University of British Columbia Okanagan, Master of Social Work
Meet Bex Troock
Hi, I’m Bex and I’m honoured you’re considering inviting me into your journey towards self-belonging, Firstly, I’d like to respectfully acknowledge that I live and practice on the unceded territory and ancestral lands of the Syilx Peoples.
I believe healing is possible when we are able to explore, be curious and learn from our triggers and emotional pain without shame and judgement. Through the lens of Compassionate Inquiry, I have learned that trauma “shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds.” Essentially, trauma manifests as a disconnect from the self and oftentimes, our gut feelings and innate inner wisdom. That means that my work is in assisting and guiding you back to your authentic and whole selves. Our pain and struggle often requires an attuned, abiding compassionate witness to hold a space of non-judgment and genuine warmth and THAT is the backbone of my professional philosophy. In addition to these attributes, my practice modalities and clinical approaches are evidence-based and ethically sound.
Areas of Focus: Trauma; Adverse Childhood Experiences; Anxiety; Depression; Strengths; Resilience; Mindfulness; Grief; Forgiveness; Shame; Emotional regulation; Self compassion.
Integrated Approaches: EMDR; Relational Psychodynamic; CBT; DBT; Compassionate Inquiry; Holistic; Systems; IFS-informed
I hold a Master’s Degree in clinical Social Work, and am a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. I have completed trauma-focused certificate programs in Compassionate Inquiry (CI) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am currently a volunteer for Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelics Canada.
It’s almost always the case that whatever has wounded us will also be instrumental in our healing. I am here to offer a safely guided exploration of these wounds and pain. We are not meant to do this deep inner work alone and I would be honoured to walk alongside you.
Expertise & Career
Over 4 years of experience working with individuals, families & groups to support the healing process.
EMDR Certified Therapist (in progress)