Counsellors & Interns
Randy Frost, M.Div., RCC
Clinical Counsellor / N. Van & West Side office
Sliding fee scale $85-$150
604 926 5496 ext.304
Mr. Frost is a marriage and family therapist who has been trained in Bowen family systems theory and family psychotherapy at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. He is Living Systems Director of Training and Research and a registered clinical counsellor. He regularily presents papers at conferences on family systems theory and therapy across North America and is the author of several book chapters and journal articles on Bowen family system theory. Mr. Frost is an ordained presbyterian ministrer and is a fellow with the AAPC.
"I seek to help families reduce their anxiety and to understand the part each person plays in family problems. With better understanding comes greater clarity for how each person can address their part in the family problem."
Lois Walker, B.N., M.Div., RCC
Clinical Counsellor / S. Van Office
Sliding fee scale $75-$125
604 926 5496 ext.315
Ms. Walker has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a Master's of Divinity. She spent many years in cancer and palliative care before becoming a registered clinical counsellor in 1990. Ms. Walker has completed four years of post-graduate training at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C.
"As a coach and therapist, I help others to integrate the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual components of their life."
Margaret Anne Speak, M.A., CCC
Clinical Counsellor / N. Van Office
Sliding fee scale $65-$150
604 926 5496 ext.314
As a palliative care nurse, Ms. Speak watched families struggle with death. With an interest in family dynamics, she pursued a master’s degree in counselling psychology. Since completing Living Systems Post-Graduate Training Program, she has practised family systems theory with individuals, couples and families.
"Systems therapy offers the individual a way of exploring the family dynamics that wire us for the world. It offers, too, an opportunity to alter that wiring and to enter into a more open, honest and effective way of relating to the important people in our life."
Mary Frost, M.S., RCC
Play Therapist / N. Van Office
Sliding fee scale $80-$150
604 926 5496 ext.303
Ms. Frost is a registered clinical counsellor in British Columbia and a registered play therapist in Canada and the U.S. She is also a national board certified counsellor in the U.S. She worked for West Coast Alternatives for 13 years with children impacted by substance misuse. She opened a private practice in 1998 devoted to the needs of children aged three to twelve and their families. Knowledge of family systems and child development informs her clinical work with adults. Ms. Frost provides clinical supervision and consultation in play therapy and is developing a course on the child in the family from a Bowen perspective.
"I am intrigued by the attachment process between mother and child and I enjoy working with young children. Play therapy gives parents insight into their child's struggles and it helps them develop more effective strategies in their parenting style."
Devana Weiss, MA, RCC
Associate Clinical Counsellor
Surrey Office / 604 926 5496 ext.311
Sliding fee scale $45-$100
Ms. Weiss is a registered clinical counsellor, with a background in career transition and administration. Through her experiences with transitioning individuals and events in her personal life, she became interested in relationship dynamics and the emotional component of life transitions. She eventually returned to school to complete a Master’s degree in counselling. Since then she has taken advanced training in family systems theory and therapy, completing a three-year-post graduate training program.
“I am committed to helping people make lasting changes in their lives. I seek to create and foster a learning environment within a systems perspective wherein people gain awareness and understanding around challenges in their lives; I then coach people as they work to change their thinking and behavior.”
Leila Howard, MA, RCC
Associate Clinical Counsellor and
Business and Finance Director
North Van Office / 604 926 5496 ext.300
Sliding fee scale $45-$100
Ms. Howard is a registered clinical counsellor and has a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and advanced training in Bowen family systems therapy. She has a background in Human Resource Management and has worked in high paced business environments. As a counsellor, she works with individuals, couples and family members to create healthier relationships and improve overall functioning in life.
“I am committed to helping people understand the patterns of relating that contribute to the problems they are up against in life. I then coach people as they work to create healthier ways of relating to important people in their lives".
Katherine (Katie) White, MA, RCC
P/T Clinical Manager and Counsellor
2211 W. 4th Ave Suite 288. Vancouver V6K4S2 / 604 926 5496 ext.330
Sliding fee scale $45-$100
Katherine (Katie) White is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC. She has been working clinically with individuals, couples and families for over 10 years in the USA, Australia and Canada. Katherine has been practicing using Bowen Family Systems Theory for the last 5 years and believes it provides an important foundation for thinking through events and relationships both with clients and in her own life.
“I believe that Systems Theory can provide a new lens for people to understand their current struggles. I work with my clients to help them reduce anxiety and gain clearer thinking about their current situation. I have seen this produce change in people’s lives and their relationships.”
Resident Counsellor & Coach, FEA
North Vancouver office / 604 926 5496 ext.316
Sliding fee scale $15-$85
Mr. Galloway has advanced training in family systems theory and therapy and has completed six years of the Clinical Training Program in Family Systems Theory and Therapy. He has extensive experience in business and leadership and has complete UBC's Family Enterprise Advisor Program. He is a member of the Institute of Family Enterprise Advisers (IFEA).
"In my role as counsellor & coach I work to help clients think more clearly and objectively about their role in any issue and how they can work to resolve these issues. I believe this gives them skills that can help for the rest of their lives."
Sharon Salomons, MA, RCC
Associate Clinical Counsellor - currently on a leave of absence
Burnaby Locations / 604 926 5496 ext.308
Sliding fee scale $35-$100
Ms. Salomons is a registered clinical counsellor with a varied background in community development, working with women and young families, and hospital chaplaincy. She is an ordained Anglican priest and served for ten years as a parish priest. She began her clinical training with Living Systems in 2009, and continues to pursue advanced training at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family.
“In the counselling process I seek to help others discover their own voice, to learn to manage themselves in important relationships, and to experience healing of unresolved issues. My approach is one of coaching others to look at recurring patterns in their life and discovering new perspectives while gaining tools for making lasting change.”
Residents & Interns
Interns and Residents are part of the clinical training program at Living Systems and they have /or are pursuing a master’s degree and are specializing in family systems theory and therapy and receive regular supervision. They see clients who can pay between $15 and $50 per session.