Our Counsellors

Becky Stewart
Becky Stewart
M.A., RCC

It has brought great meaning to my life to work with people in the way that I do; I am honoured to walk with others through both their pain and their triumphs. I am currently a doctoral student at the University of British Columbia and am a registered clinical counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

Michael R. Dadson
Michael R. Dadson
Ph.D., M.Div., CRC, RCC

Contributing to the personal transformation of others gives me great meaning. I find a personal sense of, significance and energy as I see others grow from painful circumstances and accomplish their goals. I have a Ph.D. in counselling psychology from the University of British Columbia where I specialized in PTSD recovery, specifically, the recovery processes of men who have been traumatized in their relationships with their fathers.  Men and women often respond differently to PTSD and to their experiences of recovery.

Paulo Matos
Paulo Matos
M.A., Ed.M, RCC

Sometimes on life’s journey, we may be uncertain where we’re heading. Or be carrying the weight of where we’ve been. Sometimes we just need a companion to walk with us along the way and witness our journey. It is my passion and privilege to be able and willing to walk the road with others in the pursuit of a better, healthier future. For the past 20 years, I have developed skills and experiences that allow me to accompany you on life’s journey. I have a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental approach to counselling and believe that everyone has the strength within themselves to heal.

Tamara Vaags
Tamara Vaags
M.A., RCC

It is often when the pain of life is deepest that we feel most alone, and it can be hard to reach out for help or make people understand our experience. For as long as I can remember, I have felt drawn to those who are in a time of struggle. The opportunity to come alongside someone as they journey, to know their unique experience, to be a part of their story and offer my whole-hearted acceptance and my belief in their capacity to heal and grow – this is the thing that gives me the greatest fulfillment.

Jodi Campbell
Jodi Campbell
M.A., RCC

In my practice, I strongly believe in the power of relationship to heal and to promote personal growth. The uniqueness of each life can feel particularity isolating during times of difficulty, and it is often during these times that a drive to isolate parts of the self that are tough to acknowledge emerges. This can leave us feeling stuck, anxious, angry, and upset. At times these feelings make it hard to find connection with those in our lives, yet it is also during the most challenging times when connection to others is most valuable.

Tara Gosse
Tara Gosse
M. Ed, RCC

It is my strong belief that the capacity to heal and grow lives inside each of us, but difficult life experiences can keep us from accessing these parts of ourselves. As a result, we can lose our sense of self and our sense of connection with others, which can leave us feeling lost, alone, stuck, anxious, angry, depressed, and so forth.

Arianna Brucar
Arianna Brucar
M.A.

I am motivated to understand and relate to people from all walks of life. I seek to support my clients in their journey of self-reflection and healing through fostering a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship while incorporating empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard.

Candice Birch
Candice Birch
M. Ed, RCC

I believe in the importance of a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship. I have been an elementary school teacher for over ten years and have taught, coached, and counselled children of all ages. As a teacher, I enjoyed creating opportunities for learning and growth that also supported the emotional and psychological growth of my students. My passion for helping children in this capacity inspired a move from teaching to counselling.

Katelin Frosh
Katelin Frosch
M.A., RCC

Emotional wounds most often involve relationships with others, yet the impact of these wounds leave us with an immense sense of aloneness. The relationship between therapist and client is an emotionally healing and profoundly meaningful agent of change. Therefore, it is my greatest privilege to walk alongside my clients through their painful feelings in a connected and safe environment of support and growth. This is the foundation of my work.