I am passionate about working with somatic ways of healing trauma and have experienced personal healing of early developmental trauma, which has allowed me to be more present for others, to feel more embodied and feel a greater sense of ease in life. I truly find joy in working in this way! I am LGBTQ+ affirming in my practice and in my life.
My therapeutic approach is informed by a variety of approaches. Therapy is tailored specifically for you, depending on your needs, wishes and hopes for therapy, which we will discuss upon first meeting.
I am told I bring a warmth, genuineness and a sense of humour and joy to therapy . I don't try to fix you - rather - I support the innate capacity for healing that lies within your own physiology. The therapeutic relationship offers a necessary container for re-negotiation of traumatic or overwhelming experiences, thus, a sense of trust and enough safety is integral to this work.
Andie Ashworth MSW RSW, Clinical Social Worker
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
Training and Certifications
Somatic Experiencing Certificate (2008-2011); Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute; with Ariel Giarretto.
Touch Training for Trauma Therapists Certificate (2016) with Kathy Kain, MA SEP.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Level 1 Training, 2016-2017; with Sue Genest.
Diploma in Pre and Peri-Natal Somatic Psychology (Myrna Martin, MN, RCC, 2013- 2015)
Graduate of the Hakomi Method Mindfulness-Based Therapy training (2011-2012)
Narrative Therapy training (Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy, 2014; Responses To Trauma; Angel Yuen; 2011)
Somatic Experiencing Professional Trainings; Canadian Trainings: