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Meet our Team

The name ‘Tapestry’ is based on the idea that all people are interwoven in the ‘cloth of life’.  As well, each person’s life itself can be seen as a tapestry that is made up of a diversity of threads of varying colours and textures.  At the Tapestry Counselling Centre, we will help you to examine the threads of your life more closely, to see how they are interconnected, to reveal patterns, and to weave new directions in your life.  While it’s important to explore the big picture, we never lose sight of the fact that you are seeking counselling for real change, healing, and practical solutions.  Your experience of counselling will be a balance between finding new insights and taking practical steps toward a better life.

Meet Letty Mills (She/Her)

At the core of my approach to counselling is the belief that every human being is unique and inherently valuable.

I believe that you know best who you are and what you need and that you will naturally grow in positive ways when you are affirmed and supported.

Counselling is like a journey and I am simply a fellow traveller - I will walk beside you for a time, giving you genuine acceptance, respect, and support.

In counselling, you will be invited to explore your situation in a way that reveals your core values and innate strengths, and ultimately what is truly meaningful to you in life.  We will work collaboratively and tailor the process of counselling to your particular needs and goals, and together we will find ways to bring healing and transformation to your life.

I have been practicing as a counsellor for over 25 years.  I hold a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and I am registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors.

I enjoy working with a wide range of people, both adolescents, and adults.  I offer individual counselling, and I have expertise in the following areas:

  • Recovery from Childhood Abuse
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Current Crises & Trauma
  • Major Life Changes
  • Grief & Loss

Meet Devony Baugh (She/Her)

I value people and I care deeply for those that I work with.

I believe change, growth and healing are possible and that people are naturally wired for such progress.   At the same time, I recognize that the person you are today has been formed by your past experiences and environments. They have profoundly impacted how you see yourself, how you see the world and how you function in your life today.

In counselling, I will listen carefully to everything you have to say. I will be gently curious about your emotional experiences, thinking processes and behavioral patterns. I will look for themes of strength, survival and what has worked for you. I will look for common elements among all of our conversations and highlight them so that insight can be brought to the patterns in your life. While looking at the interplay between your emotions, thinking, and behaviors, we can together shift or remove the barriers that block natural growth so that you are brought ever closer to your goals for change and healing.

My journey of becoming a helping professional began in nursing 25 years ago. After working with patients in a rehabilitation setting for several years, I discovered my love for counselling. Thirteen years ago I began my counselling training and I now hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. I am registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors.

I work with a wide variety of people in individual and group settings, with adolescents and adults in these areas of practice:

  • Recovery from Childhood Abuse & Trauma
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Crises & Traumas
  • Life Transitions
  • Death, Loss & Grief

Meet Colleen Fuller (She/Her)

I love to help people create solutions and changes that they never imagined could be possible.

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, it is my privilege to hear the stories of people from many backgrounds, who have all developed strengths and coping techniques of many kinds. When they get stuck or overwhelmed, I know that they will find their way out eventually, but I help them to get there sooner.

My job is to listen to your story in a way that lets you understand it better, and to offer you tools and encouragement to solve your current problems.

I help those who are experiencing anxiety and depression, or a crisis in their life, or those who have a particularly difficult path through life because of trauma, difficult relationships, loss, or disability. I work with all ages of people, including providing play therapy for children. I also have a special interest in supporting families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Since completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology, I have taken extra training in working with families affected by domestic abuse, in trauma care, and in parenting education.

Meet Gabriela Gutierrez (She/Her)

I believe that people do the best they can with the tools they have. Therapy is about building an awareness and understanding of different aspects of oneself so that the individual can learn more effective tools that will allow growth and change for the better.

I understand the importance of adapting the clinical approach in counselling to suit individual needs. In order to do this, I use different strategies and techniques that include person-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based and solution-focused approach, play therapy, and EMDR.

