Find the best fit to meet your unique needs.

Our wide range of counsellors have diverse expertise, backgrounds, and approaches.

Find the best fit to meet your unique needs.

Our wide range of counsellors have diverse expertise, backgrounds, and approaches.

Katie Strong

M.Ed Counselling Psychology, RCC

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Katie adheres to the best-practice standards rooted in evidence-based research. Relying on current methods of practice such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and self-compassion and acceptance, Katie works with each client to create a plan to address their specific needs to create lasting change that is aligned with their core values and therapeutic goals. In addition to working with clients to address mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, Katie focuses on helping clients with boundary setting, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, goal setting, and motivation. Currently, Katie is only taking adult clients.

Contracts include: WorkBC

*Virtual and In-person offerings
*Not currently accepting new clients

Kathie Robertson

MA, RCC

Kathie has a Masters in Counselling Psychology with over 25 years experience in the counselling services field and is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She works with adults, families and teens and takes a client-centered approach to counselling with a variety of treatment modalities (like cognitive behavioural (CBT), solution-focused, mindfulness-based & attachment-based etc.). As a trained EMDR therapist Kathie also offers an experiential alternative to talk therapy; EMDR is a therapy scientifically proven to be particularly effective with trauma. Kathie has extensive experience working with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, chronic health/pain related issues, stress-related issues, addictions, anger management and trauma, whether a one-time event like a car accident or historical childhood trauma. Kathie has a real passion for assisting people with their relationship problems, whether couples struggling with issues, individuals wanting to improve their relationships, or people having problems with friendships/relationships with family members or colleagues.

Contracts include: ICBC, WorkBC, Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).

*Virtual and In-person offerings

Matthew Wilson-Birks

MA, RCC

Holding a BA in psychology and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Matthew integrates several therapeutic approaches into his eclectic counselling style. His therapeutic methods include modern modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), attachment theory, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), alongside mind-body practices like meditation, contemplation, and breathwork. Matthew addresses a broad spectrum of issues including emotional struggles (anger, depression, anxiety), relationship and communication challenges, addiction and habit change, stress and trauma, as well as matters of faith and spirituality. Rooted in the belief that psychotherapy should focus not only on recovery but also on growth, flourishing, and wisdom, Matthew, influenced by diverse philosophical and religious traditions, seeks to understand each individual’s unique story and uncover universal symbolic patterns within. In today’s era of material abundance and endless amusements, coupled with a pervasive sense of disconnect and malaise, Matthew advocates for an approach that merges the modern and the traditional. Recognizing the human quest for meaning and transcendence, he guides individuals and couples in their search for purpose, providing support in the pursuit of well-being and virtue cultivation.

Contracts include: Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), ICBC, WorkBC

*Virtual and In-person offerings

Jessica Rita Smith

MA, CCC

Devoted to fostering sustainable changes, Jessica is a certified EMDR, and body-centred mindfulness practitioner who utilizes evidence-based therapy practices. Jessica’s work is rooted in compassion, empathy, and the ability to delve into the heart of your concerns; with care that transcends conventional talk therapy. Jessica specializes in therapy for depression, anxiety, and trauma- supporting you to grow your self-worth, confidence and foster your true identity.

Jessica also works with anyone seeking postpartum support, and for those wanting to address birth trauma.

Contracts include: ICBC, Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), WorkBC

*Virtual offerings only

Dawn Hertz

MA, RCC

Dawn Hertz obtained a Master of Arts in Counselling, with a prior background in Human Kinetics. She is passionate about psychology, various athletic hobbies that she enjoys in nature, and her love of words is expressed in reading and creative writing. She is a proud mother to two adult children that she raised on her own. Dawn’s clinical work takes a focus on finding authenticity and integrity in a diverse world. Clinically, she has a keen interest in highly sensitive souls, as well as finding the magic that lies in you, waiting to be expressed beyond the layers of conditioning given to you by the world. Her trainings include: CBT, DBT, and Somatic Relational Therapy, with a Process and Depths Work oriented approach. She will be working with adolescents 13+ and up, as well as adults, on Thursdays and alternating Fridays.

Contracts include: Lifeworks, WorkBC, Workplace Options, & Community Brain Injury Program.

*Virtual and In-person offerings

Jennifer Mair

MA, RCC

Jennifer is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. Her personal passions include a love of the outdoors, appreciating the beauty of nature, and a deep love of animals. Clinically She specializes in individual counselling for adolescents and adults striving for growth, change and emotional wellness, as well as with couples looking to improve their communication and enhance their connection. She holds a specialized background in family counselling, with extensive experience in attachment and trauma informed practice. Some of her favourite therapeutic approaches include Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trust Based Relational Interventions and Mindfulness techniques to help build healthier attachments in relationships. Jen practices on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Contracts include: Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), WorkBC

*Virtual and In-person offerings

Emily Von Hausen

MA, RCC, CCC

Emily Von Hausen holds an MA in Counselling Psychology and is registered with the BCACC and CCPA. She supports clients to build a deeper and more meaningful connection with themselves and their loved ones, and to develop a life that feels intentional and purposeful. This involves working together to process the roots of your pain, find and name your personal sources of meaning, and integrate them into your surroundings. Emily has been trained in and uses various modalities, including narrative therapy, existential therapy, EMDR, parts work, somatic work, dreamwork, DBT, and EFFT. She has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of people and in various settings, and works primarily with the following presenting issues: trauma, anxiety, dissociation, depression, substance use challenges, familial disconnection, and grief. She is available at Hollytree on Saturdays and Thursdays.

Contracts include: Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), WorkBC

*Virtual and In-person offerings

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If you are a Registered Clinical Counsellor or a Canadian Certified Counsellor looking for a collaborative community of care to practice, look no further. Send us your resume online, or get in touch to discuss.

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