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Dr. Samra has a fantastic team of clinical, counselling and research associates who are passionate about all things related to psychological health & wellness! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about our services.

Clinical & Counselling Associates

Dr Joti Samra

Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist; Research, Media & Workplace Consultant

Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. is a registered psychologist and Principal of Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. & Associates. In addition to her multiple consulting, research, teaching and advisory roles, Dr. Samra maintains an active clinical psychology practice at the Mainland Medical Clinic in Yaletown.

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Rita Schnarr, MA, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Office Location: Vancouver (Downtown)

Rita Schnarr is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University, a B.A. in Adult Education, and a Diploma in Professional Counselling. As well, she is a member of the International OCD Foundation where she graduated from the Behavioural Therapy Training Institute and also serves on the Psychology Advisory Committee at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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Andrew Herfst

Andrew Herfst, MA, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Office Location: Vancouver (Downtown & Yaletown)

Andrew Herfst is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. He holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University.

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Tasneem Kassam, MA, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Office Location: Vancouver (Yaletown)

Tasneem Kassam is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University, a B.A in Psychology and Family Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution.  Tasneem uses a variety of techniques including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapies, mindfulness and motivational interviewing in order to help clients find their own path to new ways of being. Practicing from an integrative and collaborative framework, Tasneem believes all clients are unique and aims to encompass a non-judgemental approach to assist clients in achieving their goals.

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Stephanie Clark, MA-MFT, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Office Location: Surrey

Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trinity Western University. She sees families, couples and individuals providing assistance for a variety of clinical issues including affair repair, relationship difficulties, parenting conflicts, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and chronic health matters.  In addition, Stephanie specializes in trauma and childhood sexual abuse.

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Sarina Wiesinger, MC, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Office Location: Richmond

Sarina earned a Masters of Counselling Degree at City University of Seattle (Vancouver). She sees clients in Richmond, BC and works with individuals with a range of presenting matters including anxiety, depression, life transitions, career, and family related challenges.

Sarina has expertise in evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and also employs solution focused, narrative, mindfulness, and strength based techniques to help clients improve their well-being and reach their goals. She also has specialized knowledge and training focused on trauma and working with families dealing with separation and divorce. Sarina has particular interest working with youth, adults, seniors, and executives.

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Thea Megas, MC, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Office Location: Tri-Cities (Port Moody)

Thea is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters in Counselling from City University of Seattle, a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University, and a Diploma in Child & Youth Care Counselling from Douglas College. Additionally, she has over 15 years experience working therapeutically with children, youth, families, and individuals with a variety of presenting concerns. Furthermore, she has a background in training and development, leadership, and management in non-profits. In addition to her role with Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. & Associates, she also works for WorksafeBC as a Mental Health Specialist, where she provides consultation around worker wellbeing. Additionally, she is a Mental Health Coach with Uprise Australia where she supports executives and employees around the world with enhancing mental/emotional/spiritual wellbeing and building resiliency. On a more personal note, Thea and her husband have two children and a dog and live in the Lower Mainland in the suburbs.

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Kelly Mooker, MCP, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Office Location: Surrey & New West

Kelly is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds her Masters in Counselling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.

She has been passionate about Psychology her whole life. Why people do what they do fascinates her. Through her educational and professional journey she has learnt so much about human behaviour, so much about psychological reasoning, and so much about existence.

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Ashley Kreze, MA, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Ashley Kreze earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Laurentian University and a Master’s Degree at Yorkville University. She has expertise in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and works with individuals with a range of presenting issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, transitional issues and general life struggles. She has particular interest & expertise in working with young adults and executives.

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Virginia Lundy

Virginia Lundy, MSc, RCC

Clinical Counsellor & Workplace Consultant

Virginia Lundy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters of Science in Behavioural Psychology from the University of Liverpool. Virginia has a professional background in management with Corrections Canada, including managing a detox and treatment centre. She has specialized training in addiction and trauma, and is trained in motivational interviewing and mindfulness approaches. Virginia has particular expertise in working with trauma and substance use/abuse/addiction.

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Marissa Bowsfield, MA, PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate

CBT Therapist

Marissa Bowsfield is a Doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU) where she is training to become a registered psychologist. She completed her B.A. (Hons.) at SFU in 2014 and her M.A. (Clinical Psychology) in 2017, and received the Canadian Psychological Association’s Award for Academic Excellence.

