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Larisa provides counselling support to adults, adolescents and families using hikes in nature and somatic practices.

Counselling Programs

Counselling for Teenagers

Counseling support is provided to Adolescents who have experienced trauma and are lving w with anxiety and/or depression and addiction. Somatic practices are used to support adolescents who have been diagnosied with autism. Reiki, nature hikes, yoga, quigong and meditation are used to support a young person to connect with and listen to their bodies.

Family Support and Counselling

A program designed to help your family tell it's story and experience support for individual and familial well-being. Your family will receive counselling and in home family support that will help you have more fun, reduce stress and support each other. You will learn strategies through individual counselling, hikes in nature, outdoor activities and in home supports.

Somatic Practices

The word somatic means body. This form of counselling support helps and individual learn to listen to their body. To this Larisa usings mindfullness practices, reiki, hikes in nature, meditation, Quigong, Yoga and a program called Somatic Experiencing. Larisa has completed the Beginner 1 level of the program. She is working to complete the program in its entirety. These pratices help people experience themselves in a new way and yet familiar way. She supports families, youth and adults. Larisa supports clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction and have experienced trauma. Larisa also supports children and youth who have been diagnosed with autism. Larisa believes in a client centred, relational approach. She hikes with clients, offers yoga postures, reiki and mindfulness strategies to support her clients in finding relaxation. Through the sessions clients will discover tangible strategies to deal with life's pain and obstacles, better sleep, clarity, presence and fun. They will know their story and re-discover a connection to their true self.

About Larisa

Larisa Jeffares

Larisa Jeffares has had extensive experience working with children, youth and families. Professionally, she has worked for seventeen years with at risk youth and their families in various capacities.

Wolf Willow Well-being

Counselling in Nature

The impact of nature on humans is resortative, compassionate and enduring. Nature provides healing, fun, joy, introspection, fitness, nurture, food, well-being, stress reduction, oxygen, support for all of our senses, light and dark. I would imagine you could find your own list of the impact nature has on you?! For this reason, Larisa uses forest hikes, cross country sking, sitting on a bench with tea and outdoor play in her counselling practice.  Enjoy a hike, tea and watching a stream, a ski or an nature activity you find helpful during a counselling session. Larisa weaves together nature’s natural support and somatic practices. She believe’s Earth’s classroom is a gift worth experiencing.

  • The Workplace Well-being Program can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization.
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  • Clients who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression, addiction or autism will learn to share their story and be who they already, through the experience mindfulness practices, nature as a classroom, reiki, counseling and yoga.​

Family Well-being Package

  • Serves Families who would like to learn mindfulness strategies and interact with nature as a classroom as a way to reduce the stress in their homes.



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