is going for you. I am open to talk about how my background and experiences play into my approach and responses in counselling. I ask important questions and share with you what I notice.

You will develop new insights and experience new ways of being in the therapy room. When you talk about feeling alone in your pain, I sometimes share experiences, including some of my own to bring you in connection with other people.

I am specialized in working with people who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and childhood abuse. Many of the people I work with are struggling with relating to others, feeling ‘good enough’, and a sense of meaning or purpose.

I enjoy bringing in art-making, writing, and readings into my work in counselling.

I have an extensive toolbox for learning about yourself, supporting self-care, and bringing about change. I am inspired to figure out and tap into what brings energy, meaning, and connection for you in counselling– including evidenced-based therapies like EMDR and creative interventions like drawing and exploring dreams.

When I am outside the counselling room, I enjoy slurping big bowls of soup, reading non-fiction, and dancing in my apartment. I am an INFP type and an Aries-Libra rising.

I look forward to learning about who you are and collaborating with you in counselling.