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Shivani Thakur

Shivani Thakur

CBT/Parenting Coach

Shivani Thakur is a CBT & Parenting Coach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Victoria. She currently works as a Bounce Back Coach with the Canadian Mental Health Association and has been an active volunteer with the Vancouver Island Crisis Line. She is certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and SmarterU E-Learning Program Administration. Shivani has particular expertise providing telehealth-based CBT coaching for anxiety and depression, as well as parenting-skills coaching.

PH&S Leadership and Workplace Consultants

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Ann Morgan, RP

PH&S Leadership Consultant & Workplace Consultant

Ann is a certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisorand a recognized pioneer in the field of workplace mental health and Psychological Health and Safety.  She delivers training, coaching and consulting to workplace leaders committed to creating psychologically safer workplaces.  Ann has facilitated transformational healing for individuals and groups in various workplace settings. Ann’s passion lies in creating the conditions for meaningful conversations and witnessing the magic that unfolds.

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Tracey Hawthorn, B.H. Sc (P.T.), B.Sc.H.Kin, Reg.P.T.

PH&S Leadership Consultant & Workplace Consultant

Tracey is a certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisorand has over 20 years of experience in health care, disability management and wellbeing at work. She has worked as a manager and director in both the public and private sectors, in small to large size organizations. Tracey has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and a postgraduate degree in Physiotherapy

Tracey is certified to provide Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Prevention Training (QPR) and is a certified advisor of the National Standard on Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace. She has also completed training on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

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Dr. Janice Stuart, R. Psych.

PH&S Leadership Consultant & Workplace Consultant

Dr. Janice Stuart is a Registered Psychologist with degrees from Simon Fraser University and the University of Alberta.  With over 20 years in the field of psychology, she has extensive experience in a variety of settings including Mental Health Teams, University Counselling Centers and community agencies.  She presently divides her time between actively seeing clients in her office at 427-470 Granville St. and holding the position of Director of Training for the Counselling Program at Adler University.

Dr. Stuart has a strong interest in psychological health in the workplace health and has experienced firsthand the effects of both healthy and unhealthy workplace environments. Given that we spend most of our waking life at work, she believes in the strong importance of supporting psychological health in the workplace.  She enjoys contributing her strengths to help leaders make a difference through enhancing interpersonal effectiveness and in building on the strengths of individuals and groups to enhance organizational functioning. She understands that organizations flourish when their people flourish.

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Research & Clinical Administrative Associates

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Leonard Zein, BA (In Progress)

Research & Clinical Administrative Assistant

Leonard Zein is an undergraduate student of Cognitive Science at Simon Fraser University. He is very interested in psychology, linguistics, and computing, and hopes to pursue a career that is closely related to one of these fields. He graduated from Riverside Secondary in 2015.

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Jemimah Membrieve, BSc

Research Associate

Jemimah completed her BSc in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from University of British Columbia. She is interested in the practical application of clinical and medical research. She is keen on building a career in the healthcare industry. Currently, she is also working with children who have autism by teaching Applied Behaviour Analysis. In addition, she worked as a Co-op clinical research assistant in the Diabetes Unit and Psychiatry Unit of BC Children’s Hospital.

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Christie Atkins, BA

Research Associate & Clinical Administrative Assistant

Christie Atkins completed her B.A in Communication from Simon Fraser University. Having always loved psychology and helping people, she decided to go back to school with the ultimate goal of pursuing a Masters in Counselling Psychology. In addition to providing research and clinical administrative support to the Dr. Joti Samra & Associates and MyWorkplaceHealth teams, Christie volunteers for a sexual assault crisis line, and also leads marketing and content efforts at an internal communications and collaboration software company. Given her background in technology, Christie is interested in how telehealth services could change the way people access mental health services around the world.

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Kassandra Taylor, BA

Client Communications Coordinator, Research Project Manager

Kassandra Taylor completed her B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University. In addition to experience working at psychology clinics, she has communications expertise, and experience working with local entrepreneurs in the realm of perfecting their marketing and social media strategies. Kassandra is interested in how the importance of mental health and self-care can be prioritized within the workplace. Kassandra provides client communications and project management support to Dr. Joti Samra & Associates and the MyWorkplaceHealth teams.

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