Hal Slaunwhite (They/Them/Theirs), MSW, RSW
State: British Columbia
I approach counselling from a lens that is grounded in the continued practice of anti-racism, disability justice, queer theory, sex positivity, and that recognizes the systemic violence that has, and continues to, harm us and impact our experiences in the world, and inside ourselves. The main niche of folks that I have had the honour of working with over the years have been queer and trans folks, sex workers, disabled folks, non-traditional relationship networks, kink and bdsm communities, BIPOC folks, folks navigating complex trauma, and those living at the intersections of many of these identities.
You are the expert in your experiences, and I view my role as a person in solidarity and support, as well as an accomplice in your journey. My practice focuses on queer and trans communities, sex workers, and folks in non-traditional relationship networks.
My practice operates within the Ancestral, Traditional, and Unceded Territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ Nations. Because my place of work and residence exist on Unceded Ancestral lands without explicit formal invitation from these nations, I make a commitment to work towards decolonizing my professional practice and daily life in an effort to acknowledge the Indigenous territories on which I reside and work within, and to continue to practice unlearning colonialism and learning more about Land Back.
Languages Spoken: English