Xiva Taverna

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor


The only thing that evil can’t stand is forgiveness.



  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Inner child work
  • Self-identity and self-esteem
  • Psychedelic integration
  • Relationships


  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Trauma-Informed Parts Work
  • Psychedelic planning and integration


  • BA Business
  • Diploma in Professional Counselling

Credentials and Licensing

  • RTC #2803 of ACCT


  • Individual Therapy (50min): $165
  • Individual Therapy (80min intake/extended): $247.50
  • Couples Therapy (50min): $200
  • Couples Therapy (80min intake/extended): $300


  • English
  • Portuguese

You sense that there is more to life, and you’re tired of feeling alone. Maybe you’re in a relationship that feels draining, or you feel emotionally disconnected, like you’re different from everyone else.


Maybe you grew up in a home where you weren’t seen or heard. You’re repeating old patterns and feel stuck. Perhaps you desire close relationships, but fear of abandonment doesn’t let you get close to others. The fear of rejection and shame never lets you open up.


Even though, on the outside, your life looks complete, you feel something is missing. No matter what you do or how much you have achieved, you’re still left with a sense of emptiness. Maybe you’re not sure anymore what the right direction is.


Shame is a deep sense that our core being is inherently flawed. It exiles the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.

Working with a therapist like me, you will find a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere where you will be safe to explore your inner world, gaining clarity about how experiences from the past affect your life today.


Using the Internal Family Systems model, mindfulness and self-compassion, we will work together to heal those wounded parts that sometimes feel unsafe and want to isolate and hide. That feeling of profound loneliness can be lifted. Together we can bring back the colour to your life.


Therapy can help you regain your sense of wholeness; you don’t have to face the challenges of life alone.


Individual & Couples Counselling

Thrive Counselling Rooms

In-person sessions

Are available in our spacious, one of a kind therapy rooms.