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:

Affordable

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.

Flexible

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.

Quality

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.

Dedicated

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.

Professional

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: Youth, Adults

SPECIALTIES: Chronic illness/ pain, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem

Stacey Zimmerman
Intern Counsellor 

Languages: English

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. 

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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, like someone has done for me, that tomorrow 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 previously completed my Undergraduate degree in Psychology and am currently working towards completion of my Graduate degree in Counseling. It is through my graduate program and practicum that I am gaining the experience needed to gain certification in counseling. 

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Youth, Couples, Family Therapy

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Emotional Empowerment, Health & Nutrition, Life Coaching, Couples, Relationships, Stress Management 

Charlene Forbes
Intern Counsellor 

Languages: English

I am currently in my final stages of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree and a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and experienced yoga and meditation teacher. In the last 10 years, I have evolved and transitioned from a corporate career to aligning my passions for people and wellness to becoming a health and wellness professional and soon to be registered clinical counsellor.

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My 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.

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

Counsellor - Loretta

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

SPECIALTIES: Communication and Relationship Building, Children/Youth with Special Needs (including Supporting Parents), Self-Regulation, Wellness, Grief and Loss, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression, Abuse, Phobias, College and Career Planning, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem Building

Loretta Thorgeirson
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English

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 honoured 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.

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My purpose in life has always been to help others.  As I pursue my career as a therapist, I am currently working on my internship and MED in Counselling to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC.

In addition, I have completed my Bachelors of Education and my Post Graduate Certificate in Special Education. My other credentials include my BA in Child and Youth Care.

Working with children, youth, and families has granted me the opportunity to build positive connections using a strength-based approach and mindful thinking to help individuals regulate their emotions, problem-solve, and increase self-confidence and self-esteem.

I have supported students in the school system in my current and past careers, from elementary to high school. As an Integration Support Teacher, my current role allows me to support students diagnosed with autism, FASD, behavioural concerns, and chronic and physical health diagnoses. I also believe in building a solid alliance with parents to ensure their child has a positive and inclusive experience at school. I continue developing my skills and therapeutic approach using play therapy, solution-focused therapy, Strength-based and person-centred methods, and Mindfulness.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Individuals, Parents, Couples

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Parenting, Life Transitions, Fears, Relationship Issues, Emotion Regulation, Self-esteem, Neurodiversity, Expressive Play Therapy

Chelsi Callard
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English

I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic alliance and the innate capacity of every human being to heal and grow when provided the right support and opportunity. When we are given a chance to tell our story in the context of an empathic and non-judgmental relationship—healing can begin. Let’s start your journey!

I would be honoured to bear witness to your story and believe that through a strong, empathic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, you will rise. My hope is to provide a safe space where you will feel cared for and heard.

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My belief in the counselling process has been encouraged through my own positive personal experiences with counselling. Many of us experience times in our lives when we are faced with challenges, transitions, fears, loss, or decisions that may feel impossible to face alone.

Counselling can help to navigate these difficult experiences, provide resources and tools to help you to heal and grow and be redeemed into happier, healthier more productive versions of yourself. Some of the challenges counselling can help you navigate are:

  • parenting struggles
  • grief and loss
  • relationship issues
  • mental health challenges such as anxiety or depression
  • big life transitions
  • stress
  • emotion regulation

I am in the final stages of completing my Master’s in Counselling Psychology Degree and have much experience working with children and youth—both neurodiverse and neurotypical. I am also a parent and a youth care worker in the Langley School District. 

I work with children, youth, individuals, and couples. My approach is holistic, person centered, trauma informed, and strengths based. I also use evidence-based strategies from cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and expressive play therapy.  

I love yoga, beaches, chocolate, and summertime. I am an avid dog lover and believe in the therapeutic capacity of our furry friends. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey to wellness.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

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

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Family dynamics, Parenting, Self-harm, Self Confidence

Colleen Vantol, B.A.
Intern Counsellor 

Languages: English

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.

