Service

Counselling

What to expect for your first treatment:

At Crossroads Collective, we strive to have a well rounded team of therapists who specialize in a variety of areas. This allows us to help our clients with a wide range of challenges. Therapists in our collective offer the following services and specialty areas:

SPECIALTY AREAS

  • Personal Development
  • Assertiveness / Boundaries
  • Depression, Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Past or Recent Trauma or Abuse
  • Relationship and Couples Counselling
  • Addictions
  • Divorce, Separation and Blended Families
  • Eating Disorders and Addictions
  • Life Transitions
  • Gender Dysphoria, LGBTQ Transitions & Other Issues
  • Communication Building
  • Grief Counselling
  • Career Planning
  • Fertility, Surrogacy, Adoption, Pregnancy Loss and Postpardum
  • Bipolar, Borderline, Disassociation,  Suicide Ideation. Pchizophrenia and other Mental Health Disorders
  • Burnout
  • Aboriginal  Issues
  • End of Life Issues, Transitioning to Assisted or Long Term Care
  • Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Injury Recovery

CO-PARENT COUNSELLING & PARENT COACHING

  • Conflict management
  • Improving communication
  • Creating & managing parenting plans
  • Parent education
  • Healthy discipline strategies
  • Building healthy parent/child connections
  • Repairing relationships
  • Focused on best interests of the child

GROUP THERAPY & SUPPORT

  • Anger management
  • Healthy boundaries
  • Couples retreats
  • Healing relationships

CHILD &YOUTH THERAPY

  • Child Play Therapy
  • Self Esteem and Confidence Coaching
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Career Exploration with Youth
  • Dealing with Separation and Divorce from the child and parents perspective
  • Helping parents and children with strategies to deal with ADHD and ADD
  • Assessments for Autism, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder

PARENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY AND MEDIATION

  • Access to Assessments and Diagnosis
  • Psycho-Educational, Autism, ADHD Testing
  • Referral to local Psychologists for Assessments and Testing
  • Referral to local Behavioural Consultants and Creating a Behavioural Intervention Team
  • Mediation with School Districts and IEP Planning
  • Access to 3rd party Funding and Ministry of Children and Family Case Workers
  • Completing government and agency paperwork to obtain funding, therapy and resources
  • Family Planning at transitional ages: birth, school age and adult
Crossroads Collective offers a sliding scaled discounted rate on counselling services for those families where finances are a hinderance. We welcome the opportunity to discuss a payment arrangement that works for our clients.

Meet The Team

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults and Family Therapy 

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs Advocacy and Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, Career Counselling, Addictions, LGTBQ, Aboriginal Issues

Lisa Moore, ma
Clinical Counsellor (RCC & CCC) 

Sometimes in life people go through painful experiences and unexpected events.  It is my goal to help people heal and grow through periods of transitions in their lives.  Many of us experience loss, grief, unhappiness or a sense of loss when we transition from one role to another in our daily lives.  Some of us lose people we love, dreams we can no longer achieve, changes in careers, the diagnosis of a child with special needs, a loved one entering Long Term Care, or who is ailing in health, Divorce from a spouse, the beginning of a new marriage, perhaps with a blended family.  It is my honour to help counsel you during these difficult transitions and help you heal from these difficult experiences.

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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCCAC).  I am also licensed through the Canadian  Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and hold a CCC license.

I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University and began working in my own private practice in 2016.  Before going back to school to pursue my masters I worked as a Senior Executive in Sales and Marketing.  I believe that my unique education has allowed me to help people grow and develop and create change for themselves.

I work with clients who are often stuck and want to transition themselves, whether it be a change of career, how to make difficult decisions whether it be to leave or a job or a relationship.  How to deal with the loss of a divorce.  Helping people work through blended families and or helping someone to create a new life for themselves after a separation or divorce.  I also work with individuals who want to manage their time better, take on more challenges or who feel stuck in a current situation.  I often work with those individuals who suffer from anxiety or depression and need help dealing with every day life and stressful circumstances.

About 10 years ago I became involved in helping a family with special needs children and it was through that journey that I came to the work I am most passionate about; helping parents of special needs families.  I also meet with children and work with them using play therapy.  It is during those sessions that I assess children for ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Autism or and/or other types of learning disabilities.  I then work with parent(s) to help them have their child formally assessed and diagnosed by a registered psychologist.  Once the family receives the diagnosis I work with parents to help them get resources such as Applied Behavioural Analysis, and Behavioural Intervention, OT/PT therapy, additional counselling for the child and various other required therapies.  I work with the family to help them get funding for these therapies through charitable organizations and through the application to CRA to receive the Child Disability Benefits.  I also go into the schools with the parents to work with their school based team to develop robust IEPS’ for their child which will follow them until graduation.

The following list below are my areas of specialization and those I am passionate about:

  • Personal Development
  • Assertiveness / Boundaries
  • Depression, Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Past or Recent Trauma or Abuse
  • Relationship and Couples Counselling
  • Addictions
  • Divorce, Separation and Blended Families
  • Eating Disorders and Addictions
  • Life Transitions
  • Gender Dysphoria, LGBTQ Transitions & Other Issues
  • Communication Building
  • Grief Counselling
  • Career Planning

CHILD AND YOUTH THERAPY

  • Child Play Therapy
  • Self Esteem and Confidence Coaching
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Career Exploration with Youth
  • Dealing with Seperation and Divorce from the child and parents perspective
  • Helping parents and children with strategies to deal with ADHD and ADD
  • Assessments for Autism, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder

PARENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY AND MEDIATION:

  • Access to Assessments and Diagnosis
  • Psycho-Educational, Autism, ADHD Testing
  • Referral to local Psychologists for Assessments and Testing
  • Referral to local Behavioural Consultants and Creating a Behavioural Intervention Team
  • Mediation with School Districts and IEP Planning
  • Access to 3rd party Funding and Ministry of Children and Family Case Workers
  • Completing government and agency paperwork to obtain funding, therapy and resources
  • Family Planning at transitional ages: birth, school age and adult

    DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth, Adults, Couples, Families, Co-parents, Groups

    SPECIALTIES:  Conflict Resolution, Parent Education, Blended Families, Divorce/Separation, Anger Management

    Marianne Cottingham, ma
    Clinical Counsellor (CCC)

    If you are going through a challenging time, it can feel like your life is unraveling. My mission is to help you navigate the difficulties and challenges you are facing. Many of us are struggling with family conflict, separation/divorce, blended families, issues and resentments from the past, substance misuse, life transitions, and many other challenges. No matter what your current struggle is, it is important that you have guidance and support.

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    I am a licensed Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the CCPA.

    I completed a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. I have continued my education since graduating, and I am currently completing a certificate program in Child and Family Forensics.

    I have been involved with the BC family law system in professional and personal contexts for several years. My personal experience, research, and professional involvement has contributed to my belief that the family law system is not the best setting to resolve family issues relating to children. I am passionate about helping parents be the best they can be for their children, and finding it in themselves to put their children first. 

    Services offered include individual and couples counselling, co-parent counselling, divorce coaching, as well as group counselling and classes including parent education and anger management. Although I see clients across a broad spectrum, I specialize in the areas of family conflict, parenting, and high conflict separation/divorce. At Crossroads Collective, we use a team approach to assist families, wherein the therapists work together to help your family and ensure each member is supported through the process. 

    To read more about my approach to therapy and the specific services I offer, feel free to explore my personal website at www.congruentcounselling.ca.

    DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults & Parents

    SPECIALTIES: Adoption, Special Needs, Play/Art Therapy, Foster Children/Parents, Fertility Issues, Grief &Loss

     

    Brenda Hunt, M.ED
    Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

    Life is a journey with many ups and downs and sometimes we may feel like we are in a place where we are stuck and feel alone. Sometimes we may just need support in a big decision that we are facing. It can be an extremely difficult place to be when we feel vulnerable and need to reach out for help. Whether you are dealing with the overwhelming stressors and pressures of daily life, parenting or relationship challenges, grief or loss of something or someone important in our lives, I can be there to support and navigate you through this part of your journey in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. I believe in building a relationship that is built on respect, trust, collaboration and understanding. The pace of each session will be determined by you. I believe in helping you rediscover your strengths and your hopes in the areas of your life that you may feel have been temporarily lost.

