Board President, Addictions Counsellor
Nina Peers is a certified Addictions Counsellor at Tla’amin Health in Powell River. She graduated in 2010 with her Addictions Careworker Diploma from McMasters University, Ontario, Canada. In 2016, she became a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (C.C.A.C).
Nina has spent the past six years working at Tla’amin Nation Health Center. She is part of the Traditional Wellness Team that consists of several coworkers that are available to help people cope with any challenges they may be experiencing, ranging from addictions, violence & domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationships, at risk youth and most other life situations. Their team uses a combination of traditional and contemporary counselling while infusing cultural values in a holistic and culturally sensitive manner.
Nina is trained and skilled using trauma informed practice and in helping clients deal with their concerns about addiction. She helps clients identify the problem areas in their lives, and learn healthier coping strategies to deal with their challenges, as well as assessment and referrals.
A lot of her work has been centered on residential and inter-generational trauma survivors, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Nina is also the acting president on the board of directors of Powell River Miklat Recovery House Society and provides addiction counselling and support for Miklat House.
Nina is a member of the Powell River Overdose Awareness Panel and works on Overdose Awareness Day annually, completed her certificate in Phase 1 & 2 of The Street Degree in overdose prevention trainer & Facilitator workshop through VCH, and she is also a Community Action Team member (PRCat) through Vancouver Coastal Health.