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"One thing I have come to realize is a core need we all share is the desire to feel seen and heard. When that connection is made, it can be transformative."

About Me

Hi! I'm Tyler Schaus (they/he) and I am a queer, transguy with German (paternal) and British (maternal) ancestry, who as an uninvited settler has been living on the stolen lands of the lək̓ʷəŋən, Wyomilth, and WSÁNEĆ peoples, for the past 17 years.

 

Prior to settling out West, I lived on the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territories of the: Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, (colonially known as Winnipeg, MB), the Anishinaabe Algonquin People (colonially known as Perth, ON.), and the Three Fires Confederacy: the Odawa, Potawatami, and Ojibwe. Anishinaabeg and Lunaapeew (colonially known as Chatham-Kent, ON).

 

I am grateful to have lived on such beautiful territories across Turtle Island and am aware self-locating and territory acknowledgments are but one way of decolonizing my ways of knowing and being, and I am committed to continually learning, growing, and educating, to show up in a good way.

With over 25 years in the helping profession, I have experience working with youth and adults who are navigating experiences of trauma, violence, substance use, gender identity, gender expression, neurodivergence, sexuality, complex mental health challenges, and life transitions.

I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I am committed to ongoing professional development to ensure I show up in the best way possible for clients. 

I believe an important part to healing is humor, it has supported me through many challenges and life transitions and I have seen how it can also strengthen the therapeutic relationship when woven into sessions. 

My number one priority is being a parent to my kiddo. I enjoy being out in nature, primarily forests, as a means of self-regulation, self-reflection, and self-connection. 

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