The Counselling Group
A Place To Grow
Tracy Tillapaugh, M.C., RCC, EMDR level 2. I have been a school counsellor for 12 years. I work with children, youth and families. I enjoy supporting people with depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as with family issues. I have a keen interest in the area of play therapy, as well as other modalities that I utilize in my practice as well. My goal is always to provide a safe, caring space for any issue, subject, and for every person that I am fortunate enough to work with.
Adrienne Johnson, M.A., M.Div, RCC, CCC I am passionate about helping clients who are facing challenges in transitions, relationships, or who are exploring questions about their life’s meaning and purpose. I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, and stress management. I approach my work with warmth, inclusion and open-mindedness. I believe that each person is the expert in their own life, and that my job as a counsellor is to help facilitate each person’s exploration of their own unique skills, strengths, and story.
I use a holistic approach, and draw on a variety of theoretical approaches and techniques, tailoring my work to each person’s individual needs to help them create positive and lasting change. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#6913) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#6710) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Christen McCallum. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and EMDR Therapist with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and I hold my Graduate Degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University where I focused on trauma recovery. I am passionate about developing a space where clients can feel secure as they explore their story in an environment of therapeutic connection. My hope is that in our time together clients may come to find effective tools to manage their symptoms, overcome challenges they face, and make meaning as they move forward in healing.
I maintain a holistic mind-body oriented approach to therapy grounded in neuroscience, with an emphasis on attachment and relational healing. I use a trauma informed integrative approach and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals and an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist with advanced training. I am a client centred therapist and have also trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Family systems, Ego state therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, and Performance Enhancement.
Robert Phillips, M.Mus, MCP, CCTP, RCC. My professional goal is to provide a non-judgmental and open heart to my clients, so that they may feel comfortable to fully investigate their potential for growth. Fundamentally, too, I believe that openness and creativity in the therapeutic process are paramount to success. Whether you are passing through a life transition, facing depression or anxiety, battling addiction, or simply feeling stuck, I look forward to walking alongside you on your journey and to discovering new ways to cope.
Human beings already have the necessary tools and resources to tackle what life presents, and it is only in the absence of a therapeutic relationship that these resources are kept from awareness. It takes real courage to face the challenges of life head-on. Contacting a mental health practitioner is worthy of admiration. I hold a Master of Counselling from Adler University in Vancouver, and I am an RCC with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#16632). Whether it is the person-centred approach, cognitive-behavioural therapy, or some other technique that fits best, I believe we can find new ways of being that will work for you.
Kristen Hamilton, M.A., RCC I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is passionate about helping youth and adults identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. I seek to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for youth and adults to explore patterns and beliefs that may be hindering them from making meaningful changes in their lives. Together, we can explore and process the impact past wounds and relationships may be having on your sense of self and your relationships. Through processing and beginning to challenge these beliefs, I seek to help my clients feel more empowered and confident in establishing and maintaining their relationship with themselves and others.
I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I approach counselling from a person-centred, family systems and attachment-informed perspective. I also incorporate aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), as appropriate.
Connie Millar, M.Ed., RCC I am honoured by the opportunity to offer you a safe space to express and explore your feelings, as well as possible solutions. As you struggle to make sense of the circumstances you find yourself in, I will hold hope for you until you are once again able to hold it yourself.
I am a person-centred therapist who highly values the therapeutic connection, seeks to highlight strengths and views painful life experiences (when processed aptly) as a catalyst for personal growth. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Colin Evans, M.A., RCC. I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have a passion for journeying with individuals exploring questions of their faith, sexuality, and gender, who desire a more integrated life without shame. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, work-related stress, along with the struggles of couples and families. Drawing on 8 years of experience, I take a holistic approach to client health and utilize an integrative approach to therapy, drawing from CBT, Narrative, Client-Centred, and Family Systems Theory.
Jeannie Campbell, M.Ed., RTC, MTC. Embrace Change. Embrace Your Potential.
I provide a safe and caring environment for youth or adults to explore emotions and learn skills that will help you navigate the life transitions you are facing. I specialize in helping people overcome life struggles because I believe these struggles are part of life and do not have to define your life.
I will meet you where you are in your life journey and I will use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help guide you to where you want to be. I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and I am a Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) registered with the Association of Co-operative Counselling Therapists (ACCT). I am a person-centred counsellor and I am trained in Adolescent Development, Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also use Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness in my practice.
Nadine Hope, M.A., RCC. Nadine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been deeply invested in counselling and psychology since 2004. Her extensive experience and specialization includes working with depression, anxiety/panic, trauma and PTSD. She is the former manager of the Trauma Counselling Program at Sources Women’s Place, and has also worked in Mental Health and a community agency. Nadine is recognized for her unique ability to offer clients a holistic, mind-body approach and is certified in Focusing Oriented Therapy and EMDR. She integrates Mindfulness, Relaxation and CBT skills along with specific tools to reduce trauma symptoms. Nadine is also certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy and enjoys working with couples addressing relationship issues and life transitions. In a safe and supportive environment, Nadine believes that counselling is an opportunity to gain new coping strategies, self-compassion and a peace of mind. Nadine has three adult children, a stepdaughter, and several wonderful grandkids. My motto in life is:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
George Passmore, M.A., RCC. I have developed a depth of understanding of a broad range of life issues during my diverse experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (since 1997). I am currently the Manager of Counselling and Addiction Services at Sources Community Resources Society. My approach places a priority on developing a strong and safe therapeutic relationship that is tailored to each client, drawing from my extensive training in therapeutic approaches such as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR and Psychodrama. I have effectively assisted adults, couples and youth in addressing challenges such as the development of authenticity and self-awareness, increasing the capacity to connect deeply with others, enhancing parenting, moving through grief, managing anger and other emotions, recovery from addiction (with a specific focus on repairing relationships impacted by substance use), strengthening male identity, and resolving family of origin issues.
Jennifer Hammersmark, Ph.D, RCC. I am the owner of The Counselling Group and I have been doing this work for almost 25 years — and I love it! It is the best job in the world. Helping people heal, getting them through tough times, or helping them achieve their next goal…it is all very rewarding. I have had other careers before this one, and my childhood had it’s fair share of challenges. All of this comes together to help you — whether it be myself personally, or connecting you with one of the great therapists I partner with, my commitment is still the same:
“Let all those who come leave better and happier”
– Mother Teresa.