Please join us in welcoming Vanya Laporte to Madrona Integrative Health Centre

Please join us in welcoming Vanya Laporte to Madrona Integrative Health Centre
Full NameMadrona Integrative Health Centre
Location130 McPhillips Ave, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T5

Please join us in welcoming Vanya Laporte to Madrona Integrative Health Centre.

Vanya Laporte has joined Dr. Hannah Webb, ND and Dr. Kate Shertzer, ND, DC in a new collaboration called Madrona Health based at 130 McPhillips Ave.

Vanya has recently received her Masters in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Hakomi Practitioner, and Nature-based Counsellor. Vanya is also the Director of CAHOOTS Nature Program and outdoor educator.

Vanya offers counselling to adults and older teens (17+) both in our offices or online, as well as outside in nature at one of our local trails/parks.

She is a long time resident of Salt Spring and we’re very excited that she will be starting her counselling practice with us here at Madrona.

To book with Vanya, please visit https://madronahealth.janeapp.com/ or call us at 250-537-2243.


Vanya Laporte, M.A, RCC

Vanya is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified Hakomi Practitioner. Vanya’s basket of skills weave together mindfulness, a body-centered and trauma-informed approach, along with deep nature connection. She holds a deeply compassionate and nourishing space for her clients that is both gentle and grounded.

Clients feel welcomed and valued in Vanya’s calm, supporting presence.

Vanya is a highly competent and respectful counsellor who holds kindness and curiousity as her gold standards. She is committed to honoring the unique qualities of each individual and helping them discover their own innate resources for well-being. Whether you are healing from a trauma, anxious about this stage in your life, or adapting to a changing world, working with Vanya can help you cultivate a more meaningful life and develop skills to navigate challenges.

Vanya especially loves to work with folks who want support with:
Life transitions
Disconnection from self and the natural world

Vanya is currently working with individual adults, including older teens (17+). Her sessions take place both in the Centre as well as out in nature, locations are chosen for accessibility.

Vanya offers a free 15-minute introductory by phone, video or in person to see if you would be a good fit to work together.


My work is informed by Hakomi Therapy and deep nature connection work with the 8 Shields mentorship model. Over the last ten years, I have been honoured to witness the healing journeys of many people who have been rediscovering their own gifts and resilience with my support. The Hakomi Method, a form of mindful, somatic psychotherapy has given me the tools to assist people in discovering their strengths, process their grief, and then move into the inspiring and supported life they are longing for. Deep nature connection work has allowed me to go from being a “tourist in the forest” to a mentor that guides others to cultivate a deep understanding and meaningful relationship with themselves, others, and the natural world.

I provide my counselling services to adults both inside a cosy office space at Madrona Integrative Health Centre and outside in inspiring places in nature on Salt Spring Island and Victoria, B.C. I also provide my services online through video telehealth to anyone in British Columbia.

To learn more about Vanya visit her website: www.vanyalaporte.com

March 30, 2021 6:53 PM

17 days, 5 hours

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