Maverick Lumen smiles at the viewer, seated on a bench with green ferns behind them.

Hi there, I'm Maverick (they/them)

A queer non-binary Chinese Counsellor & Tarot Reader.

I am passionate about seeing queer, transgender, and non-binary folks step into embracing their whole self.

How will we work together?

I utilize & am informed in Somatics, Breathwork, Expressive Arts, Narrative, and CBT & DBT based skills while staying grounded in a Person-Centred and Anti-Oppressive Framework. I also offer integrations of the Tarot as a tool of therapy, as it's rich imagery can elicit deep conversation and thought.

Person-Centred work is important to me because I believe in approaching you as the expert in your life. Only you know your life as intimately as you do and can make the choices that align with your core. I believe that you have all the wisdom within and around you that you need.

 

My commitment to Anti-Oppression is integral because as a queer Counsellor I do not want to perpetuate harm in session with my clients. If the space I am creating is meant to facilitate healing and growth but continues to replicate patterns and beliefs society uses to oppress us, how can I work with integrity? I want to affirm, celebrate, and welcome your identity, not disregard it.

Maverick Lumen looks at a tarot spread with a smile.
A closeup of Maverick Lumen's face as they look off to the left.

Connect to Self, Love, and Others

has been my motto in all that I do. By connecting into my Self, my identity, my values, I am able to access my Love and express it outwards.

 

Where Love is so much more than that warm, tingling feeling I have towards people in my Life; but a complex state of being that includes the connection to all my emotions. It's all that makes me who I am. 

 

I want to align my Self towards Love in all that I do and use it as the guide towards that I seek to change.

Getting Personal

I grew up on Kwakwaka'wakw land, and now reside on

Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Sto:lo, Stz'uminus, and Musqueam land (also known as Burnaby, BC). I am an uninvited guest here who is thankful to enjoy, breathe, and practice upon this land.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing tabletop roleplaying games with friends and expressing my Self through art. From visual mediums like painting, to singing along to my mediocre guitar skills, I cannot imagine my life without some involvement of my creative and sensitive nature.

Illuminated by the sun, Maverick Lumen smiles at the viewer with their hands on their hips.
Maverick Lumen looks ahead at the sky in front of them.

Accreditation

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor-candidate (RTCc)

with Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT)

ID# 2708

Education

Professional Counsellors Diploma; Rhodes Wellness College; Graduated July 2020

Looking for something else?

I am grateful to be a part of several therapist communities and directories. Click either of the badges below to view their websites.

Healing in Colour is a directory of BIPOC therapists. All therapists have agreed to the missions and visions of supporting individual & collective healing for BIPOC and envisioning a world where there are no structural barriers to healing. Where we can have access to therapy that supports both our healing and liberation. 

Founded by Yasmin (she/her) and Premala (she/her).

Inclusive Therapists is a directory of therapists who are committed to dismantling and confronting systemic oppression. We are social justice-oriented professionals and aim to be anti-discrimination, anti-oppression, anti-stigma, anti-racist & anti-ablest. A diverse community, full of therapists from varying lived-experiences and disciplines.

Founded by Melody Li 盈希, she/

If you are in crisis try any of these. I am not a crisis service.

  • call Trans Lifeline: Canada: 877-330-6366 or US: 877-565-8860

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I acknowledge that I am breathing, practicing, and enjoying the traditional unceded territory of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Stz'uminus, and šxʷməθkʷəy̓əm  (Musqueam) peoples, otherwise known as Burnaby, BC.

Photos of Maverick taken by Richelle Seki of www.photographyonburrard.com.

Featured Artwork & Website designed by Maverick Lumen

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