Joline Vanderwal

EMDR Basic Training

Palm and Cedar Wellness Clinic

I will work together with you to find information and strategies that will help you to feel better in your life and achieve your therapeutic goals. I work from a trauma informed perspective, that means when I work together with individuals, I consider past trauma and how this may impact your resulting thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I have a range of therapeutic tools that I use with clients including S.A.F.E EMDR, Polyvagal, Mindfulness, Deep Brain Reorientation, Somatic processing.
Many times, our triggers tend to overwhelm us and we can feel that we are stuck in an endless cycle. Or that we want the good or the balance in our lives, but at times it can feel impossible. Therapy is that safe place where resources are learned and obstacles are navigated and overcome. In life we can go through periods in time where we feel we are in a desert and there is no way out. I believe that as we travel through these difficult times or places together, we can discover hidden gems and doors of hope within us

With over 13 years experience, I have expertise in Anxiety, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Career Development, Compassion Fatigue, Depression and other mental health areas. I have worked with adult learners, high school students, college students, children and the general population.

*S.A.F.E EMDR was developed by Deb Kennard with the Personal Transformation Institute.

154 Middleton Ave Suite 2 , Parksville, British Columbia, Canada, V9P 2G9

Phone: (778) 762-3579

Population Served:




How EMDR is Offered:

Both online and in-person

Areas of Expertise:

Attachment Focussed
Grief & Bereavement
Physical Abuse
Road Traffic Accidents
Sexual Abuse