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Claire Maisonneuve MA RCC
Director, Alpine Counselling Clinic

For over 30 years I have explored and implemented different approaches and strategies with my clients. My approach to therapy is holistic in that I address your issues from all aspects of your being, including your mind, body, emotions and spirit. I draw on years of work with advanced techniques of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, training in body centered therapies and on Psycho-spiritual principles. My methods are scientifically validated and evidenced based.

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Our Counselling Team

Karen Benbassat Ali
MA., RCC

Director of Counselling Services

I work on a variety of issues, from relationship challenges and conflicts to anxiety and depression, that can stem from trauma and early attachment issues. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, inviting you into a safe space to more deeply examine the areas of your life that feel difficult, misunderstood, and challenging to speak about.

Valuing empathy, openness, humour, and warmth, my approach to counselling is collaborative in creating a plan designed to meet your goals.

Sessions are conducted in a safe and judgment free environment.

Dr. Avrum Miller
Registered Psychologist, #1148

In addition to individual and relationship counselling, I also provide critical incidents stress debriefings to various groups. I am a certified Employee Assistance Practitioner and offer consultation services and workshops upon request.

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Carmen Everall
RTC, CBT, BMT

English & French

I have lived and traveled around the world and studied with teachers in Canada, the USA, Peru, Columbia, Panama, Bali, Egypt, and Mexico. This commitment to continuous learning, personal growth, healing, and teaching is the cornerstone of my practice. I am dedicated to empowering my clients and providing a compassionate, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment where they can flourish. My own experience with trauma led me to my counselling career. I want to offer hope to my clients and let them know that they are not alone.

Counselling offered in English or French.

Tara Read 
M.Ed., RCC

My greatest passion is assisting individuals to remember and reclaim who they truly are – their unique strengths, knowledge, abilities, potential, and purpose in this life. In fact, it is my mission. I serve as a catalyst or activator to help “wake you up” and disrupt the false beliefs that have held you back.

You may be feeling stuck, frustrated, overwhelmed, exhausted, and perhaps even a little hopeless. Life may feel endlessly centered around suffering or like a daily exercise in the art of survival. Deep within however, you know there is much more for you. Do not be discouraged! As someone who has walked this path, I am well equipped to show you how to navigate it.

Julia Meissenheimer
CCC, RMFT

Hi, I’m Julia, Welcome! Thank you for reaching out. 

I have a worldview lens given my 18 years of experience while practicing in South Africa, USA, and Canada including Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Smithers and Houston.

I believe in the importance of a safe place where you can feel heard, and respected.  I view healing as a journey of returning or coming to a state where one feels safe, integrated and connected to their inner and outer world. 

I am a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC#9429) with a Master of Science Degree in Counselling Psychology and Certified in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Maryam Abdipour
MA., RCC

English & Farsi

I have specialized training in working with youth, teens and young adults using unique techniques that help draw out the expressive nature, strength and confidence in people.  I guide young people and help them flourish and prosper as they transition into the next phase of their life.

I have a special gift for establishing rapport and inspiring confidence in my clients.

Katarina Santos M.A.

Graduate Intern Counsellor

I specialize in working with children, youth, teens, young adults and families using collaborative therapeutic relationships through a holistic, strengths-based, trauma-informed, harm-reduction approach in which the client feels secure and seen.

As a child and adolescent, I was privileged with the opportunity to live in multiple countries, including the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Canada. In immersing myself in various cultures and encountering people from all walks of life, I have gained an understanding of the nuances of intersectionality and the importance of addressing concerns around identity, diversity, and inclusion within my counselling work. 

Christina Di Cesare M.A.

Graduate Intern Counsellor

I recognize that newly entering the therapeutic environment can be a daunting experience. Throughout our time together, I will be with you every step of the way – prioritizing your emotional safety and providing your optimal space for growth and healing. No two therapy sessions are the same and as such, the treatment process and our time together will be tailored to your individualized needs and goal trajectories. Woven into my therapeutic approach is a trauma informed, strengths-based and culturally aware framework in which your unique story and experiences drive our sessions.

I practice from an integrative theoretical lens, with an emphasis on humanistic and person-centred approaches.

Lola Rozan RTC

English and French

Sometimes, life can feel very heavy, and I believe that being hard on ourselves is the first thing we tend to do, while it might be the last thing we actually need. Is there uncertainty in the direction of your life? Do you feel stressed and anxious?

Learning to be kind and compassionate towards yourself is where everything begins. This is key to the process, because facing and sitting with the pain is inevitable to rebuild what is broken.

I use different therapies, such as Talk Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Brainspotting, Internal Family System Therapy (IFS), breathwork, mindfulness practices, and my intuition. As you are unique, my approach depends on what you need and resonate with.

Lori Sangha
RSW., Master of Counselling, CCC

I believe that solutions for life’s struggles can be discovered through a respectful, collaborative process in counselling. I offer a safe, caring and holistic approach, helping you to discover and build upon untapped inner strengths and resources so you can move towards resolution, healing and success.

I am dedicated to my ongoing personal and professional development, and I have training in a variety of approaches including:

  • IFS: Internal Family Systems
  • Brainspotting Level 3
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy,
  • Bader-Pearson Developmental Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • DBT: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
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Sindy Taylor
RTC, BMT.

Conversational Punjabi

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and certified Body Mind Therapist; I am also a certified Reiki Master and Chi-Kung Practitioner.

I work with adults experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, family conflict, peer relationship problems, personal transformation, self-esteem issues, spiritual emergencies, stress, and trauma. Sessions are conducted in a safe and judgment free environment. We begin by identifying your healing objectives following which we create an individualized, and straightforward plan to empower you to realize your goals.

Leila Milani
MA., RCC

English & Farsi

In our work together, I support you to take a compassionate and curious look at your inner world of thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and memories. I teach you tools to loosen the grip of old narratives, unhelpful thought patterns and negative self-beliefs. As part of the healing journey, I take a look at how your earliest experiences and relationships shaped them. Along the way, I identify values, set goals and move you towards a more joyful and meaningful life.

Shawn Hannay
MA., RCC

My work is informed by the idea that all problems are about relationships. When these relationships are working, we feel a genuine sense of wellness but when any one of these relationships are fractured in some way, our sense of well being is threatened and we will begin to see symptoms physically, emotionally, and/or in our relationships.

Lisa Stefani
MA., RCC

I work with the idea that all behavior has purpose and meaning. My intention is to create a warm and encouraging environment that provides people with genuine opportunities for reflection, insight, and positive change.

Nogol Mesgarani B.A., M.B.A., R.T.C., M.A. (cand.)

English and Farsi

Clients often describe my approach as warm and supportive. I am deeply passionate about guiding individuals, couples, and families towards growth and self-discovery. My work is rooted in building a profound connection between all parts of our being – our physical body, emotional body, mind, and spirit. Drawing upon the wisdom of the body, I strive to create balance among these elements to foster a sense of wholeness – an approach inherent to integrative and somatic therapy.

Pam Vickram. MSW, MA, RSW, CCPA

English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu

Self Care is not selfishness You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Take care of yourself, or you will have nothing left to give to others…

I believe that your hardest times often lead to the greatest moment of your life. If you are feeling hopeless, depressed and lonely, there is hope on the other side of the horizon.

My therapeutic work promotes self-discovery and growth through body, mind and emotional awareness. My aim is to help people develop the skills required to address challenging situations and cultivate a deep sense of self-acceptance and personal strength.

Isabelle St-Jean
RSW, PCC, RTC

English & French

As a therapist with over 20 years experience I have an uncommon ability to identify and mirror back the inner gifts of my clients while supporting them to clearly see and transcend their limitations. My counselling and coaching style includes unique, transformative exercises leading to expansive ways of thinking and being, that bring exciting possibilities within reach.  I gently support and challenge my clients to be accountable as they take steps to successfully navigate difficult mental states, relationship issues, and major life transitions.

Stacy Kunder MC, RCC

I believe that if you are reading this, you are already on your healing journey.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I help individuals who are struggling with the human experience, including issues such as stress and anxiety, depression and mood issues, relationship issues including boundaries and communication, grief and loss, existential crises, and difficult or transitional life events. My personal experiences with motherhood, trauma, Post-Concussion Syndrome and navigating relationship challenges have fuelled my passion for therapeutic work and healing.

I am deeply aware of the importance of connection and belonging, especially when one is struggling, and bring this awareness into my work as a Clinical Counsellor. I strive to provide a safe container and a neutral space to process all of life’s experiences. I would describe my current therapeutic approach as primarily person-centred; trauma, attachment and nervous system (polyvagal) informed; accepting of all identities and experiences; and collaborative in nature. I have a background in dance, yoga and meditation and honour the mind-body connection as it relates to healing.

