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Clinical Counsellor

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.

Clinical Counsellor

When we go through several trials, challenges, and situations in life, we need an outlet to express ourselves. In the moment of life’s difficulties, it becomes even more difficult to acknowledge our previous successes or embrace our inner strengths. For me, I have found that talking helps. It is a starting point to achieving inner healing and overall mental wellness.

My goal is to provide encouragement, support, and strength and help people in all walks of life struggling and in need of help. I am ready to meet you where you are with the hopes that together, we can get you to your goal through mutual respect and understanding.

I have come to learn and believe that humans can attain self-actualization when provided with the right support, tools, and skills. I align with CBT orientation as I believe having the proper mindset helps individuals morph into the best versions of themselves, thus achieving self-actualization. I also use Rogers’s person-centred approach in my work because the client is the expert of their own lived experiences.

I completed my undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University with a BA in Health Science major and Gerontology Minor and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. With over ten years of experience volunteering and working with children and families, I found myself with a strong passion for counselling.

It will be a huge privilege to work alongside you as we journey together to help you through life circumstances and find healing.

The following are areas I can support you with:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Family Dynamics
    • Parenting
    • Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum
    • Self Confidence and Self-Esteem
    • Racial Identity
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Boundaries
    • Career Planning
    • Relationships

Clinical Counsellor, Play Therapist, Virtual Counsellor

It’s my goal to help people heal and grow through periods of transition 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:

  • 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
  • Healing 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

Clinical Counsellor

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. 

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 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.

Clinical Counsellor

Hello! My name is Charlene Forbes and I am counsellor, health coach and yoga teacher and I am passionate about mental health and embrace a holistic, biopsychosocial client-centered approach in helping clients. It’s my goal to help, heal and empower clients through the challenges and uncertainties of life within a collaborative, safe, empathetic, culturally responsive, open therapeutic alliance. My tailored approach is premised on making clients feel comfortable, validated, and understood and to help make sense and resolve the anxieties and issues clients face so they can achieve personal goals. Life by its very nature is uncertain and comes with challenges, life transitions, grief, unexpected loss, illness, and change, and I am here to help make sense and help resolve the anxieties and issues that come along with it. I specialize in deconstructing and dismantling sociocultural pressures, childhood and family issues and trauma that can manifest into poor self worth and self esteem, eating disorders, overthinking, depression and anxiety. I am here to help you manage these issues, learn, heal and create long term sustainable strategies so you can live a peaceful and content life.

I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree and a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and experienced yoga and meditation teacher and I embrace a holistic, mindfulness-based approach to mental health and wellness looks at how an individual’s overall life impacts their psychological, physical, spiritual, and emotional well- being. My approach is to help clients navigate their issues and problems within a safe, culturally responsive, collaborative empathetic, nonjudgmental, open space where we can build a therapeutic relationship designed to meet your needs.

I am passionate about mental health, physical health, disease prevention, healing, and emotional empowerment.  Life by its very nature is uncertain and comes with challenges, life transitions, grief, unexpected loss, illness, and change, and I am here to help make sense and help resolve the anxieties and issues that come along with it. I specialize in deconstructing and dismantling sociocultural pressures, childhood and family issues and trauma that can manifest into poor self worth and self esteem, eating disorders, overthinking, depression and anxiety. I am here to help you manage these issues, learn, heal and create long term sustainable strategies so you can live a peaceful and content life.

I also specialize in pre-marital, couples and relationship counselling helping clients identify their unmet needs, resolve issues and help create emotional safety, mutual understanding through effective communication promoting long lasting healthy connections.

My specialities include Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self Esteem, Emotion Regulation, Stress Management, Life Coaching, Mindfulness-Based and Yoga Based Techniques, Health and Wellness, Couples Counselling, Relationship counselling, Separation/Divorce, Trauma, Eating Issues and Life Coaching, and Emotional Empowerment.

Clinical Counsellor

I endeavor to support people to grow through their pain, embrace their realities and move with purpose through life’s many chapters.

My goal is to meet you where you are at and foster building resiliency that will guide you forward with each new challenge life presents. Working together we will build self-confidence, compassion and deepen understanding.

Remember changing your life takes courage, I am here for you and provide a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere to support your growth. Reach out if you are:

    • A new parent or having parenting challenges.
    • Struggling with your mental health or addiction.
    • Facing a career change or feeling unsatisfied with your current career.
    • Feeling stuck.
    • Unsatisfied in your relationship.
    • Scared you are not reaching your full potential.

Since completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University, the collective at Crossroads has supported me to strengthen my clinical skills through creating opportunities for personal growth and reflection.

I completed my Bachelor of Arts with a Psychology Major from Simon Fraser University in 2001 and between then and now I have acted as a personal counsellor, a group facilitator, a visitation & access supervisor, a family worker and a parent educator which entailed completing parenting assessments.  Further to this I foster parented a youngster who had fetal alcohol syndrome and have worked with neurodiverse populations across all faucets of my professional career.

I believe that we all have the capacity for personal excellence and it is my contagious enthusiasm for life that I hope to pass along to you during our session time together. I am empathic, genuine in my interventions and compassionate to all cultural, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds. I will meet you with warmth, trust and respect.

You are not alone, every journey starts with a single step.

At times, we all wonder if our present-day realities are aligned with our intended paths. Was it the right time? The right job? The right relationship? Is this as good as it gets? Am I happy? Am I fulfilled? If you experience anxiety, depression, confusion or simply feel alone, counselling can offer opportunities for a deeper sense of connection to yourself, your relationships, and your life. I am here to walk alongside of you, to listen to your goals, desires and needs. Whether it is sharing long kept secrets, traumas, or personal revelations I am here to connect with you.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

    • Supporting change/transitions.
    • Overcoming barriers.
    • Building confidence, self-esteem and sense of self.
    • Depression & anxiety.
    • Managing intense feelings, emotional regulation and anger management.
    • Past or recent trauma or abuse.
    • Parenting challenges.
    • Relationship and couples counselling.
    • Infidelity.
    • Addictions.
    • Divorce, separation and blended families.
    • Navigating strained relationships.
    • Life transitions.
    • Gender dysphoria, LGBTQ transitions & other issues.
    • Communication building.
    • Grief counselling.
    • Career planning.
    • Family planning at transitional ages: birth, school age and adult.
    • Personal goal attainment.
    • Issues with body image, health & ablism.

Clinical Counsellor, Play Therapist

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. 

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.

Clinical Counsellor

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.

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.

Clinical Counsellor, Play Therapist

My passion and primary focus lie in the realm of trauma. I believe that every individual is unique, and one approach cannot be ideal. I encourage my clients to consider a curious perspective towards their thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and memories. I also incorporate tools to help my clients loosen the grip of unhelpful narratives, thought patterns and self-beliefs.

I am a Registered Clinical Counselor with BCACC. I did my master’s in counseling psychology in school and youth concentration from Adler University, Vancouver. 

Mental health issues, especially traumatic experiences and major life stressors can significantly impact our daily lives, and make us feel disconnected from ourselves, our loved ones, and other important aspects of our lives. I believe that building such connections is the key to healing. Hence, my work focuses on helping my clients build healthier perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships.

With this, I attempt to use a holistic approach in counseling, bringing together emotion, thoughts, and the body. I use different modalities with my clients like CBT-Trauma Informed lens, DBT, Emotional Freedom tapping techniques, Brain Spotting, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, and ACT. 

I am experienced in working with clients dealing with :

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Anger Management
  • LGBTQ
  • Parenting
  • Parent-child relationship 
  • Grief and loss 

Child and Youth Therapy:

  • Child play therapy
  • Self-esteem and Motivation 
  • Anxiety and depression
  • ADHD 
  • OCD
  • Separation anxiety 
  • Dealing with Parents’ divorce

Clinical Counsellor, Play Therapist

I believe we all go through struggles and experiences in life where we may need extra support to rise above. If you feel overwhelmed, perhaps I could be of help or a resource for you to find the steps, opportunities or solutions to overcome the obstacles you face.

I would be deeply honored to work alongside you to help you find your road to healing and recovery. I provide an empathetic and holistic approach to building trust and open communication within our counselling relationship.

My purpose in life has always been to help others.  I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor through BCACC and have a MEd in Counselling. In addition, I have completed my Bachelor of Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Special Education and my BA in Child and Youth Care.

In my practice, I believe in using a Person-Centered and Solution-Focused approach to help guide my clients to discover their abilities, skills and strategies that are useful as they move forward in their healing. Working with my clients has granted me the opportunity to build positive connections using a strength-based approach and mindful strategies to help them regulate their emotions, problem-solve, and increase self-confidence and self-esteem.

Over the past 20 years, I have supported students in the school system in my current and past careers from elementary to high school. My current role as a School Counsellor allows me to support children and youth to ensure they have a valuable, inclusive, educational experience. Some areas of support include helping the student who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma, or regarding their social-emotional, or behavioural needs. I may support my students in a variety of ways including one-to-one or small group sessions or use an in-class approach. Some therapeutic strategies include Sand Tray Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and strength-based, person-centred methods. My previous role as an Integration Support Teacher gave me the opportunity to work alongside students, families, school teams and community partners to support children with neurodiverse needs such as autism, FASD, and ADHD.

Some of the areas where I can support you are:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Stress management
  • Emotional regulation
  • Relationships
  • Personal development
  • School issues
  • Career planning
  • Burnout
  • Phobias
  • Communication
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief and loss

Clinical Counsellor, Play Therapist

It isn’t easy to seek support, but here you are. You’ve already jumped over a very tough hurdle! I bring warmth and compassion to each interaction and believe in the innate ability we all have to heal and grow. It’s my goal to help you find a deeper appreciation and understanding of self and to expand your capacity for lifelong resiliency in a space where you feel seen and heard. 

Life is tough sometimes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unable to cope, I can help you. I am passionate about helping children and youth become empowered and in charge of their thoughts. If your child is having a hard time with thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, I am here to support as well. You are not alone. 

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Masters of Counselling from City University and currently, I am working towards becoming a Certified Play Therapist. Prior to counselling, I worked as a Kindergarten Teacher for nearly 10 years. It was this role as an early childhood educator that ignited my desire to help children through the challenges of life with more depth and meaning. It fuelled my curiosity around attachment theory and how adverse childhood experiences affect the developing brain, impacting children’s emotional and developmental trajectory. Which ultimately filters into our lives as adults. 

I am passionate about helping young children, youth, and adults process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a way that grants them the awareness that they are truly capable and worthy. Through a person-centered, holistic and collaborative approach, my practice aims to help shift unhelpful thinking and exercise healthy coping. I’ll help you identify the physiological responses, process the root cause and learn effective self-regulation to make daily life feel lighter and more enjoyable.  I am equally as enthusiastic to work with caregivers and families to support in better understanding the why behind behaviours, strategies for dealing with diverse needs, and personal struggles.   

My approach is integrative and based on your unique needs; I may utilize CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Practices, Play Therapy and Psychoeducation. I work within a range of areas such as:

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Coping Skills
  • Boundaries
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Early childhood development
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum
  • Trauma
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Life Transitions
  • Family dynamics
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief and loss

Everyone deserves a safe, trusting space to share and unpack their story. It would be an honour to walk alongside you as you rise through this and find inner peace. 

Clinical Counsellor

My approach aims to empower and motivate clients in the therapeutic process. I believe that people can reach their full potential under the right conditions. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to express your feelings and unpack your story. I collaborate with my clients to better understand their life challenges and to develop goals that help you move towards where you want to be.

I completed a Bachelors in Psychology, Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University and have pursued my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I have been working in the helping field for several years and have specific training in areas of child development, children with special needs, parent coaching, attachment, and trauma. My specialty areas included Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Family Systems, and overall Family enhancement. I incorporate elements of Person-Centered Therapy, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Sensitive Approaches, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindful Based Practices. My therapeutic process involves tailoring the approach to best meet your needs and desired outcomes.

Below are the areas of specialization:

  • Life transitions
  • Relationship and couples counselling
  • Family conflict
  • Co-parenting
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Parenting skills and parent coaching
  • Children with special needs
  • Child Development
  • Play Therapy
  • Therapeutic access/supervised access
  • Crisis intervention
  • Boundary setting
  • Family enhancement for families involved with MCFD
  • Attachment
  • Developmental trauma
  • Supporting children who have witnessed domestic violence
  • Emotion regulation
  • Past or current trauma
  • Domestic violence or relationship abuse
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Collaboration with schools and other service providers
  • Behaviour Intervention
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Infertility and post-partum challenges
  • Addictions
  • Neurodivergent Disorders
  • Connection to community resources

My focus areas have given me a greater appreciation for relationships with others, including the connection in the counselling room. I value the importance of having a strong therapist-client match in order to best meet your needs. This process is a very vulnerable one. My goal is to provide therapy with compassion, understanding, and respect for the challenges and hardships that you are facing. Please watch my video and reach out to Crossroads Collective if you feel that we would be a good match.

Clinical Counsellor

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

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.

Clinical Counsellor

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.

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, adults and couples who face challenges in mental health, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, conflict-resolution, 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.

Clinical Counsellor

I have a deep love for working with all populations, youth, couples, and elders. I am committed to providing excellent counselling services in a timely fashion, with the goal of serving your needs. My expertise is in working with children and youth with educational and relationship challenges.

I work most effectively with children and youth who struggle with relationship issues. Having had severe dyslexia at a young age, has given me a wealth of compassion for those who struggle in school or in life.

I have been working with young people for almost 30 years, as both a teacher and as a registered clinical counsellor. 

Being from Newfoundland, I have a profound appreciation for community, learning, and laughter. Growing up on an island, one experiences a unique sense of community that translates into helping one another whenever needed.  My love of learning began from the time I learned to read and write, which was hampered by severe dyslexia, which took me a few years to catch up to my peers.  Because I believe that laughter is the language of the soul, I seek to delight in the person I am working with.  Counselling is a partnership that, at its most effective, is built upon integrity, commitment and an unconditional respect.  

When not at my office, I love to spend time with family, reading, and playing tennis. I am insatiably fascinated by peoples’ choices and motivations. I am deeply grateful to participate in this work.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

  • School Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Teen Violence
  • Peer Relationships
  • Stress
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality

Clinical Counsellor

My passion for counseling has been consistently stirred by my own life experiences and need for support during, what felt like, impossible obstacles. It was not that long ago that I was the person sitting across from a counselor, using up all the Kleenex, feeling rejected, hurt, angry and hopeless. My feelings of defeat in that counseling room were met every time with compassion, empathy, understanding and the belief that tomorrow always provides the opportunity to begin again. I gained tools and resources and faced tremendous growth and self-reflection. Right now, so many people are tired, worn out and struggling with the day to day, believing that they are stuck and very much alone. My hearts passion is to help you see, that tomorrow always provides a new opportunity.

I believe that every individual has the potential and the capacity to face hardship with strength and resiliency. My passion is to help clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of their lives to discover their own strengths in the face of adversity and to celebrate the best versions of themselves. Through the therapeutic relationship I desire to create a collaborative, safe, non-judgmental and vulnerable space where clients can come to be seen, heard and known.

Whether through unexpected or planned life transition, challenging circumstances or relationship, the daily battle with chronic illness and/or pain, or simply seeking to become the best version of themselves, my passion is to provide individuals with coping skills, management strategies and resources to gain self-confidence and motivation to move from where they are to where they want to be. I believe that our past influences our present but does not define our future.

