Clinical Counsellors

Lisa Moore - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults and Family Therapy 

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

Lisa Moore, ma
MA Counselling Psychology, RCC, CCC
Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Certified Play Therapy Supervisor

Languages: English & French

It’s my goal to help people heal and grow through periods of transitions in their lives. Many of us experience loss, grief or unhappiness as we transition from one role to another in our daily lives. 

It’s my honour to help counsel you during these difficult transitions and help you heal from any of these experiences: 

  • Dreams you don’t achieve
  • Changes in career
  • Diagnosis of a child with special needs
  • A loved one entering long term care
  • Divorce from a spouse 
  • Beginning of a new marriage

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC. I am also licensed through 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.

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. Using play therapy, I am able to access children for ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Autism and other types of learning disabilities.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

  • 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 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 


  • 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


      Marianne Cottingham - Counsellor

      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)

      Languages: English

      My mission is to help you navigate the difficulties and challenges you’re facing. Whether it’s family conflict, separation/divorce, past trauma, substance misuse or life transitions, there’s no better time to work through it. 


      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. 

      Through my professional and personal experience, I’ve found that the BC family law system isn’t the best setting to resolve family issues related to children. I’m passionate about helping parents be the best they can be for their children outside of a courtroom.

      Services I provide include: 

      • Individual and couples counselling
      • Co-parent counselling
      • Divorce coaching 
      • Group counselling and classes for parents and anger management 

      I specialize in the areas of family conflict, parenting and high conflict separation and divorce. 

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

      Tejinder Sandhu - Counsellor

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

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Personal development, Grief, Life Transitions, Suicidal Ideation, Anger, Abuse, Addiction, Conflict Resolution, Divorce/Separation, Boundaries, LGBTQ, Family member with Chronic illness

      Tejinder Sandhu, MC
      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, & Urdu

      My aim is to provide a supportive, non-judgemental and safe environment to help support you through life’s difficulties. When life challenges us, it results in emotional and psychological stress in our lives. My mission is to support you in regaining control. 

      There are times where the challenges we face in our daily lives become too difficult to manage on our own. We may need someone to talk to. I can help navigate those who are looking to add meaning and purpose to their lives, generating motivation, and driving direction. The ability to achieve wellness and stability in our lives, exists somewhere inside each and every single one of us.


      The disconnection we experience from the things that bring us happiness and joy may cause us to feel overwhelmed and paralyzed by stress. My aim is to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, and safe environment to help support you through life’s difficulties that may have you feeling stuck and under pressure. Lifes challenges result in emotional and psychological stress in our lives and my mission is to support you in regaining control.

      My work stems from a holistic and integrative approach which includes mindfulness, breath work, and evidence-based modalities such as CBT, ACT, and DBT. I believe it is important to have a well-stocked arsenal of techniques as it enables me to effectively meet my clients needs. I assist my clients in accepting life challenges, discovering their strengths and abilities, and committing to change. My warm, gentle, empathetic, and attentive approach allows my clients to feel validated, empowered, and hopeful. I work from a variety of perspectives and work towards building self-compassion into your daily life.

      I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counselling. I have several years of experience working with youth on the Autism spectrum as a Behaviour Interventionist.

      I have experience working with a broad range of mental health difficulties along with life challenges. I have worked alongside parents and teachers. 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, and conflict resolution. I have experience helping support clients in setting boundaries in place, regaining control in their lives, and practicing self-compassion and mindfulness. My background provides me with an understanding to work with couples and families through a range of issues. Throughout my years of experience, I have also worked with those who identify as LGBTQ.

      My warm, gentle, and compassionate nature allows me to build trust/rapport with my clients and allows me to create a safe place to openly share all thoughts and feelings. Ever since I incorporated self-compassion and mindfulness into my own life, I have responded to challenges in my life with kindness and understanding towards myself. By soothing and comforting ourselves when we’re hurting, we offset self-criticism and feelings of failure. I believe mental health is just as important as physical health. My duty is to join you on your path towards creating space for healing, change, and improved sense of well-being.

      Colleen Franklin - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Parents, Couples, and teens (16+)

      SPECIALTIES: Trauma, Addictions, Anxiety, Boundaries, Burnout, Grief & Loss, Parenting/Foster Parenting struggles, Relationship/Couples

      Colleen Franklin, MACP

      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English

      I believe it is my role to help you harness your natural ability to heal. In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I will support you to deepen your own insights and self-awareness. My goal is to work with you, to help you, to begin to understand and put words to your feelings and experiences. When we can articulate our experiences and emotions it helps us to begin to create a sense of understanding and control in our lives. I will work to educate you on why you may feel or act a certain way. I will help you move through and release feelings such as  anger, anxiety, shame, loneliness, self-criticism, and grief. My goal is to help you develop self-compassion and find hope and joy for the future. In session I use a holistic and attachment based approach to counselling that helps you achieve this.


      As a Trauma focused therapist, I help people who have experienced difficulties and challenges at any stage in their life. I  use my specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Focusing and Mindfulness to help you process and understand your experiences. Together we will work to empower you to find new ways to harness your natural capacity to heal and move forward in your life.

      I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC. I completed my Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology and my Bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care. On my professional journey I have worked with children, youth, families, parents and foster parents. My work has allowed me to see no matter how big a problem feels; it is human nature to want to move forward and restore balance to our lives.

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth & Adults

      SPECIALTIES: Mental Health Recovery, Youth & young adult challenges with School, Post-secondary, Life transition periods 

      Michael Zibauer, BA, B.Ed, MACP
      Clinical Counsellor (RCC, CCC)

      Languages: English

      My passion revolves around helping my clients find their direction in life.  I can help all clients at any stage of their lifecycle deal with the difficult issues they face.

      I am experienced working with clients dealing with:

      • Depression
      • Anxiety
      • Anger Management
      • Substance Misuse
        READ MORE

        In addition, I am particularly proficient in helping youth and young adults navigate their modern-day difficulties.  Life transitions, family structure changes, and grief are also areas where clients can find relief through our work together.

        I completed my masters through Yorkville University and I am registered both the BCACC and the CCPA.  In addition, I am a licensed teacher in both Ontario and BC which makes me all the more sensitive to the needs to youth and young adults.  I have been working in private practice since 2018.  I also spent years overseas teaching which makes me sensitive to having an inclusive and multicultural practice.

        As a self-reflective practitioner, I am constantly working to maximizing the benefits to my clients to ensure they are successfully able to deal with change and life.

        Some of my specializations are:

        • Assertiveness/boundaries
        • Personal development
        • Self-harm and harm reduction
        • Transitions
        • Career planning and coaching
        • Relationship issues
        • Grief and loss counselling
        • Mediation
        • Trauma

        My approach is versatile and dynamic where I use a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other interventions as the client requires.  In addition, I have completed the Level 1 Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) Therapy workshop so have skills to help clients wot work through complex trauma.  Through this eclectic approach, I give my clients the tools counselling can provide which clients can apply to provide solutions in their daily lives.

        Nadine Viker - Behavioural Technician

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth, Families, Individuals, Couples, Young Moms, New Parents

        SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Addictions, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anger, Abuse/Neglect, Conflict Management

        Lisa Low, M.Ed
        clinical counsellor (RCC)

        Languages: English

        Life can be challenging and although we are often able to cope with the difficulties that come our way, there are times when we can become overwhelmed with our thoughts and emotions. An issue may arise that feels too difficult to manage on our own. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore whatever issues have brought you to seek support. I will help you move forward with clarity, confidence, and self-acceptance.

        READ MORE

        I am a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with the BC Clinical Counselor Association (BCACC). I have a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I have worked in child protective services and mental health for over twenty years.  Working in social services has provided me with the opportunity to work with resistant clients who are often involved in high conflict and emotionally charged situations.

        I address a wide range of problems including:

        • Relationship concerns
        • Stress & anxiety
        • Conflict
        • Abuse/neglect
        • Unresolved anger
        • Low self-esteem
        • Family conflict
        • Crisis intervention
        • Establishing and maintaining boundaries
        • Parenting issues

        I specialize in the areas of family conflict, parenting and high conflict separation and divorce. There are many issues, concerns, and logistics to work out when a separation or divorce has occurred.  We will work together to minimize conflict for your family as you work through this process.  

        I have received additional training and am qualified to complete Custody and Access Reports. Depending on your needs, I can do a full Section 211 report or either a Views of the Child or Hear the Child Report. I have extensive experience and training in interviewing children and assessing their social/emotional needs.  I have been called to court on many occasions to present my observations and findings. I believe that we need to support opportunities for children to share their views and be heard when their best interests are being determined. Everyone deserves to be heard.

        Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth and Adults

        SPECIALTIES: Mental Health, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Cross-Cultural Barriers, LGBTQIA+

        Ritu Khajuria, MC
        Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

        Languages: English & Punjabi 

        Pronouns: She/Her

        When we give ourselves an opportunity to be vulnerable and unpack and express our thoughts and feelings; this allows the healing process to begin. My goal is to provide a platform for clients who can find comfort in an environment where they feel safe, heard and connected.

        READ MORE

        I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Counselling.

        I have experience working with children, youth and adults who face challenges in mental health, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, cross-cultural barriers and anger management. I am an LGBTQIA+ supporter and have worked closely with children and their families.

        My aim for my clients is to gain self-confidence, cope with anxiety and to provide customized skills and strategies.

        Michael Zibauer - Counsellor
        DEMOGRAPHIC: Individuals, Youth, Parents, Couples, Groups

        SPECIALTIES: Life Transitions, Parenting, Divorce/Separation, Anger management/Conflict resolution, Grief/Loss,  Depression/Anxiety, Trauma or abuse, Personal Development


        Darlene Mathews, MA

        Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Registered Social Worker & Virtual Counsellor

        Languages: English

        Mental health is a critical element of a fulfilling life. Yet, for some, it is just a mirage. As we transition through life, we experience unhappiness, anxiousness, depression, grief, and loss, which can have negative effects on our mind, body and soul and even negatively impact those around us. Although reaching out to a counsellor can make a person feel vulnerable it is through that vulnerability that assists us in building self-esteem, confidence and resilience to move forward in our lives.  

        READ MORE

        In my practice, I emphasize creating a trusting professional relationship using compassion, empathy and understanding your circumstance more clearly. With added support and education, we can alleviate the current intensity of the struggle or difficult situation.

        I am a Registered Clinical counsellor and a Registered Social Worker and have been in private practice for over 20 years. I have worked in the health field as counsellor, advocate, coach, and group facilitator assisting people in the areas of:

        • Child development and Parenting Struggles
        • Suicide ideation and mental health in Children
        • Separation and Divorce
        • Depression and Anxiety / Mood Disorders
        • Grief and Loss counselling
        • Past or Recent Trauma
        • Communication / Anger Management
        • Assertiveness and Boundaries
        • Life Transitions
        • Personal development
        • Relationship and couples counselling
        • Eating disorders and addictions
        • Gender dysphoria, LGBTQ transitions & other issues

        Some tools/training that I use in my sessions

        • CBT
        • Emotion regulation
        • Resilience building
        • Sleep Hygiene

        I practice and value the client centered model knowing that you have your own answers. At this time in your personal or professional struggle, you may simply require different and unique questioning to come to a clearer understanding of your current situation. The single most important first step is to align with someone you will quickly know, like and trust so that you can be as open and honest as your forge a new path for yourself.  I am intuitive, astute and personable and would be honored to join you on your journey to a deeper understanding of your resilience and personal development.

        Cassandra Hildebrand - Behavioural Technician

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Young Adults

        SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Special Needs, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Development, Boundaries

        Cassandra Hildebrand, M.A.

        Clinical Counsellor (RCC, CCC) & Certified Play Therapist

        Languages: English

        Life is challenging and at times can feel overwhelming. Thoughts may be swirling around your head resulting in stress, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness. Together, we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections.  

        READ MORE

        I find the best outcome to my intervention is to focus on your strengths and use those to help your area of need. I will use an integrated approach to best benefit and service you by teaching you tools and resources to interpret your behaviours, identify themes and analyze problems. The therapeutic process is possible because you have the capacity to change how you act and feel. Together I will support your healing and bring balance to your mind.

        I want to help you meet your goals as well as see personal growth by arming you with new skills and strategies. My goal is to help you build a strong foundation for the now and future so you can live a balanced and joyful life.

