Anita Kapdee-Penner, MA, RCC

Anita is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups of diverse ages, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religions and cultures. She uses a customized treatment plan to tailor to each individual’s needs, while instilling confidence to assist one with self-growth, so that they will be able to make lasting changes in their life. She likes to use an eclectic approach catering to each client’s needs, which include: CBT, narrative, attachment, existential, humanistic, solution-focused and mindfulness approaches.

Areas of Interest

Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma, couples

Location

Abbotsford, Telehealth

Persons Served

Men, Women, Teenagers, LGBTQIAS+, Couples, Families

Bob Yousef, MA, RCC

Bob has provided counselling services to men and women for over 9 years. He offers counselling from a Christian worldview as well for those who are interested.

Areas of Interest

Couples/Marital counselling, Addictions, Stress/Anxiety, Terminal Illness, Anger

Location

Abbotsford

Persons Served

Men, Women, Couples, Families

Bonnie Seitz, MA, RCC

Bonnie possesses a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Bonnie is certified in Emotion Freedome Technique (EFT) and is trained in both EMDR and is a Clinical Certified Hypnotherapist. She has extensive experience working with adults, teens and couples dealing with a variety of issues including attachment, behavioural challenges and trauma. Originally from the USA, Bonnie and her partner moved to Canada in 2017 and haven't looked back since.

Areas of Interest

Trauma, Attachment, Depression, Anxiety, Grief

Locations

Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Langley

Persons Served

Men, Women, Adolescents, Couples

Cindy Merrick, MSW, RSW

Cindy possesses a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) and has been working in the helping industry for several years. She has experience with children, youth and adults on a variety of issues including substance use, family issues, adjustment challenges and more. She works from a person centered, strengths based approach and has training in EMDR, Satir Family Systems, play therapy and solution focused therapy.

Areas of Interest

Parenting, Substance use, play therapy, EMDR

Locations

Chilliwack

Persons Served

Men, women, youth, children (6 and over), couples, families

Craig Monro, MA, RCC

Craig comes to the helping profession with over 20 years experience. He has worked in several capacities, most recently with at-risk youth involved with the criminal justice system. He is Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Areas of Interest

Parent/Teen Conflict, Addiction, Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Couples and Families, Grief/Los, Anger Management

Location

Langley

Persons Served

Men, Women, Couples, Children (over 10), Families

Debbie Welsh, MSW, RSW

Debbie earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at UBC Okanagan and is registered with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. Debbie has 14 years of direct experience working with individuals, youth, couples and families. Debbie specializes in the following areas: Trauma/PTSD, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Grief & Loss, Anger, and Life Stage Changes.

Areas of Interest

EMDR, Emotionally Foused Couples Therapy, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness

Locations

Telehealth

Persons Served

Adults, youth, couples, families

Deborah Mater, PhD, RCC

Dr. Mater is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors who has worked in the helping profession for over 25 years. She has a diverse background and uses her unique perspective to develop insight and motivate change. She is also specialized in EMDR.

Areas of Interest

Anger, Stress/anxiety, Trauma, Attention Deficit Disorder

Location

Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Persons Served

Men, Women, Couples

Helena Ng, PhD,, MSc., RCC

Helena holds a Phd in Counsellor Education and Supervision and a Master of Science Degree in Pastoral Counselling. Her life experience is enriched by exposures to individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds and she has gained invaluable experiences in counselling individuals and couples in the United States, Hong Kong, Macau, China, and Thailand. She is also a seasoned supervisor who has facilitated graduate students and social workers in their clinical work. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors as well as a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors (USA).

Areas of Interest

Life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, depression, stress/anxiety, and parenting children with special needs.

Locations

Langley, Maple Ridge, Teleheath

Persons Served

Men, women, youth, couples

Ilse Schafli, MA, RCC

Ilse is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She has spent many years in the non-profit sector helping people overcome issues and has been in part time private practice for over 20 years. As a unique part of her practice, she offers counselling from a Christian perspective, is specialised in play therapy and can speak two languages (English and Afrikaans).

Areas of Interest

Addiction, Grief/Loss, Play therapy, Anxiety, Depression

Location

Maple Ridge

Persons Served

Men, Women, Couples, Children and Youth

Irene McCready, MSW, RSW

Irene holds a Masters Degree in Social Work, as well as two undergraduate degrees. She has been a Social Worker for over 25 years, having held clinical positions at both Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health. She is a Registered Social Worker with memberships in the BC College of Social Workers, the BC Association of Social Workers, and the Canadian Association of Social Workers. Irene has a long history assisting individuals through drug addiction, anxiety, depression, mental illness and relationship stressors.

Areas of Interest

Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships

Locations

Abbotsford, Telehealth

Persons Served

Adults, youth, individuals, couples, families

Josie Kane, MA, RCC

Josie is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She has worked in the mental health and addictions field for over 25 years and brings that experience to her private practice. She is also specialized in EMDR and has a special interest in mindfulness and its use in the helping process.

Areas of Interest

Addiction, Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Suicide, Trauma/PTSD, Bullying, Family Violence, Childhood Issues, Anger

Location

Abbotsford

Persons Served

Men, Women, Couples, Families

Julie Kucera, MSW, RSW

Julie understands that when people experience severe stress or trauma, the positive story of their lives – their strengths, supports and past successes – can seem to vanish. Julie co-creates real solutions in the context of your life. She brings knowledge from personal and professional experiences with a graduate degree in Social Work and an undergraduate degree in sociology with a focus on women’s issues. She has been trained as a Divorce Coach helping couples to navigate the rapids of divorce in a cooperative manner. She received certification at the College of Executive Coaching. She is the proud mother of three grown children and currently shares life with her dog, Ollie, enjoying great friendships, hiking and cooking. Julie has been described as enthusiastic, compassionate, caring with a strong capacity and desire to build relationships.

