Isabelle St-Jean, RSW, PCC, RTC

Languages: English and 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.

My therapeutic skills draw on studies and training in:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Brainspotting
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Coherence Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique  (EFT)
  • Relational Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Coaching

I work with a wide range of individuals who struggle with:

  • Anxiety related disorders
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Major Life Transitions
  • Retirement Issues
  • Midlife Issues
  • Business/Professional Challenges
  • Workplace challenges

Originally from Montreal, and French speaking, I am a Registered Social Worker, a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with intensive experience in somatic trauma therapy, a Professional Certified Coach (with International Coach Federation accreditation), a Certified Retirement Coach.

I am also the author of Living Forward Giving Back: A Practical Guide to Fulfilment in Midlife and Beyond as well as the initiator and co-author of two award-winning anthologies:  Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination and Excellence in the Workplace and Audacious Aging.

Since 2009, I have led seminars coast to coast and internationally for professional communities and have provided counselling, coaching, to numerous individuals, couples and executives helping them with workplace or personal challenges and career development.  As former member of the BC Human Resources Management Association, I have  contributed years of knowledge to HR professionals through the publication of over 30 articles in the PeopleTalk magazine.

Finally, I am also a caring consultant in the lives of my young adult children who are now 25 and 28.


Isabelle has been guiding me, listening to me, believing in me, feeling and supporting me. Isabelle is compassionate, yet offering solutions. Someone who gently helps you to overcome your fears. Someone who is so easy to let into your thoughts, past and life. She gave me tools to work with and deeply reflective exercises that opened up my mind. My experience has been wonderful and healing and I can’t recommend Isabelle and the team at Alpine enough. With love and gratitude, SS