        I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Counselling from KPU and have completed my Counselling Psychology Masters Degree from Trinity Western University; and hold a student license through the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

        Desiree Dsilva - Counsellor

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples

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

        Desiree D’silva, m.ED
        Clinical Counsellor (CCC)

        Languages: English

        For us to heal from the experiences and struggles we face, we must allow ourselves to process our thoughts and emotions. I work with clients in a gentle and non-judgemental manner. I offer short term and long term goals focused on counselling for children, youth and adults. 

        READ MORE
        I support children, youth and adults who feel stuck, anxious, and unable to enjoy their present lives. Our past struggles and experiences can sometimes leave a negative residue on us and prevent us from living freely. 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.


        I work with clients in a gentle and non judgmental 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.

        I have spent many years as a behavioral therapist working with children and youth on the autism spectrum. I offer counselling for children with autism as well as support for parents. 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.

        Nadine Viker - Behavioural Technician

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Young Adults, Youth, Children, Family, Couples

        SPECIALTIES:  Holistic Approach, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Fears, Life Transitions, Grief, Relationship Concerns, Finding Balance, Abuse

        Tracy tillapaugh, M.A.
        Clinical counsellor (rcc)

        Languages: English

        My goal as a therapist is to help people live a more balanced and connected life. We all experience difficult phases in our lives. I provide a safe, non judgmental space for people to work through the complexities that life can bring. By taking a holistic view I strive to help clients address several facets of their lives, thereby bringing about balance and peace.

        READ MORE

        I am a Registered Clinical Counselor.  I have a Bachelors in Education from The University of Alberta,, and I have my Masters in Counseling from St. Stephen’s University. I have been counseling for twenty years. 

        I have training in Satir family systems, EMDR, CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and I work from a holistic perspective.

        Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Youth, Groups

        SPECIALTIES: Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertive Communication/Boundaries, Critical Incident Stress Management, Depression, Domestic Violence, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Trauma (including EMDR)



        Geri-Lynn Remple
        Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Virtual Counsellor

        Languages: English

        This is your journey. Only you have lived your life and become the person you are today. You know what you need, or maybe you just know you want something different, and I’m here to walk that path with you.

        I offer non-judgmental, collaborative, client-centered, strengths-based support to help you process whatever it is you are working through. One of the things I enjoy most about this work is being able to help adults and youth become empowered again– remind them that they are stronger than they think, that many of the resources or answers are already there, waiting to be uncovered.

        READ MORE

        Some of the hardships I have assisted people with are:

        • Past traumas that they feel “stuck” with.
        • Recent traumas and feeling overwhelmed.
        • Working through panic attacks and other anxiety disorders
        • Improving communication in relationships
        • Working out boundaries and creating plans for difficult conversations

        I have had the good fortune to be supporting people since 2007, when I began working in Mental Health and Addictions. I always knew that I wanted to be a trauma counsellor (growing up with a first responder for a father was bound to do that to one of us 4 kids), so I knew I needed to continue with my education and experience. In 2010 I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work degree and began working as a Probation Officer. While I enjoyed working with people and facilitating groups, probation was not where I ultimately wanted to be so I pursued my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. After completing that practicum in 2013 and facilitating trauma groups, I began work as a trauma counsellor in a local non-profit, assisting women who had experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and/or domestic violence. More recently I have been working as a generalist counsellor, supporting people with a wide variety of issues/concerns.

        My areas of specialization are:

        • Addictions
        • Anger Management
        • Anxiety
        • Communication/Boundaries
        • Critical Incident Stress
        • Depression
        • Domestic Violence
        • Self-Esteem
        • Stress Management
        • Trauma

        I use the following modalities when working with clients:


        • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
        • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
        • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
        • Mindfulness
        • Motivational Interviewing
        • Narrative Therapy
        • Psychoeducation
        Counsellor - Ally

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Teens, Adults, Couples

        SPECIALTIES: Trauma, Anxiety and Panic, Eating disorders and Body Image Challenges, Family Dynamics, Self-esteem, Grief and Loss, Increasing Calm and Relaxation, Coping skills, Relationship Conflicts


        Ally Goult, MA

        Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Virtual Counsellor

        Languages: English

        It is my goal to build a relationship with you that is deeply rooted in warmth, genuine care, and mutual trust. I believe this creates the safety to help you move through whatever challenges or pain you are going through, whether that be anxiety, past or current trauma, eating disorders, or anything else that you feel is interfering with your ability to thrive in your daily life. 

