Counselling – In Person or On-line Virtual Counselling
Counselling is a safe and brave space to sort out life’s frustrations. It offers support through the process of improving mental health, physical wellness, addressing relationship difficulties, or adjusting to challenging life changes. In order to grow and find healing, you need to be found:
This is where taking the step to talk to someone helps and brings freedom to live beyond the pains and troubles of life.
We offer in person counselling with Saman Khan RCC or on-line virtual counselling with Sheri Schupsky RTC. If you need a safe, private and confidential space from which to conduct your on-line video Counselling session, Avita has a room available for this purpose. Simply arrange the time with our front end staff and bring your own laptop or device. The room is designed to provide a safe and private counselling experience.
Areas addressed by Counselling:
- Grief and loss
- Children and Teen
- Disordered eating
- Life transitions
- Self worth and personal growth
- High-stress careers and burnout
- Relational and intergenerational trauma
- Post motor vehicle accident or traumatic injury counselling
- Health related depression
- Sexual abuse
- Couples therapy: divorce, betrayals/affairs, relationship therapy, miscommunication, sex therapy, work issues
- Personal faith issues
Coaching is the process of taking charge of your goals and dreams from where you are at the moment, to moving forward toward realizing them. Coaching is a series of pre contemplation to contemplation ideas and then taking action. Coaching is designed to help you to take the next steps to get you where you want to go.
Our Clinical Counselling Team
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Laurren Iacobellis RCC
Laurren cares about helping people through trauma, depression, burnout, chronic illness and chronic pain. She loves working with neuro and gender diverse folks and welcomes people of every orientation. She has experience working in hospice, with people who have been through motor vehicle accidents (ICBC), and with stressed couples. She also has a special interest in those who struggle with legacies of intergenerational and family trauma.
Note: Laurren is able to direct bill ICBC for accident related counselling on approved claims.
As an attachment therapist, Laurren will be vulnerable alongside you, will accept your experience without judgement, and will show compassion for your smallest and heaviest struggles. Nothing is too big or too small for the therapy room.
Laurren is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Counselling, Psychology from the City University of Seattle. She also had training in the performing arts and literature – which has uniquely strengthened her skills at tuning into emotions and working with the body. She integrates attachment theory, mindfulness, somatics and solution focused therapy in her approach.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Saman Khan RCC
I'm a passionate and dedicated clinical counselor with a decade of experience in helping clients overcome life's challenges and find their path to personal growth and well-being. As a Farsi-speaking Iranian immigrant, I bring a rich and diverse background to my practice, and I have worked alongside diverse clients in post-secondary, hospital, and community settings.
In my practice, I strive to create a warm and grounded space where you can explore your emotions and experiences freely. I deeply value authentic human connection and aim to build relationships based on mutual respect, dignity, and choice. Together, we will create a therapeutic environment that fosters trust and promotes growth.
My areas of specialization encompass a wide range of concerns, including:
- grief and loss
- life transitions
- relationship challenges: romance, friendships, and family
- relational and intergenerational trauma
- cultural identity (including newcomer, immigrant and refugee issues)
- sexuality and gender identity
- self-worth and personal growth
- high-stress careers and burnout
I offer complimentary 15 minute discovery phone calls where you have the opportunity to “meet” me and share what you would be interested in dealing with, as well as ask any questions or discuss any concerns that you might have. There is absolutely no obligation to book a session after the discovery call. Counselling is a very personal process and it’s important to have the right fit.
Sheri is a Professional Clinical Counsellor who uses a person-centered, non-judgemental, empathetic, and holistic approach in her counselling. Sheri focuses on helping others to overcome life challenges. Her particular counselling interests center on anxiety, feeling “stuck” in undesirable or unhealthy patterns, working with children (including ADHD), and couple’s counselling. Sheri is a calm presence who walks with her clients through life’s challenges and empowers them to live a stronger and freer life. The modalities used will vary and include DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and Somatic and Trauma informed counselling.
Sheri also holds two extra certifications; Wellness Counselling and Life Coaching, and is studying with the Gottman Institute, for Couples Therapy. Sheri is a mother of two adult children and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading or spending time with loved ones. She loves to travel and enjoys anything outdoors.
A note from Sheri: “Hey everyone, I am Sheri and I would love to offer the opportunity for a complimentary 15-minute discovery call with you to learn about what you are hoping to deal with and to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Not all people are a natural fit for working together, and that is absolutely okay. There is no obligation to book a session after the discovery call. Just as we tend to gravitate to some friends and not others, the same applies in choosing a counsellor. So, let’s make sure that you get the counselling and comfort that you need. It can feel like a vulnerable task to start the journey of counselling, and if you are here, you have already made the first step. Please reach out to me and let’s start bringing about positive changes in your life!”
Clinical Counselling Rates
The following rates apply to the services provided from clinical counsellers in our North Vancouver clinic.
|Couples Counselling||60 Minutes||$165.00|
|Counselling (telehealth)||60 Minutes||$145.00|
|Counselling (ICBC)||60 Minutes||Covered by ICBC|
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