Counselling Provided by a Registered Social Worker

To see all sessions offered by a Registered Social Worker, click on the practitioner's photo to the right.


Free Initial Consultation

This is a complimentary free 15 minute consult where the practitioner will share a bit about their counselling style and the services they provide so clients can decide if it's the right fit. Note: This is NOT an intake session so clients are asked not to share confidential information about their specific situation but instead are encouraged to ask the counsellor questions in order to assess fit.


Caregiver Counselling Support (RCC or CCC )

Caregiver Counselling Support is for parents or guardians of children and youth under the age of 19. If you are wanting support with adult children please book a family session.


Family Counselling Session (RCC or CCC)

These sessions are reserved for two or more family members wishing to have family counselling sessions, caregiver support for adult children as well as for couple's counselling.


Couples Counselling (RCC or CCC)

Counselling Services for Couples


Individual Adult Counselling Support (RCC or CCC)

Counselling sessions for adults 19+


Teens Counselling Support (11+ yrs, RCC or CCC )

Counselling sessions for youth 11-18 years of age. Booking an initial youth session requires a parental intake session first. We also require parental engagement when working with youth. The frequency of engagement will be decided by the parent and practitioner.


Child Counselling (10 and under, RCC or CCC)

Counselling for children 10 years and under. Booking a child intake session requires a parental intake session first. We also require parental engagement when working with children. The frequency of engagement depends on the age of the child and will be agreed upon in consultation with the practitioner and parents.


Parental Support, Couples & Family Counselling with an Intern

These sessions are for those wishing to work at a reduced price with an Intern who has completed all coursework of their Masters Degree but has not yet been registered with BCRCC or as a CCC.


Consulting Services with Mary Klovance


Youth Counselling (11-18) with an Intern

Sessions are for youth ages 11-18 years old.


Adult counselling with an Intern

Counselling support by an Intern who has completed all their coursework for their Masters Degree and is just awaiting designation.

I have been a social worker since 1995. I’ve spent over 25 years in the field, working various counselling and front-line positions: addictions counsellor, child and youth counsellor, family capacity therapist, FASD family educator and advocate, and more. I started my private practice in June 2017, and joined the Neurodiversity Family Centre in May 2022. I belong to the BC Association of Social Workers and I maintain registration with the BC College of Social Workers (#11610). As a Social Worker my fees are covered by many/most benefit plans, and you can also write off my services as a medical expense.

I am experienced and trained in helping families deal with stress, overwhelm and relationship conflict, whether it be couples counselling, or parenting support.

My specific interest these days is in helping children, especially those with differences, build a sense of confidence, safety, trust and sense of belonging in their families and in their worlds. Parents are best placed to make this difference in the life of their child, so I am here to support parents to be their best selves for their children. I consider regular parent involvement (including sessions of their own) to be crucial to the helping process.

Neurodiversity (and other differences) can sometimes get in the way of the above goals. In a high-pressure world, children may need extra support to better understand and work with their unique strengths. Parents may need extra help too. A diagnosis can bring a sense of loss, confusion and worry; it can also bring profound relief. Realizing that you don’t fit into the mainstream, and that your life isn’t turning out like you thought it would, is a big deal! Parents (and individuals) need time and space to process their own emotions, and build a new toolbox to support themselves and/or their child. I can help.

What else? I like to write! I hold a Level 2 Certificate in Cybercounselling and have done five years of contract work in text counselling. I have also taken recent specialized training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Nature Based Therapy, Mindful Self Compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy. Since joining the Neurodiversity Family Centre I am pursuing refresher training in Play Therapy. (But I am not a play therapist.)

My job is not just what I do – it’s who I am and how I make sense of the world.

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Tyler is a queer, transgender person, and an adoptive parent to a neurodiverse child; with German (paternal) and British (maternal) ancestry, who as an uninvited settler has been living on the stolen lands of the lək̓ʷəŋən, Wyomilth, and WSÁNEĆ peoples, for the past 17 years. At the age of 25, Tyler became a volunteer on the crisis & sexual assault lines at Klinic Community Center in Winnipeg, MB. For 7 years, along with his crisis line work, he provided support to survivors of sexualized and gender based violence as well as their family and friends, by attending in hospitals and providing one-to-one in person counselling. This was the beginning of his journey in wanting to become a clinical counsellor, and over the past 25 years Tyler has supported diverse populations who are navigating impacts of trauma, violence, substance use, housing instability, homelessness, mental health challenges, transphobia, homophobia, racism, and ableism. As a transgender person who came out in their late 30’s Tyler has experienced society from a variety of different intersections and the challenges as well as the privileges those have encompassed. These experiences bring a unique perspective to their counselling practice, grounded in gender as a spectrum and not a binary. Tyler is a parent to a neurodiverse child and has a keen understanding of supporting a kiddo trying to navigate systems that were not made for them, as well as the emotions, challenges, and joys that come with parenting a ND child. He is committed to continuously strengthening his neurodiversity affirming care approach in order to best support clients. As a queer, adoptive parent Tyler is passionate about creating space for all types of families (chosen, biological, adoptive) and partnerships (poly, monogamous, queer, straight, etc.). Tyler has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor that incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Self-Compassion, Neurodiversity Affirming Care, Narrative Therapy, and Somatic approaches. Tyler aims to create and provide a space where people feel seen, heard, supported, and empowered to make connections and continue to grow and heal.

