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Wounds 2 Wings

Nicole Brown Faulknor is a Registered Psychotherapist, a yoga teacher, and a Child and Youth Counsellor. She is a member of both the Colleges of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario and the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy.

Nicole has over 18 years of professional experience working with marginalized, vulnerable, and oppressed communities, individuals, families, and children. Nicole’s yoga teaching draws on the methodology of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). Her approaches as a yoga teacher and a psychotherapist recognize the intimate relationship between the physical body and the psychological well-being of a person. This approach holds the view that the body is a resource for self-discovery and psychological healing. Learn more at


Nicole offers a trauma informed therapy with both marginalized and non-marginalized population supporting clients with short or long term challenges such as:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger management

  • Struggles with addiction

  • Relationship issues

  • Gender identity issues

  • Trauma

  • Complex trauma, developmental trauma, PTSD and any other survivors of trauma; traumatic event(s) including trauma(s) of war and intergenerational trauma

  • Chronic pain, Symptomatic body

  • Grief and loss


MAY 2020 UPDATE: The practice is currently at full capacity. Unfortunately, no new clients are being taken at this time.

If you have questions, please email

Individual therapy - 30 mins (Free consultation)

Individual therapy - 50 mins sliding scale - $70 per hour - $120 per hour

Group therapy - 90 mins $80 per session

Somatic-based therapy -50 mins sliding scale $70 per hour - $120 per hour

Therapy approach that seeks to reveals the the relationship between the physical body and the psychological well-being of a person which may manifest in vary of body symptoms which may be a resource for self-discovery and psychological healing.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy - 50 mins sliding scale $70 per hour - $120 per hour

This model of psychodynamic psychotherapy seeks to reveal the unconscious, dynamic content of the mind, in an effort to alleviate mental tension which can manifest in a variety of symptoms that distort and disrupt our sense of self and wellbeing. By uncovering the hidden roots of our unwanted thoughts, emotions and behaviours we can consciously change how we experience the world and ourselves.

Psychiatrist Appointments & Trauma Consultations & Integrative Services (Free consultations - 30mins)

In-House Psychiatrist Referrals/Consultation, Virtual Appointments with Client, Psychotherapist and Psychiatrist. No need to seek a referral from your doctor and or attend the psychiatrist appointment outside of the therapy room. This is all done through your therapist on behalf of the client.

School and Outreach Services (Varied)

Trauma-Informed Yoga Practitioner with Marginalized and Vulnerable Person(s) and Community support and specialized workshops supports within the community. As requested; please ask as services are brought to your location or to Wounds 2 Wings base location; consultation may be needed.

PTSD & OSI 60mins - $60 per session (1:1 available and small groups available)

Trauma Yoga for First Responders & Other

Adjunctive treatment for treatment resistant PTSD symptoms and Occupational Stress Injuries, embodied movements and trauma brain work, for symptoms of anxiety, depression, self-harming thoughts, emotional flashbacks, addictions (porn, substance abuse, sex, gambling etc.,) rage, shame, etc., (if you are interested please ask, outreach, private and group options available)

Yoga Course for Trauma Recovery

This 7-session yoga course, Virtual Yoga for Trauma Recovery, is exclusive to The Branches Yoga in the entire tri-city area.

Yoga for Trauma Recovery consists of very gentle movements, simple postures, and breath awareness. These elements of traditional hatha yoga are modified to build a trauma survivor’s sense of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one's body. The class focuses on internal sensing and reclaiming choice in your body, and is less about form or technique. Absolutely everything in the class is optional, and the practice is beginner-friendly.

Check our courses page for upcoming dates.

Nicole is an activist in ending mental health stigmas that continue to oppress and re-traumatized marginalized and vulnerable communities. Her hearts’ passion is to lovingly educate and advocate, towards ending trauma that may be mirrored back into society through systems, society, individuals, friends and families both intentionally and unintentionally, building awareness.

It means for Nicole, that she can start in the cracks and spaces of our society where we tend to not go, it is where people may have fallen, going invisible and unnoticed, Her efforts is to deal with one person at a time, as she works' towards change. Drop in, let's chat!

Nicole explaining the methodology of Yoga for Trauma Recovery, and a short sample practice!