COUNSELLING

Associate Counsellors

Nadine Viker - Behavioural Technician

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults & Parents

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

LOCATION: Langley, BC

Nadine Viker
Associate Counsellor, Certified Play Specialist & Behavioural Technician

Languages: English

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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My drive and my passion for helping children took me to Stenberg College where I worked on and completed my certification as an Education Assistant. I took my passion for working with children and started working in the school-based system where I enjoyed 5 plus years.

My time in the school-based system opened my eyes to the increasing behaviors in the classroom, but most of these children had no support as they were diagnosed with ADHD or other behavioural issues. I felt there was a need to understand and help these kids to understand themselves and to navigate the school setting that was so turbulent for them, so I designed a program based on accountability and awareness that has been extremely successful. I felt there was so much more to learn so I broadened my scope and took Expressive Play Therapy and Play Therapies at the Justice Institute Of BC.

I have also attended Sand Play Therapy at Trinity Western University. I have been working as a Behavioral Technician at Crossroads Collective and with my added training can also offer Play Therapy Counselling in addition to my skills as a behavioural specialist.

I am excited to share my training, education and passion for helping children. It is a pleasure for me to work with a child, inclusive and alongside the families, to give a comprehensive and overall panoptic treatment plan

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Young Adults, New Moms, Families

SPECIALTIES: Play therapy, Art therapy, Special needs, Anxiety, Fear, Self-esteem, Behaviour
Intervention, School and academic related challenges, supporting parents with
Autism/ADHD/ADD/ODD diagnosis

LOCATION: Langley, BC 

Mansi Parekh
Associate Counsellor

Languages: English, Hindi & Gujarati

Your story, your pain and your collection of struggles and memories are unique to you. My overall goal in therapy is to build a grounded relationship with my clients and facilitating them to. My approach is interactive, warm, and accepting; helping my client, which includes children, youth, young adult, and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe. I follow eclectic approach to therapy as I believe there is no one size fits all approach to therapy. We will spend time understanding exactly what you are experiencing and why so that when you start making changes that improve your life, they will stick.

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I prefer in utilizing an integrative approach in which they blend different but complimentary theories to work with their client in the most effective way. This flexible approach enables the counselling experience to be tailored to the individual needs and style of each client. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where relationship can thrive.

I have earned my Bachelor’s in Developmental Counseling and Master’s in Psychology from India. Also have 6+ years of experience of working with children and young youth both in elementary and secondary schools as a counselor and as academia support teacher. I plan to educate myself again in Canada starting May 2022 with master’s in counselling psychology. I have experience working with a broad range of mental health difficulties along with life challenges. I have worked alongside parents and teachers and other professionals. My main areas of focus are those who present with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. I also work with those who have experienced grief/loss, life transitions (school, work, moving), anger, bullying/discrimination and conflict resolution.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth and Adults

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Life Transitions, Personal Development, Self-Esteem, Trauma

LOCATION: Langley, BC

Rubina Garcha
Associate Counsellor

Languages: English and Punjabi

My goal is to help support others as they strive to improve their overall wellbeing. I value a therapeutic relationship and believe that it is essential for successful therapy. Thus, I aim to create an environment where all individuals feel safe and heard, and I work collaboratively with clients to help them reach their goals. I want my clients to leave therapy feeling less overwhelmed, less stressed, and more hopeful and positive about themselves and their lives.

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I am currently completing my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and am a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Additionally, I have earned Bachelor degrees in the Arts and in Education, as well as a Master’s in Education. I have over 5 years of experience working with children and youth as a classroom and Learner Support Team teacher in both elementary and secondary schools.

My therapeutic approach is an integrative model where I work from an evidence-based, holistic lens.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Young Adults, Adults, Families, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Fears, Grief, Trauma, Anger Management, Relationship Concerns, Life Transitions, Personal development, Addiction

LOCATION: Langley, BC

Jane Yoon 
Associate Counsellor

Languages: English and Korean

I hope to provide you with a safe place to reflect and articulate your feelings and thoughts. When you can name your struggles, you can begin tackling your problems. I hope to guide and support you in your journey to rediscovering yourself, your voice, and renewed hopes for your future. Nothing is more meaningful and rewarding than celebrating with people who overcome their life struggles and come out empowered with hope.

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I completed a Masters degree in Mental Health and Marriage & Family Counselling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, from the United States. I have worked with college students and people of various ages in an outpatient unit at a hospital. My treatment and therapy methodology approach consists of an integrative approach that comprises multiple techniques, such as CBT, Strength-Based, Solution-focused brief therapy, and Existentialism.

Prior to pursuing my Masters degree in Counselling, I completed a Masters in Divinity and have worked for more than ten years in a faith community. I welcome clients wanting to integrate faith into their counselling sessions. I am also fluent in Korean and familiar with Korean culture for clients who feel more comfortable expressing themselves in Korean.

My areas of specialization include the following: depression, anxiety & panic disorders, self-Esteem, assertiveness & boundaries, grief counselling, personal development, relationship and couples counselling, fears & phobias, addictions, eating disorders, anger Management, life transitions, and past or recent trauma.

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DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Teens

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, panic, and depression, Personal development, Spiritual connection, healing, and growth, Finding purpose & fulfillment, Self-love, Self-trust, and Self-worth, Assertiveness / Boundaries, Past or recent trauma or abuse, Self-sabotaging, Eating disorders, Addictions, Life transitions, Communication building, Grief, Life coaching

LOCATION: Langley, BC

Amber Vandermeer
Certified Life Coach & Associate Counsellor

Languages:  English

My mission is to help you to heal from the root of your anxiety. Everyone experiences different levels of anxiety in their life, and for some, it is constant. 

