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


Psychotherapist / Counsellor

Paulette Tomasson

Paulette has an extensive background in counselling, psychodrama, experiential therapy, somatic experiencing, equine therapy and teaching. She provides an eclectic approach to assisting clients find their purpose and true essence in life. A safe, nurturing and supportive environment is essential for growth and is the focus of her therapeutic relationship with her clients.

As a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Paulette Tomasson has routinely demonstrated the passion, vision, and dedication necessary to be considered among the elite. Paulette provides individual and group therapy to individuals and couples looking to enhance their experience in the world. In her practice she addresses stress related disorders, trauma, addictions, life issues and healthy sexuality. Paulette also provides Skype sessions for those clients not able to attend the office.

After recognizing that the demand for services were not being provided for in the area, Paulette applied her vast experience in founding Addiction Counselling and Resource Associates (ACARA), which serves clients in Vancouver, the lower mainland and all parts of British Columbia, specializing in providing hope and healing for those persons and their families struggling to find solutions for compulsive sexual behavior. ACARA also provides assistance to people suffering from trauma, grief, loss, and stress-related issues and supervision for therapists, physicians and psychologists in the area of sex addiction.

During her collegiate career, Paulette earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, Washington. She is a member of the Canadian Registered Nurses Association, the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, B.C. Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors, and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. Paulette also acts as a presenter at conferences ie. The World Conference of Family Physicians.

In addition, Paulette was the recipient of an Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice in 2005. Paulette shares that another proud moment for her was when she received the Friend of Guatemala Award in 2006 from OPSA in Guatemala City for her work in addictions and trauma. Contact Paulette to book a counselling session.

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