Mountain View Counselling

When Should I Start Counselling?

Many people find it hard to know when to begin counselling. It can be a financial investment, it requires time, and it might bring up uncomfortable feelings or memories. On the other hand, counselling can be an empowering experience that reveals your strengths, gives you insight, and provides tools to improve your relationship with yourself […]

Coming Out Series

Coming Out Blog Series

Haley Knew It Was Time to Come Out When…

Haley Boros (she/her) identifies as panromantic and bisexual. In today’s Coming Out post, she shares what it was like growing up with internalized heteronormativity and the gradual process of understanding her sexuality. Panromantic and Bisexual Growing up in a small town in B.C., it felt like my scope on gender and sexuality was limited! Many…

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Coming Out Blog Series

Liz Knew It Was Time to Come Out When…

Liz (she/her) identifies as biromantic and demisexual. In today’s Coming Out post, she shares how internalizing the cultural narrative that coming out is dependent upon dating someone delayed sharing her identities with others and shares the extremely relatable coming out strategy of “did you see what I posted about on Twitter?” Identifying as Biromantic and…

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2SLGBTQIA+ Coming Out Series

Milo Knew It Was Time to Come Out When…

My name is Milo Applejohn, I use He/They pronouns. I am Métis and my ancestors come from Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories. I work on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqeam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh First Nations.  I am Métis, and I am Two-Spirit. While I am accessing hormones and have had surgeries…

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Mountain View Counselling Coming Out Blog Series

Allonté Knew It Was Time to Come Out When…

Allonté Barakat (he/they) identifies as gay/queer and is still figuring out their gender, preferring labels such as the non-gendered “dude” (i.e. “I’m a dude.  She’s a dude.  He’s a dude.  We’re all dudes!”).  Today he shares his experience with self-acceptance as a single memorable event, but more importantly, as a process that never ends. Coming…

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xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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