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“How life changing our work together has been. Akeiko has been and extraordinary advocate for change in the mental health system when it felt horribly impossible for me to access care. She has given me the safest space to bloom as a person in the midst of BPD and i am so grateful for the visual expression I’ve found in art burst.”

“I came to the realization that I was an undiagnosed autistic adult about a year before I started at Arches Counselling. However, there was always self doubt to this realization. I was constantly wondering if I was actually autistic or if I was making it up. Speaking with Akeiko at Arches really helped me learn a lot about myself and realize that my autistic experiences were valid. My experiences with counselling also helped me accept myself for who I am and who I’ve been the whole time. It’s not and easy process to reevaluate your entire life with a new lens and perspective, but having a safe space at Arches where I can discuss however I am feeling without judgment (and gain new, more hopeful perspectives) has been an extraordinary experience that has been invaluable to me.”

“Akeiko Rawn, of Arches Counselling and Consulting has made a remarkable impact in the lives of two of my children and therefore contributed to the health and vibrancy of our family as a whole. She pours herself into her roles as both therapist and consultant. She has a gift for connecting with youth and is a passionate and outspoken ally for neurodivergent youth. Akeiko helps empower youth to see themselves in a positive way, outside the realm of pathology. I would highly recommend Arches Counselling and Consulting to anyone seeking a skilled therapist for themselves or one of their children.”