Susi Bolender (she/her/hers) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with Dr. Joti Samra, R. Psych. & Associates. Susi believes that all clients are capable of getting to where they want to be, with practical steps, that can easily be integrated into everyday life. Susi specializes in working with clients to support them through life transitions and guiding them to develop confidence for change-making. She is passionate about leading clients to feel more fulfilled and inspired, allowing them to achieve their goals, and work through challenges.
Susi holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. Susi has extensive experience working with couples, families, children & youth. In addition, Susi is passionate about working with the Deaf community and is fluent in American Sign Language.
Susi uses a variety of evidence-based modalities such as; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Training (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, specializing in the work of Brené Brown.
Susi works closely with Dr. Samra to develop client treatments plans, and offers both online (virtual) counselling and in-person counselling, from her office in Vancouver (near Boundary and Kingsway).