Psychological Assessments


Psychological Therapy Services


Free Initial Discovery Calls

As a new client, you might have questions and concerns that we care to address meaningfully. Our Client Care Coordinator(s) (604.229.4887) will be the first point of contact for you since they can answer your questions and pair you with the best counsellor to suit your preferences, availability, and expectations. You are invited to book a 15-20 minute, Free Intake Discovery call with our knowle... Read More

As a new client, you might have questions and concerns that we care to address meaningfully. Our Client Care Coordinator(s) (604.229.4887) will be the first point of contact for you since they can answer your questions and pair you with the best counsellor to suit your preferences, availability, and expectations. You are invited to book a 15-20 minute, Free Intake Discovery call with our knowledgeable Client Care Coordinator(s).

Please note: If you are interested in booking a discovery call with clinic director, Paula Bude, please contact us at 604-229-4887 to book.

After your initial discovery call, in-person sessions with your preferred counsellor will be available at 1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3. Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available.

We are honoured to live, work, and play on the unceded, traditional, ancestral territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the q̓ic̓əәy̓ (Katzie), Kwantlen, Semiahmoo, Səәl̓ílwəәtaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Qayqayt, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷəәθkwəәy̓əәm (Musqueam), and kwikwəәƛ ̓əәm (Kikwetlem) Nations.


Adult Counselling

Love This Therapy
604.229.4887
www.lovethistherapy.com
info@lovethistherapy.com
1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3 (for in-person sessions)
Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available :)


Teen Counselling

Love This Therapy
604.229.4887
www.lovethistherapy.com
info@lovethistherapy.com
1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3 (for in-person sessions)
Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available :)


Child Counselling

Love This Therapy
604.229.4887
www.lovethistherapy.com
info@lovethistherapy.com
1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3 (for in-person sessions)
Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available :)


Couples Counselling

Love This Therapy
604.229.4887
www.lovethistherapy.com
info@lovethistherapy.com
1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3 (for in-person sessions)
Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available :)


Family Counselling

Love This Therapy
604.229.4887
www.lovethistherapy.com
info@lovethistherapy.com
1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3 (for in-person sessions)
Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available :)


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group for Adults

Love This Therapy
604.229.4887
www.lovethistherapy.com
info@lovethistherapy.com
1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3
Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available :)


Clinical Consultation

Love This Therapy
604.229.4887
www.lovethistherapy.com
info@lovethistherapy.com
1959 152Street, Unit 316, Surrey, BC, V4A 9E3 (for in-person sessions)
Virtual/ Telehealth video sessions are also available :)

You are likely searching for a therapist because there is something in your life that is not working well. You may be feeling overwhelmed, distressed, hopeless, or noticing things in your life or in your relationships that you no longer find satisfying. Therapy provides time to consider who you are; it is a collaborative conversation that helps you to explore the ways your experiences have shaped your beliefs, feelings, and assumptions, and to identify the factors which prevent you from making the changes you desire in your life.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Thank you for trusting me in sharing your story. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

My goal is to foster a safe and non-judgmental space as we sift through the noise of life and allow you to explore your own voice and values. Learning to embrace yourself, sit with your difficult emotions, and reframe your imperfections are keys to restoring self-compassion and resilience. I practice with your needs and goals in mind, honing in on evidence-based modalities combined with a focus on the mind-body connection. I work with adults, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Experience: Sudeep Bedi is Registered Clinical Counsellor with 15 years of experience working with children, and youth. He Earned a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care from Douglas College and a Masters of Education from City University of Seattle. He also works with adults and has had previous experience working with adults in a private practice setting.

Sudeep strives to create an inviting space where you can land gently and welcome yourself—just as you are. He places a high value on the worth and dignity of all people and embrace the beauty that radiates from our unique identities, backgrounds, and experience.

Client Focus: children (starting at 5+)

Types of therapy: Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed, Play Therapy, Person Centered Issues: (Standard) Anxiety, depression, trauma, (Specialties) Men’s Issues, Share with us your favorite quote.

