What we believe
Our team believes that every child has unique strengths and challenges to explore. As children grow and develop, their skills and abilities change too. You may have questions about how to help your child achieve his or her potential and if he or she needs help to do so.
Whether you are a parent of young children or of teenagers, our team has professionally qualified and experienced members who can help you when you need it. Our goal is to support each child’s growth and development.
Dr Jillian Roberts
Dr. Jillian Roberts is a child psychologist, author, associate professor and mother. She is passionate about helping children and families unlock their true potential!
Our counsellors are here to support you. Click on their pictures to learn more information about them and their areas of expertise.
MA (Counselling Intern)
MA (Counselling Intern)
Types of therapy offered: Person-centered, solution-focused, growth-mindset, behavioural intervention, and Christian Therapeutic approaches.
Ages or specific groups of clients: Children and adolescents
Group, family, couple or individuals: Individuals and families
Specializations: Working with clients who have disabilities (physical, mental, or learning) and/or have family members with disabilities. Clients who are experiencing anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression, social difficulties, and behavioural challenges. Motivational challenges as well as challenges pertaining to healthy relationships.
Treatment to alleviate what problems: Anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal relationship challenges, attentional issues, and challenges pertaining to behaviour and executive functioning. As well as the problems that one encounters when living with a disability.
Hayley received a Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Theology from William Jessup University, Rocklin, California and is completing a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies (with a specialization in Special Education) from the University of Victoria.
Hayley has 15 years of experience working with children and teens in schools and homes as a behavioural interventionist and a learning support teacher. She has worked with a range of students who have mental, physical or learning disabilities such as: Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy.
Through her experiences, Hayley believes that a client can be best supported when a team of people (families, schools, counsellors, etc.) collaborate and act jointly to support the client. She encourages families to work together to support their family member through building strong interpersonal relationships. Hayley spent five years living and working in China and can speak Mandarin. She is currently working towards her registration as a RCC.
Types of therapy offered:Person-centered, strength-based, cognitive-behavioural approaches, and crisis intervention.
Ages or specific groups of clients: Children, youth, and adults.
Group, family, couple or individuals: Individuals
Specializations: Working with clients experiencing anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, adjustment and acculturation difficulties.
Treatment to alleviate what problems: Anxiety, stress, trauma and adjustment to new living, work, and school environment.
Larissa received a Master in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Victoria. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and she is currently working towards her registration with the BCCSW.
Types of therapy offered: A blend of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural and Christian therapeutic approaches.
Ages or specific groups of clients: Children, adolescents, adults and families.
Group, family, couple or individuals: Individuals and groups
Specializations: Working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, motivational challenges and building emotionally fulfilling relationships.
Treatment to alleviate what problems: Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Depression, Addictions
Stephen Roberts, MA, RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Stephen brings a diverse history of lived experience to his counselling practice. Stephen approaches each client with the belief that with the right support and encouragement we all have the ability to lead more productive and fulfilled lives. Starting from a place of empathy and compassion, Stephen guides his patients through a respectful examination of their life choices with the goal of providing them with the practical tools they need to meet their true potential.
Stephen received his Master of Arts from Liberty University, with a specialty in Marriage and Family Counselling. Prior to becoming a counsellor, Stephen earned a Doctorate and Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and a BA from Queen’s University.
Stephen has been married to Dr. Jillian Roberts since 1989 and is the father of three children. He is a proud and active citizen of the Métis Nation of British Columbia. He has not given up on his ambition to own a Harley-Davidson.
Types of therapy offered: Solution-focused, Mindfulness Based, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Ages or specific groups of clients: From pre-teens to adults
Group, family, couple or individuals: Individuals, couples and groups
Specializations: Depression and Anxiety, Trauma, Shame Resilience
Treatment to alleviate what problems: Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, PTSD, Addictions
Natasha gradated with a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UVIC and is a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. In her practice with both youth and adults she uses a holistic, strength based approach incorporating elements of EMDR, CBT, and solution focused therapy to support clients through their counselling journey. Natasha is also an avid student of yoga and meditation and brings many mindfulness concepts and practices of those disciplines into her counselling work. She was fortunate to have been born and raised on the Island so when she is not in the office she is spending as much time out in nature as she can!
MA, RCC, CCC
MA, RCC, CCC
Types of therapy offered: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Ages or specific groups of clients: Children, Youth and adults
Group, family, couple or individuals: Individual and group counselling
Specializations: Public presentations regarding regulation of stress and anxiety
Treatment to alleviate what problems: stress, anxiety, trauma, depression
Anything you think a client should know about you: In my approach to counselling, I draw primarily from ideas and concepts situated in EMDR, trauma-informed, person-centered, cognitive behavioural and interpersonal neurobiology approaches. I also look at gathering information about individuals in a holistic way and consider psychological, biological, environmental, family and interpersonal factors that shape a person’s life experience. I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients with a range of presenting issues including; depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, substance misuse, trauma, family conflict and separation, employment concerns, anger, and relationship issues. I offer individual and group sessions and work with children, adolescents, and adults. Most of all, I view counselling as a collaborative endeavour and I value the personal insight and knowledge each person contributes to this process.