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.  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 the ideas, concepts and material that show up. Ultimately, Ryan is interested in helping his clients to “get something different” from life and views the therapy relationship 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 young sons.   

Contact Ryan his website:


Julie Paquette, MSc, RCC

Julie provides down to earth counselling. She has a calm and curious nature, and loves helping her clients learn more about themselves as they develop skills and abilities. Supporting her clients to take steps towards feeling better, while moving through the challenges life throws at us.   

Julie holds a MSc. in Psychoeducation from the Université de Montréal and is a registered clinical counsellor with the BCACC. She offers individual counselling to children, youth, and adults. She can work in both English and French. Learn more on Julie’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:

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.  Here’s 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:


Jamal Ahmelich, MA, RCC

Jamal believes that counselling is a partnership in which people work together to understand and address concerns and promote mental wellness. He provides counselling services to a variety of clients including children, adolescents and adults with issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, gaming addiction and relationship conflict.

Jamal has a BA in Education and an MA in Counselling Psychology, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
You can learn more about Jamal on his website: