Wild Hawthorn

Wild Hawthorn

Homestead & Therapy

Located on Gabriola Island, British Columbia within the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw people, Wild Hawthorn Homestead & Therapy is a forested 5 acre sanctuary integrating psychotherapy, education, group offerings, earth medicine and permaculture. Wild Hawthorn is grounded in the values of interconnectedness, professional integrity, care for the human & non-human world, and safe relationship as the cornerstone of healing. 

The 600 square-foot studio (currently under construction) will operate as a space for therapeutic work, intimate gatherings, and lifelong learning. The studio will be built and sustained from resources on the land, with the intention of closing loops of unnecessary consumption and waste. In partnering with like-minded practitioners, the studio is designed to be a home for both clinical and creative offerings.

Leslie Wilkin


Leslie Wilkin, MSW RSW RCC is a psychotherapist & social worker who has practiced for the last 15 years supporting individuals with mental health and trauma recovery in clinical and community settings.

Leslie's experience in frontline social work, yoga, and psychotherapy blend with her extensive training in trauma therapy including somatic, relational, and attachment-oriented approaches. She is also an inspired student and practitioner of permaculture, folk herbalism and psychedelic medicine as complementary practices for healing and growth. 

Leslie feels deeply attuned to the cycles of nature as a rhythm for living. As a gardener, homesteader, forest steward and animal guardian, she is always being invited to connect to nature's wisdom. She draws her own inspiration and learning from wise women archetypes, the life cycle of plants, and the instincts towards home and bonding throughout the animal world. 

Leslie's intention as a therapist is to support individuals to (re)connect with their wise, wild, and intuitive nature and to live in safe, loving connection with others and the world around them.

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