More than just my work: 1. “at some point in our lives, we have to let go of the fantasy of creating a better past.” 2. If you want to choose the pleasure of growth, prepare yourself for some pain. - Irvin D. Yalom 3. Foodie-I love food, Working out, Yoga

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This imperfect moment is the entryway into everything you may want. However, when in the midst of a difficult moment people don’t often remember the potential it may hold for healing and fulfillment. Counselling, Mentorship or Supervision with Paula is an invitation to deepen your practice of wholehearted engagement with the life you have, since that is the best way to have the life you want. Therapy can guide you to practice the skillful means necessary to release habits that perpetuate dis-ease and discontent in order to transform difficult experiences into openings for creativity, healing, wisdom and fulfillment.

Mental health is not just the absence of illness; it is also the presence of wellbeing. In order to reduce undesirable symptoms while increasing the presence of desirable states of being, Paula utilizes: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Guided Visualization + Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Yoga movement.

Paula’s approach to counselling is integrative, experiential, compassionate, pragmatic and mindful. Counselling is about balancing both acceptance (of where you’re at) with (the desire for) change since both are needed for personal transformation.

The transformative power of meaningful conversations beckoned Paula from a young age. As a curious child there was nothing she relished more than being allowed to cozy-up in a corner of her grandma’s kitchen in order to witness adult conversations. It was in that kitchen that she was first introduced to a generous range of human emotions, to misunderstandings, to empathy, to self-expression, to reconciliation and to the power of human connection. What she learned was that we all need to feel heard, seen and connected with in order to find peace and purpose. She also learned not to be afraid of human emotion, no matter how loud or distressing, since emotional flow has the energy needed for healing.

As she matured, she learned to embody meaningful ways of relating with other people, with nature, and with herself. When she first read Rumi’s encouragement “let the beauty of what you love be what you do,” she knew that counselling psychology was her joy and work in the world, so she dedicated time to studying psychology and counselling first at the University of British Columbia, and then at the University of Toronto.

She took time to embody what she believes in, and worked as a counsellor at Fraser Health and in Private Practice before creating Love This Therapy. As a counselling geek who may be slightly obsessed with psychology, Paula enjoys continuing education and is committed to updating her knowledge and skill set on a yearly basis both as a counsellor and as a supervisor. She views counselling, mentorship and supervision as her fascinations, spiritual callings, and honest privileges.

“Life is full of suffering, and it is also full of the overcoming of it” – Helen Keller

“If you were to ask me how I found my way through the most difficult parts of my life, I would tell you this: I pay attention to the beauty. And by this, I mean that I have taught myself how to look for the details that makeup the delicate bones o the world around me—the things that tiptoe quietly on gentle feet, that don’t announce their presence in a loud voice” – Liezel Graham

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Meet Ben, a compassionate counselor with a Master’s in Counseling, deeply committed to understanding the nuances of family dynamics, including both parenting and youth.

Ben’s journey in counseling is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences, offering empathy and insight into the myriad phases of parenthood and the developmental stages of teens and youth. He adeptly supports families from the advent of parenting through the transitions of adolescence, providing guidance through the emotional challenges, and triumphs that accompany these periods.

Ben extends his support to families of neurodiverse children and teens, providing insights for conditions such as ADHD and Autism. He emphasizes creating nurturing environments that recognize and cultivate each individual’s unique strengths, fostering growth and autonomy.

Understanding the complexities of single and co-parenting, as well as the distinct challenges faced by teens, Ben offers tailored strategies to ease these pressures. His goal is to promote balance and harmony within family and personal dynamics.

In his practice, Ben combines practical advice with therapeutic techniques for both parents and youth, creating a safe space for exploration, discussion, and personal development. His approach goes beyond immediate relief, aiming to empower families and individuals with sustainable strategies for managing their roles and relationships.

Ben believes in the uniqueness of each family’s journey, every parent-child relationship, and the individual paths of teens and youth. He is dedicated to providing support, guidance, and companionship through the diverse experiences of family life. With warmth, expertise, and a genuine commitment, Ben is here to assist you through the highs, lows, and everything in between.

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Life’s challenges can often feel like insurmountable obstacles, leaving you stuck in a place where even your best efforts seem to fall short. You might find yourself thinking, “If only this one issue weren’t in my way, everything else would fall into place.” It’s in these moments that seeking the guidance of a counsellor can be a transformative next step. Acknowledging the need for help is never easy, but the mere act of considering therapy, perhaps even browsing online, is a significant stride towards betterment. Remember, you don’t have to go it alone; sometimes, we all need someone to walk alongside us on our journey.

