Mental Health is mental well-being;

Your ability to overcome problems and flex as change happens.

Your comfort with social connections, and your ability to find purpose in your life.

Optimize Your Mental Health – Two Ways

With Counselling and/or Direct Neurofeedback

With the right support and tools, anyone can live well and find meaning in their life, and work towards their goals.

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Hi Alpine Front Desk,  ……. I want you and your colleagues to know how ridiculously and brutally efficient, professional, and welcoming you and everyone that we’ve been in contact with at Alpine have been! It’s incredible and I have been blown away (in only the most positive of ways, of course!). I’ve rarely had a customer/client experience as positive – in any context – like this one. Truly. And I’m a tough cookie when it comes to these things.  I’ve copied Isabelle (counsellor) on this message, because this sentiment also very much applies to her, and I am hoping that she can convey my message of appreciation and satisfaction to the CEO of the clinic. D.V. 2 weeks ago.

Mental Health and You

‘Mental Health’ and ‘mental illness’ are often thought to mean the same thing, but they are not.

Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has health.

As the World Health Organization famously says, “There is no health without mental health.”

Over the course of a lifetime, not all people will experience a mental illness, but everyone will struggle or have a challenge with their mental well-being (i.e., their mental health) just like we all have challenges with our physical well-being from time to time.

Mental Health isn’t like an on/off switch. There are different degrees of health. People move on a continuum ranging from great or good health to so-so health to poor health to illness or disability.

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Questions that are Often Asked;

“Why Can’t I Get Over My Anxiety, Depression or PTSD?”

“What’s with this constant tension?”

“Why do my Panic Attacks keep happening?”

Because it’s NOT All in Your Mind.

It is also in Your Nervous System.

To successfully treat Anxiety, Depression or PTSD and a number of other states, you MUST attend to your physiology as well as your psychology.

Day to Day Stress

How we experience the events and people in our day-to-day life is based on how well our nervous system can respond.

When we are either stuck in the Freeze State, where we feel shutdown and overwhelmed – this is the depressed state.

OR stuck in the Fight or Flight State and feel “ON” and hyper-vigilant – this is the Anxiety state.

Then we can’t properly process the stimuli around us.

With PTSD you can be stuck in either state.

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Mental Health Counselling

At the Alpine Clinic, our Counsellors understand the necessity to consider what happens in your body as well as in your mind.

We provide Counselling that helps address both the way, whatever is affecting you is trapped in the body and how it affects your mind in order to help you reclaim your sense of self-confidence and well-being.

Many of our clients combine Counselling with Direct Neurofeedback.


Mental Health and Direct Neurofeedback

Direct Neurofeedback is a brain technology that calms your brain and helps reset your nervous system.

You can think of Counselling as working on your mind, while the Direct Neurofeedback works on your brain.

By sending imperceptible micro-signals, to your brain, Direct Neurofeedback helps to get you out of stuck and frozen patterns of thinking and reacting.

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"Incredible Clinic... I've had migraines for 28 years after a car accident and from my Direct Neurofeedback Treatments, they are gone."

"I started my treatments in November 2020 and my last migraine was in December 2020 - I had migraines close to every day."

"Many other changes happened as well, one very surprising one - I've struggled with being late since childhood and now I'm on time for everything. That in itself has been life changing."

"I do encourage anyone thinking of doing this to complete the 20 treatments recommended to ensure the changes are permanent."

"I have of course recommended family and friends and many have had great results as well."

Thank you to the team at Alpine Clinic for all your help... It's truly been a life changing experience!"

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Looking For Someone You Can Trust?

TESTIMONIAL - Dr. David Dyment MD, CCFP says,

"As a family physician in Burnaby B.C., I have been referring patients to Claire Maisonneuve for the past 27 years. The feedback I have received has been remarkable. She gets results and I would strongly recommend Ms Maisonneuve for anyone seeking couples or individual therapy."

