Naomi-KolinksyNaomi Kolinsky is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver. Since 2005, Naomi's area of focus has been on working with adults 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 Family Services of Greater Vancouver. At FSGV, Naomi helps women with a history of childhood sexual abuse to work through trauma, mental health issues, and addictions. She works with adults and youth experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship and parenting concerns. In the past, Naomi gained extensive experience as an addictions counsellor at Share Family & Community Services, where she treated people with concurrent disorders, facilitated life skills and relapse prevention groups, and supervised graduate-level interns. Naomi has also taught college-level courses in addictions theory and practice.

Specialized areas of focus:

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

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 higher wisdom in order to bring about healing and empowerment. Naomi uses a variety of effective, evidence-based therapies:

  • 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 & presentations:

  • Naomi is available to provide supervision to counselling interns, and to provide public presentations on a number of topics. Please email for more information.

Education:

  • MEd (Couns Psych) UBC; BA (Psych/Crim), SFU

Professional associations:

Contact Naomi Kolinsky:

  • Naomi is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Saturdays from 10am to 4pm
  • Book appointments online; or email Naomi; or leave a message at 604.568.6765