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BRITTA REGAN WEST MA, RCC-ACS, TITC-CT/CFST Registered Clinical Counsellor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Traumatologist/Compassion Fatigue Specialist

Public Speaking | Consulting | Clinical Supervision |

Supervision of Supervision

Clinical Director

Britta is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors) and a Clinical Traumatologist and Compassion Fatigue Specialist with designation from the Traumatology Institute of Toronto. She is the current President of the Board of Directors of the BCACC. Britta is a strong presence in the therapeutic and consulting community appearing on Theravive, Psychology Today and Counselling BC. She specializes in public speaking, training and clinical supervision and consultation in acute behavioural and mental health. 
Britta is currently unable to receive new clients but encourages booking with another clinician on the QUOIA site.


 
Qualifications:
 
Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC

Approved Clinical Supervisor, BCACC
Clinical Traumatologist/Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Traumatology Institute

Bios:
Theravive | Psychology Today | Counselling BC

Articles, Interviews and Trainings:

"Trauma and Adoption", BC Adoptive Families Association
6th International Conference on FASD Presenter
Ethics in Counselling Interview, Insights Magazine​
"Navigating Trauma and FASD: Ethics, Practice and Perspective"

Having provided over fifty distinct trainings and workshops in mental and behavioural health across the lower mainland in clinical settings.

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NOOSHIN ALLAHDADI

NOOSHIN ALLAHDADI  MSW, RSW
Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker
Attachment | Mediation | Parenting

ASSOCIATE

Nooshin Allahdadi is a Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with a specialization in children and youth, families and parenting. Nooshin's training and expertise have focused on trauma, parent-child relationships, attachment across the lifespan and mental health consultation and treatment. 

 

Nooshin has a professional background that includes settings such as Surrey Memorial Psychiatry, Ministry of Child and Family Development and Child and Youth Mental Health. Her unique experience in multiple roles within these agencies creates extensive specialization in individual mental health and relational health and wellness.

 

She provides psychotherapy that treats the client holistically, whether for individuals, couples or families by focusing on helping people create healthy and fulfilling lives in their internal and external worlds. Regardless of the challenges a client might face, Nooshin has the expertise to guide a client's growth and achievement in whatever they feel is important to them. Stabilizing a person's sense of distress as well as a relationship's areas of tension is Nooshin's first step towards improving the client's wellness.

Providing sessions in office, remotely or in nature, Nooshin supports individuals, couples and families in developing their most authentic and fulfilling lives. Her extensive knowledge of trauma, mental health and attachment extends QUOIA's area of specialization as a leading clinic on the lower mainland treating trauma, mental health and familial and relational distress.

Qualifications:

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Multi-modal training in Trauma-Informed Therapies

Certified Mediator

Registered Yoga Teacher 

ARTURO BALLESTEROS MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Stress | Relationships | Substances

 

ASSOCIATE

Arturo Ballesteros (he/him/his/él) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor living on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish People. He has worked as a counsellor for more than five years in non-profit, independent, community based organizations in Vancouver and White Rock, BC.

 

Arturo supports and assists a variety of individuals and their loved ones, based on the premise that positive change happens once we begin understanding how we operate. Arturo’s values and ideas guiding his work are also rooted in his experience as an immigrant. He believes that everyone is different and has different needs and that a “one-size-fits-all” model does not serve people’s best interest and does not enhance the human experience. 

 

Arturo believes in everyone's power to create change in their lives. As a counsellor, he helps his clients to explore the topics brought to - and that emerge in - the counselling room using tools from different approaches. This tailors the counselling experience to the clients’ needs and nature of their problems. In this process, he hopes for clients to consolidate their understanding of the connection between what they see, what they want and who they are to allow them to make wise and transformative decisions in their lives.

 

For Arturo, the therapeutic connection between client and therapist is very important. He stays away from judgements and works in the client's best interest.  His objective is to give the client a counselling experience in which their knowledge and value as a human being is honoured.

Qualifications:

Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology

Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC

ARTURO BALLESTEROS
JILLIAN BAGAN

JILLIAN BAGAN  MA, RCAT, RCC, CCC
Registered Canadian Art Therapist, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Canadian Counsellor
Stress | Regulation | LGBTQ+ Issues

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Jillian (they/she) is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist with the CATA (Canadian Art Therapy Association), a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors) and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) with a Masters in Art Therapy from Concordia University. Jillian’s training and expertise has focused on trauma informed practices, attachment, brain development and the Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC). In 2018 they received an award for their promotion of community-building, queer visibility and advocation for change towards greater inclusivity in the Art Therapy field.