I have completed both my Undergraduate degree in Psychology and hold my Graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Clinical Counsellor

I passionate about working with you in your personal development to help you become the best version of yourself and enhance all your relationships both personally and professionally. I believe that no one is ever at a place where life cannot improve.

I know that it can be a struggle to ask for help but sometimes it is the best thing we can do for ourselves and our loved ones. I am here to help with any difficulties and challenges you may be facing and we can work together to get you back on track. It is never too late to start and get you going towards better tomorrow.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC. I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology at City University of Seattle. As well, I am also a Practicing Kinesiologist and have been in the rehabilitation field since 1998. I believe my dual training in both the psychological and physical areas gives me a diverse and unique perspective for a holistic approach and can be greatly beneficial for you, especially if you are dealing with MVA-related issues and/or Chronic Pain. 

I utilize a person-centred, strength-based and collaborative approach to work alongside you, as ultimately you are the expert in your life. I’ll help you identify and understand the root causes of your struggles as well as any negative or unproductive thinking and work towards being healthier and happier in all aspects of life. Together we will break down these barriers one at a time and get you going in the right direction.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

  • Personal Development/Growth
  • Self-esteem and Self-Confidence building/coaching
  • Couples/Marriage/Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Improving Communication
  • Divorce/Separation 
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Building Healthy Parent-Child Connections
  • Life Transitions
  • Coping with Injury and/or Loss
  • Work and Life Balance
  • Health/Wellness
  • Men’s Concerns
  • Body Image
  • Sport Performance Anxiety (Youth and Adult)
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management

Registered Social Worker

Are you looking for guidance to navigate life’s challenges and discover your inner strength?

My goal is to be here for you every step of the way as we embark on this journey towards growth, health, and empowerment together.

As a dedicated and compassionate social worker, I am deeply committed to providing compassionate support and guidance to individuals facing life’s challenges. With a passion for supporting others and diverse experience in the field, I’m here to be your partner in empowerment and growth. Together, let’s navigate life’s ups and downs with resilience and strength. 

With six years of experience in the field, I’ve had the privilege of working with diverse populations across various settings. My background as a residential child and youth care worker has equipped me with invaluable skills to address a wide spectrum of concerns, including mental health, addiction, trauma, and relationship dynamics.

During my experience at the hospital, I refined my skills in crisis intervention and counseling techniques. This experience empowered me to conduct thorough social work assessments, utilizing a diverse range of assessment tools, all while adhering to professional standards and clinical policies.

Collaborating with interdisciplinary treatment teams, patients, families, and community support networks is fundamental to my approach. By effectively coordinating services and managing cases, I ensure holistic care for individuals under my guidance. I am also dedicated to empowering patients and families by connecting them with available community resources to enhance their overall health and well-being.

In my practice, I prioritize creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in the power of collaboration and tailor my approach to meet your unique needs and goals. Whether you’re navigating personal struggles, relationship issues, or seeking personal growth, I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.

During our sessions, you can expect to engage in meaningful conversations, gain insight, and develop practical strategies to overcome obstacles and foster positive change in your life. Together, we will work towards enhancing your well-being and empowering you to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I approach every client with compassion, empathy, and a genuine desire to help. Your concerns are heard, your experiences are validated, and your goals are prioritized.

I am Fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi. I understand the importance of cultural competence in social work practice. I strive to create a culturally sensitive and inclusive environment where all clients feel valued and understood.

I am committed to providing high-quality, ethical, and evidence-based services to my clients. Your well-being and success are my top priorities, and I will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals.

If you’re ready to take the next step towards healing and growth, I invite you to reach out and schedule a session. Your journey towards self-discovery and empowerment starts here, and I am honored to be a part of it!

I specialize in empowering individuals to navigate life’s challenges and achieve holistic well-being. My areas of expertise include:

  • Personal growth and development
  • Emotional wellness and resilience
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and gender exploration
  • Effective communication and boundary setting
  • Coping with trauma, grief, and life transitions
  • Career guidance and youth empowerment
  • Strengthening relationships and family dynamics
  • Stress management 
  • Addictions support 
  • Crisis intervention 
  • Mental health, including anxiety and depression
  • Supporting neurodiversity

Art Therapist, Play Therapist

Art Therapy as well as the other expressive therapies are unique in that they bridge cultural and language divides. I am passionate about helping my clients find their voice through artistic expression and transforming their pain and trauma into something capable of supporting growth and a meaningful future.

I have a background in outreach and community support and have worked with individuals and families in crisis. I truly believe in our ability to overcome trauma and tragedy through connection and creativity and I will meet you where you are. 

I am an Art Therapist and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with training in individual and group counselling and work with children, teens and adults. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology with the University of British Columbia and my postgraduate diploma with the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. My theoretical lens is Humanistic and Person Centered and I take a Strengths-based approach to therapy. 

As a parent with a child in the local school district I also have an intimate awareness of the limitations and challenges of navigating the system while advocating for their needs and dealing with the constant turnover in staff. I support kids and their families in pursuing assessment, meeting their education goals and managing difficult behaviours. In addition to neurodiversity and learning disabilities, I also support kids and their families through separation and divorce and provide a stable and consistent environment through this difficult transition. 

If you are looking for support with the following issues, please reach out for a free information session:

  • Major life transitions (pregnancy, illness, career changes, loss)
  • Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Past or recent trauma or abuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Relationship Issues
  • Personal development and Identity Exploration
  • Sexuality Conflicts/Questions
  • Self Harming and Suicidality
  • Mental Health Concerns due to Chronic Pain, Illness and Injury

I specialize in aligning realistic, attainable and actionable paths forward for families that proactively reduce conflict and re-establish consistency as well as calm for kiddos. Most often, I work with co-parents individually, both parents within a co-parenting partnership and/or all parties involved in a co-parenting dynamic.

I’m a certified comprehensive family mediator (which also makes me a certified family relations mediator), pre-mediation coach, New Ways for Families coach and co-parenting coach.

Those who work with me often mention that I’m soft-spoken, and get things done. 

Holding safe spaces for my clients to be themselves is integral to my work. I will seek to understand as well as accommodate each person’s unique needs so that they can come to the table at their most comfortable. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective. I’m culturally humble and actively seek continuous formal and humanistic education with regards to diversity and inclusion. I’m an ally across many spectrums.

My role is to guide folks, and facilitate conversations that help to figure out the unfigureoutable. 

I began my career at assault services, and throughout the past two decades, I’ve been fortunate to have led a wide variety of local, regional, domestic and international teams towards the elevation of support and equity for those navigating challenging circumstances inclusive but not limited to: mental illness, family violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, substance use/misuse, homelessness, poverty, crisis and trauma.

At the heart of the matter, I’m focused on your kiddos, and removing obstacles from your path.

I’ve experienced the best and the worst of co-parenting challenges, family dynamic professionals, family law professionals and the family law system as a child and as an adult. Personal and professional lived experience fuels me to help folks bring the opportunity for peace into the sunlight.

I’m an unapologetic nerd who trains with prolific professionals and renowned educational institutions. 

I’ve been educated by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, University of Toronto, Harvard University, University of Alberta, The Justice Institute of British Columbia, The Crisis and Trauma Institute, The Institute of Child Psychology, University of Michigan, Government of British Columbia, and the High Conflict Institute (directly by Bill Eddy LCSW, Esq.) amongst a plethora of others.

I qualify as a mediator under s.4 of the FLA (Family Law Act) in BC. I’m a member of the Family Mediation Canada, Hear the Child Society, The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, The High Conflict Institute, and The Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario amongst others.

Reach out! I’d love to hear from you. Let’s find real solutions that really work for you and your family.

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