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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.

I am currently completing my master’s in counselling psychology with Yorkville University.  Part of this journey allows me to join the collective at Crossroads to preform my practicum requirements set out via the university. 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.
    Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

     DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

    SPECIALTIES: Personal Development, Life Transitions and Milestones, Impact of Migration, Self-Esteem and Confidence Coaching, Loss and Grievance, Depression, Anxiety, Domestic Abuse, Trauma, Financial Stressors, Crisis, Child/Youth Counselling, Helping parents and children who have exceptionalities, Burnout, Relationship/Marriage Counselling, Spiritual, Holistic Healing

    Mansheel Sawhney
    Intern Counsellor 

    Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu

    Life is a journey, one comprising of several pathways. While most of us aim our GPS towards lasting happiness and contentment, we sometimes find that taking one route lands us elsewhere. If you’re feeling derailed, fatigued, and lost in transit, allow me to heal and help in bringing you a few steps closer to yourself and your destination.

    I believe my soul is a vessel that stores all my human experiences, and every person I encounter, is meant to share a piece of their journey with me. Your personal narrative and where you currently are, in your life’s expedition, matters. Your presence and story connects me to you for a special cause. We learn and grow a part of ourselves with storytelling. This therapeutic exchange is an opportunity for the two of us to pause, absorb and reflect on life’s dichotomous sides of beauty and suffering and to work together to find a way out from the dead-ends and the forks in the road.

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    I operate from strong personal intuition, empathy, friendship, and a sincere place in my heart to support people. I use holistic lens and rely heavily on Rogerian person-centered philosophy to establish good communication and working relationship with my clients. It would be a pleasure to serve my innate qualities to bring out a happier, healthier and the most confident traveller in you.

    I am an Elementary School Teacher from past 5 years and currently in my second year of completing my Masters of Education in Counselling. I have completed both my B.A in Psychology and B.Ed with a minor in Human Development and Counselling from SFU. My role as a Learner Support Team Teacher allows me to work specifically with students who have exceptionalities and vulnerabilities. I am both, experienced and trained, to support children (and their families) who struggle with a variety of needs, such as Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and other behavior or academic challenges. I strongly believe the core to all mending starts at the heart center, with kindness and relationship building.

    The following are my areas of specialization and passion:

    • Personal Development
    • Life Transitions
    • Self-Esteem and Confidence Coaching
    • Impact of Migration
    • Racial Identity
    • Career Planning
    • Loss and Grievance
    • Depression & Anxiety
    • Pain & Trauma
    • Financial/Work Stressors
    • Child/Youth Counselling
    • Helping Parents and Children who have Exceptionalities
    • Burnout
    • Relationship/Couples/Marriage Counselling
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Spiritual, Holistic Healing
      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Groups

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Building Confidence, Self-esteem and Sense of Self, Stress Management, Personal Development, Past or Recent Trauma or Abuse, Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries, Family dynamics, Life Transitions, Career Planning, Health and Wellness

      Aimee Siviter
      Intern Counsellor

      Languages: English

      I believe that we all deserve to find a place where we can learn about ourselves in a space that is open and safe. Through this journey we can learn how to best support the parts of ourselves that deserve to be loved, forgiven, and understood. I will work with you from a wellness-based perspective and believe that creating a sense of empowerment and self-awareness are some of the ultimate goals for therapy.

      As an intern counsellor at Crossroads Collective, I am excited and grateful to be continuing my training and ongoing development and I feel privileged to walk alongside my future clients. Within my work I use a trauma informed approach and strive to be open-minded, empathetic, kind, curious, and non-judgmental

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      My experience includes working as a headteacher with children, youth, and their families within specialty programs for the Surrey School district as well as creative and collaborative experiences in the performing arts. I have a BA in Secondary Education and a BA in Performing Arts and currently working on my MA in Counselling Psychology. As an immigrant to Canada, I recognize and value the parts of us all that need community, familiarity, and a space that we can feel safe to pause, learn and grow.