 

Jillian has had over 6 years of combined experience developing and facilitating non-traditional and innovative programs to help individuals who have had difficulties with complex trauma, identity and social issues, relationship challenges, neurodevelopmental differences, anxiety, depression, suicidality, self-harm, domestic violence, behavioural issues, life transitions and other mental health factors. They have worked with children, teens and adults from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds in community, educational, clinical and virtual settings across Canada.

 

Jillian provides Art Therapy and counselling that helps the client understand the dynamic factors that shape their behaviour, by providing a safe space to process difficult feelings, life transitions, and daily struggles. They have a person-centered and goal-oriented approach that can provide clients a sense of relief, create real change, improve psychological health and increase emotional well-being.

 

Jillian uses creative, exploratory and experimental processes, backed by neuroscience, that guide clients to explore deeper meaning. They also offer a visual means of expression when thoughts cannot be verbally articulated. The art in therapy is used as a tool for providing opportunities for healing, catharsis, meaning-making and communication. Jillian believes that we do not need to be artists, dancers, musicians, or actors to enjoy the benefits of playing with the arts.

Qualifications:

 

Maters of Arts, Creative Art Therapies- Art Therapy Option

Registered Canadian Art Therapist, CATA

Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC

Certified Canadian Counsellor, CCPA

 

Professional Appearances:

 

CATA (Canadian Art Therapy Association), OATA (Ontario Art Therapy Association), Recreations Connections Manitoba, Career Trek

 

Professional Affiliations:

 

BCACC, CATA, CCPA

JANE BEAUMONT  MA, RCC, CCC-S
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, CCC Supervisor
Mental Health | Clinical Supervision | Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

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Jane is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy in various roles since 1996. Having worked with youth and families in accommodation programs, school counselling, government and non government and private organizations in both Australia and Canada, she has a deep understanding of the various systems that require integrated team care plans, support, skills, consultation and, of course, individual therapy.

Jane has experience with a variety of mental health challenges including substance use, eating disorders, personality disorders, family therapy, anxiety, depression, ADHD and ASD, grief and loss and trauma. Her interests are particularly in trauma work with the body, eating disorders and family therapy. Jane is trained in a variety of models including Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Group therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and is completing training in Radically Open -Dialectical Behaviour Therapy currently. With the understanding that each person's journey towards health is unique and varied, in pace and the process, she believes wholeheartedly that it is an honour to walk alongside each individual and family who has the courage to reach out for help. 

Working with families who have children struggling with mental health challenges, Jane is passionate about increasing the efficacy of caregivers and healing attachments. With expertise in the Emotion Focused Family Therapy model and attachment focused family therapy perspective, she sees caregivers and parents as experts on their family and works to nurture their family systems as a team. Beyond her therapeutics support to families, Jane is a skilled speaker and trainer who provides workshops and training for caregivers and parents as well.

Jane is also a skilled trainer and speaker providing clinical supervision and consultation to non-government agencies and training and professional development to schools. With a specialization in Emotion Focused School Support, Jane loves working with developing teams. Having delivered workshops supporting caregivers of children with anxiety and webinars working together with various modalities and EFFT, Jane endeavours to inspire confidence and provide concrete knowledge and skills for individual teams, developing programs and organizations as a whole.

With training in many therapeutic and supervision models and a background of providing training in counselling in both Australia and Canada, Jane offers a supportive and non-judgmental approach for clinicians seeking ongoing clinical supervision. With an array of clinical specialties, expertise in supervision and a diverse history of practice experience, Jane brings a highly supportive and specialized addition to a therapist's clinical work. Rounding out QUOIA's sought-after clinical supervision services, Jane has a passion for assisting clinicians at any stage of their career; from completing their practicum, to obtaining their registration with BCACC or CCPA, to senior clinicians in the field seeking to maintain their high standards of service delivery. 

