Tamsen Simon

Pronouns They/them


Vancouver Location

In-person & video sessions

Friday 8.30 am - 2.30 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am - 2.30 pm

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About Me

My ancestors came to Turtle Island by way of Prussia and the Netherlands circa 1846, making me a 5th generation settler and a 1st generation immigrant to Canada. I have traveled extensively throughout my life and have been privileged to gain intimate knowledge of differing worldviews co-existing. As a white, able-bodied, non-binary person, I am in constant investigation of my own privileges and ways of being.

I have specialized training in teaching Pilates to people with neurological conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and those who are post-stroke. I was drawn to training as a therapist through my previous work with people facing life-limiting diagnoses, their care webs, and my family’s experience with the Medical Assistance in Dying program. I believe that people know what they need and are experts in themselves. I am honoured to walk alongside people as they explore and experiment with change.

I wish to be in the therapy room for people with chronic and life-limiting illnesses, people who have experienced trauma or are involved with someone who has, and healthcare professionals. I affirm 2SLGBTQIA+ identifying and queer curious people, men, and women. I work with couples and consensual non-monogamous relational structures. Whether you are stuck or shifting rapidly, I offer a space to breathe and collect before moving on.

My Approach to Therapy

I believe that the embodied, felt sense of safety and justice in ourselves frees us to pursue it in the world. By reclaiming feelings and relationships, we transform ourselves and our world. Drawing from Gestalt therapy and somatic approaches, I offer an exploratory and transparent dialogue while fostering an empathetic and non-judgemental environment. You’ll experience a curious and affirming therapist who challenges you to express yourself fully and notice the connections throughout your story and your experiences. Ready to meet you wherever you are each time we interact.

Outside of Therapy

I am a lifelong learner that enjoys pursuing new skills. I have recently taken up longboarding, enjoy surfing, and plan to learn the ukelele one day soon. My ASL is rudimentary, yet I enjoy learning this physical language and will practice at every opportunity. I’ve been in a committed relationship for over 20 years and socially came out as non-binary a few years ago. I get lost in books and take deep pleasure in simple things.