About Jo-ann trainor

passionate about what i do.

I am a Certified Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I possess a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Counselling from Yorkville University.

For over two decades I have done extensive individual, couples, family and group work with children, youth and adults.  I worked with the New Westminster School District for almost two decades, contracted with the health board providing addictions and trauma counselling, and now currently run my private practice full time.

Certifications and Training

  • Certified sex addiction therapist
  • Partners of addicts (trauma model)
  • Complex trauma
  • Addictions (process, behavioral and substance)
  • Relapse prevention
  • Mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bi-polar, ADD, BPD)
  • Self-regulation and meditation
  • Relationship restoration
  • Conflict resolution
  • Grief and loss
  • Boundary setting
  • Attachment styles
  • Parenting
  • Money management

Treatment modalities I employ, but am not limited to include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • DARe (Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning Experience)