COUNSELLING

Clinical Counsellors

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor
VIRTUAL ONLY

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Youth, Groups

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

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

Languages: English

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

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

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Some of the hardships I have assisted people with are:

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

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

My areas of specialization are:

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

I use the following modalities when working with clients:

 

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

DEMOGRAPHIC: Individuals, Youth, Parents, Couples, Groups

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

Darlene Mathews, MA

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

Languages: English

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

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

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

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

Some tools/training that I use in my sessions

  • CBT
  • Emotion regulation
  • Resilience building
  • Sleep Hygiene

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

Counsellor - Ally

VIRTUAL ONLY

DEMOGRAPHIC: Teens, Adults, Couples

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

Ally Goult, MA

Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Virtual Counsellor

Languages: English

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

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

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

The following list are my areas of specialization:

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

We are here to support you along your journey.

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