My method involves healing from a whole human perspective, body, mind, and spirit. Using body based therapies such as Somatic Therapy, I am passionate about discovering the root cause of anxiety so that you can heal, instead of just coping with the symptoms of anxiety. 

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I am deeply passionate and honoured to help you through:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Inner-child healing
  • Life transitions & Big changes
  • Procrastination
  • Social Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • General Dissatisfaction & Unhappiness
  • Feeling Stuck

I am a mindfulness-based Somatic Therapy practitioner, an Anxiety Coach, a Forest Therapy Guide, and a Life Coach. Using my Body – Mind – Spirit method, I help people to heal from a whole self perspective. I also use the bottom-up method, which addresses the body first. My belief is that our bodies hold the wisdom to our healing, and when we use body-based methods, we are able to heal from our traumas and create more freedom in our lives. When we have anxiety, there is something out of alignment in our lives, my method helps you to come back into alignment with your true self. 

When I was 22, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had severe anxiety, and the cancer gave me the realization that I needed to make a change. From this experience, I became passionate about healing my own anxiety, and learning where anxiety comes from, and how I can help others heal, too. Which has led me to where I am today, using trauma-informed body-based methods, along with mindset coaching, and spiritual healing. Using what I learned works best for healing anxiety, now helps my clients heal as well, helping them to finally free free, calm, and deeply joyful in their lives again. 

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

  • Anxiety, panic, and depression
  • Personal development
  • Spiritual connection, healing, and growth
  • Finding purpose & fulfillment
  • Self-love, Self-trust, and Self-worth
  • Assertiveness / Boundaries
  • Past or recent trauma or abuse
  • Self-sabotaging behaviour
  • Eating disorders and addictions
  • Life transitions
  • Communication building
  • Grief counselling
  • Life coaching

I would be absolutely honoured to help you, and to be a part of your healing & growth journey. 

Shannon Lawrence - Behavioural Technician

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults & Parents

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

LOCATION: Langley, BC

Shannon Lawrence

Associate Counsellor, Certified Play Therapist & Behavioural Programmer

Languages: English

Are you stuck at a crossroad in your life, and you are not sure which road to take? Let me assist you in teaching you the skills you need to grow yourself and or your children. I can help your child deal with unexpected life struggles and behaviors. Or are you struggling with a recent separation/divorce? I can help! I have experience in Play Therapy, CBT, Grief Therapy, and run Grief Support Groups. I can be utilized as a Behavioural Consultant, Play Therapist, or Grief Therapist. My goal is to help you support your child or support you in your journey right now.

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As an empathic listener for my clients, I treat them with kindness and a non-judgemental approach. I believe that all people pose an internal drive towards positive change and growth. Let me assist you in reaching new goals for your child/youth and family. I have had experience working with a wide range of children and families, blended, or separated.

Some of the diagnoses that I have worked with are Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, ODD, OCD, Behavior Issues, Stress, Autism, Grief. I have helped families in all these areas, plus more. I have a passion for teaching, playing, learning, and bringing out the best in all. Let me assist you on your journey or your child’s journey. We are in this together!

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DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, and Family Therapy

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Behavioural Interventions, Crisis Counselling, Depression, Thoughts of Suicide, Addictions, LGTBQ, Trauma (recent, acute, or historic),  Grief and Loss

LOCATION: Kelowna, BC

Daniel Smith
Associate Counsellor & Virtual Counsellor

Languages: English

Life brings many amazing moments. Unfortunately, those amazing moments are often surrounded by the challenging ones, the sad ones, and frustrating ones, and all the other ones in between. Regardless of what kind of moment you’re experiencing, having someone to support you while you process, celebrate, manage, or understand these moments is crucial. Whether you’re coping or facing an unexpected challenging life event, begun feeling overwhelmed with all the emotions, are struggling to find balance between various aspects of your life, or just need someone to talk to, you’re journey to reaching a calmer, more balanced future begins with Crossroads Collective.

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I found my passion helping people through turmoil and hardship early in my career. I worked in crisis response and coaching for young adults and their families for a decade, supporting people through some of the worst moments of their lives. I’ve worked with individuals with diverse needs, many experiencing mental health crises. I moved into supporting children and youth, exploring how someone’s behaviour and routine can be a tool to supporting their wellness.

I’m currently completing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. I also have been fortunate to have taken a plethora of training and certification opportunities about crisis response, paramedicine, and leadership.

Some of my focus areas for counselling include: crisis counselling, trauma counselling (acute or historic), grief and loss counseling, LGBTQ2S+ support, anxiety, depression, youth & adolescence counselling, and addictions counselling. I work with individuals of all age groups, despite my experiences lending to younger populations.

Through my professional, personal, and educational experience, I have developed a passion for supporting others through hardships and celebrating their path to wellness. I understand that journey is seldom easy, and requires a lot of effort, dedication, and care to reach what can feel like an ever-changing horizon. I hope to join you on that journey together.

Counsellor - Paul

VIRTUAL ONLY

DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth, Young Adults, Couples, Parents, Families

SPECIALTIES: Depression, Anxiety, Mood, Relationship Issues, Conflict Resolution, Family Issues, Self-Compassion

Paul Singh
Associate Counsellor & Virtual Counsellor

Languages:  English & Punjabi

We often forget that life is filled with ups and downs. Many experiences and relationships come with feelings of pain, anger, and sadness. These emotions and memories can be difficult to share with our family, friends, and close ones.

I believe the “right” therapist provides a space for you to feel supported, understood and guides you with education towards a life of acceptance and growth.

We are here to support you along your journey.

We are now accepting both virtual appointments as well as in-person appointments.  Click below and schedule your first visit today!

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