Jennifer Mansell MSW RSW CYT
I have supported and counselled people with disabilities, students, youth involved in the criminal justice system, youth and adults with addictions and mental health concerns, multi-stressed families and couples in crisis. My current specialized interests are mindfulness-based couples counselling, perinatal and maternal mental health, family therapy, and somatic therapies including yoga and Hakomi.
Lili Zsoldos, Counsellor
I offer counselling and personalized yoga therapy services and specialize in grief and loss, aging, death and dying, trauma, attachment based parenting, parenting after separation, anxiety, depression, healthy boundaries, support through life transitions, mindfulness and meditation coaching. separation, anxiety, depression, healthy boundaries, support through life transitions,
Paula Purcell, Registered Clinical Counsellor
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with my Master’s Degree, working in this field since 1998. While my practice currently specializes in anxiety, depression & grief, working with teens to seniors, my background includes working with individuals, couples and families & a variety of issues. I meet clients with a caring, compassionate stance that is educated and informed. I think systemically, using aspects of CBT, DBT and Mindfulness, and am always honoured to be a witness to another’s experience.
Marny Elliott (B.A. Psych., R.I.H.R.) – Parenting Coach and Relationship Counsellor
I work with adults and children to elevate how they relate to themselves and each other. Using the Nurtured Heart Approach® and Spiritual Psychotherapy, I support families, communities and individuals to end negative patterns, resolve uncertainty and address challenging personal/interpersonal behavior and conflict to bring deeper awareness, kindness, respect, compassion, joy and success.
Jessica Dorzinsky, EFT Tapping Counsellor
I combine real-deal, soul-based coaching with Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as EFT or tapping. EFT is like acupuncture, but for the mind. No needles! This clinically-backed method has unbelievable results for changing negative thinking patterns, and for treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, sports performance and chronic pain.
Teri Palmer MSW, RSW
My clinical background involves working with people struggling with overwhelming emotions, depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harm, substance use and relationship challenges. My approach is influenced by my training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients find balance, manage distress, learn new skills in mindfulness, and cultivate more fulfilling relationships.
Ki Speer, MSW RSW— Adult, Child and Family Therapist. Direct Neurofeedback
As a clinical Social Worker, my approach is collaborative and informed by the systems we commonly interface with (i.e. public healthcare, Education), so I can help you navigate them and self-advocate when needed. I am committed to Ethical practice that is safe and respectful of all peoples. I believe all people have inherent value, worth and gifts. I understand trust must be earned and safety is co-created through informed consent and respecting individual boundaries and treatment goals. With an open, non-judgmental stance, I seek to understand and appreciate you as an individual, your culture, identity, and the struggles you face. This is the foundation for my work with diverse clients and organizations. In meeting with you, I care to work together to ensure your experience is a safe, positive and empowering one.
Elisabeth van Assum Counselling MA MEd RCC
I work effectively with people experiencing challenges with life transition issues. Life transitions, although always inevitable and often unsettling, offer opportunities for insight, change, growth, wisdom and joy. Therapy with me offers a collaborative opportunity in which to skillfully manage your unique experiences and struggles with life transitions. Through our work together you become increasingly skillful and capable of widening the scope of your personal awareness, navigating your experiential landscape and integrating your transition into an authentic lasting transformation. For more detailed information about my offering, my expertise and my practice please refer to my website www.elisabethvanassum.com
Kathryn Schmidt is an Art Therapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor currently working in the Comox Valley, BC. She has a B.F.A. from Simon Fraser University (2009) and an M.A. in Art Therapy from Concordia University (2016). She offers individual and group therapy for kids, teens, adults, specializing in ASD, ADHD, anxiety, life transitions, and grief. She uses a humanistic and client-centred approach to address therapeutic goals such as increased insight, emotional expression/ regulation, better attachment between caregivers and children, management of symptoms such as stress, as well as increased executive functioning.