I love my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I also work with individuals wanting to step up their lives.
What is moving you towards your best life? What is not? What do you want more of? Lets get that happening!
What I hear most in my practise is that clients want more meaning in their lives, in the work they do and in their loving relationships. The average person used to have 6 hours day to day meaningful face to face contact. Today's stats in the US & Canada suggest that face to face contact and quality connection has, on average, been reduced to 3 hours per day due to our relationship with time, and the ways we actively participate in life day to day. We may be making more, and spending more... working harder to keep up with the pressures. This takes a toll over time. Or we may be working at the wrong things, not spiritually engaged and therefore making less and feeling frustrated with little results. This treadmill living is shown in the research to contribute to significant pathological brain impacts over time and may be a primary cause for depression, anxiety, and/or simply resulting in a loss of creativity and joyful living.
My mission is to help you get better at what you are already doing. In the process of our work together, its my committment to you to help you live your best life ever.. better than you could have ever imagined. Your best life is waiting for you right now!
About Jo-Anne Weiler
Jo-Anne Weiler has 35 years of experience working in the area of health care, family development, and family life transition. Jo-Anne’s early professional career included working as a health & fitness director for the YM/YWCA in New Westminster BC. During her parenting years starting in 1982, Jo-Anne developed one of the first ever women’s pre & postnatal fitness programs called the Mom & Me Network. She has two adult children: a son who is a lawyer for Dumoulin Black LLP and a daughter who is a Chartered Accountant for Ernst & Young. She also has two stepchildren with her husband, UBC Law Professor Joe Weiler, one recently graduated the law from UBC, and is now living in Europe and working for IW:LEARN, a United Nations agency focused on global water conservation and the other working in human resources for food services administration at UBC.
In addition to her private counseling practice, Jo-Anne Weiler is highly sought after public speaker, program facilitator and advisor to corporations, government organizations, professional associations and non profit organizations on a full range of topics relating to successful strategies to achieve work life balance. The programs that Jo-Anne Weiler has developed and delivered in the area of work life balance include subjects that relate to her own lifestyle specializations, including managing stress to engage a loving life, sleep A’s to Z’s, emotional literacy and communication at work, and relationship building in a work team environment. Jo-Anne has written numerous columns about these subject areas for academic journals, periodicals magazine & newspapers. Jo-Anne is currently writing a book on the ways we can keep love up and stress down.
Jo-Anne Weiler is trained in Bowen Family Systems Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Imago Couples Therapy. Her specialization in her Masters Degree in Psychology Program was in Marriage & Family. Jo-Anne did her professional internship work for Family Services of the North Shore. She also has her Level 2 EMDR certification. Jo-Anne Weiler is an active clinical member of BCACC, BCAMFT, AAMFT, Psychology. Today, Goodtherapy.org, BC Therapists, Your Tango, & World Wide Who’s Who. She is dedicated to serving her community through supporting projects for local non-profits such as the Vancouver Aquarium, the Kay Meek Center, the West Van Community Center, and has taken a leadership role in funding raising and creating greater awareness and community engagement on the North Shore for capacity-building projects for women in Ethiopia through the Canadian-based charity Partners In The Horn of Africa. She is also a board member for XYBoom, a multi-generational non-profit organization that fosters multi-generational collaboration in the workplace.
Together with her daughter Ashley , Jo-Anne ran the New York City Marathon in 2008, and Maui Marathon in 2009. Jo-Anne’s other hobbies include tennis, skiing, cycling, bocce, dancing and photography.