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Alana Rosenfeld, RCC & EMDR Therapist

Image of a supportive counsellor, Alana Rosenfeld, who offers guidance and empathy

In Person Sessions in Victoria, BC & Virtual Telehealth sessions available

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my services. I acknowledge the vulnerability and strength it takes to seek support and look forward to holding space for clients ages 12+, couples, and groups on their journeys towards wellness. As a counsellor, I draw from an integrated, person-centred, trauma-informed approach that incorporates concepts from acceptance and commitment therapy, existentialism, nature therapy, and mindfulness.


I believe we are all climbing our own mountains through life, and when we sit together, I may have some perspective to offer on the mountains of my clients. From where I sit, I may see a different path they might take, a tool that might help them, a possible roadblock, or how far they have come. I aim to foster a safe, confidential, empathetic, and collaborative environment for my clients in which they can feel at ease to engage in, and grow from, the process of self-discovery.

My Specialties 

Anxiety & Depression

Providing support, guidance, and interventions to clients experiencing excessive worry, fear, sadness and apprehension. Through a collaborative and empathetic therapeutic relationship, clients learn to identify triggers, manage symptoms, and develop coping strategies to navigate daily stressors more effectively. Counseling sessions may incorporate cognitive-behavioural techniques, relaxation exercises, mindfulness practices, and psychoeducation to help clients gain insight into their anxiety symptoms and build resilience. The goal is to empower clients to regain a sense of control, reduce anxiety levels, and improve overall well-being. This may entail inner child work or looking at the limitations of the automatic brain.


Offering support and coping strategies to individuals navigating the physical, emotional, and psychological challenges associated with long-term health conditions. Through compassionate and personalized counseling sessions, clients explore their experiences, emotions, and concerns related to chronic illness and pain. Therapeutic interventions may include cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness practices, relaxation exercises, and psychoeducation to help clients manage symptoms, improve quality of life, and enhance resilience. The counseling process aims to empower clients to develop adaptive coping strategies, foster self-compassion, and cultivate a sense of empowerment in managing their health journey.

Counselling using the Gottman Method is grounded in the research of Drs. John and Julie Gottman, renowned for their work on marital stability and relationship dynamics. This approach emphasizes building stronger and healthier relationships by enhancing communication, resolving conflicts constructively, and fostering intimacy and connection. Through evidence-based interventions and assessment tools, I help couples gain insight into their relationship dynamics, identify areas of strength and growth, and develop practical skills to strengthen their bond. The Gottman Method focuses on building friendship, managing conflict, and creating shared meaning, with the ultimate goal of promoting long-lasting relationship satisfaction and resilience.



Counselling for family conflict provides a supportive and structured environment for families to address and resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen relationships. Through collaborative sessions, family members explore underlying issues, express their perspectives, and work towards finding mutually beneficial solutions. Counselling may involve identifying communication patterns, setting boundaries, and learning effective problem-solving strategies. The goal is to promote understanding, empathy, and cooperation among family members, leading to healthier dynamics and improved family functioning.


Counselling for grief and loss offers compassionate support and guidance to individuals navigating the emotional challenges associated with losing a loved one or experiencing significant life changes. Through empathetic and nonjudgmental counselling sessions, clients are encouraged to express their feelings, memories, and struggles related to the loss. Therapeutic interventions may include validating emotions, exploring coping mechanisms, and integrating the loss into one's life story. The counselling process aims to provide a safe space for healing, facilitate adjustment to life after loss, and promote resilience in the face of grief.



Counselling for life transitions offers support and guidance to individuals navigating significant changes or transitions in their lives, such as career changes, relocation, retirement, or relationship transitions. Through personalized counselling sessions, clients explore their emotions, concerns, and goals related to the transition. Therapeutic interventions may include exploring values and priorities, developing coping strategies, and creating action plans to navigate the transition successfully. The counseling process aims to provide a supportive and empowering space for clients to embrace change, adapt to new circumstances, and move forward with confidence and resilience.


Counselling for perfectionism offers support and strategies to individuals struggling with high standards, self-criticism, and the relentless pursuit of flawlessness. Through empathetic and nonjudgmental counselling sessions, clients explore the underlying causes and consequences of perfectionism. Therapeutic interventions may include cognitive-behavioural techniques, mindfulness practices, and self-compassion exercises to challenge perfectionistic thinking patterns and promote self-acceptance. The counselling process aims to help clients develop healthier perspectives on achievement, manage expectations, and cultivate resilience in the face of imperfection.

Counselling for self-esteem and self-worth provides a supportive and empowering space for individuals to explore and enhance their feelings of self-worth and confidence. Through compassionate and personalized counseling sessions, clients examine the beliefs, experiences, and behaviors that contribute to their self-esteem. Therapeutic interventions may include cognitive restructuring, positive affirmations, and experiential exercises aimed at challenging negative self-talk and promoting self-compassion. The counselling process focuses on fostering a deeper understanding of one's value, strengths, and inherent worth, leading to increased self-confidence and resilience.

Counselling for stress and burnout offers support and strategies to individuals experiencing overwhelming levels of stress and emotional exhaustion, often due to prolonged periods of work-related pressure or life demands. Through empathetic counselling sessions, clients explore the sources of their stress and burnout, as well as the physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms they may be experiencing. Therapeutic interventions may include stress management techniques, boundary setting, time management strategies, and self-care practices aimed at restoring balance and resilience. The counseling process aims to help clients regain a sense of control, prioritize their well-being, and develop sustainable coping strategies to prevent future burnout.

Counselling for trauma and PTSD provides compassionate support and evidence-based interventions to individuals who have experienced distressing or traumatic events. Through specialized counselling sessions, clients explore their trauma history, emotions, and symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, and hyper vigilance. Therapeutic techniques such as trauma-focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural therapy (TF-CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches are utilized to help clients process and integrate their traumatic experiences. The counselling process aims to promote healing, resilience, and a sense of empowerment, enabling clients to reclaim their lives and move forward with greater stability and well-being.

Chronic Illness & Pain


Family Conflict

Grief & Loss

Life Transitions

Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stress & Burnout

Self-Esteem & Worth


About Me

My becoming a Counsellor, was born after enduring a chronic and debilitating health challenge in my youth. I struggled to find faith in my ability to heal and somewhere along the way, I discovered that I wouldn’t heal unless I changed the negative thought patterns that were ruling my mind. I studied philosophy as part of my undergraduate degree and have always appreciated the power of words and their ability to inform and transform the mind. My mission as a mental health professional is to support you with your understanding and transforming how you experience your thoughts, feelings and life. I welcome you to join me and collaboratively discover what’s possible beyond the barriers of perception that we subconsciously impose on ourselves as human beings. Through the witnessed process of self-discovery, we can learn to live beyond the limitations of our automatic brains.

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I welcome you to reach out in order to book a complimentary consultation with me by submitting your information below. Please let me know if you are looking for in office or online appointments, your availability and when you would like to begin. Please do not include any confidential or private information in this form as it is for general inquiries or messages to me.


I look forward to hearing from you.

May we all be well,


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