        READ MORE

        I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BCCAC. I completed my Masters of Counselling through City Univeristy of Seattle in 2020, and entered into private practice and associate work in the same year.  Prior to completing my graduate education I worked as a counsellor for the YMCA, supporting at-risk youth struggling with a variety of challenges such as trauma and relationship issues. This work grounded me into a firm belief that when held in a safe, caring therapeutic relationship, all human beings have the capacity for healing, change, and resilience. 

        Through my graduate research and therapeutic work, I have become very passionate about helping people who are struggling to feel safe or comfortable in their bodies, whether that be as a result of trauma, anxiety, disordered eating, or otherwise. I believe my unique blend of inner child work, parts theory, and mindfulness-based somatic therapy allows me to facilitate deep healing and increased awareness of subconscious pain, allowing people to feel a sense of freedom and self-empowerment.

        The following list are my areas of specialization:

        • Anxiety, panic, and overwhelm
        • Trauma (acute or relational), and dissociation
        • Relationship issues
        • Self-esteem challenges
        • Eating disorders and body dysmorphia
        • Grief and loss
        • Relationship and couples counselling
        • Divorce, separation and blended families
        • Life transitions
        • Anger management
        • Coping skills and solution finding
        • Communication building
        Counsellor - Sudeep

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

        SPECIALTIES: Play therapy, Anxiety, Attachment, Self-harm

        Sudeep Bedi
        Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

        Languages: English & Punjabi 

        Trying to make sense of your life and begin a process of change can feel challenging. I believe that therapy is a place to feel safe, share your experiences, and explore new and meaningful ways of being. My intention is to listen and create a safe space free of judgement as I guide you on a journey that fosters awareness of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behavioral patterns. 

        Beginning therapy can be daunting, but I believe it is a brave choice and an opportunity to provide yourself with care and support. I consider it a privilege to get to know my clients and work with them as they heal, grow, and feel better.

        READ MORE

        I believe everyone is resilient and has an intuition towards healing. I believe there is a truth within each of us that acts as a compass and a guide. When you tune in to that deepest intuition, you can learn to turn away from the things that don’t serve you, change the negative patterns holding you back, and embrace what your soul longs for: agency and connection with yourself and others.

        My therapeutic style is warm, personable, compassionate, honest, humorous and humble. I work in a collaborative manner and address clients with unconditional positive regard as we create a therapeutic relationship. By listening, witnessing, and being present I will support you on your journey to self. I completed my Master of Educational Counselling and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care. I have several years working with children and youth and work as a youth worker in the schools. I offer approaches such as Solution Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Person Centered, Emotion Focused Therapy

         I work with children, adolescents, adults, specialize in the treatment of anxiety issues, general worry, social anxiety, school avoidance, attention-deficit hyper-active disorder, depression, self-harm.

        Counsellor - Rubina

        DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth and Adults

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

        Rubina Garcha
        Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

        Languages: English & Punjabi 

        Life is filled with ups and downs and we all go through challenging times where we need some support. Sometimes life can take us by surprise and we can find ourselves struggling. My goal is to help others as they strive to overcome these challenges and improve their overall wellbeing. I value building a trusting relationship with my clients where they feel comfortable and free of judgement. I aim to create a space where all individuals feel safe and heard, and I work collaboratively with my 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 future. My therapeutic practice also focuses on building resilience and fostering self-compassion with clients. I hope that throughout our time together, clients can be reminded of their strengths and discover new ones that leave them feeling more empowered and confident. 

        READ MORE

        I have a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Additionally, I have earned Bachelor degrees in the Arts and in Education, as well as a Master’s in Education. Before counselling, I was a teacher for over 6 years in both elementary and secondary schools. I now work in private practice and as a high school counsellor throughout the school year. I love the fact that I have opportunities to work with children and adults! My various experiences have led me to work with diverse clients who have had many different needs. I have a passion for working with BIPOC clients and identify as a LGBTQ2S+ ally. 

        My therapeutic approach is an integrative model where I work from an evidence-based, holistic lens. Some of these include CBT, MBSR, and SFT. I work with a range of different areas such as: 

        • Stress
        • Anxiety
        • Life transitions
        • Depression
        • Creating and communicating boundaries
        • Divorce/ separation
        • Grief
        • Personal development 

        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!