      Some of the areas I can support you with include

      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Building confidence, self-esteem, and sense of self
      • Stress Management
      • Grief
      • Past or recent trauma or abuse
      • Establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries
      • Relationships
      • Mindfulness-based techniques
      • Health and wellness
      • Life Transitions
      • Career Planning

      I am a believer in the power of people to learn, grow and make changes in their life on their own time, and at their own pace. Therapy is the privilege of walking beside someone in their journey of wellness. I look forward to working together to create and reach therapeutic goals that are unique to your lifestyle and identity. 

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Teens

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Fears, Goal Setting, Relationship Issues, Boundaries, Emotion Regulation, Self-esteem, Holistic Approach, Gestalt Therapy

      David Qi
      Intern Counsellor 

      Languages: English, Mandarin

      My mission to help you recognize the power you hold and make sense of your life. I intend to create an environment that is respectful to all people on a fundamental level, and hope to foster emotional stability and self-awareness in a safe and hopefully fun manner.

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      In 2010, I moved to Canada at the age of 13 with my parents with about 200 words in my vocabulary. Thanks to the cultural diversity in Vancouver, I had the opportunity to interact and connect with people from all over the world that grew up in all sorts of different settings. These experiences of being a Chinese adolescent, Asian Canadian teenager and adult has given me a unique perspective and passion for the human condition. This passion led to me pursuing my Master of Counselling Psychology at Adler University in 2021.

      I mainly work through a holistic approach focusing on genuine human connection and self-awareness. In our sessions together, we might explore any unfinished business from the past, problems you are facing in the present, or goals for the future. I can offer both an accepting environment to process your experiences and concrete skills to improve your quality of life.

      Some days life feels extra difficult. You might have difficulty making the connection you want with the people around you; you might face some really hard decisions that seem impossible to make; you might be dealing with anxiety, depression, or anything else and just want life to be a little easier. Regardless of your goals, or whether you even have one, I am here to listen and help you figure things out.

      I truly believe that through my help, all my clients can come to recognize what they have and what they need to live a more fulfilled and healthy life. It is always an honor to see clients grow and achieve their goals. Some of my specialization include:

      • Anxiety
      • Assertiveness
      • Boundaries
      • Communication
      • Goal setting
      • Interpersonal conflicts
      • Life transitions
      • Self-awareness
      • Self-esteem issues
      • Trauma-informed care
      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, Couples

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Relationship Issues, Losses, Life Changes, Holistic Approach, Stress Management, Boundaries, Emotional Regulation, Self-Esteem, Burn-out, Career Planning

      Jeanne Griesel
      Intern Counsellor

      Languages: English and Afrikaans

      Everyone wants to be heard. It is my aim in practice to listen curiously and non-judgementally as I help you work through obstacles that have come on your path. I believe in creating a space that is safe and knows no boundaries to further self-discovery. Working with a holistic approach, learning to understand how all aspects of life can impact mental health and guide you towards achieving therapeutic goals.

      It is a privilege to walk with you on the journey to healing, celebrating and mitigating life’s ups and downs. My hope is to foster a trusting therapeutic relationship with you by treating you genuinely and empathically.

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      My belief in the counselling process has been encouraged through my own positive personal experiences with counselling. Many of us experience times in our lives when we are faced with challenges, transitions, fears, loss, or decisions that may feel impossible to face alone.

      Counselling can help to navigate these difficult experiences, provide resources and tools to help you to heal and grow and be redeemed into happier, healthier more productive versions of yourself. Some of the challenges counselling can help you navigate are:

      • parenting struggles
      • grief and loss
      • relationship issues
      • mental health challenges such as anxiety or depression
      • big life transitions
      • stress
      • emotion regulation

      I am in the final stages of completing my Master’s in Counselling Psychology Degree and have much experience working with children and youth—both neurodiverse and neurotypical. I am also a parent and a youth care worker in the Langley School District. 

      I work with children, youth, individuals, and couples. My approach is holistic, person centered, trauma informed, and strengths based. I also use evidence-based strategies from cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, and expressive play therapy.  

      I love yoga, beaches, chocolate, and summertime. I am an avid dog lover and believe in the therapeutic capacity of our furry friends. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey to wellness.

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

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

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Family dynamics, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Self Confidence and Self-esteem, Racial Identity, Stress Management, Time Management, Boundaries, Career Planning, Relationships

      Amiebi (Aime) Bamgboye
      Intern Counsellor 

      Languages: English

      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. 

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      As I complete my course work for my master’s in counselling psychology at Yorkville university, 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. 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
      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Groups, Individuals, Seniors

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Building Confidence, Self-Esteem and Sense of Self, Communication Skills, Stress Management, Personal Development, Past or Recent Trauma or Abuse, Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries, Family dynamics, Life Transitions, Career Planning, Health and Wellness, Fears, Relationship Issues, Emotional Regulation, Burn-out, Career Planning

      Julia Siedlanowska
      Intern Counsellor 

      Languages: English, Polish

      Whether you have tried many therapists, or have never been to therapy, I am comfortable working with people who are skeptical about the counselling process. I bring a trauma-informed lens to counselling to help you work through tricky moments from the past and present that we may or may not be entirely aware of.

      I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. I aim to facilitate your search for personal meaning and life goals through various therapeutic techniques including narrative therapy, psychodrama and mindfulness. I have a person-centred approach, which means that I work collaboratively with you, at your own pace. I aim to be a non-judgmental listener, walking alongside as we face our fears, shame, self-loathing and other challenges to find greater self-acceptance and ease.

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      I have worked for over a decade as a voice coach with artists and students aged six to sixty-five, helping them discover confidence in themselves through voice work, drama, and public speaking to create life-affirming transformation through voice. I bring this same compassion and curiosity to my work as an intern counsellor at Crossroads Collective.

      I have a BA in Acting, and am in the final stages of completing my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.

      Some of the challenges counselling can help you navigate are:

      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Grief
      • Building Confidence
      • Self-Esteem and Sense of Self
      • Communication Skills
      • Stress Management
      • Personal Development
      • Past or Recent Trauma or Abuse
      • Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries
      • Family dynamics
      • Life Transitions
      • Career Planning
      • Health and Wellness
      • Fears
      • Relationship Issues
      • Emotional Regulation
      • Burn-out
      • Career Planning

      I believe people are innately searching to lead the best lives they can, with the tools they have. I work with adults, children and teens, in group, couples, and individual settings. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for a free trial session to see if we would be a good match. It would be my honour to accompany you on your journey.

      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Couples, Families

      SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Family conflict, Grief, Life transitions, Racial identity, School issues, Self-esteem, Stress

      Gurpreet Nahal
      Intern Counsellor 

      Languages: English, Punjabi

      It is my goal to provide you with a nonjudgmental and supportive environment to encourage you through your life’s transitions and challenges. I can help you regain control of your mental health and wellbeing through a holistic and integrative lens, accounting for what makes you who you are and who you may want to be. 

      Life is full of transitions and changes that can be hard to face alone. It could be anything – school, career, family, friends, love, or even moving to a new place. I can provide you with extra support through such changes, where you are given a safe space to share freely with me as I help you move forward in your life. 

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      Everyone is made up of unique parts that make them whole, from their life experiences, culture, gender, and even their familial background, which I am respectful of when working with you. I hope to use these parts to help you work on your resiliency and belief in yourself.

      Stress can present itself in a multitude of ways, such as physically, mentally, or emotionally, spilling over into multiple areas of your life. I would like to help you learn to manage such stressors appropriately, resulting in you becoming a happier and more fulfilled self.

      I am currently working to complete my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology to register as a Clinical Counsellor. I have previously obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and have extensive experience working with marginalized populations from diverse backgrounds, including those with undiagnosed mental health challenges, addiction issues, family fragmentation, and identity issues.

