Resources for Trauma Therapy & Additional Support

If you’re in crisis and need immediate assistance, contact one of the crisis lines listed below or call 911.

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Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute A non-profit dedicated to resolving trauma through the Somatic Experiencing® method.

Local Vancouver Resources & Services

24/7 Distress Phone Services Greater Vancouver: 604-872-3311
Toll Free – Howe Sound and Sunshine Coast: 1-866-661-3311
TTY: 1-866-872-0113
B.C.: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) 24-hour crisis line
Lower mainland: 604-255-6344
Toll free: 1-877-392-7583

Detox Referral Line:
For detox and addiction housing services.
Toll free: 1-866-658-1221

Alcoholics Anonymous »
A self-support group for anyone struggling with alcohol.

Al-Anon »
Support for friends and families of problem drinkers.

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services »

Adverse Child Experiencing Study »

To learn more about my trauma therapy services, please fill out my contact form or call 604-306-4440.

“With Melina’s guidance, I have been able to break the hold that co-dependency had on my life and begin the process of establishing healthy boundaries….”
“Melina is genuine and gentle.  I feel like the somatic therapy Melina and I are undertaking is changing me on the inside.  I am less anxious and more ready to deal with life’s challenges head on.”  
Brent P
“Melina helped me to recognize my real intentions so I could decide for myself if I was acting the way I really wanted to, in any given situation. As a result, I’m more confident when placed in stressful environments.”
“Growing up with childhood and sexual trauma was horrible and I never knew where I fit. Through somatic therapy, Melina has helped me to feel safe; something I never knew growing up.  Learning about my nervous system and that I can heal has been life changing.  Thank you so much Melina!”
Sandra R
“Melina changed my life. I experienced a physical trauma and was suffering every day with intense chronic pain. For over five years, I tried everything from osteopathy to massage therapy to physiotherapy to acupuncture. I even saw a chronic pain specialist. I had given up hope of ever healing. Thanks to Melina and her incredible work with somatic therapy, I’ve been able to heal like I never thought I would. I still have pain, but it’s much less severe and she has given me tools to help me re-wire my thinking about it and the trauma that caused it so that I can live a happier life. She helped me move on from something that controlled my mind and body, and continues to help me navigate life’s hurdles. Melina is a rare and true healer and I feel so much gratitude to have her in my life.”

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