|Faculty | Bio
Dea Parsanishi, MEd, CCC, SEP, USABP
2880 1st Ave
Port Alberni, BC
SE Level: Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, SE
Touch Training for Psychotherapists Certification,
SE Trauma Institute Faculty Member
Professional Title: Body-Oriented Psychotherapist
and Certified Canadian Counsellor
Professional Description: I live and work on the
wild west coast of Vancouver Island where I have
a private practice as a trauma therapist and counsellor
educator. I have worked in the helping field for
the past 20 years, and currently a large portion
of my work is with early developmental trauma and
I have been blessed to work in a number of isolated
First Nations communities and was taught how communities
survive multi-generational trauma, the importance
of spirituality in healing, and the overlap between
SE and some traditional ways of healing. This experience
informs and affects my work with both First Nations
and non-First Nations people.
I work from a body-oriented perspective, incorporating
SE, movement, touch and touch awareness in my practice.
I also like to play on a regular basis. To that
end, I work and play with a fabulous team of SE-affiliated
people and can often be found at trainings making
jokes in the back of the room and eating chocolate.
I surf, wander around in the woods, build parts
of my house with my husband, and am part of the
Canadian Knitting Co-operative.