Online Counselling in BC

ONLINE COUNSELLING IN BC IS ONLY A CLICK AWAY.

We have Counsellors all over British Columbia. With our main offices in Langley, BC, we also provide online counselling in BC since we have Counsellors located all over the province and are able to connect with you Canada-wide. We have specialists in our remote offices of Victoria, Kelowna, West Vancouver, Castlegar, among many more across Canada.

Distance should not hinder you from looking for the right Counsellor. Please reach out to us if you are interested in virtually connecting to one of our Counselling Specialists with Crossroads Collective.

Please note, the majority of our Virtual Counsellors are available for online and virtual sessions ONLY.

What is online Counselling in BC?

Online Counselling in BC is a form of counselling that takes place on the internet or over the phone. It is a more accessible form of counselling in both price and location restrictions. It allows people who are not in a major center to have access to the same quality of counselling that people who live in bigger centers. It is used by people who are seeking professional help but are not willing or able to attend a face-to-face counselling session. A lot of patients will use online counselling in BC in addition to regular sessions if they need an emergency session or if they simply cannot fit the drive in their busy schedule.

Advantages Of Online Counselling In BC

Online counselling has a lot of benefits that you might have not even thought about. We have decided to create a list of some of those advantages for you. 

  • Accessible – Not every town or city is big enough to have a vast selection of counsellors. Does that mean that the people that live there do not need or deserve the best mental health services? No it does not! With online counselling in BC, you have access to a vast array of counsellors that can help you, no matter where you are.It is also great for people who are already too busy and can’t fit a face-to-face appointment during business hours. It provides you with an alternative where you do not have to leave your home or your office.

  • Convenience & Comfort – We talked a little bit about it in the last section but not having to leave your house to seek help is an amazing benefit of online counselling in BC. Moreover, it allows you to have a real sense of anonymity since you are not visiting the office and you do not risk running into anyone you know. Most people also feel more comfortable sharing in their home since it is a comfortable and reassuring environment. It is easier to open up with online counselling since you are in a controlled environment.
  • Save Time & Money – Even if a therapist can charge the same amount of money for services online and in person, it ends up being less expensive to use online counselling in BC. The reason is, you lose less time, you don’t have to pay for gas, you don’t have to find/pay for parking and you can go right back to work after. You will literally save time and money.

History Of Distance Counselling

Tele-Counselling started more than 35 years ago but it has completely changed with the arrival of new video conferencing technologies. It used to be done exclusively over the phone and it has evolved into what we know today. Online Counselling is now an amazing and perfectionned service that helps people all over the world.

If you are interested in learning more about online counselling in BC or to book an appointment, feel free to reach out to Crossroad Collective today!

The Role Of Covid-19

Online counselling was already known and used by many but the arrival of Covid-19 in 2020 increased the demand dramatically. To answer to the increasing demand of people looking to have a counselling appointment without leaving their home, Crossroad Collective has hired a team of professionals to offer that service all over Canada.

 Nowadays, the demand for online counselling is still rising, even with the reduction of social distancing and other restrictions. Canadians all over the country have tried this type of counselling and they understand how beneficial it can be for them.

Contact Us

If you want to book your first appointment for online counselling in BC or if you have any questions, feel free to contact us today. We have a team of professionals that are there to help you, no matter where you are. Don’t wait any longer, get in touch with Crossroad Collective.

We are here to support you along your journey.

We are now accepting both virtual appointments as well as in-person appointments.  Click below and schedule your first visit today!

Neora Snitz - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors

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

Neora Snitz, MSW

Registered Social Worker (RSW) & Virtual Counsellor 

Languages: English & Hebrew

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

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

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

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

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

DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth, Adults, Couples, Families

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Self Identify, Transitions, Conflict Resolution, Parenting

 Crystal Munegatto

Registered Social Worker (RSW) & Virtual Counsellor

Languages: English

Life can be unpredictable and challenging, which often causes uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, and changes in mood. This is also very common when we transition though different stages of life, and it can impact our self-identity. This is really common as we age into new phases of life and our roles, responsibilities, and expectations change. Not only are these life events challenging for us, they are challenging for the people around us to adapt to as well. We also go through intense periods of struggle such as grief and loss due to situations like unemployment, moving, death of a pet or loved one, divorce, and more. It is my goal to provide the support and stability needed to assist you through these difficult times.

