The Counselling Group
A Place To Grow
Jennifer Vauthrin, MPCC, RPC. Over the past 20+ years of being a Clinical Counsellor, I have realized how difficult it can be to balance family, work, and have time for yourself. Most of us want happiness, to be heard, health, trust, career passion, stability, enthusiasm for life, and love. Finding the tools that work for you, as you are an individual, with areas in your life that are not the same as others, is where I come in. You are unique with your own set of wiring. The tools that work for others will not necessarily fit into your life.
Lee-Ann Locker, M.A.CP., CCC, RP. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA). I am also a queer, non-binary person, an educator, a farm person, a family member, a social justice activist, but most of all, human.My therapeutic practice is person-centred, relational and integrative. This means I meet you where you are, and we work together to find what is right for you. Modalities and approaches I use include: CBT, DBT, emotion-focused, mindfulness, somatic embodiment, narrative and expressive therapies. My work is informed by a deeply human, intersectional lens. This is Wholepath Counselling.
Mia Balawi, RSW. I am a Registered Social Worker with a focus on counselling. I specialize in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), as well being a Certified Trauma Professional (CCTP). I provide services to those struggling with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, life transitions, trauma, attachment disorders, and psychotic disorders, as well as other mental diagnoses. In a session, we talk about your past, present, future, behaviours, patterns, and life events, and we talk about them in your own pace in a safe, comfortable, secure, and confidential space. You’re about to embark on a journey of self, and I am pleased to be your guide.
Colin Evans, M.A., RCC. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have a passion for journeying with individuals exploring questions of their faith, sexuality, and gender, who desire a more integrated life without shame. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, work-related stress, along with the struggles of couples and families. Drawing on 8 years of experience, I take a holistic approach to client health and utilize an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from CBT, Narrative, Client-Centred, and Family Systems Theory.
Adele Berry, MC, RCC. My role as a therapist is to walk alongside clients and help in navigating the pathway to change and work towards goals in a safe, respectful and non-judgemental space. I bring a compassionate nature and strong desire to help those who may need help to gain clarity or to tackle an overwhelming life situation. I work with individuals of all ages – children, youth, and adults, and feel privileged to be able to do so. I hold post masters level certification in Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy.
Dannette Hoenisch, MEd, RCC, CISM I work with individual adults and couples who want to improve their life and their relationship. I have a knack for putting people at ease in a comfortable and safe setting so we can really talk about what is going on. Together we look at what is working in your life, and what you would like to change. We will look at the skills you already have and add a few more. With training and experience in many areas, I create sessions that are unique for you. Call or email me today.
Phone: 778 837 2131
Marie Trip, M.Ed., RCC. Every flower must first push through the dirt in order to bathe in the sunlight. Life is full of roses and thorns. Sometimes, we get caught in the thorns and need help getting unstuck. I am passionate about empowering people of all ages to untangle themselves so they may continue to grow, flourish, and discover their true purpose. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. With 18 years’ experience in the educational system, I have a passion for working with children, parents, families, as well as marriage, pregnancy, post-partum, grief and loss.
Phone: (604) 332-5269
Robert Phillips, M.Mus, MCP, CCTP, RCC.
How long will this last? Am I doomed to feel like this forever? It’s possible that you may be asking some of these questions. You might also be feeling alone – like no one else truly understands what you’re going through. And what you’re really seeking is peace, happiness, and connection. My goal, then, is to provide two things for you. The first is specific tools that can help you feel better, right now. And second, I will give you an open heart so that you can be vulnerable and feel safe. I look forward to hearing from you.
Jennifer Hammersmark, Ph.D, RCC.
I am the founder of The Counselling Group, and I have been doing this work for over 25 years. It is the best job in the world. Helping people heal, getting them through tough times, or helping them achieve their next goal…it is all very rewarding.
I also have a passion about partnering with great colleagues, and helping them achieve their practice goals. Our team at The Counselling Group strives to provide the best service possible. My commitment to clients and therapists:
“Let all those who come leave better and happier” – Mother Teresa
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Christen McCallum. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and EMDR Therapist with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and I hold my Graduate Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University where I focused on trauma recovery. I am passionate about developing a space where clients can feel secure as they explore their story in an environment of therapeutic connection. My hope is that in our time together clients may come to find effective tools to manage their symptoms, overcome challenges they face, and make meaning as they move forward in healing.
