Jennifer Mansell, counsellor

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.

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Kathryn Schmidt, Art Therapist, CCC

I am an Art Therapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor working in the Comox Valley, BC. I have a B.F.A. from Simon Fraser University (2009) and an M.A. in Art Therapy from Concordia University (2016). I specialize in art and play based therapy for kids and teens with ASD, ADHD, ODD anxiety, depression, and behavioural issues .  I use a 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.


Elizabeth van Assum

Elisabeth van Assum, Counseller, 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

Suzan Moldenhauer, Counsellor, RPC

I offer individual counselling for people who are struggling with body image and eating disorders as well as couples counseling for those who need help making changes in their relationship.

My therapeutic style is characterized by warmth, empathy, humor, and compassion. You will find it very easy to talk to me as I am down to earth, humble, and direct in a caring way. I want you to feel empowered, find meaning, and reclaim your life.

If you are looking for a counselor to help you with issues around eating or with your relationship, I can help.

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Rachel Bullock, Registered Clinical Counsellor

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I support adults and adolescents as they navigate through personal challenges.  I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, and have years of experience helping people with issues such as anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, personal growth, low self-worth, and perfectionism. With warmth, expertise, and a down-to-earth approach, I can help you to explore your inner world and find strength and deeper connection. To learn more about me and my services, please see my website at


Emily Fiddy, Expressive Arts Therapist

I am a trauma-informed Expressive Arts Therapist and I hold an MA from the EGS University (Switzerland). I have been working within the professional field since 2014 outside Canada within the Middle East and Europe predominantly and I live between Canada and Portugal. My practice specialises in the needs of individuals of all ages going through transitions, struggle, or that have the desire to explore the depth of Expressive Arts. I have worked extensively in healing arts since 2010 with marginalised classes such as refugees, as well as in addiction, youth, women and family systems. The gift of this work, is meeting clients in the shared sacred space of authenticity and exploring the imagination through a concept called “poesis” which in Greek means, to create. 

Marny Elliott, B.A. Psych., R.I.H.R. – Parenting Coach and Relationship Counsellor

Certified in the Nurtured Heart Approach® and Spiritual Psychotherapy, I work with parents, couples and individuals to address adverse patterns, resolve uncertainty/conflict and feel more clear, conscious, connected and confident. We will explore beliefs, experiences and behaviours that are creating challenges and learn new skills to create greater joy, trust, respect, compassion and success. Incorporating tools to access the wisdom of the mind, body and soul, my goal is to facilitate strong emotional foundations and nourishing relationships.


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Gabrielle Durupt MACP, CCC

I work with youth and adults on managing a variety of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. I bring a compassionate approach to counselling therapy rooted in CBT, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness approaches. I invite you to the comfort of my office or the convenience of an online session. In addition, I am pleased to offer walk and talk therapy where we can benefit from the extraordinary natural spaces available to us here in the Comox Valley. Nurturing a connection with nature and stimulating the senses can evolve our counselling relationship. I believe that relationship building and strengthening community are important in supporting personal and wider change.