Naomi Kolinsky

Naomi Kolinsky is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver. Since 2005, Naomi's area of focus has been working with women and youth for issues related to addiction, trauma, childhood abuse, eating disorders, relationships, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Naomi shares her time between private practice at Well Woman Counselling and a clinical counselling position at Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV). At FSGV, Naomi works with women who have a history of childhood sexual abuse, to help them work through trauma, mental health issues, and addictions. She also works with adults and youth experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship concerns, and parenting issues. In the past, Naomi gained extensive experience as an addictions counsellor at Share Family and Community Services where she provided counselling for concurrent disorders and facilitated life skills and relapse prevention groups, and taught/supervised graduate-level interns. Naomi has taught college-level courses in addictions theory and practice. She is available to provide supervision to counselling interns and is available to provide public presentations on a number of topics including binge eating, alcohol and drug addictions, stress management, burnout & vicarious trauma, healthy relationships, parenting, and more. 

Specialized areas of focus:

  • Addictions, including alcohol and drug misuse
  • Eating disorders, including food addiction, binge eating, and emotional eating
  • Childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse
  • Trauma (PTSD, sexual assault, childhood abuse, and accidents)
  • Concurrent disorders (an addiction that occurs along with a mental health diagnosis)
  • Anxiety/Panic; Depression
  • Personal growth (self-esteem, assertiveness, confidence, boundaries)
  • Relationship issues (inability to find or sustain healthy relationships)
  • Sexual orientation, gender identity, LGBTQ positive counselling
  • Women's issues; Parenting concerns

Counselling approach:

Naomi works from a heart-centered approach in which she guides, directs, and challenges you in a gentle and compassionate manner toward the core of your issues. She believes that you are the expert on your own life. Her aim is to help you connect with your own intuition and higher wisdom in order to bring about healing and empowerment. Naomi uses a variety of effective, evidence-based therapies and techniques:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT); Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning (DARE); Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR); Gestalt & Body-Centered; Sensorimotor Psychotherapy; Motivational Interviewing (MI); Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Clinical supervision:

Please contact Naomi for information on her clinical supervision services. 

Education:

  • MEd (Couns Psych) University of British Columbia;  BA (Psych/Crim), Simon Fraser University

Professional associations:

Contact Naomi Kolinsky:

  • Naomi is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays
  • Book an appointment online, send us an email, or call 604.568.6765