Deborah English, MA, RCC

Deborah received her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. She has spent over 10 years working within the field of addictions and mental health. In this capacity, she has worked in non-profit organizations with at-risk individuals (youth and adults), families, parents and couples to provide support in regaining control over their lives in their struggles with addiction, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, trauma, relationships, identity issues and more. As such, she has worked with various populations including, but not limited to, the LGBTQ+ community, First Nations and immigrants/refugees. She has training in CBT, DBT, EFT (tapping), hypnosis and uses mindfulness to facilitate implementation of healthy coping strategies. In her work, she has also provided training to front-line staff, conducted drug and alcohol workshops for students and the general public, and has provided clinical supervision for Masters-level students in their practicum placements. She has also conducted group therapy in residential recovery programs. Deborah works from a holistic, strengths-based approach with a feminist perspective that focuses on empowerment.

Deborah can be contacted through her website or call 778-242-1124.

Alison Holland, MSW, RSW

Alison Holland is a Vancouver-based Registered Social Worker (RSW 12917).  She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of British Columbia, and has dedicated her career to helping women, families and children through many challenging stages of life.  Alison is a wife and mother of three children who brings a wealth of personal experience and professional expertise to her work.

Alison believes that people can change their lives for the better.  As a certified Connect Parent Group Leader and Bringing Baby Home Educator she has a passion for integrating evidence-based research to her work in a relatable and down to earth way.  Alison’s strengths based, non-judgmental approach helps families thrive during difficult transition periods.

Alison understands firsthand how much of a balancing act life can be.   She works from a place of empathy and understanding to reduce stress, manage anxiety and re-connect with what really matters.  She has helped new parents navigate the transition to parenthood, couples get clear on their values to better manage parenting challenges, and families manage conflict and resolve issues in a way that renews feelings of compassion and connection.

To book an appointment with Alison please call, 604-315-5848 or email, Alison@mhcounselling.ca

Website: www.mhcounselling.ca/alisonholland

Mark Holland, MA, RCC

Mark Holland is a Vancouver-based Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). He received his Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and has more than 15 years experience working with individuals and families towards change. Mark is a husband and father of three children who brings a wealth of personal experience and expertise to his work.

Mark believes in the power of relationships. He takes an individualized approach to supporting clients. His model has helped professionals refine skills in high-pressure environments, manage life transitions, and navigate intimate relationships. He works with clients to leverage strengths as a means to overcome barriers to success.

Mark specializes in helping individuals mitigate their vices with a brief, targeted approach. This has proven to be very effective for those who are juggling competing needs and multiple demands on their time. Mark understands the complexities that people face in managing stressful life events and works to find solutions that allow clients to elevate to their full potential.

For a free consultation and to book an appointment please call, 778.233.5534 or email, hello@mhcounselling.ca

Visit website: mhcounselling.ca

Sean Maxey, MA, RCC

Sean is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, living and working on the traditional and unceded homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl ̓ ílwətaɬ, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Nations. He received his Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, filling different helping roles for the better part of the past 10 years in the Vancouver area. His affinity with nondominant identities has led to counselling folks through queer and gender issues, substance use, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, anger, stress, and sadness. Sean’s practice is informed by EFT, CBT, narrative and feminist therapy, dream analysis, art therapy, and non-Western philosophical tradition. Engage the power of change through a positive exploration of personal strengths and empowerment.

For a free consultation and appointment booking, please email seanmaxeycounselling@gmail.com or call (778) 807-4102.

Video, phone, and in-person services available.

Susan Salazar, MA, MCP, RCC

Susan Salazar is a Vancouver-based Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC (RCC) who provides counselling services in English and Spanish. She is originally from Venezuela, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and worked in private practice, hospital settings and an elementary school. Two years ago, Susan completed a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in Vancouver and has since been working as a full-time counsellor with a wide variety of clients.

Susan’s counselling practice is collaborative in nature. She works with her clients from a non-judgmental, accepting and compassionate approach to support them throughout their various life challenges. Susan’s approach to counselling therapy is person-centred, attachment and strengths-based, which involves respecting individuals’ independence and encouraging them to connect to their inner wisdom to lead their therapeutic process at their own pace. Susan believes that all individuals have the innate ability to grow and heal when the right support and conditions are given for which it has become her passion accompanying clients in their healing, learning and self-exploration journeys.

Susan enjoys providing individual counselling to adults, youth and children. One of Susan’s specialties is working with children under 12 years old using play therapy as her therapeutic approach as well as providing parent support and education. Susan also provides counselling to adults struggling with the following challenges:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Life Transitions and Crisis
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Complex and Simple Trauma
  • LGTBQ+ Related Difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Psychological and Emotional Consequences of Immigration

To book an appointment with Susan, please email at susanscounselling@gmail.com or call her or text her at 778-929-5035

Jordan Buna, Counselling Intern

Jordan is currently working towards his MA in Counseling Psychology at City University of Seattle. Throughout his career, Jordan has worked with youth and adults from a diverse spectrum of cultural backgrounds who have experienced a number of challenges encompassing stress, anxiety, identity issues, substance use, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting challenges and conflict with the law.

In addition to his one-on-one work, Jordan has delivered effective and efficient training and education sessions to over 30,000 professionals, parents and students on the topic of youth gang involvement and prevention/intervention strategies to address it. Jordan’s life experience combines with education to find purpose in building rapport through shared experience and professional support.

Jordan believes that in any type of relationship, especially a therapeutic one, communication and openness are the cornerstones. Therapy can help a person understand old patterns, learn new skills and work towards a better version of self to lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Jordan utilizes a number of different modalities and theories which guide his work, including Multi-Systemic Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, supported by the foundational concepts of Emotion-Focused therapy.   Jordan works from a client-centered perspective to quickly and efficiently build rapport while maintaining the highest commitment to both professional and personal standards in providing you with the highest quality of service and care.

Hazel Hughes, B.A. (She/Her)

Scheduling Assistant

Hazel is an avid cyclist who loves to move her body, teach yoga, dance and experience nature. In her role as a scheduling assistant for Colette Mrazek, Hazel responds to client inquiries, emails and voicemails, schedules appointments, manages the waitlist and cancellation list and performs other administrative related duties.

Hazel is currently completing graduate studies in counselling psychology at Adler University in British Columbia. Previously, she completed a B.A. degree in Psychology at the the University of British Columbia. Hazel has experience with research and development in sex therapy, working with individuals in treatment for addiction recovery, and working with individuals who live with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD and mood dysregulation.

To schedule an appointment with Colette, or for any other inquiries about her practice, please email Hazel at admin@colettemrazek.com or call her at 604-226-0665.