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    I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCCAC).

    I have always been drawn to working with children, youth and families and began a bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care, that was well focused on development from infancy through young adulthood. I had the opportunity to support, advocate and build relationships with children and youth who were experiencing behavioral, emotional and social difficulties within the school setting. I was inspired by a lot of great school counsellors to complete my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at Simon Fraser University in 2002. My career has led me into many of different directions professionally but no matter which directions I have travelled, I continue to be touched by my work with children, youth and their families. I was fortunate to work along side of talented Speech, Occupational and Physio Therapists on a multidisciplinary team as an Infant Development Consultant in California. I had the privilege of supporting parents and caregivers whose children were experiencing a developmental delay or had been diagnosed with a special medical need. I not only learned how to best support children’s developmental needs but I also learned about the grief and loss and the stress that parents experience when their child has a special need or medical diagnosis. For the past 14 years, I have been working with adoptive parents and children. In my role with the Ministry of Children and Families, I have worked with children who have experienced disruptions in caregivers, multiple placements, grief and loss, trauma, abuse and neglect. I spent time building relationships with prospective and adoptive parents. I supported and educated parents about attachment and special needs parenting. My work has included preparing children for their adoption transition and providing post adoption support once in the adoptive home. It is important to give adoptive parents the tools to build and strengthen attachment with their child. With the adoptive child, I use different methods including play as well as writing narratives scripts to help a child understand their adoption journey. Adoptive parents may feel that their parenting journey is “unique” and has different needs than typical parenting. I hope to support you through whichever journey you may be facing.

    I have my own personal experience with special needs parenting as one of four children was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 18 months. It was a very difficult time on our family, particularly for my husband and I but also our other 3 children. There were feelings of grief and loss, panic and worry. I have navigated the services and supports here in Langley since our son’s diagnosis in 2011 and can provide direction and understanding if feeling overwhelmed. As a helping professional and mother of a special needs child, I feel passionate about supporting special needs parents/caregivers, their child and their siblings.

    DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Families

    SPECIALTIES: Bipolar, BPD,  Suicidal Ideation, Self Harm, Conflict Resolution, Parenting, Anger, Anxiety & Depression

    Kainaz Cowasjee, ma
    Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

    When life “throws us curve balls”, sometimes it may seem that all hope is lost, but you are not alone! My purpose is to help you maneuver the difficulties surrounding you. Your difficulties or that of your loved ones may manifest as anxiety, depression, hopelessness, self-harm, family conflict or relationship problems. Regardless of the struggles you may be facing, it is important to have support, make new relationships and create new meanings. You can embrace the future with new possibilities and beginnings, and live your best life.

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    I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Associations of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and I completed my Master Degree in Counselling from City University. Prior to returning to school to obtain my masters degree, I was a social worker for over 25 years and during that time I worked in a variety of settings including The Ministry for Children and Families, Victim Services and school systems in both Alberta and BC.   

    As an attachment and trauma informed therapist who believes that the family is the first source of support for their child, I understand that children’s emotional problems can sometimes be the result of an unresolved traumatic experience.  When a child or adolescent feels intensely threatened and powerless regarding an event they have experienced or witnessed, a traumatic event has occurred.  Although trauma affects everyone differently, children, especially young children are more vulnerable to the effects of trauma due to their developing brains.  Regardless of whether you want your child to be less worried, deal with their anger, manage their emotions and their behaviour both at home and at school, to be able to ask for help, to be more confident, to be able to make friends, or simply to feel better about themselves, help is available by way of counselling.

    As a parent of two teenagers, I also understand both the rewards and challenges of raising children. By utilizing strength-based and client centered models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems and Play Therapy, I strive to meet my clients where they’re at and provide safe, non-judgmental and supportive counselling environments where all family members are able to build on their strengths.  The decision to ask for help is not always an easy one and in fact it takes great courage.  I look forward to helping you guide your child towards their full potential.

    DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples

    SPECIALTIES: Depression, Anxiety, Self Esteem,  Play Therapy, Behaviour Intervention, Supporting parents with autism/adhd/odd diagnoses

    Desiree Dsilva, m.ED
    Clinical Counsellor (CCC)

    There are times in our lives when we feel trapped, stuck, or unable to fully move forward. Our past struggles and experiences can sometimes leave a negative residue on our present lives. For us to heal from the experiences and struggles we face we must allow ourselves to process our thoughts and emotions so we can truly move past them.

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    I work with clients in a gentle and non judgemental manner to support you in navigating through your struggles and help you cope effectively. I offer short term and long-term goal focused counselling for children, youth, and adults. I have experience helping clients to cope with depression and anxiety, build self-esteem and self-acceptance, and to set boundaries and build inner strength. I have spent many years as a behavioural therapist working with children and youth on the autism spectrum. I offer counselling for children with autism as well as support for parents and guardians. My approach is holistic, and I draw from cognitive behavioural, solutions focused, and strength based therapies.

    I have a Master’s degree in counselling psychology, and I will be licenced as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) from the Canadian Psychotherapy Association in a few months.

    No matter what your struggle or difficulty is, I will work with you to support you in learning and developing the skills you need to help cope with the challenges you face.

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples

      SPECIALTIES: LGBTQ, Assertiveness, Boundaries, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Couples, Grief, Eating Disorders, Life Transitions

      Darcie Clarke, mc
      clinical Counsellor

      I am inspired by the resiliency that can be found in people from all walks of life, and in every corner of the globe. I believe there is strength to be found in everyone, sometimes it just takes a nurturing hand, an understanding ear, and an open heart to create opportunity for individuals to find what is innately within themselves. I value the therapeutic relationship and the importance of creating a safe space where clients can explore and challenge themselves. I also feel honoured that clients are willing to invite me into their process of self-change and the enhancement of their well-being.

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      In the space of counselling, therapists can exhibit the traits and behaviours that so many of our clients are missing in their daily lives. It is through these genuine connections, and feelings of care and compassion that individuals can begin to feel worthy and cared for, capable of achieving their goals, and improving their sense of well-being.

      My experience at different agencies over the past 10 years has provided me opportunities to learn about the hardships endured by many different populations in our communities. I am intrigued by human nature and the resilience found in each of us. I aspire to provide support to those who are suffering and would like someone to travel their road with them.

      I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and hold a CCC license.

      I completed my Masters of Counselling at the University of Lethbridge in 2017. Since moving to Vancouver last spring, I have been working as a Clinical Counsellor at the Youth Wellness Centre in Maple Ridge, providing support to children, adolescents, and their families.

      The following list below are my areas of specialization:

      • Assertiveness / Boundaries
      • Depression, Anxiety & Panic Disorders
      • Past or Recent Trauma or Abuse
      • Relationship and Couples Counselling
      • Eating disorders
      • Grief support
      • Life transitions

      I’m particularly passionate about providing competent support for queer and trans folks, children and youth, and couples. My counselling approach is relational and integrative, most closely aligning with person-centred theoretical ideas and concepts. I strongly believe in the power of being present for the client, providing them with care, empathy, compassion, genuineness, and positive regard. In addition I also utilize approaches such as CBT, SFT, mindfulness, experiential, art, and play therapy techniques.

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults & Parents

      SPECIALTIES: Child Play Therapy, Assessments for various Diagnoses, ADHD, Autism, ODD

      Nadine Viker
      Counsellor

      As parents we sometimes feel at a loss as to how to help our child, particularly when they are experiencing difficulties in more than one area of their lives: at school, with friends, regulating emotions, academically, socially or behaviourally.  My personal experience and my love for children has helped me to realize that many parents need support and I have a passion for helping children and parents navigate these challenges.

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      I am a mother of two children, and through my travels working with children in the school based system, I came to realize that I had a special gift for helping parents and children find solutions to difficult issues. Having resolved these issues, both parents and children experienced better quality of life.

