Counselling... and so much more!

Dana Simard, Counsellor

Dana Simard

RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor)

RYT 200 (Yoga Instructor)

​ATR (Art Therapist)

SE™ Practitioner Advanced

MC (Masters of Counselling Psychology)

About Dana

I came to beautiful Vancouver Island over a decade ago to pursue my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology which is far preferable to shivering in the Alberta cold!  It was so beautiful here that I decided to stay and get my Post Masters Certificate in Art Therapy.  These two degrees are what qualify me as a clinical counsellor and art therapist.  I then discovered the healing power of Yoga and wanted to apply it into my therapeutic practice. So, I took Yoga teacher training and am now an instructor of yoga which I blend with counselling through what is known as yoga psychotherapy. Not willing to let my learning journey end there, I am now a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner. I am now settled here in Victoria, BC with my husband, 2 step-children, 3 local rescue cats and a Mexican rescue dog!


When I’m not working with people, I can be found writing in my journal, playing any version of Mario I can find, walking my dog, going to movies, colouring, reading, and spending time with the important people in my life.  I love to practice yoga and travel when I can (especially around this beautiful island)!

Michael Simard Counsellor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Michael Simard

RTC (Registered Therapeutic Counselor)

SE™ Practitioner Advanced

Shaolin Kung Fu (Instructor)

RYT 200 (Yoga Instructor)

About Michael

I came to beautiful Victoria over a decade ago and discovered my lovely and talented wife... Originally from the east coast of Canada, I have lived in many parts of this amazing country. I've also lived in Israel where I worked in Security, In Indonesia where I learned "Tenega Dalam" (which means Inner Energy) and Penjak Silat (a beautiful, graceful and fierce form of martial arts).  I've also lived in Taiwan (The Emerald Isle), Uzbekistan (The Silk Road), and Azerbaijan (Caspian Caviar).  Although I've lived in several beautiful and exotic places, it is Victoria that taught me the most.  It is here where I acquired my degrees and my certifications as well as Yoga and Kung Fu.  It is also Victoria where I've studied Qi Qong (Energy Healing) and from where I've launched my journey into Counselling and  Somatic Experiencing®.

Some of the amazing things I've done are stand among the silent statues of Buddha in Borobudur, scuba dive in the freezing cold rivers and lakes of Northern Ontario, ice fishing while living on a Reserve near the Yukon border, stare into a Volcano in Indonesia, and climb Mount Carmel to the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa Israel. 

Our Counselling Philosophy

We are modern, holistic and systemic in our approaches.  We will work alongside you while you find increased balance, clarity, connection, and contentment in your life and relationships.  We will tailor each session to best suit your needs leaving you feeling understood, refreshed, and grounded.


Life is constructed of many parts, many people, and many relationships.  Perhaps there are conflicts and struggles and you hope for something that just feels better.  We see you as a complete individual, not just a person whose difficulties may best be addressed with a combination of approaches.  People are both complicated and distinctly unique - wouldn’t it be nice to go to a place that works with those wonderful features rather than against them?  Soul Silhouette Healing is that place.  Working together as a partnership, we will help you and your relationships to heal, grow and thrive.


We believe happiness and contentment are within everyone's reach, and we will work with you to find what you need to make your life better.