Neringa Dainaraviciute is a Registered Social Worker and therapist with more than 20 years of practice experience, based in Vancouver. She currently offers online and phone appointments and will facilitate in-person sessions later in the year. Neringa specializes in assisting individuals who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, struggling to connect with themselves and people around them, dealing with the pain of trauma, anger, fear, and anxiety, and coping with loss and grief. Her approach is greatly informed by an anti-oppressive, trauma informed practice, somatic and attachment based therapies. She also uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a very effective treatment for clients who have experienced trauma.
As a clinician, she is particularly interested in the extraordinary human capacity to heal, and the processes of resilience. She is curious to learn what makes people thrive despite adversity, and what makes them connect with their inner strengths and resources so they can create new experiences, restore trust, and make positive changes in their lives. She assists clients with recognizing and resisting systemic barriers, societal expectations, and oppression. Through her research and her clinical practice, Neringa has learned that resilience is a continuous journey that is built on safety, trust and growth, embracing vulnerability and imperfections, and especially the courage to feel complex feelings.
Neringa was born and raised in Lithuania. She has Masters in Social Work degree and started her clinical social work practice in Europe. She is completing her PhD at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia, specializing in Social Work, Psychology and Education. Neringa is an Instructor in the Continuing Studies Counselling Program at the Vancouver Community College.
Outside of her work she enjoys the company of her kids and her dachshund, Dobi, and is an avid tango dancer.