About Fernanda Selayzin Souza, MEd, MCP, RCC

aboutusI am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #13198) with a Master’s Degree in Education (MEd) from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (MCP) from the Adler University.  Originally I was trained as a Psychologist in Brazil (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais) where I am still apt to practice (CRP-MG).

I have a very warm and genuine style as well as 21 years of experience counselling clients from a variety of cultural, religious, and social backgrounds. I have successfully helped many get to where they wanted to be, and often while moving through challenging life transitions, devastating losses, emotional pain, difficult relationships, grief, impairing distress, and other kinds of overwhelming experiences.

My approach to counselling is based on many years of training in attachment-focused and trauma-informed perspectives, as well as family systems. It is also based on my understanding that biopsychosocial and spiritual factors impact human well-being and functioning.

In addition to counselling, I have also taught extensively, including as a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education at UBC, and as a lecturer / workshop facilitator at private colleges and non-profit organizations in Vancouver (Canada), in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), and in Athens (Greece).  And in case you were wondering, I am Brazilian and Canadian 🙂

Get in touch!image1(12)  778-227-2818

Currently I see clients in the Vancouver downtown area (Yaletown).

You are welcome to schedule a one-time free-of-charge initial consultation to find out whether we can be a good fit to work together toward your goals.

Here is my office location:


1125 Howe St, suite 610, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8 

You may also send your inquiries to connect@fernandapsychotherapy.com