Service

Counselling

it’s the right time to talk about it. 

Our team of clinical counsellors specialize in a variety of different counselling areas. This allows us to provide both in-person counselling in Langley as well as online/virtual counselling sessions. Counselling provides people the time to open up and work through different things they’re going there. 

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

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Punjabi
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Malay

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

  • Couples Workshops

  • Anxiety Workshops for Children, Youth and Adults

  • Rebuilding your Relationship after
    a Break Up

  • Working with Teens who are entering the New Millenial World

  • Special Needs Work Shops

  • Book Club and Vision Board Nights

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

For families who need financial support, Crossroads Collective offers a sliding scale rate on our counselling services. Finances should never hinder a family from getting the help they need. 

Reach out to us today to discuss a payment arrangement that works for you. 

Counselling couples. 

Couples will go through tough situations. Seeing a counsellor can help couples either develop or strengthen the proper tools and skills for properly handling any situation that may arise. Common struggles for couples include conflicts around communication, finances, parenting challenges, loss of emotional safety and infidelity. When not handled correctly, this can cause gaps between partners who then become adversaries rather than teammates. 

We’re able to help couples learn to reconnect and truly hear each other. We use emotion focused couples therapy (EFT), Gottmann and family systems therapy. We also use strategies drawn from other therapies and tailor our approach to each unique couple we work with.

Relationships require work if we want them to reach their potential. Are you ready to put the work in?

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!

Meet The Team

Registered Clinical Counselors

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 Counselor and Certified Play Therapy Supervisor

Languages: English

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
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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCCAC. 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 AND 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

 

      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. 

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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. 

      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 www.congruentcounselling.ca.

      Nadine Viker - Behavioural Technician

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

      SPECIALTIES:  Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Fears, Life Transitions, Grief, Cultural Diversity, Relationship Concerns, Anger Management, Finding Balance, Abuse, Addiction.

      Hao Yen lim, MA
      Clinical Counsellor (CCC) & Certified Play Therapist

      Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese & Malay

      Counselling is more than just a professional process. Rather, it is about a personal journey that both client and counsellor take in collaboration. The cooperative relationship paves the pathway for recovery, healing, and breakthrough. Ultimately, the main thing for a client to know is that they are not alone in this venture, and understanding will be given with empathy. In my practice, I am invested in my clients, making sure that they are my main priority throughout every session. I am focused on creating a sense of trust, security and comfort for those in need of such refuge. It will be an honour for me to serve you to the best of my ability and work together to ensure a better future.

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      When it comes to treatment and therapy, I implement an integrative approach that consists of a variety of techniques. This is encompassed by the likes of mindfulness-based strategies, solutions-focused mapping, and client-centred directions. Overall, I take what I know of the client and curate the best possible form of treatment for their concerns or issues at hand. I never fail to inquire further for more information that can be helpful to the goals that clients want to reach. However, I am also respectful of certain boundaries that need not be crossed at the specific time, unless it would be helpful to do so under the consent of the client.

      My passion is for the generations, and I continue to seek out further professional development so I can give the best help possible to those that need it. My biggest themes in practice are authenticity, empathy, compassion, and understanding. I am also familiar with different cultural backgrounds and can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, English, and Malay for those that may be more comfortable with these languages.

      Currently, I hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University and I am also working as a clinical counsellor with healthcare professionals at a Youth Wellness Centre. My role there is to provide sustainable support to youth-at-risk and their related family members or caretakers using a Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy lens. I bring this experience to my private practice to help clients and their families in whatever way I can.

      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

      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. 

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      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.

      Nadine Viker - Behavioural Technician

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Families, Couples

      SPECIALTIES:  Mental Health Crisis Management, Advocacy, High Conflict Separation/Divorce, Resist/Refuse Dynamics, Hear the Child Reports

      Amanjot Gill, MSW
      registered social worker (RSW)

      Languages: English & Punjabi

      Working with people through their challenges is something I am passionate about. Life is ever changing and provides us many opportunities for growth although those times often feel daunting and overwhelming. I believe in being both an advocate and an ally; it is my goal to support you through whatever it is that you are facing right now.

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      In addition to working one on one with clients, I am also part of the High Conflict Team at Crossroads. I help support families that are experiencing challenges following any changes. I provide coaching and support to parents, children and youth through therapy. Therapy services include one to one counselling and group/family counselling sessions. This also includes observing family interactions to meet the unique needs of each person; Helping parents plan a safe, healing and therapeutic interaction between estranged parent and child; Beginning initial connection and relationship building while ensuring that the views of parents and child(ren) are acknowledged and considered in decision making. I am trained to complete Hear the Child reports which fill an important role in the separation/divorce and court involved process. Hear the Child reports allow parents and other professionals involved with the family to have the Child’s views to consider when making decisions that impact them.

