There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Vancouver Wellness Studio
Kendall Hagensen - LMHCA, R-DMT
Hi, I'm Kendall. I work with adult individuals living with Chronic Pain and Medical Illness. I am a Somatic or Body-Oriented Psychotherapist, which means that I utilizes our innate mind-body connection as a tool in counseling. I specializes in, and am passionate about, working with adults of all ages living with Chronic Pain and Medical Illnesses. These almost always have a psychological component, whether it be a new diagnosis or chronic condition. Through body awareness, breath-work, movement, as well as talk therapy, I work with clients to manage pain and develop a healthy relationship with their illness. My practice expertise also includes anxiety and stress management, depression, life transitions, and support for other helping professionals.
Hello! My name is Kendall Hagensen. I am a Somatic or body-based counselor and Dance/Movement Therapist. I work with adults living with Chronic Pain and Medical Illness who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and career issues, or any other mental health effects resulting from their medical situation.
My approach to therapy is very much about meeting people where they are, and supporting them to utilize their wisdom and strength, and to trust the innate properties of the mind and body to heal itself.
I help people grieve the effects of a new diagnosis; explore, accept, and celebrate changes in identity and lifestyle; learn techniques to manage pain; and develop a healthy relationship with their illness.
Change can only happen in the present moment, so we work together to create experiences within the session to allow for this. If you're nervous about therapy in general, or my approach sounds a bit different, I invite you to give it a try. It might help you find what's missing.
I have a deep personal and professional passion for this work and I would be honored to support you.
I like to help:AdultsChronic IllnessChronic PainElderlyIndividualsLGBTQMedical IllnessMenMillennialsParentsVeteransWomenYoung Adults