In counselling, the focus is on you as an individual. Each treatment plan is meticulously tailored to meet your unique needs, taking into account both your strengths and areas for growth. This dual focus ensures a comprehensive understanding of who you are, enabling a more effective therapeutic process. During our time together, we will delve into the issues causing you distress. Initially, the aim is to equip you with strategies to manage immediate discomfort, setting the stage for addressing deeper, underlying issues. We will assess the various facets of your life that are being impacted, always with an eye on the root causes and their effect on your sense of self. A range of interventions will be employed to empower you, with the ultimate goal of enabling you to become your own counsellor.

The benefits of therapy extend far beyond the confines of the counselling room. As you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, you’ll find that distress no longer holds you captive. Post-therapy, you can expect to feel more confident in your own skin, armed with improved communication skills that will enhance your relationships with friends and family. Most importantly, you’ll be better equipped to face future challenges, whatever they may be. Therapy is not just about overcoming current obstacles; it’s about arming you with the skills and self-awareness needed for a more fulfilling, resilient life.

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Nicole Gevaux PhD. Candidate in Clinical Psychology Nicole will be joining the Love This Therapy team in September 2024, after completing her doctoral degree.

Languages: English

Training and Experience: I completed my MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo, an MSc in Development, Disorders and Clinical Practice from the University of York (UK) and a BA in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. I am a current PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo (degree expected Aug 31st 2024). I am completing my clinical residency year at Fraser Health Authority, working with adults in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. At Fraser Health, I focus on assessment and treatment for clients with serious mental health concerns and co-occurring physical health issues. My clinical training over the last seven years has involved working with clients of all ages (preschool to older adults) in both psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessment, as well as therapy interventions.

Areas of Practice: My clinical practice at Love This Therapy will include psychological assessment and an integrative approach to evidence-based therapy. I will be working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological and neurodevelopmental concerns. Assessment: Comprehensive psychological assessments and delivery of DSM-V-TR diagnoses for children, adolescents and adults Psychodiagnostic: Mental Health Disorders including mood and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma disorders, conduct disorder, substance-related and addictive disorders, somatic symptom disorders, dissociative disorders Psychoeducational: Neurodevelopmental Disorders including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific learning disorders (LD), intellectual development disorder (ID), intellectual giftedness Your assessment will include a clinical interview, in-person administration of psychological testing batteries (for neurodevelopmental disorders), filling out questionnaires, receiving a comprehensive written assessment report, and an oral feedback session. Diagnoses will be delivered when clinical criteria for disorders are met. Therapy: Individual, group and family therapy for adolescents, adults, and older adults (weekly or bi-weekly, virtually or in-person) Therapeutic Modalities: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness, parenting support Issues: Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, illness anxiety, separation anxiety), Panic Disorder/ panic attacks, Depressive Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Intrusive Thoughts, Borderline Personality Disorder, Health Psychology (for those with serious physical conditions, chronic pain), Psychotic Disorders, Complex trauma, Interpersonal difficulties, Grief and loss, Life transitions, Parenting difficulties Using an integrative approach to therapy, I incorporate your own individual needs, goals and symptoms into my understanding of which type(s) of therapy will be best suited for you personally. My therapy clients can also benefit from receiving a full psychodiagnostic assessment for mental health disorders (including diagnosis when applicable) integrated into the cost of our regular therapy sessions. I view treatment as a collaborative process, where we work together to overcome your symptoms and difficulties to move towards your best self, creating a life worth living.

Nicole will be submitting an application for the designation of registered psychologist (R. Psych) with the College of Health and Care Professionals of British Columbia (CHCPBC) on September 1st, 2024. She will be working at Love This Therapy under the clinical supervision of a registered psychologist during her application process.

