3168 Alder Court, North Vancouver, BC V7H 2V6 Phone: 604-929-4133 Fax: 604-986-0356

Email: Krista Engelund,

Mental Wellness


Confidential group and individual counselling support are available through the nation for all ages. A strengths-based, client-centered approach is used to support clients through difficulties such as grief and loss, trauma, addictions, and other challenging times of transition.

Expressive Arts Therapy

Individual and group Expressive Arts Therapy is offered at Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Expressive Arts Therapy is an experiential type of counselling for all ages where clients are invited to engage in a creative process as a frame for self-discovery. The arts experience becomes a tool for the clients to study their habits, discover personal strengths, address challenges and build resiliency. Expressive arts may include writing, storytelling, visual art, clay, movement, sound, photography, connecting with nature or therapeutic conversation.

Community Social Worker

The Community Social Worker provides help for individuals and families to develop skills and acquire resources needed to enhance and improve social functioning. The social worker provides a supportive, confidential place for individuals, family members, and caregivers to voice and address concerns. Support can include:

  • Client interviewing and assessment
  • Referral to culturally appropriate and holistic resources to assist in meeting your goals
  • Coordinating case conferencing with doctors, therapists, medical professionals and other agencies
  • Advocacy for community members and families when appropriate

Addictions Counselling

 Individual and group Alcohol and Drug counselling are offered. Services also and include:

  • Assessment and treatment referrals
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment follow up
  • Alcohol and drug education and prevention
  • Harm reduction education

Other Groups and Programmes

Family, youth, and children programs are provided that include:

  • Mental health and addictions education series
  • Culturally based programming
  • Community health events and initiatives
  • Girls group prevention program for ages 9-13 years
  • Groups, circles, and workshops on a variety of topics

Crisis Response

The mental health team may be available to assist community members with crisis counseling, during office hours on weekdays. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or go directly to the emergency room. Other resources include:


Primary Care

Public Health

Home and Community Care