Qualifications:

 

Masters of Arts in Counselling

Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Train the Trainer)

Advanced Therapist,  Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

EFFT Caregiver Workshop Facilitator

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Canadian Certified Counsellor - Supervisor

 

 

Professional Affiliations:

 

CCPA - CCC-S

International Institute of Emotion Focused Family Therapy

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TINA ANTROBUS  MA, CCC, CT
Certified Canadian Counsellor, Registered Counselling Therapist
Adoption Support | Neurodivergence | Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout

ASSOCIATE

Offering Remote (online) Counselling Services

 

Tina (she/her) is a Certified Canadian Counsellor who respectfully lives and works in the traditional territory of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney), Blackfoot Confederacy, and the Tsuut’ina Nation.  Tina has relocated to the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains and offers remote online counselling services to individual and families living in both British Columbia and Alberta. 

 

Tina’s therapeutic training and expertise has focused on individual and family therapy, pre and post adoption support, parenting neurodivergent children, compassion fatigue and caregiver stress, as well as grief and loss. Tina has extensive experience as a therapist, advocate and educator. Her specialties are supporting families living with neurodivergence, including fetal alcohol spectrum, autism spectrum, and complex trauma. Her professional experiences span two decades supporting individuals and families with complex and diverse mental health needs, in multiple social service settings, both in non-profit and private practice.

 

Tina’s therapeutic approach is person and family centered, collaborative, attachment and relationship focused, and informed by neuroscience, trauma, and cultural sensitivities.  Tina treats each person and family holistically and utilizes individual and family strengths, as well as diverse evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Ecotherapy among others, to help relieve distress and facilitate positive change.   

 

Tina embraces a growing body of evidence supporting the healing power of being outdoors and in Nature and incorporates this into her own wellness practice.  She has a passion for hiking and outdoor adventures, enjoys nature and wildlife photography, and travels to remote wilderness destinations whenever she can. 

Qualifications:

 

Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology (Adler University, Vancouver BC)

Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Registered Counselling Therapist (CT), The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta

  

Professional Affiliations:

 

CCPA, ACTA

BARI EMAM MA, MC, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

PTSD | Nervous System Regulation | Family Systems

 

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Bari is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors) specializing in post-traumatic growth, family systems, couples, and helping clients regulate their nervous system. Bari uses the principles of attachment, polyvagal theory, and somatic experiencing. Bari has worked with youth, adults, families, and couples helping them process their emotions, identify issues which cause disharmony in their lives and uncover their inner strength to restore a sense of flow in their life. Bari and his wife of twenty years are devoted parents who strive to nurture their relationship while honouring the unique expression of each of their three young children. He also practices yoga, mindfulness, and meditation as part of self-care and is an avid gardener and loves building things.

Bari was a police officer for 20 years where he became exposed to some of the most challenging human conditions in our society including over 100 murder investigations. He held various roles and received 15 different awards for his service to communities. During this time, he met hundreds of people who were suffering on a daily basis because of life’s challenges. He found that the core issues for most people were lack of awareness, inadequate emotional support, negative societal influences, and not nurturing their inner goodness. He travelled to many parts of Canada, United States, South America, and Europe and was able to find a connection with almost everyone whom he met. Towards the end of his time as a police officer he was personally affected by a work culture of shame, blame, unfair treatment, harassment, and toxicity. He realized that this way of life was detrimental to his health and that of his young family.

 

Bari left his job and transformed his personal life in a deep and meaningful way. He no longer believes in the rigid and judgmental ways which governed many aspects of his life as a cop. He began a five-year healing journey where he focused on self-improvement, post traumatic growth, spiritual awakening, forgiveness of others, and cultivating the power of positive psychology. He found that the answers to many of our emotional and personal struggles are often hidden within ourselves, we just need to clean our foggy lenses to see things clearly and almost everything in life can make sense.

Now in the healing profession, Bari believes that everyone has the potential to live a joyful and prosperous life no matter what life throws at them. One of his passions is to work with men whose inner goodness can be hidden. Bari achieves this by helping men detach from certain unhelpful gender and societal roles, process their emotions, and use the power of their intentions to set realistic and achievable goals. Bari uses a trauma informed and strength-based approach to assist his clients with finding emotional safety in the world, rise above life’s existential challenges, and live their best lives.

Bari is also a published author. His recent book “Uprooted and Thriving” tells his life story as a child who left a war-torn Afghanistan over 30 years ago and was able to make the best out of life under difficult circumstances. His final paper for graduate school was focused on the unique obstacles men face which prevent their healing from trauma. He strives to promote a message of peace and unity between all humans by focusing on what brings us together while advocating for a socially just society where everyone matters.

Qualifications:

Master of Arts

Master of Counselling

Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC

Professional Affiliations:

 

BCACC

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