To book an assessment (starting in September), please click here. Book Online | Love This Therapy (janeapp.com) To inquire about therapy treatment (starting in September), please contact info@lovethistherapy.com

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If you want effective change yet do not know how to achieve it, read on…

When you find yourself stuck in old, unhelpful patterns that restrict the fullness of life and make relationships difficult, Gary may very well be the counsellor for you, for he is skilled at accompanying people on their healing journeys. His competence, emotional warmth, and humor provide an enjoyable and safe therapeutic environment for optimal psychological growth.

Gary works collaboratively with his clients to process thoughts, feelings and needs while also empowering them with psychological tools that fit their learning style and life situation. He skillfully guides his clients to gain new insights and to embody those insights into meaningful change.

Areas of Focus

Gary specializes in helping couples, families and individuals 16 years and older. He can provide counselling in both Punjabi and English.

To accommodate your busy life, Gary offers days and evenings for in-person and virtual counselling appointments at Love This Therapy, Windsor Square location.

Gary is skilled at supporting clients untangle themselves from anxiety, stress, depression, anger, grief, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, life transitions, autism, ADHD, and trauma. He also helps couples address issues regarding communication, parenting, affairs and premarital counselling.

Gary is effective at utilizing evidence-based therapeutic frameworks to offer a holistic approach to healing. Such frameworks include Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice (ISTP), Existential Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Mindfulness-Based practices. He uses these frameworks to help clients understand how their earlier experiences have influenced their patterns and to access the feelings underneath our defensive reactions in order to consciously direct the process of change. Gary has advanced training in Somatic Therapy, which helps clients with symptoms of posttraumatic stress to release the stored trauma trapped in the body.

You’re welcome to book a free, no-obligation, 15-20 min  Discovery Call with Gary to see if he’s a good therapeutic fit for you.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

-Brené Brown

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

-Carl Jung

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People sometimes feel they are alone and no one understands what they’re going through. They might just ‘push through’, try things that work for others unsuccessfully, or find things they like that they can’t keep up anymore. These efforts can leave anyone feeling stuck, tired, and looking for change.

I use an approach that is holistic, practical, and strengths-focused to honour individuals’ unique experiences, needs, and hopes for therapy.

I strive to foster a therapeutic relationship of understanding, possibility, and direction to best support clients wherever they are in their mental health journey.

Experience: Veronika is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and an Athabasca University graduate with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. In the past seven years, Veronika has helped many people in the areas of mental health and performance as an assistant sports coach, peer support worker, clinical counsellor, and mental performance consultant.

Over the past two years, she has worked at Bach Counselling Group and LifeWorks Canada working with and assessing clients with depression, anxiety, trauma experiences, and more. She has also volunteered at two post-secondary institutions to deliver individual and group workshops on mental health and wellness to athletes, coaches, and teams.

Client Focus: Individuals, adolescents (starting at 14+)

Types of therapy: CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, mindfulness and acceptance-based therapeutic practices, Motivational Interviewing, and DBT (groups).

Conditions: (Standard) Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, work-school-life balance, burnout, ADHD, body image, self-esteem, perfectionism, and eating disorders. (Specialties) Performance anxiety, performance enhancement, and stress management.

More than just my work:

Favourite Quote “…I shall be telling this with a sigh, Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” —excerpt from Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken

  1. I used to play varsity soccer at UBC and have since transitioned into running and strength training – sport and exercise have been integral in learning about myself and celebrating my mind and body every day.
  2. I love animals (especially my two cats), travelling, and being in nature.
  3. I can say the alphabet backwards fairly quickly!

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Christina has been working with clients at Love This Therapy since September 2023. She is in the final stage of completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology, specializing in Art Therapy. Art therapy can be a powerful tool for healing and transformation, especially when integrated with psychotherapy. Christina earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and has been a professional artist for the past 17 years. Themes found in her artwork are the nature of consciousness, mind/body/spirit connection, as well as connection with the earth and all its life forms. Christina’s goal as a therapist is to hold a warm, and non-judgemental space for you, while using evidence-based practices to collaboratively identify and process what has been preventing you from experiencing the life you desire. Sessions can involve talk therapy, art therapy, or a combination of the two, depending on what feels right for you. One of the unique aspects of art therapy is that it is largely non-verbal and an incredible amount of healing can occur on a deep level without having to use words. No artistic experience is necessary for this to happen. Types of Therapy: Art Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused ACT, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Client Focus: Individuals of all ages, including children (5+) Person Centered Issues: Anxiety, depression, trauma, life transition, grief, parenting, substance use, sexuality, gender, self-esteem, and relationship issues (including non-traditional relationships such as polyamory) More than just work: Christina is a parent to a young adult and an adolescent in high school. Besides enjoying time with her children, she loves to dance, ride her bicycle, and kayak.

