Our Counsellors

Jaime Gibson

IMG_2087 (1).jpgJaime believes in the innate ability of each person to heal and grow throughout life experiences. She values the non-judgmental and supportive counselling relationship as a place for clients to experience acceptance and safety, to explore challenges and to heal. Jaime has experience in both government and non-profit settings working with children, youth, adults, families and groups. Some of the clients she has had the privilege to work with have faced challenges such as: depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, trauma, neglect, living in foster care, life transitions, lack of self-esteem and self-worth, self-harming behaviours, grief, and separation and divorce.

Jaime is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#11872) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Jaime has a Master’s degree in counselling psychology from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor’s degree in child and youth care. She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. In addition, Jaime has a certificate in expressive play therapy from the Justice Institute.

Jaime is currently not accepting new clients in her practice. She will continue to see clients with whom has has worked with in the past while she maintains her active caseload. If you would like to be added on to Jaime’s waitlist, you may contact her via phone or email to discuss the possible wait time.

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Stacy Folk

Cedar Site-14Stacy practices from an integrated approach of compassionate communication, mindfulness, cognitive behaviour therapy and somatic psychotherapy. She specializes in supporting youth and adults suffering with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. The impact of trauma is severe and manifests in specific ways for each individual. By supporting clients through different trauma-informed practice modalities, individuals can work to heal and regain control of their lives. Stacy is excited to support her clients journey of healing and self discovery.

Stacy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#3792) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Stacy has worked in the counselling field for over 15 years. She has a Masters in Educational Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia.

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Marion Bryan

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Marion is a Creative Arts Therapist who is passionate about working with children and youth.  She uses a strength-based, person-centred approach to foster healing, resiliency and self-expression. Exploring with art materials in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere allows children, youth and adults to engage in a process that is often insightful, fun and nourishing, tapping into feelings and ideas that go beyond verbal language.

When appropriate, Marion also uses more directive therapy techniques.  She is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children who have experienced sexual abuse, as well as children and youth with anxiety disorders. Marion is skilled in areas such as community and cultural diversity, crisis management and suicide prevention. She has worked for Campbell River Family Services as a child and youth sexual abuse counsellor for over 12 years.

Marion holds a Masters degree in Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University, including an extensive practicum and research project with Child and Family Psychiatry. She also holds a Bachelors degree from Thompson Rivers University, achieving Dean’s list status and majoring in social sciences, with over 45 psychology credits.

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Tasha Chamberlin

Tasha works with individuals, famiDSC07627.jpglies, and couples, including adults, and youth 13+. Her main focus is working with youth and families in the many shapes and forms families take. This encompasses family relationships and conflicts, impacts of major life events, blended families, care-giving, children in care, and family reunification. Her couples work encompasses deepening connection, relationship conflict, relationship discernment, separation and divorce, single parenting, and co-parenting. Tasha also works with individuals who have experienced trauma, life transitions, exploring personal identity, improving self-esteem & self-worth, mental health and substance use, as well as residential school survivors and inter-generational survivors. Tasha has a special interest working in the area of grief and loss, palliative care, dying with dignity, and engaging the healthcare system.

​ Tasha practices from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens encompassing healing engagement. She draws from family systems, attachment theories, emotion focused family therapy, lifespan development, response-based practice, and mindfulness practice. Tasha is open to provide various creative approaches to therapy, such as art-based exploration, incorporating the outdoors, or holding space for ceremony and ritual when available and appropriate, including story-telling, healing circles, and consultation with Elders.

Tasha is a Registered Social Worker (#10449) with the BC College of Social Workers. She holds both a Masters Degree and Bachelors degree in Social Work with an Indigenous Specialization, through the University of Victoria. She has also completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Motivation Interviewing, Feedback Informed Treatment, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Tasha has worked in the counselling field for 7 years.

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