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Together we can explore ways of coping and moving forward.

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) through the BC Association of Social Workers (BCASW). I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Before going back to school to pursue my masters I worked as a social worker with the health authority and in adoption. I believe that my education and experience has allowed me to work with a great diversity of people in a variety of life circumstances.

I have worked in the field of mental health for the past 15 years as social worker, counsellor, and coach. The areas I have worked in include anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues and couples counselling, parenting and motherhood, grief and loss, substance use, identity and life transitions, personality disorders, and major mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

I have several years of experience coaching people in the areas of health and wellness, such as fitness and nutrition inspiration and accountability.

I have completed or am currently working on advanced training in:

  • Relationship/Couples Counselling
  • The Gottman Method
  • Complex Trauma Level I and II, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Satir Family Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping).

The basis of my work is founded on Person Centered Theory, with the belief that the therapeutic relationship and being with the person on their journey are the most important aspects of the work we will do together.

I am a wife and mother of 4 and I am looking forward to working with you!

Paul Singh - Counsellor

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

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

Paul Singh

Associate Counsellor & Virtual Counsellor

Languages: English & Punjabi

We often forget that life is filled with ups and downs. Many experiences and relationships come with feelings of pain, anger, and sadness. These emotions and memories can be difficult to share with our family, friends, and close ones.

I believe the “right” therapist provides a space for you to feel supported, understood and guides you with education towards a life of acceptance and growth.

Counsellor - Sudeep

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults

SPECIALTIES: Play therapy, Anxiety, Attachment, Self-harm

Sudeep Bedi

Clinical Counsellor (RCC) & Virtual Counsellor

Languages: English & Punjabi

Trying to make sense of your life and begin a process of change can feel challenging. I believe that therapy is a place to feel safe, share your experiences, and explore new and meaningful ways of being. My intention is to listen and create a safe space free of judgement as I guide you on a journey that fosters awareness of your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and behavioral patterns. 

Beginning therapy can be daunting, but I believe it is a brave choice and an opportunity to provide yourself with care and support. I consider it a privilege to get to know my clients and work with them as they heal, grow, and feel better.

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I believe everyone is resilient and has an intuition towards healing. I believe there is a truth within each of us that acts as a compass and a guide. When you tune in to that deepest intuition, you can learn to turn away from the things that don’t serve you, change the negative patterns holding you back, and embrace what your soul longs for: agency and connection with yourself and others.

My therapeutic style is warm, personable, compassionate, honest, humorous and humble. I work in a collaborative manner and address clients with unconditional positive regard as we create a therapeutic relationship. By listening, witnessing, and being present I will support you on your journey to self. I completed my Master of Educational Counselling and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care. I have several years working with children and youth and work as a youth worker in the schools. I offer approaches such as Solution Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Person Centered, Emotion Focused Therapy

 I work with children, adolescents, adults, specialize in the treatment of anxiety issues, general worry, social anxiety, school avoidance, attention-deficit hyper-active disorder, depression, self-harm.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Individuals, Youth, Parents, Couples and 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 (RSW) & 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

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
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
Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth, Adults

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

Stacey Zimmerman
Intern Counsellor & Virtual 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 & Virtual 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.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, Families

SPECIALTIES: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Relationship Conflict, Relationship Coaching, Burnout, Play-Therapy, Emotional Regulation, Managing Anger, Trauma, Career Challenges

Jamie Johnson
Intern Counsellor & Virtual Counsellor

Languages: English

My goal is for you to feel supported and valued along each step of your counselling journey. I believe your life and challenges are uniquely important am I am confident you will begin to grow when you feel safe enough to be yourself. You can be sure you and your goals will be our focus on this collaborative journey.

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It would be my joy to help counsel you through:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Marriage/Couples (Young Adults age 30 and under)
  • Boundaries
  • Finding life purpose
  • Burnout
  • Grief
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Trauma

Currently, I am in the last stages of my Master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counselling. I am primarily guided by an attachment framework and use CBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered, & Solution-Focused-Therapy. I love learning, and I am always adding to my toolbox to best serve my clients. I am passionate about helping people gain insights and work toward breakthroughs. I believe we can thrive when we have supportive friends and community, and I long to promote this vibrancy in clients’ lives.