      Colleen Franklin - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults (18+), Parents, Couples, Seniors

      SPECIALTIES: Addictions, Anxiety, Boundaries, Burnout, Depression, Grief & Loss, Parenting/Foster Parenting, Relationship/Couples Issues

      Colleen Franklin, MACP

      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English

      I am here to help facilitate your natural ability to heal. In a safe environment, I will guide you to deepen your own insights and self-awareness. I use a holistic, integrative approach to counselling that includes mindfulness, focusing and other evidence based modalities.   

       

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      I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I completed my Master’s Degree program through Yorkville University and a Bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care. On my professional journey I worked with children, youth, families, parents, foster parents and adoptive parents. My work has allowed me to see no matter how overwhelming a problem feels; it is human nature to want to rise and heal.

      I use my specialized training in Mindfulness Based Somatic Therapy and Focusing to help you process and manage your emotions to become fully present in your life. Together, we can find ways to move through difficult times and improve your natural ability to heal. It is my passion to help you become your most authentic self.

      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)

      Languages: English

      My passion revolves around helping youth and young adults find their direction in life.  I have my masters in counselling psychology from the Yorkville University.  My practicum took place at the Chilliwack Youth Health Center where I worked exclusively with students, youth, and young adults.  I have a deep understanding of the challenges that face young people and am very sensitive to their specific needs.  Further, I taught overseas for years which helped me to develop a multicultural perspective that serves me in counselling as well.

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      I am a licensed teacher in both Ontario and British Columbia and consider myself to be a life-long learner.  Combined with my teaching background and masters training, I have a firm grasp for dealing with substance misuse, relationship issues, and post-secondary school options and career planning.  I can help clients deal with life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, and family structure changes.

      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.  Through my eclectic approach, I give my clients the tools counselling can provide which they can apply to their daily lives.

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth and Adults

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

      Ritu Khajuria, MC
      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English & Punjabi 

      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.

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      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.

      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

      As a registered clinical counsellor, I understand the challenges that families and children face during times of transition and change. My aim is to provide you with a supportive and safe space to help you work through these struggles and move forward.

      I also specialize in and offer Consultation on Child Protection Concerns, Parent Coaching, Family Transitions, Views of the Child Reports & Section 211 Reports.

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      I specialize in the areas of family conflict and high conflict separation/divorce. I have worked in child protective services and mental health for over twenty years.   I often work with resistant clients who are involved in high conflict and in emotionally charged situations. I have assisted individuals and families who are struggling with parenting issues, communication skills, substance abuse, domestic violence, child welfare matters, and family conflict.

      I have my undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care and my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. 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.

      Working with families who are involved in the court process and who are dealing with custody and access issues is my passion. 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 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.

      There are many issues, concerns, and logistics to work out when a separation or divorce has occurred.  We will work together to figure this out and find practical and child centered solutions that work for your family.

      Shannon Lawrence - Behavioural Technician

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Families, Youth, Children

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Self-Esteem, Fears, Mental Health, Trauma, Personal Development, Parent Education, Blended Families, Depression, supporting parents with special needs, Autism/Adhd/ADD/OCD/ODD diagnosis

      Shannon Lawrence
      Counsellor (CBT) and Grief Specialist

      Languages: English

      Taking the first step is a hard thing to do. But you’re HERE reading this….so let’s start this journey together!

      Working with Adults, Youth, Children, and Families is a passion of mine and I believe that an open-minded, non-judgmental person can make the world of difference.  I have over 20 plus years working with families, children, and youth.  Creating positive support to each person to help maintain a healthy relationship.  

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      Life certainly has its challenges, and they can happen in all stages of life, and challenge how we think, act, perceive, believe, and respond to them.  Whether it is grief, separation, anxiety, or any other mental health situation.  We can work together to create plans for your future or tools to use daily.  Let’s work together to get your mind, body, and soul back to a clearer mind.

      Some tools/services that I use in my sessions are: 

      • Mindfulness
      • CBT
      • DBT
      • Grief Support/Groups
      • Emotional Focused
      • Attachment-Based

      Let me assist you or your family find meaning, purpose, and understanding in this uncertain world we live in.  

      Cassandra Hildebrand - Behavioural Technician

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, and Young Adults

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

      Cassandra Hildebrand, M.A.

      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      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.  

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      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. I am currently completing a 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. 

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      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.

