“I am beyond thrilled that I chose Jo-Ann as my counselor, and have thoroughly enjoyed our work together. Her easy-going, light hearted spirit and joyful demeanor made it more motivating to go to her office every week. Her office is quite peaceful and serene which really helped in dealing with the challenges I was facing. She has especially helped me work through my mental health challenges successfully which I had struggled with for so many years. I am so blessed to have her in my life, and so grateful to her and all her help. I highly recommend Jo-Ann to anyone seeking a professional counselor, and is ready to team up with someone who will work wonders in your life.”
-Chantal G. ( New Westminster, BC )
“Jo-Ann helped me deal with a very difficult time in my life when my marriage seemed like it was falling apart.
I can’t thank her enough for providing me with support and the tools to help heal my relationship with myself and my family.
Jo-Ann is smart, compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive. I highly recommend seeing her!”
-David ( Vancouver, BC )
“I would definitely recommend Jo Ann Trainor to anybody seeking a private therapist. She is extremely flexible in regards to time and can easily accommodate someone with a busy schedule. I had a vision of how I wanted my therapy, expressed that to her and she is going out of her way to include my treatment plan into our sessions. I am very happy with the service I am receiving and will continue to see Jo Ann.”
– Sarah ( Burnaby, BC )
“Jo-Ann is an absolutely amazing therapist; without a doubt, she has helped me to change my life! I began counselling with her in 2012 when I was in crisis as a result of being in a long term relationship with an active sex addict. From my first appointment, I felt a genuine connection with her. Her warmth, compassion, and humour makes her extremely easy to talk to.
At a time when I felt out of control and so very alone, my sessions with her became the one place I felt safe and incredibly supported. Though I started off counselling entirely focused on “fixing” the addict in my life, week after week, Jo-Ann created a safe and accepting space for me to show up exactly as I was. Over the course of a few months, with her patience and gentle guidance, I learned how to shift my focus and energy towards my own self-care and well-being. Jo-Ann helped me discover my own strength in a way that has empowered me to believe I have the ability to overcome anything. I eventually chose to end the relationship with the addict in my life, and since then, Jo-Ann’s wisdom and insight continues to support and encourage me in my ongoing journey of healing and self-growth. My choice to begin therapy has easily been the most loving and beneficial thing I have ever done for myself. I had tried several therapists prior to meeting Jo-Ann, and as such, I speak from experience when I say that she is extremely gifted at what she does.”
-K. O ( Maple Ridge, BC )
“Jo-Ann provided an environment of support, understanding and empowerment that allowed me to grow, learn and love myself again. Through my journey of healing Jo-Ann supported my growth without judgment and at a pace that allowed me to make monumental changes in my life. I highly recommend Jo-Ann as a therapist and credit her intuitive approach to guiding me to a place of self-love and growth.”
-Deborah P. (Vancouver, BC)
“Jo-Ann skillfully holds the space for me to explore viscerally uncomfortable feelings and memories that are rooted in trauma. She has created a safe container from which I have felt validated and witnessed. I have been given insightful and helpful tools that I can tap into every day. I am very grateful for Jo-Ann’s authenticity, professionalism, and compassion. I am on my healing journey because of my time with Jo-Ann. “
-C.C. (Surrey, BC)
“I have seen multiple counselors over the past 20+ years and not one has been able to help me in the way that Jo-Ann has. She has amazing insight, and through that, I have been able to recognize the lies that I have been believing about myself. I am more aware, on a daily basis, of how I misinterpret situations based on those lies. Jo-Ann is so easy to talk to and comfortable to be with and she genuinely cares. If you have any nervousness about going to see a counselor, you can let that go with Jo-Ann. She will make you feel so at ease. She truly is gifted as a counselor and I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
– Melissa ( Chiliwack, BC )