Trixie Hennessey has extensive experience supporting clients and their families with complex issues such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, addictions and self-harm. Trixie helps clients examine their interpersonal relationships and their use of maladaptive coping skills.
Trixie is known for her warm and inviting therapeutic style. Trixie uses an integrated approach rooted in Attachment theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Narrative Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
By working closely with other practitioners (including primary medical doctors, psychiatrists and dietitians), Trixie ensures clients receive the most comprehensive and effective care possible.
Trixie completed her Masters of Social Work degree at the University of British Columbia- Okanagan, She is registered under the British Columbia College of Social Workers (#10016) Trixie has received post Masters training in Neurosequential Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Emotion Focused Family Therapy and her clinical training has been focused on evidence-based attachment and interpersonal neurobiology techniques to treat a range of family difficulties.
Trixie held the position of Program Coordinator for Woodstone Residence Treatment Program from 2012-2014. Woodstone Residence is the first publicly funded eating disorders treatment center in Canada. Trixie worked closely with Looking Glass Foundation and Dr. Laird Birmingham to create and implement a therapeutic model for treatment of eating disorders.
Trixie has been employed at The Looking Glass Foundation, Kelowna General Hospital, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and a private treatment program for youth.
Trixie is actively involved in the community, and is a member of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada, Women’s Peace Campaign, Postpartum Support International, and the British Columbia Association of Social Workers.
Trixie is a certified Eat Breathe Thrive facilitator. Eat Breathe Thrive is a non-profit organization that prevents and helps individuals fully recover from disordered eating and negative body image through evidence-based programs that integrate yoga, community and service.