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OUR PRACTITIONERS

REGISTERED DIETITIANS

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKERS

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLORS & CANADIAN CERTIFIED COUNSELLORS

STUDENT INTERN COUNSELLORS

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

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KAITLYN FRANKLIN

B.Sc., RD
Registered Dietitian
She/Her
Kaitlyn offers virtual sessions only at this time. 
Kaitlyn works with youth ages, 5+, parents/caregivers and adults. 
Tuesday Evenings: 6pm-8pm 
Friday’s 9am-4pm

Kaitlyn would like to start by saying that a person is never a one size fits all approach to care especially when it comes to dietetics and mental health. As a dietitian who is also pursuing her RCC designation, Kaitlyn takes on a client-centered approach by working directly with children, parents/caregivers and adults to find an intervention that best fits their needs. 


As a Registered Dietitian Kaitlyn has experience working in eating disorders, pediatrics dietetics, family-based nutrition therapy models and other generalized nutrition. 


When working with children and families, Kaitlyn’s areas of focus include division of responsibility at mealtimes, creating a less stressful environment when eating for the whole family, supporting children in trying new foods and nutritional requirements/growth targets. 


Regardless of a person’s age Kaitlyn’s main objective is to create a space that is judgement free for people to talk about their challenges around eating, their relationship with food and their bodies by educating, validating and empowering people to create a healthier and happier whole person. 


Key Areas of Practice 

Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders 

  • ARFID 

  • Anorexia Nervosa 

  • Bulimia Nervosa 

  • Binge Eating Disorder 

  • Pica 

Gut and Digestive Health 

  • IBS 

  • IBD

  • FODMAPS

Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Weight Management 

Meal/menu Planning

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKERS

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KIRSTEN MUELLER

MSW 
Registered Social Worker

Certified Autism Spectrum Specialist
She/Her
Kirsten offers "walk and talk" sessions, in-person, and virtual. 
Kirsten works with couples, children ages 4-9, 17+, parents, and other family caregivers.
Online: Tuesdays 9:30am-5:45pm
In Person: Thursdays 12:30-7:00pm

Kirsten gained her knowledge and experience all over the province, working as a neurobehavioural specialist at a child development centre, as a counsellor at a non-profit for children with mental health issues, as a family therapist at another non-profit supporting parents, as well as several other positions over a career spanning almost 25 years. She has maintained her own practice since 2017. Kirsten specializes in parenting support, Autism, FASD and also has extensive knowledge and professional experience with ADHD. On a personal level, she is a parent to one young adult with ADHD, and another who is trans. She also has a number of family members with mental health challenges. 

Kirsten understands that parents are the ones best placed to make a positive difference in the lives of their children, and all the many barriers that can get in the way of that. Her goal is to build safe relationships with all her clients (regardless of their age), empowering everyone involved to walk away with increased confidence, trust and understanding.

Learn more about Kirsten Here

Counselling Practicum Student

All students are supervised by Mary Klovance RCC.

Student Rates are: 

Individual Sessions: $50 (Including GST)

2+ People Sessions: $70 (Including GST)

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLORS & CANADIAN CERTIFIED COUNSELLORS

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MA, BEd, BA
Registered Clinical Counsellor
ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP)
ADHD-Certified Educator (ADHD-CE)
She/Her
Mary works with teens ages 14-18, parents/caregivers and families.
Tuesdays 11am-6:30pm

Every Second Friday 3pm-5pm

Mary is the owner and clinical director of The Neurodiversity Family Centre and specializes in parenting support and supporting teens with Attention Deficit (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant (ODD) and addiction issues.

 

Mary has lived experience as a person with ADHD, is the daughter of an Autistic parent and is a parent herself. 

 

Mary believes challenging behaviours are the symptom of the problem and works with her clients to identify unmet needs, lagging skills and unsolved problems and uses the Collaborative Problem Solving  approach (CPS Model) to reduce or eliminate them.  

Mary has worked for over 10 years as a school counsellor and for over five years with youth-at-risk for Victoria's Youth Empowerment Society at the teen drop in centre, youth Detox and youth shelter. Recently Mary was asked to join the Institute of Neurodiversity as a board member for the new Canadian chapter. She is also a local public speaker on the topic of parenting neurodivergent youth and was featured in "Calming the ADHD Family: ADHD brain hacks for a calm, confident, connected family", Matters of the Mind Public Presentation on Parenting Youth with ADHD for the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, a guest on Therapy Talks Podcast and is a course creator for Sonderly. 

Learn more about Mary & her additional services here

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SARAH WILSON

MEd, BEd, BFA

Registered Clinical Counsellor 
She/They

Sarah works with youth ages 10+, emerging adults, and adults.

In  Person:

Friday: 9-12 & 1-4 

Saturday: 9-12 & 1-4

Sunday: 9-12 & 1-4 

Monday: 9-12 & 1-4 

 

With a background in teaching and school counselling, Sarah's approach to private practice rests in a strengths-based and person-centred approach. Her specialization is in the neurology of trauma and trauma healing, as well as working with marginalized groups, specifically those within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Neurodivergent herself, Sarah's ND specializations are ADHD, Autism, and OCD, in addition to anxiety, depression, and PTSD (complex or otherwise).

 

Sarah's area of proficiency focuses on identifying practices and strategies that can be implemented within support structures to enhance care for trans and gender non-conforming youth and their families. She is hugely passionate about empowering kids and teens to find strategies and practices that are meaningful and helpful for their individual needs, as well as becoming comfortable to practice advocating for themselves. 

For parents or caregivers of trans and gender non-conforming youth going through transition, Sarah can provide individually-catered parenting support, which can include education, strategy-guiding, grief processing and advocacy-building.

 

Sarah meets WPATH competency to provide gender-affirming surgical care planning, and offers letters of recommendation for clients 18+ who require this support.

Learn more about Sarah Here

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CHRISTINE GOLDER

M.A., B.Ed., B.Sc.

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

She/Her

Certified Autism Spectrum Specialist

Christine works with youth (age 13+), adults and families

Online Thursdays 10:00am - 9:00pm

In-Person Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm

Christine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a specialty in Autism. Christine has over ten years of professional experience working with youth who have a wide range of diagnosis such as Autism, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. 


In addition to her background in school counselling, Christine has lived experience as a parent to an autistic teen. She understands the challenges teens and their parents face in their day-to-day lives. Christine uses her strength-based, solution-focused approach to help clients navigate interpersonal and communication challenges and find self-regulation strategies that work. Christine loves helping her clients find ways to feel more connected, regulated, and supported at home, school and in their community.

Learn more about Christine here

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RHIANNON HARDING

Registered Clinical Counsellor

MA, BA

She/Her

Rhiannon works with youth ages 12+, emerging adults, and adults. 

In person: Mondays & Wednesdays 10-6:30 PM

Online: Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Rhiannon is dedicated to providing her clients with a safe, compassionate, validating and non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and fulfillment. Her goal is to continually support you and work with you to address the various concerns and challenges that may occur within your life. Rhiannon is committed to helping guide you through a therapeutic process that is collaborative, supportive, goal-oriented, and feels meaningful to you. Rhiannon’s particular areas of proficiency include self-esteem development, anxiety, ADHD, stress, social and emotional wellness, relationship and interpersonal issues, 2SLGBTQIA+ issues, gender identity, and adolescent behavioural challenges. 

 

Through the counselling relationship, Rhiannon is dedicated to helping clients develop themselves in core areas such as self-awareness, acceptance, coping strategies and communication skills. She utilizes an integrative counselling approach rooted primarily in person-centered, cognitive behavioural, strengths-based and solution-focused techniques, believing in the power of one’s own strengths and sense of resilience. Rhiannon looks forward to working with you to develop strategies that “fit,” are effective, and reinforce positive patterns that support you in moving towards wellness.
 

Learn more about Rhiannon Here

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HEATHER THRASHER

BSW, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

Canadian Certified Counsellor 

She/Her

Online Only: Flexible Days & Times

Heather works with youth ages 12+, emerging adults, adults, caregivers and families through virtual sessions.

Heather is a warm and empathetic individual who is passionate about supporting youth in their transition years as they navigate their journey to adulthood and independence as well as adults with their own experiences managing neurodivergent diagnosis.  She has personal experience as a parent of teenage twins and a third, two of which have neurodivergent diagnosis.  
Heather has over 14 years of experience working with families.  She began her work in Haida Gwaii and more recently work with a not-for-profit as a neurobehavioural specialist supporting children and caregivers; she identifies as having a mixed Métis and settler ancestry.  Her specializations are in working with individuals with FASD, ADHD, and Autism diagnosis as well as anxiety, PTSD and trauma and parenting support.

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JAMIE MCCRUM

MA, BA

Canadian Certified Counsellor

She/Her

Works with children 5 to 14 and their parents/caregivers

In person:  Tuesday 12:00pm to 7:00pm 

In person: Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Online: Thursday 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Jamie taxes 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. 

Jamie 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 also has experience supporting youth, parents and families who are affected by substance use as well as challenges with grief and loss. 

Jamie believes that children and families have the strength they need to make changes and she takes an active role in helping facilitate change.

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Danielle Green

MA Counselling Psychology 

BA Child and Youth Care

EMDR practitioner 

RCC, CCC

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

In person:  Wednesdays 9am-4pm

Online: Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm

Danielle has a wide ranging background spanning twenty years supporting children, youth and families in various roles including working in the school system, social work and child and youth mental health.  Danielle has worked with children and parents with diagnoses of OCD, Autism, ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety and disordered eating.  Danielle also has a speciality in trauma training.

 

Danielle loves to connect with children and parents to understand their unique experiences, strengths, and goals.  She practices using an integrative approach because she believes in tailoring support to meet the strengths, needs and goals of each individual client.  Danielle has training in CBT, DBT and EMDR.  Danielle’s practice is also informed by ACT, IFS and Play Therapy.  Danielle believes that there are many paths to healing and increasing wellness and the foundation of her practice is strength-based and person centred.  Much of the focus of Danielle’s work is in strengthening self-concept and self-esteem, enhancing positive family communication and attachments, and teaching and supporting clients to learn and practice self-regulation and coping strategies.

Danielle has a degree in Child and Youth Care and an MA of Counselling Psychology. Danielle has lived experience with ADHD and is a parent with children in a blended family.  Danielle loves to bring creativity and humour to her work wherever possible.  She often incorporates expressive modalities such as art into therapy as it is neurologically soothing and enhances self-expression. 

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Emmalee Brunt

M.A., B.A.

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

She/Her

Emmalee works with youth (age 13+), adults and couples

In-person and Online Thursdays 12:00pm - 8:00pm

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 who have a wide range of diagnoses, such as ADHD, Autism, and anxiety. 

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. 

Interns

Interns have completed the practicum portion of their Masters in Counselling degrees and are working under the supervision of Mary Klovance, RCC. 

Reduced Intern Rates:
50m Individual Sessions: $105 (Including GST)

50 m 2+ Group Sessions: $125 (Including GST)

80m 2+ Group Session: $187.50 (Including GST)

Student Intern Counsellors

Student Interns are supervised by Mary Klovance and have completed the practicum portion of their Masters Degree.

 

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