JOYCE JOPIO is a Filipina-Canadian woman, Registered Clinical Counselor with a Masters in Counselling. She is currently working as a school based therapist full-time while building her private practice Restored and Rooted Counselling, where she uses a variety of counselling approaches with a trauma informed lens. Her passion areas include body activism, racial healing, and mental decolonization. She aims to centre the intersectional narratives of BIPOC folks experiencing mental and emotional distress. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, and families in a variety of sectors, including as an adoption social worker in Philadelphia, PA, for over 10 years and with with a non-profit in Camden, NJ doing program development and mentoring youth.