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Harjot is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC and an educator in the Surrey School District. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree, Harjot started her career off as a teacher. She still works in the school system on a part-time basis, and has been an educator for over twelve years. Harjot received her Masters degree in Counselling and has been utilizing her skill set in the school system and in private practice. As a Learner Support Teacher, she has worked with children that have ADHD, autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, giftedness and learning disabilities. She also has extensive experience working with immigrants and refugees. Harjot’s journey has led her to work with children, youth, parents and families. Some areas she has worked in are: anxiety, grief, loss, self-esteem, parent-child relationships and parenting, social skills, friendship skills, learning disabilities, academic challenges, life transitions, career and education planning. Her passion lies in making a positive impact by helping others steer through life’s challenges. Harjot is deeply empathetic and provides a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients. She operates from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens by acknowledging and respecting the unique background of each person. Being bicultural, she understands the challenges that can arise in navigating life from different perspectives. Harjot believes that many of the answers you seek are within yourself and together you can work on uncovering them.

In helping children, teens, and parents navigate personal growth and mental health challenges, she employs various therapeutic modalities to address unique needs, some of which include: child-centered play therapy, sand tray therapy, eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness practices. She believes in being a life-long learner and continues to attend workshops and seminars to hone her skills. In her spare time, Harjot enjoys taking a stroll along the beach with her children and husband while indulging in a cup of chai. She enjoys cooking and writing poetry whenever she has some downtime. Harjot welcomes the opportunity to connect and deepen your wellness.

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Entering counselling is an exciting and brave step towards overcoming life’s challenges. As both a clinician and client, I’ve noticed that as people we tend to enter counselling when we are feeling stuck, uncertain, or when we need help figuring out how to best move forward. My hope is that you feel safe and supported as we explore, in counselling, what life has to offer.

My counselling approach balances a recognition and acceptance of how things are, with striving for change. As we look at the space between your current situation, and how you’d like your life to be, we will create a roadmap for our work together. In order to find the courage to make important changes, I believe that we need to permit ourselves to be vulnerable. In therapy, we create a safe space for that transformation to occur. We will identify and work on changing problematic patterns in your life. I seek to empower you to discover your own path to wellness, drawing on your natural supports and inherent capacity for resiliency, growth, and healing.

I am warm, genuine, compassionate, validating, nonjudgmental, and pragmatic. I see therapy as a collaborative process, and the foundation of that process is a trusting working relationship between therapist and client. Although therapy will deal directly with your problems, we’ll also identify and capitalize on your unique strengths and passions.

Johanne is a Montreal native, who lived and received much of her clinical training and experience in Boston, Massachusetts before moving to the lower mainland BC. She is a Registered Clinical Social Worker (R.C.S.W) with the BC College of Social Workers and a Boston College graduate, with a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (M.S.W). She has worked in a wide range of mental health treatment settings. Most recently, she worked at the Surrey Memorial inpatient psychiatry unit, where she ran their group therapy program. While at Surrey Memorial, she created a study group to train staff in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and was part of a working group that helped create a comprehensive outpatient DBT program in the Fraser Health Authority. In Boston, she completed her M.S.W practicum at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center of Harvard Medical School. She then worked there for over 10 years. In the rich learning environment of that renowned Harvard teaching hospital, she was extensively trained in evidence-based practice, including a DBT intensive training with Marsha Linehan (the creator of DBT), Kelly Koerner and Linda Dimeff. In her tenure at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, she provided individual and group therapy to adults with various mental health issues, and she led a comprehensive outpatient DBT program. In that capacity, she provided individual and group DBT, supervised and trained front-line group home staff, masters-level clinicians, as well as Harvard residents and interns.

Client focus: Individual adults, teens, groups, counselling therapists, DBT Supervision.

