Each of my clients is unique, but they all want the same results: Peace and Emotional Freedom Read about the results that some of my clients have experienced working with me:
* “I experienced Intrusive and lingering memories and the secondary trauma from my long-term work…” - Winston L. Sayson, Q.C. (retired), Richmond, B.C., Canada - I am a retired Crown Counsel (Trial Prosecutor). After three decades of constant exposure to crimes of violence, deaths, and the trauma and suffering of other people, I experienced the cumulative and corrosive impact of my work upon my well-being and my soul. I - belatedly - recognized that I needed help to deal with the intrusive and lingering memories and the secondary trauma from my long-term work. However, I was skeptical of any "Positive Thinking" or "touchy-feel" kind of counseling or treatment. I was introduced to Claudia Dagnino through a work colleague. Claudia said in her website that: "I have a unique therapeutic approach, which includes Rapid Resolution Therapy among other therapeutic modalities according to the client's needs for quickest and most effective results." She added that: “My mission is to improve people’s lives (and therefore their beloved ones) by helping them to achieve fast, positive, and lasting results that create positive change." I decided to give Claudia a try and signed up for three sessions. It was the right decision. My interaction with Claudia began with a complimentary telephone assessment where we both explored the possibility of entering into a counsellor-client relationship. I had three non-rushed in-person sessions, with each session followed up with a telephone conversation. Claudia was aware of my resistance to "airy-fairy" stuffs and patiently explained her therapeutic approach. She used elements of Rapid Resolution Therapy in our sessions. She engaged me in the journey of my own healing. I found Claudia to be genuinely concerned about me and my mental health issues.She took the time to complete the sessions without being constrained by the typical 50 minute time limit observed by other therapists. She provided timely receipts for my extended-health provider. I liked her and I trusted her. Her office is a peaceful place. After my first session, I became equipped with the knowledge and ability to address intrusive thoughts and memories that did not belong to my retirement years. It takes practice, mindfulness, and a willingness to break through old ways of thinking, unhealthy rationalizations, and a fatalistic mindset. I liked the profound and thought-provoking quotes, from Dr. Joe Dispenza, that she shared with me. Here are two examples: "When you think from your past memories, you can only create past experiences." "Ask yourself: Can I be defined by a vision of the future instead of the memories of the past?" What I found most helpful were the strategies and tips to help deal with my hyper-vigilance and polluted world-view. I benefited from her help. - Winston L. Sayson, Q.C. (retired), Richmond, B.C., Canada. ---------------------------------------- * "After just my second session my anxiety has been significantly more manageable and I have not relapsed. Since I started to see Claudia I have not been haunted any more by thoughts or visual memories of past abuse, and I actually found myself in a situation in which I had to tell my story of abuse and it felt like I was reading a script, like it was just a story...I had no emotional disturbance when talking about it. That was amazing, considering that during the first session I was so overwhelmed with anxiety I just wanted to stand up and leave the session. I'm so glad that I chose to stay." - Male Client, Age 35 ---------------------------------------- “Claudia is incredibly gifted at what she does. She is heart centered and dedicated to providing individuals with powerful approaches for healing and wellness” - Kendra Simpkins, MSW, LCSW – CEO Operation Warrior Resolution (USA) – Owner of Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy (USA) – Former Military Intelligence Analyst at United States Army ---------------------------------------- * “Anxiety is gone! (after one session). The most important thing I learned about is how disconnected from my view of my Emotions and my Mind I am. Actually, I have never differentiated them until today” - Female client, Age 45. Long history of Anxiety and Dissociation due to traumatic childhood experience. ---------------------------------------- “Claudia Dagnino is excellent, she has lead Trauma Informed Yoga with the STAR Addictions program at VCH – South Mental Health and Substance Use Services” - Katharine Ingham, MA, RCC, SEP ---------------------------------------- * "I was immediately drawn by the presentation of Claudia's technique and by her credentials. I wrote her an email and she replied right away, offering me a free 30 minute phone session. She was very friendly and open, and she answered all the questions I had. After the call I immediately decided that I wanted to book a session with her. The session did not disappoint