Osha Hagon (she/her, they/them) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. They offer individual and couples counselling, as well as family consultation services to folks 13 years of age and above.
Osha specializes in trauma, sexuality, LGBTQ2S+ concerns and a variety of relationship topics or issues (sexual, romantic, platonic, and/or familial relationship(s), ethical non-monogamy and polyamory, as well as attachment healing and challenges). They also work with an array of mental health and wellness concerns including anxiety, mood disorders, feelings of depression, emotional regulation, general life stress and personal growth.
After growing up in the Fraser Valley and spending time living up on the coast, Osha settled in Vancouver just over 10 years ago. Throughout those 10+ years, they have largely spent their time working in addictions, community services and in the mental and sexual health fields.
Osha’s professional and personal experiences with mental and physical health challenges, trauma and oppression, bereavement, LGBTQ2S+ concerns and identity and neurodiversity motivated them to earn their Masters of Counselling Psychology and become a therapist.
Osha has a deep appreciation for meditation, yoga, and mindfulness practices and integrates these practices into the therapeutic work that they do. Osha loves and values the work that they are privileged to engage in and has immense gratitude for each person that allows them to join them to embark on their journey and exploration.
As a therapist, Osha aims to take a trauma-informed approach to therapy, which is strengths-based, client-centred and collaborative. Osha works to create and sustain a counselling environment that feels free of judgment and is characterized by compassion, trust, safety and respect.
They view well-being holistically, believing that it is constantly being affected and shaped by the intersections and influences of the different aspects of ourselves, our beliefs, experiences and environments, and vice versa. Osha believes in the importance and impact of the mind-body connection and relationship, which may be expanded to include spirituality if that aligns with your beliefs and values.
In order to attend to that important mind-body relationship, you can expect therapy with Osha to extend past standard talk-therapy in favour of an approach that integrates both talk-therapy and experiential therapies. Likewise, their approach to counselling tends to be fluid, whereby they strive to adapt therapy to the diverse experiences, current circumstances and unique qualities of each person.
Osha largely practices experiential therapies such as Somatic Experiencing therapies (SE), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and mindfulness-based therapies like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT). Depending on your hopes, goals, and needs, Osha may borrow from other therapies including, but not limited to, Attachment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Gottman Method Couples Counselling.
(In progress) EMDR Level 1 and 2: Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice, EMDR Consulting.
Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1, The Gottman Institute.
Trauma-Informed Yoga Level 1, Yoga Outreach.
ASIST—Applied Suicide Intervention SkillsTraining – The Crisis Centre of BC.
Osha is available for in-person and virtual counselling on the following days:
$160 – $270
Looking for some support and guidance? Lynn Valley Counselling – we provide individual, couples, family, and group counselling for children, teens, and adults. Our registered therapists are trained in diversity awareness and committed to combating barriers to mental health. We’re here for you. Let’s talk.
We respectfully acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.