I maintain a holistic mind-body oriented approach to therapy grounded in neuroscience, with an emphasis on attachment and relational healing. I use a trauma informed integrative approach and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals and an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist with advanced training. I am a client centred therapist and have also trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Family systems, Ego state therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, and Performance Enhancement.
Adrienne Johnson, M.A., M.Div, RCC, CCC I am passionate about helping clients who are facing challenges in transitions, relationships, or who are exploring questions about their life’s meaning and purpose. I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, and stress management. I approach my work with warmth, inclusion and open-mindedness. I believe that each person is the expert in their own life, and that my job as a counsellor is to help facilitate each person’s exploration of their own unique skills, strengths, and story. I look forward to hearing from you.
Jeannie Campbell, M.Ed., RTC, MTC. Embrace Change. Embrace Your Potential.
I provide a safe and caring environment for youth or adults to explore emotions and learn skills that will help you navigate the life transitions you are facing. I specialize in helping people overcome life struggles because I believe these struggles are part of life and do not have to define your life.
I will meet you where you are in your life journey and I will use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help guide you to where you want to be. Please give me a call or send me an email to book an appointment.
Nadine Hope, M.A., RCC. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been deeply invested in counselling and psychology since 2004. My extensive experience and specialization includes working with depression, anxiety/panic, trauma and PTSD. I was the former manager of the Trauma Counselling Program at Sources Women’s Place, and I have also worked in Mental Health. I integrate Mindfulness, Relaxation and CBT skills to reduce trauma symptoms. I am certified in Focusing Oriented Therapy, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I enjoy working with couples addressing relationship issues and life transitions. In a safe and supportive environment, I believe that counselling is an opportunity to gain new coping strategies, self-compassion and a peace of mind. I have three adult children, a stepdaughter, and several wonderful grandkids. My motto in life is:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
George Passmore, M.A., RCC. I have developed a depth of understanding of a broad range of life issues during my diverse experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (since 1997). I am currently the Manager of Counselling and Addiction Services at Sources Community Resources Society. My approach places a priority on developing a strong and safe therapeutic relationship that is tailored to each client, drawing from my extensive training in therapeutic approaches such as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR and Psychodrama. I have effectively assisted adults, couples and youth in addressing challenges such as the development of authenticity and self-awareness, increasing the capacity to connect deeply with others, enhancing parenting, moving through grief, managing anger and other emotions, recovery from addiction (with a specific focus on repairing relationships impacted by substance use), strengthening male identity, and resolving family of origin issues.
Connie Millar, M.Ed., RCC I am honoured by the opportunity to offer you a safe space to express and explore your feelings, as well as possible solutions. As you struggle to make sense of the circumstances you find yourself in, I will hold hope for you until you are once again able to hold it yourself.
I am a person-centred therapist who highly values the therapeutic connection, seeks to highlight strengths and views painful life experiences (when processed aptly) as a catalyst for personal growth. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Kristen Hamilton, M.A., RCC I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about helping youth and adults identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. I seek to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for youth and adults to explore patterns and beliefs that may be hindering them from making meaningful changes in their lives. Together, we can explore and process the impact past wounds and relationships may be having on your sense of self and your relationships. Through processing and beginning to challenge these beliefs, I seek to help my clients feel more empowered and confident in establishing and maintaining their relationship with themselves and others.
I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I approach counselling from a person-centred, family systems and attachment-informed perspective. I also incorporate aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), as appropriate.
Tracy Tillapaugh, M.C., RCC, EMDR level 2. I have been a school counsellor for 12 years. I work with children, youth and families. I enjoy supporting people with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as with family issues. I have a keen interest in the area of play therapy, as well as other modalities that I utilize in my practice as well. My goal is always to provide a safe, caring space for any issue, subject, and for every person that I am fortunate enough to work with.