Hilda Nanning is recognized as an effective individual, couples, and family counsellor in Vancouver, BC, Canada, who specializes in providing therapy for people of all ages – and their relationships.

Hilda’s therapy is caring, practical and efficient. On average and depending on the issues brought forward, many of the people who work with Hilda, do so for 5-10 sessions.  Many clients also choose to establish longer term and even life-long therapeutic relationships with Hilda, to include multi-generational therapeutic relations. 

In your therapeutic conversation with Hilda, you will experience a deep respect, a generous and genuine care, a reliable commitment to all that you experience and hope for and long term healthy results.

Resolution, agency, reclamation of preferred ways of being and relating, and new beginnings and possibilities are the experiences Hilda engages and attends to.

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Hilda Nanning blends 25 years of counselling, international therapeutic and cultural theory studies with a feminist, narrative therapy, somatic and trauma work concentration. She completed her academic studies with honors and her therapy training with distinction. Hilda has supplemented her therapy practice with EMDR, somatic, trauma counselling training, marriage counselling, couples therapy training, and has apprenticed alongside a number of internationally acclaimed therapists and scholars.

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Awards of Distinction

Linda Marie Gillingwater Rainsberry Scholarship:

A Scholarship that pays tribute to women like Linda Marie Gillingwater Rainsberry who hold a “passion for learning… a deep commitment to the underprivileged and social justice…an unwavering support of the aspirations of women to reach for excellence in their chosen fields… and who, in their work contribute to her mission as a secret agent sent to inspire a new generation of women – happy, confident, playful, and agents of revolution”.

Sonja R. Weil Memorial, Scholarship:

For Social Workers of distinction who have demonstrated a commitment to Child and Family Therapy.

Canada Council Exploration Grant:

For exploration projects that support innovation and support mobilization of community.

The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation Grant:

Support for excellence and innovation in the arts and social service for projects that strengthen BC communities.

Artist and Community Stewardship

With a lived experience as an artist and a prolific past advocating for and producing community art opportunities for emerging artists, Hilda offers a home in the therapy room, for the artist experience. Hilda continues to offer her support to the Vancouver emergent art community, as a board member of the UNIT PITT.

Feminist-Narrative Scholarship​

In memory of her mother, a feminist, social justice humanitarian, Hilda sponsors the Anna Alida Witmondt-Nanning Scholarship at the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia, to recognize female identified students who are committed to social justice and advocating for the marginalized.

Community Development and Praxis

Over her 30 years of professional and grassroots work, Hilda has provided sponsorship, and hosted teams of apprentices, practicum and registered social workers and therapists in experiential learning, praxis, community development initiatives. This work has entailed providing leadership in social-profit, social justice and collaborative art exploration and praxis.

In evolution to its predecessor, the Vancouver ProChoices Community Therapy Clinic (2014-2020) the Vancouver Feminist Therapy Collective (2020) was established, to further mobilize feminist therapy community building, experiential learning and practice advancement opportunities for counsellors and lower barrier, anti-oppressive/feminist counselling for the community. ProChoices ran as an unfunded, grassroots, social-profit initiative for five years and provided over 6000 hours of by-donation, low barrier counselling to the community. During this time, Hilda developed and mentored collective process model exploration and development, feminist-narrative praxis immersion curriculum, feminist participatory action research projects, feminist-narrative clinical counselling advancement immersion programming, and graduated over 40 learning therapists.

The Vancouver Feminist Therapy Collective closed its chapter on July16/20 in response to the 2020 pandemic’s increased demand upon its volunteer labour and underresourced philanthropic initiative.

HNC extends a deep bow to all past ProChoices and VFTC contributors, who have bolstered in one way or another the effort and stamina required to sustain grassroots feminist praxis and working outside medical model, capitalist and individualist pressure and hegemony.