Indigenous Family Therapist & Group Facilitator
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy
Hi, my name is Brenna Doolan. I am First Nations from the Nisga’a Nation. I grew up in Gingolx, BC and reside in Vancouver, BC. I am Ksim Gisk’aast (killer whale clan) from Wilps (house of) Wii Laxha.
As an Indigenous family therapist, I have a deep and growing understanding of how important family systems, relationships, community, and culture are in our healing. It is my privilege to come alongside to witness, learn from, and treasure the stories of resilience and strength in Indigenous community.
My mission is to provide trauma-informed and culturally safe services to support healing and transformation. In my work you can expect to enter into a caring, non-judgmental space where you can be heard, accepted, understood, and honoured in the process of change.
I was trained to facilitate Indigenous healing circles alongside cultural knowledge-keepers, elders, and other mental health professionals. I have experience supporting the Indigenous community through grief and loss, healing trauma, recovery and addictions, and addressing lateral violence. I was also trained in family systems and western-therapeutic healing processes at Trinity Western University, where I obtained a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
I welcome youth, young adults, couples, families, parents/guardians, adults and elders. In all stages of life, therapeutic support may be a soft-landing space to explore, identify, and work towards your goals. Hagwil Yeen (Walk softly).