Meet Our counsellors

Looking for a Great Counsellor in Squamish? 

Finding your therapist can feel overwhelming.  It doesn’t have to be though!

Simply browse our profiles, and get in touch with whoever you’d like to work with.

We’re all happy you’re here, and happy to help.

Nicole Thomson, MA, RCC

Nicole is passionate about helping people get “unstuck”, whether feeling like we procrastinate too much, are on the verge of major life choices, or just tend to get stuck in cycles of worry or negativity. Seeing her clients get unstuck and crush their goals is her most favourite thing.

Nicole has an MA in Counselling Psychology from UBC. She specialises in using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and depression.

You can learn more about Nicole on her website:

Danielle Berman, MSW, RSW, RCC

Danielle believes that each and everyone of us is unique and has individual needs requiring her approach to be custom-made for every client. There is an innate strength in all of us which can blossom with support.

Danielle has a Masters of Clinical Social Work and is Registered as a Clinical Counsellor and Registered Social Worker. She has been a therapist in the Sea to Sky corridor since 2014 and before this in Ontario.

You can learn more about Danielle on her website:

Ryan Payne, Ma, rcc

Ryan’s counselling style involves “following the client’s lead”, going where the session takes them and working with what shows up. Ultimately, Ryan is interested in helping you “get something different” from life, and views therapy as a safe and productive space to work towards that. 

Ryan has an MA in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. He lives in Squamish with his wife and two sons.    

Contact Ryan through his website:

Helen Beynon, MCAP, RCC

Helen helps adults of all ages and identities to work through anxiety and grief. Together we can navigate life transitions, relationships, loss, pain or injury. We can work to shift old patterns and heal emotional wounds so you can reconnect to your essential self and start living from a place of greater ease and vitality.

Attachment theory, somatics, mindfulness and neuroscience inform the variety of therapeutic approaches Helen draws on.

Helen has an MA in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. You can learn more about her on her website:

Julie Miller, MSW, RSW

Julie’s passion in counselling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways.  

Julie, a registered Social Worker, has a MA In Social Work from UBC.  Julie is a trained sexual health educator, trauma yoga instructor, and family sleep consultant. Julie has spent years working with youth with eating disorder behaviors and those having experienced trauma. Julie works with individuals and families with a focus on youth and young adults. 

Find out more on Julie’s website:

Brandi Heisterman, MA, RCC

Brandi works with clients to explore their core beliefs and values.  She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families with issues such as ADHD, anxiety, motivation, depression, relationships, sports psychology, and eating disorders.  Life is not always fair or easy; Brandi supports individuals to navigate their way along the sometimes bumpy road of life to find smooth sections!

Brandi has an MA in Counselling Psychology, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
You can learn more about Brandi on her website:


Kate Sandilands, MSW, RSW

Kate views individuals as experts in their own lives, and sees counselling as a flexible process of identifying goals, and experiencing change.

Kate sees youth and families struggling with a variety of mental health and life stage issues. She empowers youth to achieve growth; and helps caregivers understand and support their children.

Kate holds an MA in Social Work from UBC, and is a Registered Social Worker.

To find out more, see Kate’s website: 


Colleen Griffin, MSW, RSW, RCC

Colleen works from where people are at, wherever that may be. She is non-judgemental, respectful, and provids a safe environment, where you can work through issues, and work collaboratively to meet your goals.

Colleen works with couples, individuals, and familes, drawing from several modes of therapy: CBT, EMDR (for trauma), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and DBT (for overwhelming emotions) and IFS (Internal Family Systems).

You can learn more about Colleen on her website: