Ms. Lisa Sookochoff, MA, RCC


About Me

Hello! I’m Lisa Sookochoff. Are you looking to create lasting change? With over 18 years of experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I specialize in working 1-1 with adults seeking support in the areas of grief & loss, trauma recovery, life transitions, personal exploration & growth, anxiety & stress reduction, burnout prevention & recovery, ADHD, aging & menopause. It takes strength and vulnerability to show up for yourself in counselling. I am committed to showing up with authenticity and curiosity. I strive to hold a warm, encouraging space for you to freely express yourself and to explore what matters to you. At times, I will offer gentle guidance in the form of reflections, tools and exercises to support you in your therapeutic journey. My counselling is informed by neuroscience, polyvagal theory, mindfulness and strengths-based practices. I integrate different modalities, including EMDR, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. You are unique and so is your counselling journey. I honor your uniqueness by tailoring my counselling approach to your needs. You know yourself best and I will meet you where you are at. You set the pace for our work together and I will be alongside you to help you discover the path forward.

Education & Experience

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (University of British Columbia) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate Program (Embody Lab) Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies (Trauma Research Foundation) Professional Certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity (Landmark College)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Registered Clinical Counsellor #2786 (BC Association of Clinical Counsellors) EMDR Canada / EMDRIA #226

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults


  • English