I am interested in getting to know your unique story and experience to then walk alongside you in your healing journey. In session, I will provide a space where you can express yourself freely and also learn concrete strategies to address your concerns.

I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and I am registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. I can provide services in English and Spanish and have over 10 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Adults and children who experience depression, anxiety or trauma
  • Supporting caregivers navigate the challenges of parenting and encouraging a positive parent-child relationship

Meet Brenda Jamer (She/Her)

At the heart of it, my practice is collaborative; I work from an inclusive, intersectional standpoint, centered upon your life experiences.

I facilitate emotional healing through building upon your strengths, helping you to increase your capacity for resilience and meaningful connections.

My practice is trauma-informed, and I also apply an integrated blend of counselling modalities: embodied/somatic psychotherapy, attachment/family of origin counselling, insight/process counselling and/or cognitive behavioral therapy/directed mindfulness. My focus is life transitions, grief/loss and relationship counselling.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, with a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology (MSc) and over twenty-five years of experience working in public health/education/non-profit settings.

Meet Monika Ulrich (She/Her)

I strive to understand each person and their unique experiences to move toward and support meaningful change.

My name is Monika Ulrich, I am a registered clinical counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have worked for over 20 years at various social service agencies with a primary focus in the fields of substance abuse and mental health. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counselling, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.

Some of the therapeutic practices I use are:  solution focused, cognitive behaviour therapy, emotion focused, self regulation therapy, and mindfulness. My training and background, allow me to support you to making sense of your experience and to help you develop resources to better navigate the ups and downs of life.

Meet Susan Salazar (She/Her)

I believe that all individuals have the innate ability to heal, grow and overcome challenges when the right support and conditions are given. 

I genuinely believe that people do the best they can with what they have and that it is never too late to work on yourself. I work with my clients respectfully and non-judgementally, feeling deep admiration for those who find the courage to share their stories, learn new skills and heal emotional wounds through counselling.

I respect and encourage people’s independence and inner wisdom that tells them what works for them and what doesn’t. I see myself as a companion who can walk by your side while you lead the way at your own pace; offering you support, care, useful knowledge and a safe space to explore yourself and improve your quality of life.

I am originally from Venezuela and provide counselling services in English and Spanish. In Venezuela, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. For about five years, I worked as a full-time counsellor with diverse clients and challenges in private practice, hospitals, and at an elementary school. Five years ago, I came to Canada and in 2018 I completed a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in Vancouver. Since then, I have worked with adults, children and youth as a full-time clinical counsellor.

I have experience and enjoy working with adults, children, youth and parents with diverse life challenges and offer individual counselling in the following areas of practice:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Life transitions and Current life Crisis
  • Simple and Complex Trauma
  • LGTBQ2+
  • Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Immigration
  • Parent Education/Support
  • Behavioural and Emotional challenges in Children and Youth

Meet Gabby Bath (She/Her)

By honouring ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, we can create meaningful connections with ourselves and others.

Having ancestry from the Mi'kmaq people of Newfoundland and the English people of Bath, I use the medicine wheel as a foundation for both my personal and professional life.

As a professional art therapist, I strongly believe that making art can be a practice that supports physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. When we make art, we can create an experience where change and growth is possible. My goal is to create a space where people are able to nourish their relationship with art, and through this, nourish other relationships in their lives including families, friends and communities.

I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and Art Therapy from Adler University in Vancouver. I’m registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors and I’m a professional member of the B.C. Art Therapy Association. I’ve received additional training in focusing-oriented therapy, a body-centered modality where people are invited to notice what they are sensing in their bodies rather than what they are thinking in their brains. 

I work with children and youth, families, and adults living with anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, grief and loss, addictions, developmental disabilities and issues related to sexual identity, life transitions and self-image. I enjoy providing both individualized support and specialized groups/workshops. As a First Nations practitioner, I’m especially passionate about working with Indigenous people. I have had the honour to work with various Indigenous communities in the Lower Mainland such as the Kwantlen Nation.

