Kiran Bains, RCC
A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.
For the past 8 years, I have worked in the health care system, helping heal the physical body. Throughout my experience, I realized that there are many different aspects that are important to keeping a person “healthy.” At the forefront of maintaining one’s health, is their emotional wellbeing. This belief led me to transition into a career as a therapist.
Living through difficult times and/or personal traumas can take a toll on your health, mood and outlook. It is easy for one to feel trapped by their physical and emotional stress, as it often can lead to feelings of panic, anxiousness and inability to calm down.
“The second noble truth states that we must discover why we are suffering. We must cultivate the courage to look deeply, with clarity and courage, into our own suffering. We often hold the tacit assumption that all of our suffering stems from events in the past. But, whatever the initial seed of trauma, the deeper truth is that our suffering is more closely a result of how we deal with the effect these past events have on us in the present.”
― Peter A. Levine
I truly believe that the mind and body are powerful allies and they hold the answers to our presenting concerns. There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. From a curious and non-judgmental stance, I strive to support you in cultivating a sense of stability, well-being, hope and possibility. I want you to know and feel that you are not alone in this.
Self-discovery and personal change can be a scary place to enter alone. I recognize the courage that it takes to reach out for help. I am committed to providing a safe space where you feel heard and accepted as we work together to build upon and uncover your inner wisdom and resilience.
My Professional Background
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology and then my Master of Counselling at the City University of Seattle.
I have experience working as a Mental Health Clinician, working with youth and adults navigating community mental health services.
The types of therapy that I provide include the following:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
My Areas of Focus
I work with youth and adults with a variety of concerns:
- Stress and burnout
- Life crisis and crossroads
- Relational and familial issues
- Personal growth issues
- BIPOC centred
I am a mother to an adventurous toddler, who challenges me every day. When I have free time, you can find me seeking out nearby hikes for the beautiful views.
It would be an honour and privilege to be considered for a part of your journey. I invite you to schedule a free and confidential consultation with me.
I provide in-person and virtual counselling in the evenings and on weekends in our clinic in Maple Ridge. I speak English and Punjabi.
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher