Counselling Interns

How does Crossroads Collective offer affordable Counselling?

At Crossroads Collective, it’s important to us that we get our services out to everyone possible. We know that financials can often be a trigger for people who are interested in the services but don’t feel like they can spend that amount of money on them, this is when our counselling interns can become interesting for you or your loved ones.

Thankfully, at Crossroads Collective in Langley, we have a solution for you. We know just how important counselling is for individuals. From one-on-one talk therapy to family and marriage counselling, having someone to discuss things with is important. This is why we offer affordable, accessible & qualified counselling interns services. Want more information? Download our Affordable Counselling at Crossroads Brochure.

Our team of counselling interns provide all services on a sliding scale for payment. Services include:

Our rates

Our intern rates for services are dependent on your need and income. Standard rates on our sliding scale are typically $40-80 per session. However, we know that everyone is faced with different circumstances – and we do have the opportunity for lower rates to accommodate your needs. Please contact our clinic to discuss your circumstances and we will ensure you get services. Our belief is that there should be no barriers to mental health services, so please reach out to get started with our counselling interns services!

Our counselling interns

When you work with one of our counselling interns, you’re working with someone who is eager and excited about their career and helping others achieve wellness. At Crossroads Collective, we only accept the best of the best. All of our Masters of Counselling Students are supervised by an accredited supervisor with additional training in mentoring and guiding our student interns.

We offer supervision for counselling interns specializing in play therapy, child and youth, adult counselling, couples counselling, high conflict, music and art therapy. We provide students with the opportunity to gain speciality training in these diverse and in-demand areas of counselling. And, when we provide this opportunity, it provides affordable services to those in need.

Why Hire A Counselling Intern in Langley?

There are a lot of reasons why people choose to work with our counselling interns in Langley. After talking with some of our esteemed clientele, we have boiled it down to 6 main reasons why you should consider Crossroad Counselling for this amazing service:


As mentioned earlier, the rates for counselling interns are lower than if you decided to
work with a licensed professional. It allows people with a lower income to have access to
the services that they need today.


Licensed professionals will work mostly during office hours. Interns will often be available during the evening and after working hours. It might be more convenient for you to meet after working hours and not have to worry about taking time off.

New Perspective

Our counselling interns in Langley are learning and up to date on the latest treatments and interventions. They bring a fresh look and perspective to ailments and issues that can be afflicting you.


One of the biggest misconceptions about counselling interns is that they do not
offer quality services. Not only are they qualified, they also benefit from supervision
from our seasoned practitioners.


Our interns are excited to work with you. They want to prove themselves & continue learning every single day. They are committed to the process and eager to help you.


Crossroad Counselling hires only interns that can provide professional services. During the interview process, they need to show that they have integrity and that they are committed to go above and beyond.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Teens, Youth, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Personal Development, Coping Skills, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem and Sense of Self, Confidence Building, Self-Talk, Stress Management, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Boundaries, Burnout

Sabrina Brar
Intern Counsellor 

Languages: English

I understand that navigating life’s challenges can be overwhelming, but with the right support and guidance, you can gain the tools you need to overcome obstacles and live a happier, more fulfilling life. My approach to counselling is warm, empathetic, and client-centered, and I strive to create a safe and supportive environment for every person who walks through my door. I am dedicated to helping you feel heard, understood, and supported as you navigate your way towards healing and growth. Let’s work together to unlock your full potential and find a path towards greater wellbeing.


My goal as a counselling intern is to create a safe space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, build resilience, and develop the skills they need to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I believe that each client is unique, and I strive to tailor my approach to fit your individual needs. I will work collaboratively with you to develop personalized strategies and coping skills to help you work through life’s challenges and achieve your goals.

I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University, where I am gaining valuable knowledge and skills to support my clients on their journey towards healing and growth. I am a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and am working towards pursuing my designation as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Prior to graduate school, I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology at Simon Fraser University.

I primarily operate from a strength-based, client-centered integrative approach to counselling that aims to meet you where you are and help you get to where you would like to be. To do this, I draw upon a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based practices to name a few. As a South Asian woman, I am fluent with the added pressures and challenges of navigating cross-cultural dynamics, and I work from a culturally sensitive lens. 