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Godfrey Zimuto CCC, RCC

In therapy sessions we will explore the hurdles that hold you back from having the quality of life you desire. My focus is to guide you towards a deeper level of change. We do this by exploring the patterns keeping you stuck, beliefs that limit you, and thoughts that cause you distress. Often these patterns are rooted in your past experiences. Therefore, the process becomes one of establishing meaningful relationships that generate mutual trust and a sense of safety.

Jennifer Scott
RSW, RCC, BC-DMT

Helping people transform life’s challenges into opportunities for change, growth, and connection has been my passion and focus for more than 20 years in my work as a social worker, counsellor, and psychotherapist.

Skyelar Napier
MA., RCC

In my practice, I work collaboratively with clients in defining problems and developing solutions. My purpose is to help you gain a clearer understanding of what is true and necessary for you while providing guidance and support in working toward change.

Geoff Lyon
M. Ed., RCC

Currently not accepting new clients.

Counselling can be helpful for several different reason:

  • Identifying and working through emotions, such as grief, depression, rage
  • Calming the whirl of thoughts and clarifying thinking
  • Building richer connections with those around you
  • Moving past constricting beliefs or life patterns
  • Getting support as you make decisions that are congruent with your needs and values

Sara Nahri
MA, RCC

English & Farsi

We are not expected to heal from our physical wounds without professional care, psychological wounds are no different.

Throughout our lifespan we all face different challenges. Using our resourcefulness and creativity we meet those challenges to the best of our ability. However, sometimes a problem becomes too big or heavy for us to carry. We may find that we have used up all our resources, support and familiar methods and we feel stuck. Work with me to explore how to live life with meaning, to move on from the past and build skills to cope with today.

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Jade-Elise Kirk
MA., DVATI, RCC

You deserve to live the life you desire, loving the person you are, with the story that you have. If you find that you are having difficulty identifying how to manage changes in your life, are struggling to cope with symptoms related to anxiety and depression, or are generally discouraged when trying to create the life that you desire, it may be a sign that you are in need of support.

Nicole Bowlsby MA., RCC

I welcome all clients and have specialized experience working with young adults and teens in both Australia and Canada. I have worked with a diverse range of backgrounds and presentations. No matter if your issues feel big or small.  Some of my areas of special interest are:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self-worth
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • LGBTIQA+ issues

Susana Diaz Bahamon MA., CCC

English and Spanish

Feeling sad, stuck, anxious or unmotivated are some reasons why life sometimes feels hard. As a counsellor, I commit to you to ensure that you are met with unconditional positive regard and an evidence-based approach that will support you in your healing journey as I help you heal and become the person you want to be. 

My work is based on a positive therapeutic relationship as the foundation of the counselling journey. I am interested in your life story, its ups and downs, and in you as your wonderful self.

Alex Durian MA., RCC

My goal is to create space for you to honour who you are, where you come from and what you’ve been through. With the right support, you can develop a greater sense of calm so you can make choices that bring more joy and pride into your daily life, including relationships.

I’m here to help you find those missing pieces. As we sit together, we’ll explore your experiences in depth and identify patterns that no longer serve you. We’ll work on shifting your responses to difficult situations so you can build a better connection to self, while also strengthening your connection to others.

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Our phones are open 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday.

Our Neurofeedback Team

Laura Cumminger, Certified Coach 
Director Neurofeedback

Laura is trained in all aspects of Direct Neurofeedback and has a B.A. in Psychology. She and Claire Maisonneuve head up the Direct Neurofeedback side of the practice. Laura will be your first point of contact when you call for Neurofeedback. Her expertise and experience coupled with a calm demeanor will make you feel comfortable in a matter of minutes. Laura has a warm interactive personality that makes a session go quickly and effortlessly. You couldn’t be in better hands.

Cara Reynolds 
Neurofeedback Technician

Claudia Freese
Neurofeedback Technician

Christina Di Cesare
Neurofeedback Technician

Kristina Kelly
Neurofeedback Technician

Paige Kempo
Neurofeedback Technician

Trinity Stephens
Neurofeedback Technician

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Our Admin Team

Britney Hurn
HR Manager & Executive Assistant

Mariama Ndiaye

Aleah Keeling

Natasha Elliott

Avery Lessard

Sarah Vu

Darius Kian

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