Manpreet Dhaliwal, Clinical Counsellor
... In 2019 Manpreet Dhaliwal made several appearances on the Harpreet Singh Show on JOYTV as an expert psychotherapist and discussed a variety of topics including trauma, depression, isolation, and loneliness. Today she continues to assist individuals by using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodrama, narrative therapy, as well as art therapy. She also continues to provide anger management counselling in both English and Punjabi. 
 
Sara Lewis, Clinical Trauma and Addiction Counsellor
... body-based approaches for the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Sara also has experience working with substance use and addictions, depression, grief and loss, panic attacks, attachment/relationship issues, self-esteem, workplace stress, and more.  Sara aims to help clients move from a place of coping, to a place of living. Sara believes that all human beings have the ability to heal from our past hurts, with some guidance and support.  In her spare time, you are likely to find Sara on the North Shore mountains with her dog Cooper (her sidekick in the counselling room).
 
 
Chantal Bernard, Clinical Trauma Counsellor
... she uses a variety of approaches and interventions to support awareness, provide skills and to assist in connecting to self and others, such as; Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and a large dose of encouragement for self-compassion.  The majority of Chantal’s professional and volunteer experience has been in working with children, youth and families from diverse cultural backgrounds who have experienced trauma. She has worked with children, youth and families in northern British Columbia, Vancouver, Asia and Africa who have been impacted by and/or experienced abuse, violence, war, poverty, mental health concerns (anxiety, depression PTSD), addictions and who struggle with behavior, cognitive and interpersonal relationship challenges.   Chantal is energized by continued learning, self-reflection and self-awareness, travel, music, movement and connection to friends, family and nature.
 
 
Camilla Bjurling, Clinical Counsellor
...Camilla uses a holistic approach taking into account the individual’s family, community, culture, work / school including emotional, mental and physical aspects of that individual. She is inspired by the uniqueness of each individual she meets as she has travelled extensively and worked with youth, young adults and adults in countries such as Thailand, Mexico and the U.S. as well as in Canada from Northern BC to Quebec. In her downtime you will find her catching up on Netflix, spending time with her family and walking her dog at the beach.
Jeena Sandhu, Clinical Counsellor
... grief and stress.   While Jeena understands that life experiences may cause us to lose connection with ourselves and in our relationships, she believes the power of the therapeutic relationship can heal and promote personal growth. She will strive to create a safe, attuned, and supportive environment for all clients; one that enables the client to explore their inner world in a non-judgmental space that fosters healing, growth, self-discovery and transformation.  Fostering a therapeutic relationship rooted in empathy, compassion and care is the foundation of her approach in counselling and she works from an integrative approach drawing from a variety of modalities.  "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it".  We all need someone we can talk to.  Jeena looks forward to starting the journey with you!
Tricia Collingham, Executive Director
... and delivering exceptional results.  She has a long history of working with organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of marginalized populations. Tricia understands that when people experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for this to have a profound impact on their lives or cause things to unravel. Her work with the BC Borstal Association is focused on the mission to improve community safety and wellness through prevention, root cause treatment, intervention, and aftercare of trauma and criminal behaviour.