Helen Croza, MA, RCC

View Helen's contact details here:   hcroza@shaw.ca

I am a Somatic Psychotherapist, Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Founder of the Feminine Path to Well-being – a kinder approach to health and fitness. My approach to therapy is holistic; an integration of 35 yrs. of mind and body education and experience helping people heal. I began as a Registered Massage Therapist, and quickly saw the connection between my client’s physical issues and emotional state. I saw the need to work holistically – mind-body-spirit – from a Western science-informed perspective. I attained my BSc. (Psychology) from the University of Calgary, and my Masters in Counselling Psychology (Specializing in Body-oriented psychology) from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.

My approach is informed by training and experiences with Traditional Medicine of the First Nations and Eastern Medicine – Chinese and Ayurvedic. Their perspective on the connection between humans, nature and the larger Cosmos informs my belief in working holistically.

By providing a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space, I support my clients in connecting more deeply with themselves to understand what is at root of their struggle and stuckness. I see my role as helping my clients explore the subconscious beliefs and behaviours that may be perpetuating emotional distress, unhealthy behaviours, and difficulty in relationships. Supporting clients with mind and body techniques can help move clients out of negative thought patterns and states of fight/flight/freeze.

Often, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, weight issues, addictive behaviours and low self-esteem are symptoms of early childhood traumas and unhealed wounds. Uncovering the deeper issues doesn’t necessarily mean that clients need long term therapy. The time needed depends on the individual. I provide clients with both tools to make changes immediately and the time and space for change to come about organically.

I believe we are meant to heal and grow - transforming and integrating life’s difficulties, wounds, and traumas. Not to be defined by these experiences but evolve. My goal is to provide clients with the support they need to feel a deep sense of well-being – resilient, bouyant, confident and free to move forward in their life.

For more information you can contact me at: hcroza@shaw.ca.

My website is undergoing a redesign and will be completed soon – October 2019.