Welcome

Online mental health practice supporting growth, humour, and healing in our queer community

Relatable

There’s something revolutionary and rare about finding common ground, reflecting on queer elder wisdom, and working together to untangle the collective impact of homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, ableism, and racism.

This is therapy for queers by trans* therapists.

Informed

My gentle, personable, and grounded approach to therapy is anti-oppressive and trauma-informed, which means we may connect on the hardships and harms that have shaped your life. My work is attuned and present-focused to aid in exploring identity, a sense of belonging, justice in the body, and resources for deepening care.

Learn more about this approach.

Telehellyeah

Once we click the emailed link that reaches across the time-space continuum to connect us, we embark on a secure and private online video session that allows us to do the same valuable work as we would do in an old Vancouver office with flickering lights, paid parking, and gendered washrooms—yet we remain comfortable at home.

Book your therapy session online.

You will learn to know your truth by the way it feels

Hi, my name is Clayre Sessoms and I’m a therapist for clients who are ready to tend to their mental health. I’m registered as an RCC #18118 in BC, a CT #2035 in Alberta, and a CCC #10006504 in Canada. I work in private practice from my home office in Vancouver, BC. My down-to-earth approach celebrates gender diversity and sexuality, cultivates a sense of belonging, and explores opportunities and resources for growth and change.

It’s no question that past experiences shape your present life. When we agree to work together, I listen carefully and share neurobiologically-informed insights into thoughts and feelings that are accessible and easy to understand. A core tenet of our alliance involves rekindling your inner sense of worthiness and compassion in ways that help recalibrate your responses to uncomfortable circumstances, situations, and peer relationships. 

Have you ever asked “Why did I do that?” or “Why can’t I control my behavior?” Others may judge your reactions and think, “What’s wrong with you?” When questioning your responses to experiences, it’s easy to place blame on yourself; holding yourself and those around you to an impossible standard. In the work we do together, we learn to shift self-blame from “What’s wrong with me?” to a mindset of curiosity, fairness, and acceptance. 

You may learn how to create this shift by sharing stories from your past or simply taking note of how you feel in the present moment as you think about a past experience. Together we consider how your brain processes memories and how your body clings to them. We collaborate in an effort to explore the deeper roots of pain and suffering. And we discover new ways to acknowledge pain and lessen suffering throughout our work together.

With time and patience, you will learn to know your truth by the way it feels. Are you curious?

Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC
she/they

2SLGBTQQIA-centred therapy

I aim to provide a safe and comfortable space for clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, pan, trans, Two Spriit, queer, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, agender or any other marginalized gender or sexual orientation. I also have both clinical and lived experience with neurodivergence and physical disability. Wherever you've landed in life, I'm here to provide thoughtful support that helps you meet your mental health goals.
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An ethical practice

I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #18118) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. This means I’ve met the highest education and practicum training standards in BC. It also means I govern myself and my online therapy practice according to BCACC’s codes of conduct and ethics. Visit BC-Counsellors.org for details.

A body-centred approach

Formerly a massage therapist for more than two decades, I’ve cultivated a keen interest in how the body alleviates psychological issues. That’s what motivated me to learn Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®. I’ve completed advanced studies in trauma and dissociation. Now I’m working on certification with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

The Details

Appointments

50-minute counselling sessions may be booked by visiting my online booking page and selecting a time that works well for you. 

Insurance

Many insurance providers provide counselling benefits. Ask your insurer if they cover counselling by RCC- or CCC-designated professionals.

Cancellations

24-hours notice is required for rescheduling and cancellations. Failure to give 24-hours notice or not showing up will require the full session fee.

Payments

Please pay by e-transfer or credit card before the start of your online therapy session. Once payment is received a receipt will be emailed to you.

Fees

$175+GST ($183.75) is my fee for a 50-minute online counselling session for individuals. Pay in advance to confirm your first booking.

Low-cost Therapy

Please note that due to high demand I cannot offer reduced fees at this time. Instead, I maintain a list of local low-cost or free counselling options.

Choose the right fit for you

Choosing a therapist is a big decision because working with the right one can be an important part of reclaiming your life and maintaining wellbeing. Let's talk about it.