Please note that Paulette Tomasson is available to see clients on Wednesdays & Thursdays in West Vancouver.


An Experienced Psychotherapist in Vancouver, BC

Paulette Tomasson

When you’re looking for a supportive psychotherapist in Vancouver, BC, contact Paulette Tomasson. Paulette has an extensive background in counselling, psychodrama, experiential therapy, somatic experiencing, equine therapy, sex therapy, and teaching. Her eclectic approach to practice is designed to help clients find their purpose and true essence in life. She cultivates a safe, nurturing environment and a supportive therapeutic relationship that is conducive to growth and self-discovery.

As an experienced professional with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Paulette has demonstrated the passion, vision, and dedication necessary to be considered among the top practitioners in North America. She offers both individual and group therapy to clients who want to enhance the way they experience the world. Her areas of practice include stress-related disorders, trauma, addictions, life issues, and healthy sexuality. Skype sessions are available for those clients not able to get to her office in North Vancouver.

Psychodrama & Sex Therapy

Discover the benefits of psychodrama therapy for overcoming sex addiction, stress, and trauma. Paulette uses dramatization, storytelling, role-playing, and other techniques to help clients gain insight into their thoughts and behaviours. This innovative therapeutic technique has helped many people gain a new perspective and overcome obstacles in their lives.

Founder of ACARA

Paulette founded ACARA (Addiction Counselling and Resource Associates) after recognizing that there was a large unmet demand in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and throughout British Columbia. ACARA focuses on helping people struggling with compulsive sexual behaviour to find solutions and heal. ACARA also provides supervision for psychotherapists, physicians, and other professionals in the area of sex addiction and helps clients dealing with trauma, grief, loss, and stress.

Education & Awards

Paulette is a highly trained psychotherapist who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan and a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle. She is a member of many regional and international professional organizations, including the Canadian Nurses Association, the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). In addition, Paulette has served as a presenter at conferences and events, such as the World Conference of Family Physicians.

In 2005, Paulette was given the Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice, and in 2006 she received the Friend of Guatemala Award from OPSA in Guatemala City for her work with people with addictions and trauma.

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Contact Paulette Tomasson in Vancouver, BC, to book a therapy session. Paulette offers Skype sessions for clients who are unable to make it to her office.