Our Vision and Mission

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Vision

Our vision is to see individuals and families improve relationships, make healthy choices, discover resilience and  improve well being.

Mission

Our mission is to provide the most competent, responsive, flexible and diverse services needed to address the client’s concerns.

At Oakhill, we don’t sell counselling services. We are objective companions that come alongside you on your journey of discovery, self acceptance and personal growth in a way that fosters emotional stability, resilience, well being, prosperity and joy.

We are diverse. Our personnel are made up of both male and female therapists who utilize a broad range of therapeutic modalities. We have representation from five racial backgrounds (East Indian, European, two Middle Eastern countries and South African) and speak eight different languages; Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Afrikaan, Arabic, English, Urdu and Farsi. We range in age from 30 to 65 years, have a diverse background of professional experiences and represent several religious philosophies.  We also have representation from the LGBTQ2S community.

We are flexible. We are the largest, if not one of the largest, mental health agencies in BC. We strive to provide services in a timely fashion and because of our large network of professionals, can accommodate any schedule.

We are competent. We are made up of professionals with significant professional experience and hold at least a Masters degree in counselling, psychology or social work and who are registered with a professional organization such as the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, BC College of Social Workers or the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. We also have psychologists who hold a doctorate degree in psychology and who are registered with the BC Psychological Association.

We are responsive. We have several offices in the Fraser Valley and the capability to provide online and phone services if needed. So, we can meet you when, where and how you want to receive services.

Our Values

Person centered – we believe everything starts and ends with you. Our focus is to help you achieve what you want to achieve and to use whatever tools are at our disposal to help you get there.

Ethical Integrity – we operate at the highest of ethical practice and are transparent in that endeavour. We believe in “saying what we do and doing what we say.”

Compassion – as a wise person once said “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”  The process of helping starts and ends with the foundation of compassion that develops a safe, trusting relationship from which to explore and discovery solutions neither of us could discover alone.

Authentic – as wounded healers, we have struggled on our own and bring everything we are to the helping relationship. None of us are “perfect” or ‘have all the answers.”  Instead, we leverage our own humanness to your advantage to develop strategies that are uniquely your own.

Lifelong Learning – as helpers, we understand that personal and professional development is a process, not a destination. As professionals, we are committed to lifelong learning that informs our ability to help. We are also tenacious about our personal development.  Healing wounds, evolving and transforming ourselves and our relationships that reflect our integrity and commitment to the helping process.