Meet Robert Hall (He/Him)

My name is Robert, I work inclusively with people from all walks of life, all genders, sexual orientations, cultures and spiritual backgrounds.

I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Counselling and Human Development.

I grew up within the lower mainland of Vancouver and feel grateful to still call the region home. I especially enjoy spending time hiking, travelling, and exploring this beautiful province with my partner and our dog.

I have experience working with post-secondary and private practice settings. This has provided me with the opportunity and privilege of working with a diverse range of people of all ages on challenges such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, perfectionism, stress, suicidal ideation, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, and life direction concerns.

In my counselling sessions, I integrate a unique blend of complementary therapeutic modalities: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred, Solution-focused Therapy, and Somatic Therapy. My goal when we meet is to provide you with a sense of understanding, compassion, and warmth.

Together we can collaborate and explore your life experiences, explore whether you would like to make some changes and work together to implement strategies that work for you. I work inclusively with all populations, and my approach is also trauma, culturally, and spiritually informed. In my perspective, therapy is a unique experience and journey, my role on this journey is to act as a guide and engage with you in a way that is safe and helps you move in the direction of your desired outcomes.

Meet Samudyatha Hiremagalore (She/Her)

Hello! My name is Samudyatha and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I am originally from India.

I moved to Vancouver for pursuing my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, after I realized the amount of passion I had for the field while I was working back home in a counseling firm that provided counseling services as a part of Employee Assistance Programmes for their employees.

I am fortunate to have two degrees – the first is a Master’s in Health Psychology from the University of Hyderabad, India and the second Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Adler University, Vancouver.

I am trained to work with the theoretical orientation of Cognitive Behavior therapy with a trauma lens. I work with a wide range of people who seek clarity, who want to have a better understanding of themselves and who struggle to make decisions in their day-to-day lives. I also work with clients who find it hard to perform their best due to anxiety, depression, grief, and past trauma impacting their current lives. I specialize in providing therapy for clients who seem to have a hard time working through their relationship/marriage.

My intention as your counsellor is to walk alongside you during your healing journey and to be able to provide you with a safe space to express yourself. My aim in our sessions is also to ensure that you feel heard, seen, understood, and accepted. I believe that therapy begins when I, and you as the client, can form a trustworthy relationship. I truly believe that each one of us has the innate capability to strive through difficult times and I will be the person who will guide and support you while you take the lead, walk the path at your own pace and figure what is around you.  I am always aware of your boundaries and level of safety and trust in the therapy room.

Areas of Focus:

  • Relationship Concerns
  • Parental and Familial Matters
  • Life Transitions
  • Substance/Process Addictions Aftercare
  • Trauma, Anxiety, & Depression
  • Personal Growth & Self-Connection

Meet Katarina Larsson (She/Her)

I have specialized training in working with adults to resolve trauma. I incorporate EMDR, Lifespan Integration Therapy, and Observed and Experiential Integration Training to bring healing to the people I work with.

These approaches use the client-therapist relationship to help the brain and body to get “unstuck,” to complete natural healing processes and to adapt. “EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma” (from the EMDRIA website). I have also completed two (out of three) years of Somatic Experiencing training, a therapy that helps people to release the physical effects of trauma stored in the body. 

When working with couples, I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. 

In addition, I have training in supporting individuals struggling with an abusive relationship: When Love Hurts Training. This is a strength-based approach to supporting a person in finding solutions and resources. 

My training also includes advanced studies with the Dr. Gordon Neufeld Institute to become a certified facilitator of the Power to Parent video-course series. This is a developmentally-based approach to restoring the child-parent relationship. Attachment is increasingly recognized in neuroscience as the basis of growth and health. Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s parenting approach has been life-changing in my own parenting. 

I am a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and have been since 2006 when I obtained a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. Prior to this, I worked with people as a registered dietitian for ten years in hospital settings, community-based programs and private practice.

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604-876-7600 OR info@tapestrycentre.ca

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations