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The Team

Who We Are

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Sandra Boulianne 

BSW, RSW, M.Ed., Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Sandra Boulianne is a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Born and raised in Kitimat, BC, Sandra has called Prince George home since 2006 and loves the North…most of the time! Sandra holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree as well as a Master of Education Counselling degree, both from the University of Northern British Columbia. Having been a client of counselling as an individual and as part of a couple at various life stages, Sandra believes that most people benefit from talk therapy.

 

With over 10 years of experience working at the Crisis Centre for Northern BC, Sandra is passionate about suicide prevention, listening with care, and client empowerment. She offers a trauma-informed approach and is committed to creating a safe and respectful therapeutic working relationship with her clients. Sandra also has extensive training in grief and loss and recognizes that everyone’s journey is unique. She is dedicated to walking alongside her clients as they find ways to heal and move forward at their own pace.  In her work with couples, Sandra utilizes her training in emotion-focused therapy to assist them in achieving greater intimacy and connection, improving communication, and reducing strife. Additionally, Sandra can offer the option of faith-based therapy to those who wish to integrate Christian ideologies and principles to support the development and recovery of their emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. With Sandra's compassionate guidance, clients can expect to feel supported, heard, and empowered on their journey toward healing and growth.

Clint Harris

B.Ed., M.Ed., Canadian Certified Counsellor

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Clint is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) originally from Ontario, Canada, with over 22 years of experience teaching students K-12 in various settings. He has also spent the past 17 years working internationally in Taiwan and Saudi Arabia, gaining a deep understanding of different cultures and developing strong interpersonal skills.

 

Clint provides counselling sessions for clients with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationship problems. He has experience counselling adults and youth and uses an integrative approach that incorporates trauma-informed, person-centred, and strengths-based therapies. He believes in helping clients create a rich and meaningful life.

 

As a therapist, Clint values building a collaborative and supportive relationship with his clients based on trust, respect, and empathy. He understands that each individual is unique and strives to tailor his approach to meet the specific needs of each client. Clint uses a holistic approach to counselling, taking into account the physical, emotional, and social factors that can impact mental health.

 

In his free time, Clint enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with his family. He is committed to helping his clients improve their well-being and achieve their goals. Clint is passionate about promoting mental health and well-being, and he strives to make a positive impact on the lives of his clients.

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Shya Harvey

BSW, RSW, M.Ed., Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Shya Harvey (she/her) has a Master of Education Counselling degree from the University of Northern BC and an undergraduate degree in Social Work.  Shya is a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers (#15701) and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Shya works with children, youth and adults from a compassionate Person-Centred and Trauma-Informed perspective, with a foundational belief in people’s capacity for change and recognition of the barriers of trauma, hurt and mistrust. Shya's main role is to create a space of safety and trust for you to explore and understand your story in ways that allow you to see your own strength and resilience while also offering opportunities for alternative perspectives.

Shya is experienced in working with children, youth and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relational trauma and addictions. Shya cares deeply about the world of first responders and their families and has a deep passion for working alongside those navigating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Shya is passionate about holistic health and recognizes the importance of culture and spirituality in comprehensive care. Shya is Metis on her father’s side, with her ancestry deeply rooted in the Swampy Cree Nation. While Shya is still navigating her own ancestral journey, it is a great honour to walk alongside others in theirs.

Shya also has training in Expressive Play Therapy and integrates attachment theory, internal family systems/parts theory, emotion-focused theory and systems theory into her approach. She recognizes the individual first but acknowledges the people and systems surrounding them, which have a great impact.

Cheryl Piddocke

B.Ed., M.Ed., Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Cheryl is a dedicated professional with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. Throughout her career, she has provided support and guidance to those in need, helping them to achieve greater independence and success.

Cheryl’s early work focused on supporting people to navigate the court system and young parents, helping them to navigate the challenges of raising children while also pursuing their own goals and aspirations. During this time, she developed a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges facing families in today’s world.

After five years of adoption support, Cheryl shifted her focus to working in the school system. For the past fifteen years, she has worked individually with children in classrooms and then in groups with parents, helping them to develop strategies needed to take on the complexities of parenthood.

Cheryl’s passion for education led her to become a teacher, where she has continued to make a positive impact on the lives of her students. Due to her passion and experience, she decided to move into counselling. As a teacher and counsellor, she works closely with students and their families to provide support and guidance on a wide range of issues, from academic challenges to emotional and social well-being.

Throughout her career, Cheryl has demonstrated a deep commitment to helping others and seeking out ways to meet the needs of individuals whom she supports. Her commitment to working with individuals and families has led to a fulfilling career where she hopes to continue adding to her practice through experience and education.

Cheryl’s practice focuses on working with individuals and families experiencing personal crisis, complex trauma and relationship counselling. She works from a person-centred lens, bringing a trauma-informed foundation to her practice. She uses an emotion-focused and family systems theoretical framework when working with relationships.

Cheryl enjoys sunshine, reading and bubble baths. She looks forward to continuing working in the community where she lives with her husband and doggos, two teenagers and one child out adulting in the world!

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Andrew Ambrozic

B.A. (Honours), M.Ed., Canadian Certified Counsellor

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Guided by a person-centered and trauma-informed approach, Andrew strives to cultivate a safe and supportive therapeutic environment for his clients. By valuing your autonomy and empowerment, he ensures that your voice is always heard in session and that you have a choice in determining the direction and pace of therapy. Whether you seek evidence-based coping strategies or a non-judgmental space to share and explore without any pressure to disclose anything you do not want to, Andrew is dedicated to offering a flexible approach to meet your own unique needs.

 

Andrew has completed a Master of Education in counselling at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), and he is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). In addition to having experience counselling individuals across the age spectrum, his clinical focus is on supporting youth.

 

Throughout his career, he has counselled hundreds of young people for struggles including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder (BPD), relational trauma, relationship issues, and insomnia. He is committed to life-long learning, and he has received specialized training in several therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). These evidence-based approaches provide him with a comprehensive toolkit to flexibly address the diverse needs of his clients. With a non-judgmental and empathetic approach, Andrew is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their therapy goals; whatever they may be. If you are seeking a professional and understanding counsellor who will prioritize your well-being, Andrew is committed to walking alongside you on your journey toward healing and personal growth.

Andrew is only available for Telehealth appts either by phone or video chat.

Elena Day 

B.Kin., M.Ed., Canadian Certified Counsellor

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Elena's own journey through counselling was a guiding force in her decision to dedicate herself to the counselling profession. Her personal path not only instilled in her a deep understanding of healing but also fueled her desire to empower others through their own unique journeys. In her free time, Elena finds joy in cooking, drinking tea with cookies, hanging out with animals, and hitting the gym. 

 

With over a decade of committed advocacy and support for both youth and adults, Elena's  background encompasses roles as a youth care worker, educator, and counsellor. With experience and education among both youth and adults, her areas of practice include but not limited to the following: Addictions, Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Disordered Eating, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Queer & 2SLGBQIA+, Self Harm, Self Worth & Self Compassion, Sex & Sexuality, Suicidality, and Trauma.

 

Elena's counselling philosophy is rooted in an integrative approach. She values the uniqueness of each individual's experience and tailors her approach to suit each client. Drawing from a range of therapeutic modalities, her primary lenses consist of trauma-informed, person-centred, harm-reduction, multicultural, narrative, and feminist frameworks, while incorporating fragments of Satir’s family systems and existential therapy.

 

Elena holds a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and exercise science with a major focus in teaching from the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), and obtained her Master's of Education in counselling at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). She is a professional member with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).

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