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 & Virtual 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, Adults, Couples, Family Therapy 

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

Colleen Vantol, B.A.
Intern Counselor & Virtual 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: Youth, Adults, Couples

    SPECIALTIES: Trauma, Depression, Addiction, Grief Loss and Bereavement, Life Transitions, Self-esteem, Anxiety, Panic

    Ciaran Mcdonaugh
    Clinical Counsellor (CCC) & Virtual Counsellor

    Languages: English

    I use a humanistic and integrated approach to my client work. I am a psychotherapist and clinical counsellor. I completed my diploma in Addiction studies in 2006 then did a Masters of Integrated Counselling & Psychotherapy a few years later, I did a second masters in Social Care Management back home in Ireland. For the last 18 years I have been working with client in a counselling setting. I believe my unique experience and education has help me gain the knowledge and understanding to help people flourish in their lives

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    My therapeutic approaches are tailored to meet the needs of each client. I implement an integrative approach that consists of a variety of therapeutic techniques. This integrative approach will assist the client in developing new awareness and insight around their presenting issues. My goal is to hold a space that is safe, warm and confidential where the client’s needs are at the forefront of the counselling journey. I join each client on their personal journey walking alongside them providing support through discussion and exploration, I will help you clarify your own beliefs, values and priorities, arriving at a place where you can claim your personal freedom by dissolving past trauma. My therapeutic practice is informed by a person-centred and culturally-informed counselling approach. I believe every person is an expert on their own life.

    I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCCAC) and hold a (MPCC) Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling with the Canadian Professional Counselling Association (CPCA). I bring a vast wealth of knowledge and over eighteen years of experience to my client work.

    The following list below are my areas of specialization and those I am passionate about:

      • Addiction
      • Sustaining your recover
      • Depression
      • Anxiety & Panic
      • Trauma
      • Abuse
      • Relationship issues
      • Personal boundaries
      • Personal development
      • Assertiveness
      • Grief loss and Bereavement
      • Anger management
      • Conflict resolution
      • Stress management
      • Mindfulness-based techniques
      • Couples counselling
      • Separation/divorce
      • Emotional empowerment
      • Existential crisis: lack of meaning
      • LGBTQ
    Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

    DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults, and Family Therapy

    SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Behavioural Interventions, Crisis Counselling, Depression, Thoughts of Suicide, Addictions, LGTBQ, Trauma (recent, acute, or historic), Grief and Loss

    Daniel Smith
    Intern Counsellor & Virtual Counsellor

    Languages: English

    Life brings many amazing moments. Unfortunately, those amazing moments are often surrounded by the challenging ones, the sad ones, and frustrating ones, and all the other ones in between. Regardless of what kind of moment you’re experiencing, having someone to support you while you process, celebrate, manage, or understand these moments is crucial. Whether you’re coping or facing an unexpected challenging life event, begun feeling overwhelmed with all the emotions, are struggling to find balance between various aspects of your life, or just need someone to talk to, you’re journey to reaching a calmer, more balanced future begins with Crossroads Collective.

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    I found my passion helping people through turmoil and hardship early in my career. I worked in crisis response and coaching for young adults and their families for a decade, supporting people through some of the worst moments of their lives. I’ve worked with individuals with diverse needs, many experiencing mental health crises. I moved into supporting children and youth, exploring how someone’s behaviour and routine can be a tool to supporting their wellness.

    I’m currently completing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. I also have been fortunate to have taken a plethora of training and certification opportunities about crisis response, paramedicine, and leadership.

    Some of my focus areas for counselling include: crisis counselling, trauma counselling (acute or historic), grief and loss counseling, LGBTQ2S+ support, anxiety, depression, youth & adolescence counselling, and addictions counselling. I work with individuals of all age groups, despite my experiences lending to younger populations.

    Through my professional, personal, and educational experience, I have developed a passion for supporting others through hardships and celebrating their path to wellness. I understand that journey is seldom easy, and requires a lot of effort, dedication, and care to reach what can feel like an ever-changing horizon. I hope to join you on that journey together.

    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 & Virtual 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 & Virtual 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: 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 & Virtual 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, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Self Confidence and Self-esteem, Racial Identity, Stress Management, Time Management, Boundaries, Career Planning, Relationships

    Amiebi (Aime) Bamgboye
    Intern Counsellor & Virtual 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
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    Languages: English

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