Marcia Moitoso

Grow Toward Emotional and Mental Wellness

Grounded in Neuroscience;

Guided by Connection and Care

I use a combination of therapeutic techniques to help clients heal emotionally and psychologically, while achieving a greater sense of wellbeing. I believe that every person has an innate ability to grow and heal; however, sometimes the cards you are dealt make it extremely difficult to get there on your own. I’m here to help you move beyond that which is no longer serving you. From there we can uncover your authentic self and your inherent ability to heal and grow.

My practice as a counsellor is to illuminate the strengths you already have, and support you as you grow and release what no longer serves you. Along the way, I will provide tools and guidance from my own professional and personal experience.

You don’t have to continue to do this alone, let’s talk about how we can work together to help you through this. I offer free 15 minute consultations by phone or in person where I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, and provide additional information to help you determine the best options for you.

I am trained in the following:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Strength-Based Psychotherapy
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

How I use these techniques depends on who my client is, what works best for them, and what they are needing. Each client comes in with a unique history and with unique needs and so I tailor my approach to what will best help each client. I also understand that not every person who enters counselling knows what they need yet. Whether you have a strong sense of what you’d like out of counselling, or a vague sense that something is off and you’d like some help to determine what that is, we can determine what your road to wellbeing can look like, together.

"Wellbeing": We typically don’t hear this term as often as “pain” or “mental illness,” but achieving a greater sense of wellbeing/wellness is the goal of counselling. Wellbeing can mean something different to everyone.

Here’s some common definitions:

  • Feeling more authentically myself, and comfortable in my skin
  • Finding greater meaning in life
  • Having fulfilling relationships
  • Feeling safe
  • Feeling whole

For some, these ideas may resonate with you. For others, none of these examples will seem quite right. Maybe right now you can’t imagine what it would feel like to feel well. We can explore this together and discover what wellbeing will look like for you. You deserve to have a life that feels meaningful and fulfilling. You deserve to feel whole. I’m here to help you get there.

Marcia Moitoso
I have partnered with Alongside You in Ladner and am leasing space in their office to see clients.