      I have worked with children for the past five years in the school system as an Education Assistant.  This passion for helping children grow and excel propelled my quest for learning.  I began to learn and practice counselling through child play therapy.  I also have experience doing assessments with children to help get parents diagnoses for their child, and then put a plan in place to help parents access resources and funding within the community and the school district.

      My hope is to make a difference in the lives of these families and I would very much like to meet with your family and help make a difference in your lives.

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adolescents, Adults 

      SPECIALTIES: Sports injuries, Coaching, Competition Anxiety, Stress, Exercise & Nutrition, Career Exploration

      Jason Day, MEd, BEd, BHK
      Clinical Counsellor

      Sometimes in sporting life people find themselves stuck and out of flow. It is my goal to help athletes who may be looking for a competitive edge to get over the hump and allow themselves to succeed at levels that they only dreamed of. Many athletes are on the right track and transition from age level to age level but may need a reminder of how they got to where they are and how to most benefit from the habits and routines that they function under. My goal is to work with motivated athletes who have a passion for their chosen sport and are looking for strategies and a plan of action to perform consistently and successfully.

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      I am currently a MEd in Counselling student at City University and will graduate in July 2019. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia (1997) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Education (High School) at the University of British Columbia.(2000) I will be a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors in the next few months.

      I work with athletic clients who are motivated and are looking to achieve gains in their performance. By dealing with lack of confidence or anxiety and stress during competition, using mental imaging and breathing techniques, encouraging the correct exercise routines, nutritional awareness, meditation and mindfulness practices and the importance of sleep, I believe I can help those individuals achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

      My athletic background includes playing basketball, baseball and football. After graduating from high school, I accepted a scholarship to play quarterback at UBC. I played for both the Surrey Rams in the BCJFL as well as UBC in the CIS throughout the 1990’s. My coaching experience is extensive. I have coached baseball, basketball and football at the elementary to high school level for the past 15 years and have dealt with student athletes regularly. I have been a teacher/counsellor in the Delta School District since 2000 and have experience working with young people for almost twenty years.

      The following list are my areas of specialization:

      • Sports Performance
      • Goal Setting
      • Personal Development
      • Assertiveness/Confidence
      • Depression/Anxiety during performance
      • Life Coaching Athletes
      • Self Esteem
      • Mindfulness
      • Meditation/Breathing
      • Physical Exercise
      • Nutrition

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults

      SPECIALTIES: Mental Health – Recovery from Schizophrenia and other disorders

      Michael Zibauer, BA, B.Ed
      Counsellor

      I believe that wellness and optimal functioning are realistic goals that can be attained through the process of change and counselling. The modern world can sometimes cause us to get stuck in patterns that seem unbreakable. Counselling provides that light at the end of the tunnel allowing us to see the options that are available when we take our blinders off. It is all about creating new paths of growth and freedom that allow us to break our personal shackles.

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      I use an eclectic and holistic approach that includes person-centered, existential, and humanistic methods. It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship is best served by open dialogue and honesty which leads to internal driven change. In our sessions together we will build an alliance that will promote personal development and create options.

      Currently, I am completing my Masters of Counselling Psychology. I consider myself to be a life-long learner that enjoys learning new things and teaching others how to better themselves. I am a certified teacher in both Ontario and British Columbia. I also have an extensive background in psychology from my undergraduate studies. I taught overseas for many years which allows me to have a great appreciation for diversity and differences. I also have worked as a group facilitator of a smoking cessation group at a mental health recovery house in Langley for many years. Finally, I have completed my recovery support training out of Fraser Health which allows me to deal issues surrounding recovery.

      My experience as a teacher and my own background makes me an ideal fit when working with youth and young adult issues. I am sympathetic to the needs of today’s youth whether it be with dealing with school issues, substance issues, or personal family difficulties. In addition, I am very knowledgeable with navigating post-secondary school options and career planning that might seem overwhelming. I can help all clients in dealing with life transitions and helping clients deal with anxiety, depression, grief, or family structure changes. Through my eclectic approach, I give my clients the tools that counselling can provide that they can use in the daily lives to the betterment of their situation.