Mercedes is a Registered Clinical Counsellor & a Certified Adlerian Therapist with 20 years’ experience as a group facilitator. She runs Mind In Body a private counselling practice in downtown Vancouver. Her areas of practice include: grief & loss; body image; creativity; relationships; communication; trauma; identity; sexuality & issues related to race & culture.
Recognizing the interconnection between the mind & body, Mercedes takes a holistic approach to counselling therapy. She views each person as a unique whole being (body, mind & spirit) influencing & influenced by our social contexts such as family, friends, work, environment, & culture. In her work, she weaves collaborative conversation with creativity, tailoring her approach to the specific needs & situations of each person.
Mercedes is passionate about the unique meaning you make of the world & your circumstances & your ability to make positive changes in order to live a more fully embodied life. She believes that when you pursue fully embodied living you feel a greater sense of belonging, empowerment & purpose in your life.