Our Counselling team

Understanding

Inclusive

Warm

Empathetic

Diverse

Understanding

Inclusive

Warm

Empathetic

Diverse

Ally Goult

Ally began her career in mental health as a youth counsellor for the YMCA, supporting at-risk teens. This taught her that human beings have a deep capacity for healing at their core despite the profound adversity they may have faced.
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Ann-Margaret Tait

Ann's professional background includes executive roles in a variety of industries focused on transformation and change management. In addition, she has lived experience with anxiety and depression.
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Camila Mariana Rimada

Camila has worked with homeless youth, international university students, First Nations youth, women affected by violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer patients, and seniors.
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Carmen Davies

Carmen Davies is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in Victoria, BC. She believes in our inherent capacity for healing and transformation, that we are wired to not only heal but to thrive and feel pleasure and connection.
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Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. He's in his 4th year of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University.
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Duncan Keist

Duncan is passionate about learning and personal development. As such, he has achieved Associate of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Sociology, and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degrees.
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Emma Goult

Emma has always had a passion for helping others and a keen interest in human behaviour throughout her life. She also describes herself as someone with a detailed oriented, goal-driven mind who is attracted to problem-solving.
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Evangelos Gkaldanidis

Evangelos has worked as an intern therapist in a clinical hospital setting in Greece and has offered counselling services as a member of diverse mental health professionals in the Vancouver metropolitan area.
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GaiAnne Ghazaryan

GaiAnne specializes in EMDR. Her approach is collaborative and client-centred that guides clients to process the past, connect with the present and re-imagine the future.
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Jae Yoo

Jae has served as a counsellor for varied clients, working with adults and children. She is well-trained in evidence-based treatment methods and certified in a range of techniques.
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Jane Whitlaw

Jane actively engages with regular professional development opportunities to ensure I stay well versed in available and alternative healing initiatives, such as equine-partnered psychotherapy and wellness and nature-based therapeutic intervention.
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Linda Duarte

Linda is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 25 years of experience working in a variety of settings: Post Secondary, Career, Couples and Family, Employee Assistance Programs, Addiction and Mental Health.
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Mark Halabecki

Mark has worked in child, and adolescent mental health, long-term care, inpatient hospital settings, primary care, outpatient mental health, and is currently working in an outpatient environment with individuals with chronic pain.
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Maryam Bayat

Maryam is a Registered Clinical Counselor with years of counselling experience helping people to find their way in life journey. She also identifies as a mother, an immigrant, and a lifetime learner.
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Marziyeh Abbasi

Marziyeh has worked with youth/adults and families who have been affected by mental health issues. She is committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for all people as they discover their path.
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Melinda Freitas

Melinda's passion for counselling grew from personal experience with grief, loss and trauma. Completing University later in life has fueled her drive to enable and empower others fully. 
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Munir Velji

Munir is a seasoned trainer, counsellor and instructor. He has worked in the helping profession for over 29 years. He has worked in various settings, including residential, healthcare, non-profit, mental health, addictions and EFAP.
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Natalie Webber

Natalie has recently completed training in perinatal mental health and volunteers with postpartum support agencies. In addition, she has a long work history in social services with individuals of all ages and stages of life.
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Omar Hussein

Omar wore several hats, from teaching to coaching to chef training. Each experience had its own set of challenges that led him to today, ready to support others.
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Pamela Olsson

Pamela specializes in working with the neurodivergent community and is well-versed in the areas of Autism and AD/HD. She also has experience working in the mental health care areas of trauma, substance abuse, diversity, and multiculturalism.
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Sarah Susswein

Sarah believes everyone is worthy of maximizing their quality and enjoyment of life. As a counsellor, Sarah wants to pay it forward and help others experience what is possible.
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Sukhjeevan Kaur

Sukhjeevan's passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. She helps clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships to know themselves.
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Susan Sabnani

Susan has approximately 20 years of experience working with children, youth, families specializing in mental health, child welfare and domestic violence.
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Tamara Ukwu

Tamara helps clients to optimize strengths, build resilience and cultivate growth. She is committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental environment and developing a therapeutic and trusting relationship.
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Tania Bakas

Tania’s approach to counselling is influenced by 12 years of experience as a holistic practitioner and her counselling/work background in helping people overcome childhood and relationship wounds.
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Teresa Vozza

Teresa has more than 20 years of experience working with families experiencing various challenges from parenting concerns and protection issues to anger management, domestic violence and grief and loss.
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