TESTIMONIAL - Dr. Karen Nordhal MD, says,

"I have sent my patients to the Alpine Counselling Clinic for over 20 years. Their approach to counselling has helped my patients with anxiety, depression as well as trauma related to ICBC accidents. I would highly recommend their services to my colleagues and patients."

Our Team of 24 mental health specialists have helped clients make break-throughs in their lives for over 30 years.

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Mental health means feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life and in your thinking, and responding constructively to life’s highs and lows.

Talking to a professional about what’s bothering you can really help.

Counsellors can help you by teaching you how to work through your issues and identify your “thinking traps.”

Thinking traps are unhelpful ways of thinking that make it difficult to problem-solve or handle different situations.

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"These people are wizards. Like Gandalf the White wizardry."

"First day, first visit, with the calm and pleasant feeling of release, I was able to relax, I mean really relax for the first time in over a year."

"I haven’t ruled out the premise they might be time travellers from a distant utopian future. Also, their offices are so rich you may as well be visiting Solomon’s temple when you enter."

"They are top ranking people of earth, beautiful with bright smiles and aside from the professionalism extremely friendly."

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"My experience with the Alpine Clinic the past 3 months has been nothing short of amazing so far."

"After having the recommended 20 sessions things that I was finding challenging to do, such as waking up in the morning and falling asleep at a reasonable time, have become moderately easier."

"Throughout my day, I have noticed that I have been able to find more joy in my life as well."

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"For me it was one of the best decisions of my life. I was not diagnosed with any disorder but I am always searching for ways to improve my mental well being, we all suffer from some sort of anxiety, stress, etc. I was short tempered"...

"What I have achieved in terms of inner state of peace and calmness with 20 sessions of Direct Neurofeedback equals to few years of constant deep meditation practices when I compare, and the great news is that the change is permanent!"

"I was so skeptical at first, it took me a year to decide to take the sessions. This technology works!"...

Counselling Success Stories

“I felt trapped by my past, was continually bombarded with negative thinking, and was steadily gaining weight. Through the counselling I received from Claire …I was able to accept my past, calm the negative thoughts, and begin to lose weight. Claire offered me practical skills to deal with adverse situations and enabled me to re-take control of my life…. I now feel free from my past and look to the future with confidence.” P.M.

“The professionalism I encountered enabled me to take the leap of faith – and accept that I truly needed my counsellor’s help. The structure and continuity enabled step-by-step progress. The building blocks are solid. The timeline – given the massive result – was short, just months in duration.” L.B.

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Direct Neurofeedback - a spa for the mind.

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  • - Anxiety, stress, panic, & depression reduced.

  • - Calms the mind quickly.

  • - Reduces mental tension.

  • - Brain fog lifts – greater clarity.

  • - Greater comfort in social situations.

  • - Boosts confidence.

  • - Sleep easy and long.

  • - Energy improves.

  • - Take more risks.

  • - The brain learns how to function more optimally and continues to improve itself.

  • - Results are exceptional.

  • - Benefits are lasting.

“If you forgot what normal feels like or never knew it, trust me the effects of Direct Neurofeedback will normalize you.” H.J. Vancouver

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Testimonial - Direct Neurofeedback

"After many years in business, I had suddenly developed some performance anxiety at work.  I began feeling a great sense of nervousness over routine presentations and meetings.  The problem became so challenging I started considering retirement, but didn’t want to.  I am a skeptic at heart. When someone told me they would be sticking wires on my head and I’ll be better, I thought to myself “Ya, right!”.  However, after about 10 sessions of Direct Neurofeedback, I went out and bought two new suits!  I started feeling like I was “back in the game”.  I have an improved sense of confidence again."  S.W.

