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Lacy Runner


Location: Alberta

Lacy is the Director of Health Services for the Tsuut’ina Nation, where she oversees all physical and mental health programs for her community. She also provides equine therapy to Treaty 7 and 8 nations when requested. When supporting individuals on their healing journey, Lacy draws from her Dene and Secwepemc heritage and cultural practices to create a hybrid model of support. In her practice, she consults with Elders both within and outside her own community to ensure she provides the best support possible.

Lacy holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree, is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Indigenous Studies. She is also a PhD candidate with Yorkville University for the Counselling and Psychotherapy doctorate program.

Through her education and life experience, Lacy has gained the skills to support individuals with diverse mental health needs. She believes in spreading awareness and education of trauma-informed practices to break down colonial systems and beliefs, and support people from diverse backgrounds with a compassionate and empathetic approach.

As a trainer, Lacy encourages open dialogue and positive, healthy communication among participants. She firmly believes in incorporating community practices, beliefs, and values, to create a supportive environment for every individual in the room.

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