      I work with children, youth, and adults, as well as all genders. I like to use a variety of techniques, such as mindfulness, person-centered, Alderian, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I aim to provide you with a safe space where you can share without judgment and feel heard and respected for your life experiences and needs. The journey to healing is a collaborative process that I hope to help you navigate successfully.

      Some of the areas I can help you with include:

      • Anxiety
      • Burnout
      • Building confidence
      • Career planning
      • Coping skills
      • Depression
      • Divorce
      • Emotional regulation
      • Establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries
      • Family conflict
      • Grief
      • Health and wellness
      • Life transitions
      • Racial identity
      • Relationship issues
      • School issues
      • Self-esteem
      • Stress
      Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

      DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Couples, Families, Teens

      SPECIALTIES: Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Burnout, Trauma, Career Planning, Adult Play Therapy

      Julie Beauregard
      Intern Counsellor 

      Languages: English

      Do you experience ongoing conflicts in your most intimate relationships? Are you a new parent struggling with the loss of desire or intimacy with your partner? Are you overwhelmed by chronic pain, anxiety, or depression? Do you have sleep challenges that impact you deeply on a daily basis? Or are you looking for new meaning in life following an abrupt life transition? These uphill battles do not need to be faced alone. Join me in therapy as we explore facing these challenges together and finding solutions to meet your unique needs.

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      My style as a therapist is warm, empathic, creative, and encouraging. I offer thoughtful questions to inspire shifts in perspective and enhanced self-awareness. I am likely to gently challenge you to think, feel, and act in different ways to promote healthy relationships with others and with yourself.

      I aim to help you feel deeply seen, heard, and understood in each of our sessions together. It would be my privilege to assist you in navigating through difficult life experiences including:

      • The loss of intimacy and desire with your partner
      • Communication breakdowns with your partner or children
      • Chronic pain, anxiety, or depression from a motor vehicle accident
      • Grieving the loss of a loved human or pet
      • Getting passed over repeatedly for that big promotion at work
      • Having a hard time standing up for yourself and finding your voice
      • Being “on edge” and constantly feeling the need to keep busy or be perfect

      I am completing my Master of Counselling Psychology (MCP) degree at Adler University and am pursuing designation as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC. Prior to graduate school, I had graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology from Simon Fraser University and founded three small businesses. I had also provided play-based behaviour intervention to autistic children, published a best-selling parenting book, and worked for a decade in several areas of the construction industry.

      Although I can always remember having an interest in understanding how others think and what might motivate them to act in certain ways, the greatest catalyst toward eventually becoming a therapist was being in a motor vehicle accident back in 2011. Along the road to physical recovery, I embarked upon an incredibly rewarding and profound path to emotional recovery as well. To my surprise, therapy provided me the precise tools I needed to self-regulate, to understand my life patterns, and to drastically improve relationships. Through therapy I had experienced genuine validation and undivided attention unlike I had ever encountered before. I have since been a strong advocate for counselling and am grateful to now be able to help others in this highly meaningful work.

      My areas of specialization include:

      • Boundaries and assertiveness training
      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Trauma processing
      • Insomnia and sleep difficulties
      • Burnout
      • Workplace conflict
      • Career advancement
      • Perfectionism
      • The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
      • Attachment injuries
      • Desire and intimacy in couples/partners
      • Consensual non-monogamy
      • Positive discipline parenting
      • Forgiveness
      • Grief processing
      • Self-compassion

      The forms of therapy that most shape my practice include:

      • Schema Therapy
      • Emotion-Focused Therapy
      • Internal Family Systems Therapy
      • Family Systems Therapy
      • Sand Tray Therapy

      I commend you on taking this courageous leap toward addressing and resolving areas of distress in your life and harnessing joy. As counselling is not a one-size-fits-all approach, I look forward to developing an individual therapy to meet your specific needs.

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