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.


Paula Purcell, counsellor

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.

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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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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.

For more information, please visit my website


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 depression. 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