Willow Point Place Where One is Healed
“Tu.aan” Maisie Smith, B.A., M.A., C.C.C.
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Wolf Moiety – Dak`laweidí Clan
My ancestry is from Southeast Alaska and Yukon; I am of Tlingit and Northern Tutchone descent. I am a citizen of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. I have approximately twenty years’ experience working in the helping field and received my Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2017. I am a FNIHB service provider for clients affected by Indian Residential Schools (IRS), MMIWG, and Federal Indian Day Schools (IDS).
To continue to work with our people from a wholistic, interconnected, and culturally competent approach including both traditional Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing in collaboration with mainstream counselling practices that includes cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing approaches with a client-centered approach. I believe culture is healing.
Offering consulting, education, and counselling services:
- One-to-one counselling
- Talking Circles
- Psycho-educational workshops/presentations:
- Decolonized Approach to Trauma
- Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships
- Family Interconnectedness
- Colonization and Yukon Residential School History
- Indigenous Philosophy
- Medicine Wheel Teachings/Wellness
- Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma
- Seven Sacred Teachings
- When Love Hurts – Domestic Violence
- Healing Through Storytelling
- Grief and Loss – Death and Dying
- Inter-generational and generational survivors of IRS, MMIWG, IDS, and Sixties Scoop
- Traditional Indigenous healing practices.