me, on the contrary, it was exactly what I expected and more. In the beginning I wasn’t sure about the stress/emotional level of the session, but it turned out there was nothing to be afraid of or worry about. Throughout the session my emotions were well balanced and by the end I was totally relaxed and at peace. I saw results from the moment I left the room, so I decided to book more sessions with her. Claudia addressed very difficult issues that I have been dealing with; issues that took a big emotional toll and were very important in my life. The work and dedication that Claudia put in resolving those issues impacted all aspects of my life. What I liked most about working with Claudia is her gentleness and her understanding. She is very delicate when handling raw emotions, but at the same time very determined and firm in changing or destroying them. I have worked with different therapists and various modalities over the years, eager to diminish or even completely resolve the problems that bothered me throughout my life. I would say that Claudia and RRT technique were the most successful so far. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Claudia to anyone who is looking to improve their lives. If you are looking for help in dealing with emotional problems, then Claudia and RRT are the best person and the right technique to do that." - Simona, Age 51 ---------------------------------------- “Claudia is one of the most special humans I know. Her energy is contagious. Claudia has given me the reassurance to teach the way I do. For that I am so thankful. Her knowledge, wisdom and articulation of the mind body connection and psychology of why yoga works has filtered through into not only myself but so many of my students who love Claudia as well.” - Hillary Keegan E-RYT 500, YHot Teacher Trainer, Lululemon Ambassador ---------------------------------------- * “I chose to work with Claudia because I was looking for someone with a different therapeutic approach to a regular psychotherapy session, and when I saw her profile, professional background and experience I felt immediately related. I was also looking for a therapist who would be fluent in Spanish. I wanted someone with mind-coach engagement skills who would commit to take me to reach my goals. And Claudia did so! Working with Claudia was fun, something totally new to me, and completely different to any other therapist that I have seen in the past. From the first session, and during the following days I started to experience a significant improvement as my anxiety and heavy sensation in my chest disappeared and so did the unnecessary worry thoughts that were troubling me for months. Also, I don't feel depressed and apathetic as I felt before my first session. Claudia’s determination and conviction to help me! that was something she reassured me right away, from the first minute in her office. Also, I truly value Claudia’s general therapeutic approach and how she uses RRT. After the first session I was able to reach a level of calmness and worry-free mind that I have not experienced before. I became less emotional, which was a huge improvement in such a short period of time. I used to cry on a regular basis and that just stopped.” - Loreto Eltit ---------------------------------------- "My name is John Patricelli I am 46 years old, I’ve been a realtor for the past 26 years and have been in Sobriety for the past 7 1/2 years. I first met Claudia about three years ago, I didn’t realize it then however we had something in common we both worked with others in Addiction. Ever since I’ve stepped foot into sobriety I’ve done many courses on self-development and have achieved many levels of leader ship of self-development over the recent years; I have been a life success coach and a mentor for teens at risk. I am currently on the Board of Directors for Camp Choice BC which is a society that works with teens at risk. Last year Claudia was a huge impact on the camp that I organized and she put together ideas that made this camp a huge success. Despite all the education and training done, and the experience I have gained working with others...whenever I speak with Claudia I seem to grow in my sobriety. She makes me look at scenarios in different ways which I am grateful and appreciate so much. She does for me what no one has ever been able to do and that is placing myself into the other person’s shoes and see things from a different angle. Claudia is a very knowledgeable individual when it comes to life experiences itself, I would highly recommend Claudia on any type of counselling or problem-solving in life. She is definitely an amazing woman and a very special friend" - John Patricelli, Life Coach, Board Director of Camp Choice BC, Sutton Centre Realty
If you are looking for lasting results, I invite you to make a permanent change in your life. Start today, by reaching out to me. Contact me for a Complementary Consultation Call so we can chat and you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, allowing you to make a risk-free informed decision.