Areas of Interest

Stress/ Anxiety, Depression, Divorce/ separation, Conflict resolution, Trauma, Addictions, Self-esteem

Location

Telehealth

Persons Served

Men, women, couples, teens, youth and children.

Kathy Kuna, MA, RCC

Kathy has been working as a Registered Clinical Counsellor for the past 16 years. Katherine’s background includes working with Street Youth on the downtown east side, homelessness, recovery houses, and addiction treatment programs. She has extensive experience as a Group Facilitator teaching Parenting Education, Communication Skills and Anger Management. She volunteers for the City of Surrey and provides clinical supervision to counselling students at a local agency.

Areas of Interest

Addiction, Aboriginal Issues, Communication, Parenting, Anger, Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Grief/Los

Location

Langley

Persons Served

Men, Women, Children and Youth over 10

Larry Kittlitz, MA, RCC

Larry is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) with over 20 years experience working with children, youth and adults with a variety of issues.

Areas of Interest

Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Men's issues

Locations Served

Abbotsford, Maple Ridge

Persons Served

Children, youth, families, couples, men, women

Mark Douglas, MA, RCC

Mark is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. He has special training in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy and play therapy and has several years of experience working with families, children and youth.

Areas of Interest

Divorce/Separation, Parent-child conflict, Family violence, Childhood abuse and trauma, Anger management

Location

Chilliwack

Persons Served

Men, Women, Youth, Children, Couples, Families

Monica De Roo, MC, RCC

Monica De Roo holds a Masters of Counselling in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Since 2017, Monica has experience working with children, youth, families, couples and groups experiencing a range of concerns. Monica has completed training in Mentalization- Based Treatment for Adolescents, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy and Circle of Security Parenting Program. Monica uses other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Art Therapy and Play Therapy.

Areas of Interest

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD

Locations

Chilliwack, Telehealth

Persons Served

Men, women, youth, children, individual, couples, families

Pree Wadhawan, MA, RCC

Pree is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Her work history includes working with women and children fleeing violence. She offers counselling in both English and Punjabi.

Areas of Interest

Stress/Anxiety, Anger, Addiction, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Domestic Violence, Childhood Issues

Location

Abbotsford

Persons Served

Men, Women, Youth and Children, Couples, Families

Ray Welliver, MSW, RCSW

Ray is a Registered Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience in the mental health field. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Areas of Interest

Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Stress/Anxiety

Location

Langley

Persons Served

Men, Women, Youth and Children, Couples, Families, Groups

Sandy Chinery, MSW, M.Ed, RSW

Sandy is a registered Social Worker with the B.C. College of Social Workers who possess a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University and a Masters Degree in Education (specialising in Adult Education) from Mount Saint Vincent, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over the past 30 plus years Sandy has combined Social Work and Adult Education and has experience working in, but not limited to, such areas as, child protection, healthcare (both as a Social Worker Master and an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)) and in the public and post secondary educational system (both as a Social Worker and an Adult Educator.

Areas of Interest

Solution Focused Therapy; Grief and Loss; Couples Counselling; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); and Workshop Facilitation/Adult Educator

Locations

Chilliwack

Persons Served

Couples, Families, Men, Women

Sharon Cooper, MA, RCC

Sharon is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors with over 17 years experience working with youth, children and their families.

Areas of Interest

Stress/Anxiety, Addictions, Grief/Loss, Women's issues

Location

Abbotsford

Persons Served

Men, Women, Youth, Children, Couples, Families

Stefan Dunn, M.Sc., CCC

Stefan Morgan Dunn is an experienced Family Trauma Therapist with a background in youth, adult and group therapy who specializes in addiction issues. Mr. Dunn’s training, education, and experience in psychology has provided him with a strong background in both individual and group therapy, He is adept with assessment, intervention, treatment, counseling, and many therapeutic approaches including motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Centered Therapy and Family Therapeutic Mediation, Art therapy and has extensive experience in crisis and emergency situations. He has worked as a facilitator for over 16 years working with child and family services, treatment centers, recovery houses, schools, and international mediation firms. His background has included counseling in cases of substance abuse, suicide, violent crimes, and parental abuse. He is also familiar with dysfunctional family issues, sexual harassment, learning disabilities, child development, anxiety, stress, and depression. Mr. Dunn is proficient in developing and implementing client centered case plans that are designed towards relapse prevention. Stefan has more than 7 years of experience in a collaborative approach with psychology, Mediation and addiction and 14 years of facilitation, family counseling and mediation specializing in addiction issues.

Areas of Interest

Family therapy, reunification, addiction, trauma.

Location

Telehealth

Persons Served

Men, Women, Couples, Families, Youth

Tina Leknois, MA, RCC

Tina Leknois is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a background in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and couples counselling. Tina strives to offer clients a diverse counselling style in order to provide them with the best possible care using a solution-focused, cognitive behavioural therapy framework.

Area's of Interest

Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief/loss, couples, trauma

Locations Served

Maple Ridge, Langley

Persons Served

Men, women, couples, Youth over 12

Tony Lapointe, MA, MBA, RCC

Tony possesses a unique perspective gained from his education, experience and work history that gets results. He is a personable and outgoing counsellor, leadership coach and consultant with 20 years’ experience. Tony brings a wealth of knowledge from his personal and professional background as small business owner, executive director, team leader and service provider coupled with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling and Psychology, a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC). He is described by others as "genuine, authentic, insightful, energetic, outspoken, articulate and engaging." He lives with his four children and enjoys golf, cooking and theatre.

Areas of Interest

Addictions, Depression, Stress/Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Workplace Issues, LGBTQ

Location

Abbotsford, Langley, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack

Persons Served

Men, Women, Teens (16 and over), Couples