Some of the areas I can help you with include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Interpersonal Conflicts
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Boundary Setting
  • Trauma-Informed Care
Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Children, Teens (16+), Families, Couples, Groups

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Boundaries, Communication-Building, Interpersonal Conflict, Boundaries, Burnout, Womens Issues

Wendy Huang
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English

The journey to overcome lifes challenges can often feel like an uphill battle. it would be my privilege to support you through your battle. If you are looking to heal, change, or grow, I can offer you a safe space to forge your path forward. I aim to listen with compassion and non-judgment, and to collaborate with you to find solutions that best work for you. I hope to help you discover your inner strength, and empower you to thrive in your life. 


I am a Master of Counselling Psychology graduate student from Yorkville University. Prior to pursuing my master’s, I completed my Bachelor of Psychology degree at Simon Fraser University, where I worked in a research lab focusing on memory and learning, as well as with Options BC as a crisis line volunteer. my passion for helping others grew with each experience in this field, and I have seen how powerful and transformative therapeutic conversations can be. Aside from schooling, I have over 10 years of experience in hospitality and more than 5 years in the fitness and health industry. My personal experience with body image and disordered eating, as well as my certification in exercise and nutrition, have given me insight into how to navigate difficulties with self-image. 


I believe in an integrative approach to counselling, which incorporates exploring mental narratives, bodily awareness, and self-care strategies in the process of healing. I implement a person-centred approach to empower the client, build inner resources, and use collaboration to cultivate a counselling experience uniquely suited to your needs. I am eager to help and support you in your mental health journey. 


Some areas I can help you with include but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Self-Esteem
  • Boundaries
  • Communication-Building
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Boundaries
  • Burnout
  • Womens Issues
Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Children, Teens (16+), Couples, Families, Groups

SPECIALTIES: LGBTQ+, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Boundaries, Stress, Communication, Codependency, Interpersonal Conflict, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, Women’s Issues, Burnout, Grief and Loss, Guilt and Shame

Carissa Stocco
Intern Counsellor 

Languages: English

Feeling heard and unconditionally accepted can help us feel safe while exploring the most vulnerable parts of ourselves. This is what I strive to provide you with as I help you summon your inner resources to build self-acceptance, empowerment, and inner peace. It is easy to believe that we do not deserve these things when feelings of guilt and shame prevent us from loving and forgiving ourselves. This can lead us to feel stuck in the past, making it hard to move forward. However, I believe that we are all capable of growing and achieving internal peace, hence why it is my honour and privilege to help you find yours.


I am currently studying my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Upon completion, I intend to become designated as a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, with whom I currently hold a student membership. Prior to studying my Masters, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Simon Fraser University. I chose this path because I loved learning about people. During this time, I also volunteered for several non-profit organizations where I worked with diverse people in socially and therapeutically supportive ways. These experiences evolved my love for learning about people into a love for listening to their stories. However, my previous volunteer work as a crisis line call-taker truly confirmed my passion for playing an active role in supporting people therapeutically. It now brings me joy to be able to work with you as a counselling intern to process your pain and help you achieve your goals. 

My approach to therapy is primarily humanistic and integrative. Typically, I utilize a person-centred framework while incorporating elements of Gestalt, Existential, and Solution-Focused therapies. However, I also integrate elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy where relevant. My integrative style is likewise collaborative, strengths-based, and unconditionally regarding of your perspective and experiences. Moreover, it allows me to tailor a unique therapeutic experience to you and your reasons for seeking counselling. This allows me to be flexible with how I continuously uphold your best interests.

Here are just some of the areas I can help you with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Boundaries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Esteem
  • Communication 
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Family and Relationship Conflict
  • Burnout
  • Suicide
  • Grief
  • Identity
  • Confidence
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Codependency
  • Women’s Issues
Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Youth & Children

SPECIALTIES: ADHD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Discovery, Art Exploration, Dreamwork, Play Therapy, Youth Advocacy, Social Justice

Melissa Ko
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English

I am a warm, empathic, and curious individual who is passionate about helping people in their self-discovery. I aspire to compassionately accompany people in their healing and growth. Many of us may feel trapped under the overwhelming burdens of our past and future or stuck within our seemingly endless responsibilities and expectations. I wholeheartedly intend to hold a nonjudgmental, neurodivergent-affirming, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive space to fully listen to your story and help you navigate these challenges as you find a sense of clarity, balance, and wholeness in your life. My goal is to help you embrace your authentic self though gaining a deeper self-understanding.


I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship built on safety and trust is fundamental for healing and learning healthy boundaries. My approach to counselling is creative, warm, holistic, and explorative. I primarily work from a Jungian psychodynamic and Gestalt humanistic perspective. Depending on your needs, sessions could include exploring imagination, art, play, metaphors, and dreams in session. I also integrate evidence-based approaches into my practice. I consider it an absolute honour to witness your journey.

I am a cis-female second-generation settler with roots in Hong Kong. I fully embrace my identity as an ADHDer, diagnosed in my early 20s. I’m passionate about destigmatizing, normalizing, and celebrating neurodiversity as well as helping people heal from their childhood wounds. I aim to hold space for all human experiences as I believe every perspective holds some wisdom.

Currently, I am completing my Master of Counselling Psychology at Adler University in hopes to become a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the CCPA as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BCACC. I also aim to be registered with the First Nations Health Authority. Previously, I completed my Bachelor of Kinesiology with the University of British Columbia.

Since my teenage years, I have consistently supported children, youth, and families with various identities across different helping capacities, including social services, education, recreation, and healthcare. Many of my current and former clients in the past five years have lived experiences with trauma and other mental health challenges or identify as ADHD or autistic. I am an ally with the Indigenous community, having the immense privilege of working closely with Indigenous school staff to pioneer an Indigenous-focused mentoring program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and surrounding area. I am committed to reconciliation through counselling to heal the intergenerational wounds imposed by colonization.

My areas of specialization include:⦁ ADHD
⦁ Anxiety
⦁ Depression
⦁ Trauma (Complex, Developmental, Intergenerational, Cultural)
⦁ Neurodivergent care
⦁ Imagination & Creativity
⦁ Art exploration
⦁ Dreamwork
⦁ Play & Sandtray Modalities
⦁ Social Justice & Advocacy
⦁ EMDR (in training)
⦁ Autism
⦁ Stress
⦁ Identity formation
⦁ Relationship Issues
⦁ Life Transitions
⦁ Self-exploration
⦁ Boundary setting
⦁ Young Adults
⦁ Youth, Teens, Children

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Adolescents, Children, Older Adults, Couples, LGBTQIA+

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Burnout, Emotion Regulation, Body Image, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss

Haylie Palichuk
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English

I believe that each person already has the inner resources to grow and make positive changes. But sometimes, we need some extra support accessing our resources. As a counsellor, I aim to foster a supportive, healing environment to help you connect with yourself, get in touch with your inner wisdom, and create meaningful changes in your life. 


My work is largely informed by Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, and I ground my practice in anti-oppressive values. This means that in our work together, I may offer an invitation to work with experiential activities, metaphors, imagery, and parts work to facilitate the therapeutic process. I may also invite you to consider the systems at play, whether that be the system within yourself, the system of your relationships, or the systems in broader society. I take a collaborative approach to therapy, so throughout the process, I will always emphasize choice, empowerment, and safety.


I am currently completing my Master of Counselling Psychology at Adler University to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Prior to my graduate studies, I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of British Columbia. I have worked in the helping profession in many capacities, including coaching, supporting older adults, and answering crisis calls from people in the community. Currently, I work as a support worker for neurodivergent adults. 

Some of the areas I can support you with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Body Image
  • Self-Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss  

If you think we may be a good match, please reach out to Crossroads Collective. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey. 

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

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

SPECIALTIES: Play therapy, Gender affirming LGBTQ+ care, Neuro diverse affirming, Anxiety, Fear, Self-esteem, Behaviour Intervention, School and academic related challenges, supporting parents with Autism/ADHD/ADD/ODD diagnosis and psychoeducation.

Mansi Parekh
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English, Hindi & Gujarati

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


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

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

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