Johanne utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed practices, EMDR, DBT, as well as DBT adapted for eating disorders, overcontrol, trauma, and DBT Validation strategies for families. She is also available to other counsellors for clinical consultation.

She is comfortable working with a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, medical illness and disability, intense and dysregulated emotions, impulsivity, trauma, disordered eating, neurodiversity, parenting, and relational struggles.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” – Brene Brown

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Dominika holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counselling Psychology, a Baccalaureate Degree in philosophy, and has additional Certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis. For over 24 years, Dominika has provided behavior treatment to children, teens, and adults who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, or other developmental disabilities. In 2005 she obtained her board certification, followed by her clinical counselling degree in 2012. She has been in private practice since 2007.

Currently, Dominika’s focus lies in guiding teens and young adults through their major life transitions, and helping them navigate their peer and family relations, academic pursuits, career goals and existential challenges. She utilizes her clinical experience to provide effective, solution-focused, compassionate counselling. Her approach is multimodal and multidimensional, which is to integrate different types of interventions based on individual client’s needs. The types of treatment in which Dominika is trained and experienced, include behavior therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, Acceptance Commitment, mindfulness, The Narrative Approach, and art-based counselling.

Dominika has provided support to individuals and families dealing with depression, grief, immigration issues and existential crises. She embraces and promotes a philosophy of self-empowerment and resilience - helping individuals cultivate their inner strength, clarify their purpose and values so that they can lead their lives authentically, joyfully and with meaning. In her work with children and teens, she firmly advocates that for an individual to flourish, healing must be facilitated both at the personal level, and within broader context of family, community and society.

Dominika was born in Warsaw, Poland and immigrated to Canada in her teens. She married after university, and now enjoys being mother to their three boisterous children. She is passionate about working with new immigrants, as she has herself experienced the difficult journey of finding oneself in a new country and foreign culture.

In addition to her professional training, Dominika has had professional training in acting and contributed to the establishment of Vancouver’s first Polish theater “Popular Theatre” where she starred in numerous works. Her artistic pursuits also extend to painting and the textile arts. Dominika harmoniously blends her love for Fine Arts and her passion for helping others. She believes that art can reflect personal growth and transformation, and that it offers immeasurable healing qualities, it illuminates purpose, and can capture inspirational moments that lend beauty to life. According to Dominika each work of Art represents a purposeful dance to preserve life’s fleeting nature that serves as a legacy.

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When you notice there is something getting in the way of living their best life, remember that the “obstacle is the way”. This means that the way to the life you want is through this difficulty, which can become an entryway into more of what you want. At Love This Therapy, I am here to help you move through obstacles until they become the way towards your best life. My goal as a therapist is to help people live a more balanced and connected life. I’m in my element as I create a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental counselling environment at Love This Therapy, where people can explore the complexities of their lives. I work from a holistic lens to support any issues that arise.

Experience: Tracy has over 20 years of experience helping people navigate difficult situations. She started with a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria, which allowed her to work as a youth worker before completing her Bachelors in Education from the University of Alberta. Dedicated to growing her helping skills, Tracy completed her Masters degree in counseling psychology from University of Alberta before moving to BC to enjoy teaching and a lively school counseling career. Most recently, Tracy has relished her work in Private Practices such as Love This Therapy.

Client Focus: Individuals, Couples

Types of therapy: EMDR, CBT, DBT, Grief Counselling, Satir, Play & Art Therapy

Conditions: ADHD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Loss/ Grief, Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Trauma, Personality Disorders

“The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.”

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Dr. Catalina Zilveti Ostria is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia; she has been practicing for over 25 years.

Catalina is a master at tailoring psychological interventions to meet each person’s needs, development and goals. She holds great compassion and respect for her clients, treating them with kindness and warmth as she strives to create an environment in which they feel seen and heard, and where they can thrive and grow toward improved wellness.

She has extensive experience working alongside a wide array of clients, from the ages of 3 to well into the later years of life. She had the privilege of accompanying clients on their journeys to greater wellness in British Columbia since 2021. Before moving to BC, she lived in Chile and New York for many years. These multi-cultural experiences have provided her with the unique and wonderful opportunity to work with clients with diverse challenges, experiences and backgrounds.

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