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Taiguei d'ituno kena atiano. Yurumein Arawak daka d’iri Cheyenne Fox Tree-McGrath. Daka d’iri yamoca banaru. Daka d’iri iukaieke Guainia Koai daka iaha. This is how I introduce myself in my Indigenous Taino-Arawak Language, which I’m still learning.

My name is Cheyenne Fox Tree-McGrath (She/Her). My Indigenous name is Yamoca Banaru (Two Feathered Woman). I am from the Arawak Nation and German on my mother’s side and Irish and Finnish on my Father’s side. Iukaieke Guainia is my tribal community. I am also a member of the 2sLGBTQ+ community.


Originally, I am from the unceded territory of the Pawtucket and Massa-adchu-es-et nations, located in Massachusetts, USA. Currently, I live on the unceded territories of the Coast Sxalish people which are the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. I believe every counsellor also needs a therapist, but I know it is hard to find one where you can "just be the client"

and not feel judged.

Who is Cheyenne?

It takes a lot of courage to reach out for support, especially when facing challenges that feel deeply personal and unique to your experiences. As a Queer Indigenous therapist, I understand the complexities of navigating identity and the impact it can have on mental well-beings of individuals, families, youth, and communities.. Whether you're wrestling with ancestral trauma, struggling to find your place in an unwelcoming world, or simply seeking understanding. 


Wondering what working together might look like? 

Imagine stepping into a space where every aspect of your identity isn't just acknowledged but celebrated. Where your journey of self-discovery is met with understanding, compassion, and validation. I'm deeply committed to fostering an environment where your truth is honored, your experiences valued, and where you're encouraged to embrace every facet of who you are.

In our sessions, I'm comfortable and skilled at integrating discussions of race, class, sex, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and more into our sessions together. In addition, I have an integrative approach that blends Indigenous healing practices, trauma-informed care, elements of mindfulness, body awareness, neurobiology, and trauma-informed care to build resistance and resilience. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" so how we work together depends on what works for you.  In our time together we'll explore the depths of your journey, reclaim what's been lost, and chart a path toward healing and feeling more grounded.

I also have experience working with organizations and professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of decolonization and the history of Indigenous people and how this affects communities in the present day through trainings, consultation, and supervision.

If anything I've said here resonates with you, know that you're not alone. Healing isn't a solo mission—it's a collaborative effort, and I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. If you're ready to take that first step toward reclaiming your strength and embracing your truth, I invite you to reach out. Let's connect for 15 minutes, and see if we're a good fit. Because your journey matters, and you deserve to be supported every step of the way.

I have counselling appointments through the JaneApp Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm PST.

Appointments after 3PM PST are available on Tuesdays and every other Wednesday.

For more information reach out to me through the “contact” section. 

Professional Background

My educational background is a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Massachusetts (Boston) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salem State University. I grew up going to pow wows with my family and am a Jingle Dress and Fancy Shall Dancer.


For over 10 years, I have worked as an advocate systemically through research and as a frontline worker for marginalized communities. I am passionate about helping to elevate the voices of those who are often not heard or listened to.


Prior to working in private practice, I worked as a youth and outreach worker for youth who were at risk for or currently experiencing sexual exploitation in the Boston area. I spent my clinical internships for my Masters program at a group home for LGBTQ+ youth in the foster care system and at a Veteran Affairs Hospital outpatient primary care setting.

  After these experiences, I decided to go back to working and connecting with my Indigenous community and have been working at a nonprofit for Indigenous youth for the past three years. In addition, I served on the Board of Directors at QMUNITY, a LGBTQ+ non profit located in Vancouver, BC.

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