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Shay Manerikar 
(they/them)
MSW RSW

Welcome - I'm so glad you've found your way here. It takes courage to seek counselling, whether you've done this before or it's your first time.

As an anti-oppressive therapist, I value and affirm your identities and honour how systems of power, privilege, and oppression have shaped your experiences. As a trauma-informed therapist, I am curious about what has happened to you and how you have adapted.

 

Wherever you're coming from and whatever your story, I hope that you can feel heard and accepted here.

My Areas of Practice

I work with adults and teens using a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach that is grounded in compassion and authentic connection.

Gender & Sexual Identity

Racism & Racial Identity

Experiences of Oppression

Depression & Anxiety

Life Transitions

Sexual Violence

Relationship Difficulties

Healthy Boundaries

Self-Esteem

Communication

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I am honoured to live within the beautiful, ancestral, and stolen territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples, known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

As an uninvited guest who benefits from settler privilege, I am committed to ongoing learning about living in reciprocity with the land and with Indigenous peoples. I stand in solidarity with Indigenous sovereignty, #landback, and other justice-oriented movements.

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"I stand in my wholeness, which includes being more honest with myself and others about what I want and who I am in the world"

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