      Neora Snitz - Social Worker

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors

      SPECIALTIES: Neurofeedback, PTSD and Trauma Recovery, Chronic pain, Spirituality, Depression & Anxiety

      Neora Snitz, MSW
      Registered Social Worker (RSW)

      Languages: English, Hebrew

      I am a trained clinical therapist (Masters of Social Work) with almost 20 years of experience in anti-oppression social work. I believe that everyone matters. Everyone deserves to be heard, understand and have someone with them when the work feels dark. 

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      During my sessions, it involves listening to the wisdom of the body. In doing so, we hear stories that our bodies have been trying to tell us. When we listen, we create new pathways in our brain, in our lives and in our souls. 

      My rabbinical training and my training in mindfulness meditation let me maintain a presence that is based on compassion, honesty, and ancient wisdom. My clinic tools include a fun combination of trauma recovery specialization, self-compassion, somatic (body) therapy, Internal Family System (IFS) and nervous system stabilization. I also offer Neurofeedback treatments.

       

      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.

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      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.

      Nadine Viker - Behavioural Technician

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Youth, Seniors & Couples

      SPECIALTIES:  Trauma, Boundaries, Autism and Neurodiversity in Adults, Depression and Anxiety, Relationships, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Abuse, and LGBTQ.

      Gal rozen, M.C.

      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English and Russian

      I’m passionate about helping people identify their own strengths and resources in overcoming the challenges that life throws at us. It’s important for me to provide my clients with a safe space to explore thoughts, feelings, and sensations. In this way, I work with my clients collaboratively to help them gain new tools that they can take outside of the counselling setting. 

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      My therapeutic practice is person-centered, neuroscience informed, and culturally sensitive. I believe every person is the expert on their own life, sometimes having an outside perspective can help connect the dots. 

      I have years of experience in the helping relationships field, working as a behavior interventionist and as a telephone crisis service responder. In addition to English, I am also fluent in Russian.

      Desiree Dsilva - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Families and Individuals

      SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Expressive Child Therapy, School-Related challenges, Trauma and Violence, Parenting – Family Dynamics, Complex Neuro-Development and Special Abilities (ADHD, Autism, ODD, FASD)

      Tarnia Pickard, m.ED
      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English

      Does it feel like most days you are living on the edge, barely able to hold on? Do you feel lost with what to do or where to go?

      I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor RCC and a Certified Teacher.  My years of experience working with children and families taught me there are many reasons why we face hardship, angst, and stress throughout our life.  From Loss-Grief, family turmoil, parenting challenges, traumatic events, Mental Health, depression, addictions, and anxiety.  We are all prone to facing adversity at varying times in our lives. Counselling can offer you the support needed to dig-deep, unpack the confusion and find ways to heal and grow.

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      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.

      In my teaching career my passion has been working and supporting in specialized school programs for children with Neuro – Developmental complexities (ODD, Trauma, PTSD, ADHD, FASD, ARND, Mood Disorders, Severe Anxiety, Mutism, Depression and Suicide Ideation, and Psychosis).  As a School Counsellor this passion continues, I love working with children and families helping them restore happiness and or reclaiming joy, finding inner-strengths and new found self-awareness.   I believe the best environment to promote change in emotional healing and wellbeing is one cultivated in unconditional acceptance, compassion and empowerment. I work in a variety of ways to help people resolve or be-with their situations and grow.  I am a believer of therapy being a one-size fits all, but rather believe therapeutic healing is a process that involves the mind-body-spirit.

       I look forward to working with you.

      Nadine Viker - Behavioural Technician

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

      SPECIALTIES:  Sand Tray, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Fears, Life Transitions, Relationship Concerns, Finding Balance.

      Cameron Robertson, M.Ed
      clinical counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English

      As a counsellor for youth and adults I believe in building a trusting relationship and forming a partnership to assist my clients through the challenges they are experiencing. My therapeutic approach combines mindfulness, cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapy. I often work with the sand tray to examine barriers clients may have to fulfilling their goals and to process emotions or past trauma. 

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      I believe that relationship is key in counselling. It is important to feel comfortable and safe in our work together. With that foundation, we can delve into your challenges and find support and solutions that work for you.

      I have worked with youth and parents as a teacher since completing my undergraduate degree and teacher training at Simon Fraser University in 1998. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Counsellors. I completed my Master’s Degree in Counselling with City University of Seattle.

      Darcie Clark - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples

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

      Darcie Clarke, mc
      clinical Counsellor (CCC)

      Languages: English

      I believe strength can be found in everyone. Sometimes it just takes a nurturing hand, an understanding ear and an open heart to create the opportunity for individuals to find themselves. I value the therapeutic relationship and the importance of creating a safe space where clients can explore and challenge themselves.

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      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. 

      In the space of counselling, therapists can exhibit the traits and behaviours that 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. That they’re capable of achieving their goals and improving their sense of well-being.

      The following list below are my areas of specialization:

      • Assertiveness/boundaries
      • Support for queer and trans folks, children, youth and couples
      • Depression, anxiety & panic disorders
      • Past or recent trauma or abuse
      • Relationship and couples counselling
      • Eating disorders
      • Grief support
      • Life transitions

      I also utilize approaches such as CBT, SFT, mindfulness, experiential, art, and play therapy techniques.

      Paul Singh - Counsellor

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

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

      Paul Singh
      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. 

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      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC:  Youth, Adult (19+), Senior

      SPECIALTIES: Interpersonal and healthy relationship, LGBTQ+ and gender identity issues, Spiritual and cultural crisis, Attachment and family of origin issues, Multicultural and diversity, Life transition and Existential issues (meaning, purpose, fulfillment), Grief and loss, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem

      Nita Agustin, M.A.
      Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

      Languages: English

      It is a misconception that clients only seek counselling when they hit rock bottom.

      Pain and suffering are inevitable parts of human life. Some life experiences can leave us feeling broken, and disconnected from ourselves. It can feel overwhelming going through those tough times on your own. I believe that we have inherent capacity to heal and claim our authentic self, and I want to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to explore how healing and authenticity looks like for you.

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      In the process of becoming who I am today, I remember feeling overwhelmed when I reached out to a counsellor for the first time when I was lost, stuck in life. It took a few tries to find the right fit, but when I did, I felt completely seen and understood. My journey with my own counsellor really helped me develop self-knowledge and broaden my self-awareness. It also taught me first-hand the value of perseverance and resilience.

      My personal healing journey inspired me to create a safe space that fosters attunement and presence for clients to explore your personal experience with curiosity and kindness. My counseling style is warm, compassionate, and collaborative because I believe that we are all unique and bring our own set of thoughts, feelings, and interpretations of events we experienced in our lives. Through empathy and tenderness I seek to meet people where they are at in their journey towards wholeness and healing.

       I deeply respect clients’ autonomy and personal choices. I recognize that it takes great courage, strength, and self-love to begin your journey towards healing. It is a great privilege to be invited to journey with you in your process of self-discovery, and I would be honored to meet you, listen to your story, and see if I am the right fit for you. I welcome clients from diverse cultural, spiritual, and personal background. I have experience working with young adults and adults (19+) with various concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, chronic pain, attachment and family of origin issues, grief and loss, life transition and existential issues (meaning, purpose, fulfillment), spiritual and cultural crisis, suicide ideation.

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Families & Couples

      SPECIALTIES: Parent-child relationships, Adoption and Fostering, Play Therapy, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions

      Deneen Holder
      Associate Counsellor

      Languages: English

      I am passionate about working with parents, families, and children. I love helping parents feel equipped and empowered to connect with, and parent, their children. I am drawn to working with families who have experienced loss or trauma, including foster and adoptive families. I love seeing hurting relationships healed and restored. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental environment where connection can flourish.

      My therapeutic approach is based on the importance of cultivating strong and secure attachments and is informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT).

       

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      I am currently completing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trinity Western University. I am also pursuing certification in Play Therapy. I am a member of The Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

      Counselling Interns

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth, young adults, adults, seniors

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Boundaries, Depression, Disability, Fears, Finding balance, Grief, Life transitions, Self-esteem, Trauma

      Janna denHaan
      Intern Counsellor

      Languages: English

      When life gets hard asking for help is a wise and courageous thing to do. In therapy, my first goal is to help you lean into the reality that there is always hope. You can improve! Seeking professional help is a wonderful way to embark on a journey that can bring light and lightness into your struggles. I aim to create safe space for you to process your pain while helping you bolster your strengths and resources. As the expert in your own life, I will partner with you to uncover your natural capacities for growth.

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      My therapeutic practice balances somatic, emotional, and cognitive processing. I work from a client-centred approach informed by cultural awareness. I believe you are the expert in your own life and that you have the tools you need to heal. My job is simply to facilitate a connection to your own healing capacities.

      I am currently a Master of Counselling student at City University in Vancouver. As a counselling intern, I practice under the direct supervision of an approved supervisor. In addition to my experience with spiritual counselling and disability advocacy, I have a lifetime of experience creating space for others to tell their precious stories.

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth and Adults

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

      Rubina Garcha
      Intern 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.