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Emmalee is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who specializes in working with individuals, parents and couples experiencing life transitions, relational challenges, trauma, anxiety and grief. Emmalee has over twelve years of professional experience working with youth, parents and families.

Emmalee operates from a client-centred approach, meaning she works collaboratively with each person to explore their individual goals, challenges and strengths. Cultivating a safe, calm and judgement-free space, she tailors counselling around the client’s specific needs to offer tangible and realistic change strategies in a supportive atmosphere. Emmalee helps clients learn techniques to reduce distress, regulate emotions, navigate life transitions and improve communication. She welcomes clients from all gender identities, sexual orientations, spiritual affiliations and races.

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Courtney is passionate about creating a non-judgemental space that allows clients to experience, accept, and celebrate their most authentic selves.

Courtney is a Registered Clinical Counsellor whose main area of specialty is working with people struggling with disordered eating and eating disorders. Over the past 6 years she has worked on multidisciplinary teams with youth, adults and families in community-based eating disorder programs and in private practice.

Courtney strives to support people with eating challenges in cultivating a safe and nourishing relationship with themselves, food, and with their bodies so that they can live fulfilling and authentic lives. Courtney recognizes that traditional eating disorder therapies and approaches seldom take Neurodivergence into consideration. She therefore feels strongly about building a collaborative relationship with her clients in order to provide personalized therapeutic support to meet their specific needs. She believes in a responsive feeding approach and is informed by a Health at Every Size (HAES).

As the mother of a young child, Courtney is also passionate about perinatal mental health and loves working with folks who are pregnant, postpartum, or in the process of starting a family. She understands how becoming a parent can make us aware of the parts of ourselves that need re-parenting, and can cause our identities to go through an often uncomfortable metamorphosis.

Courtney takes a client-centred, trauma-informed approach, using a blend of therapeutic modalities to fit the needs of each individual client. Somatic/body-based therapies, Internal Family Systems (IFS)/parts work/, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are a few of the approaches she uses most often. Most importantly, she strives to build a strong, authentic alliance with clients so that they feel seen and supported while exploring the range of their experience and working together towards their therapeutic goals.

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Jamie McCrum MA, BA Canadian Certified Counsellors She/Her Takes a person centered, strength-based approach to her work with children, youth, and families. She believes that everyone can learn to use their strengths, and diversities in different ways to help them achieve their goals. Jamie has worked supporting individuals with neurodiversity, developmental, and physical challenges for over 20 years in various capacities through community support, sport, and counselling. For the past five years Jamie has been working with at-risk youth, and their families. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and acceptance-based practices to help clients develop understanding, self compassion, and individualized behavioural strategies to address challenges associated with FASD, ADHD, Autism, OCD, anxiety, and depression. Jamie believes that children, and families a have the strength they need to make changes, and she takes an active role in helping facilitate change.

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I have been working as both a middle and high school counsellor in SD 61 and SD 63 since 2012. Previously, I worked as a Crisis Intervention Counsellor for the Youth Empowerment society at both their Youth Detox and Youth Shelter where I spent more than six years working with youth at risk. I am passionate about helping people make informed choices in order to be their best selves. Often, it only takes one loving adult to change the life of a struggling child, and as educators, we have the opportunity to be that person for many and what an honour it is. I also believe in the power of collaboration, especially when it comes to fostering resilience in the lives of young people. My motto is: “Invests in the person, not the outcome” and believe that mental health should be looked at through a holistic lens.

My counselling style is non-judgemental, but I also like to challenge my client’s negative assumptions and perceptions. My goal is to help you see things differently, and guide you in finding solutions that work best for you and your family. 

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Since her youth, Rhiannon has had a passion and enthusiasm for learning about the human experience – how our emotions, motivations and behaviours influence who we are and how we move about the world. Over time, these factors inspired Rhiannon to naturally gravitate toward the counselling profession. In keeping with this mindset, Rhiannon’s aim is to provide clients with a supportive, compassionate, validating, and non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and fulfillment. Rhiannon works collaboratively with her clients to build a trusting relationship where they can develop strategies that “fit,” are effective, and create positive patterns that move them toward growth and wellness.

Rhiannon has sustained several years of experience working with adolescents and their parents, individual adults, neurodivergent persons, and in support groups as a co-facilitator for LGBTQ+ identifying folks. When it comes to technique, Rhiannon utilizes an integrative counselling approach that is rooted primarily in person-centered, cognitive behavioural, strengths-based, solution-focused and mindfulness techniques. Beyond the technical approaches, she believes deeply in the power of one’s personal strength and resilience to create positive change.

Rhiannon is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2022, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2018.

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  • Masters in Counselling Psychology

  • Works with children and youth 5+ and their parents/caregivers

  • In-Person: Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Online: Fridays 9:00am-4:00pm

Specializations - ADHD - Autism - Anxiety & Stress - Interpersonal Relationships - Grief & Bereavement - Behavioural Challenges

Isaac believes each person is unique in their life experiences, yet shares a collective thread of humanity with others. Isaac’s practice uses a combined approach of psychoanalytic, somatic, narrative, solution-focused, and play therapy. He will work collaboratively with you to explore your present concerns, help you learn more about yourself, and guide you in finding realistic and suitable next steps.

Isaac’s varied life experiences help him to create a comfortable and understanding environment to explore all aspects of life. He has worked with a variety of neurotypical, neurodivergent, and physically disabled people for 13 years at organizations such as The Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, Victoria School District, Autism Funding Victoria, and Royal Roads University. Isaac has always had a passion for working with others and helping them succeed in the life they want to live.

Isaac has a MA in Counselling Psychology and has completed workshops in Trauma Informed Practice, Attachment Theory, Becoming a Behavioural Detective, and Decoding Autism. Isaac uses his lived experience with ADHD to inform the way he works with other neurodivergent people, understanding the importance one’s environment plays in emotional and behavioural regulation.

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Annabelle strongly believes that everyone is doing the best they can with the strategies they have. She is deeply committed to meeting every person where they are at and supporting them through exploration, that is both collaborative and proactive in nature, towards what her clients deem as a more fulfilling path forward. As a mother of two children herself, she empathizes with the emotional weight and responsibility of parenting. Her practice is focused on intensifying the connection between caregiver and child and providing practical, feel-good tools and strategies.

She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 6 years of professional experience supporting neurodivergent children, teens, young adults, and their families. With an educational and career background in community-based mental health support, school counselling, and classroom support, she has a deep understanding of the challenges ND individuals and their families face because of a neurotypically-focused world, at each developmental stage, in and out of the home. Although Anabelle has never practiced applied behavioural therapy, she does have experience working with children who have been affected by its practices and brings to the center a wealth of knowledge on how to support these individuals.

By focusing on the child, rather than their behaviour, and the parent, before their parenting, we can appropriately examine the impact of misplaced demands and expectations that lead to conflict and shame. Informed by Ross Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach and combining cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy, Annabelle is committed to helping individuals and families identify and reach their goals. Her approach is devoted to steering support for neurodivergent folks away from punitive and exclusionary practices. She feels strongly that the counselling process should be positive and focused on enhancing connection between individuals and their families.

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Mikaela is passionate about honouring a person’s voice, story, and lived experiences in the ways that they feel most heard and safely witnessed. As a counsellor, her goal is to walk alongside people to co-create an empowering space of compassion, empathy, and relational understanding that meets people where they are at as they navigate life.

Informed by her lived experience as a neurodivergent woman and a second-generation South East Asian immigrant settler with bicultural identity, as well as her professional background, Mikaela is anchored in intersectional, relational, narrative, culturally-responsive and justice-oriented approaches to her work.

Mikaela’s experience includes supporting racialized communities and neurodivergent students, youth, and their communities for over ten years in various educational, therapeutic support, mentorship, outreach, and counselling positions. She specializes in working with IBPOC, newcomer, refugee, immigrant, and 2SLGTBQIA+ communities in both individual and family therapy settings, and with folks navigating transitions, ADHD, Autism, relationships, self-esteem, belonging, burnout, intergenerational issues and trauma, and identity. Mikaela works with people to identify strategies that fit and celebrate their unique strengths and resiliencies to (re)create new, empowering stories and realities.

Mikaela has completed all clinical training portions of her Master’s program and will be working under the supervision of Mary Klovance, RCC, as she completes her thesis in her final year.

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