Neurofeedback Testimonials

“Doing the Direct Neurofeedback at the Alpine Clinic has been a game changer for me.  It’s given me drive and energy.  I am able to focus on the positive, and feel like I am in control.  Although negative thoughts may come up, they don’t take over and they don’t become obsessive. I am able to make decisions more clearly and I am accomplishing things.  Some weeks I’m so far ahead on my “to do” list, I don’t know what to do!” PS

“Doing Direct Neurofeedback has helped me change in profound ways.  It’s been a life changing experience.  It’s like night and day. I have become a lot more spontaneous, clearer in my feelings, and decisions.  I find I am more honest and open with people.  I can’t hide my feelings anymore and it feels great. I am much more communicative with people and so much more aware of myself in that process.  All of which has allowed me to feel more connected to others.” HW

“My husband was locked in a pattern of anger and frustration that took a hold of his personality after his head injury. Through the Alpine Clinic and Direct Neurofeedback he has regained his personality back and his relationships have significantly improved with me and his teen daughters. He has improved focus and mental abilities. He is no longer stuck in frustration.” SP

“I was at a crossroad with my anxiety and could see the impact it was having on everything in my life. I trusted Neurofeedback and the team at Alpine. My life is so different now, yet so what it should be. I no longer have brain fog, and I find myself truly stopping to just enjoy things. I used to have a constant inner dialogue that was pretty negative, and I have no idea where it went but its gone and good riddance!” JJ


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Client Describing his Addiction and Overcoming the Underlying Anxiety.

From Addiction to Peace of Mind - a Testimonial.

Overcoming the underlying anxiety, with Direct Neurofeedback, that caused him to drink.

A Client's Experience - getting her life back after some great difficulties.

Got my life back! - a Testimonial. 

Describes how Direct Neurofeedback helped her get back on track after a major life crisis.

A Few of our Counselling Team

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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.

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.


Carmen Everall

English & French

With over 20 years of experience in Body-Mind Therapy I am successful at helping clients unravel mental and emotional layers to identify root causes of problems and develop strong coping skills by working with methodical and evidence-based approaches. Together we will create a customized action plan that may include but not limited to goal setting, breathwork, meditation, Chi Kung, and journaling by examining feelings, thoughts, and behaviours.

I offer a unique style of therapy that is customized to each clients’ holistic needs. The whole person is considered - body, emotions, mind, and spirit for optimal health and wellness.

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, AAMFT Certified

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

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.

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.

Meghan Kennedy MA., RSW

Sometimes strong feelings and emotions can be difficult and overwhelming to deal with. It can be even more difficult to open up to someone about your experiences and take the first step towards healing. In my practice, I hold a space for you where you can feel safe to share your feelings without judgement and with compassion and kindness.  My approach is strengths based and goal orientated and is guided by modalities and principles including:

  • CBT
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Harm Reduction
  • Mindfulness.

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.


Sindy Taylor

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.

Isabelle St-Jean

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.

Leila Milani

English & Farsi

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.

Shawn Hannay

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

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.

Jennifer Scott

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

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.

Karen Benbassat Ali

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.

Geoff Lyon
M. Ed., RCC

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

Jade-Elise Kirk

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.


The Next Step is Yours - Take It!

A Personal Letter To YOU,

It takes courage to initiate a change in your life – especially one that has been weighing you down for a long time. It is almost as if that which you want to get rid of is a familiar friend. In reality it is your enemy that undermines and restricts you everyday.

Isn’t it time to finally throw the enemy out and live the rest of your life free?

The expertise we have at the Alpine Counselling Clinic is unsurpassed. The thousands of clients we have helped to make significant changes in their lives over the past 30 years, bears good testament to our professionalism and commitment.

If you are hesitant in any way about taking the next step, call the number below and ask for me personally – so we can talk.

Claire Maisonneuve, director Alpine Clinic

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"I would like to give 10 stars."

"They did a great job for me. My anxiety, negative thoughts, stress are all manageable right now."

"My energy level has increased. My concentration is getting better. I am very happy."

"I highly recommend Claire and her team."

"Thank you Claire you changed my life."

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