Counsellors & Interns

Katherine (Katie) White, MS, RMFT, RCC

Executive Director and Clinical Counsellor

2211 W. 4th Ave Suite 288. Vancouver V6K4S2

Sliding fee scale: $85-$150

Ms. White is currently not accepting new clients.

Ms. 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 15 years in the USA, Australia, and Canada. Katherine has been practicing using Bowen Family Systems Theory since 2010 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 individuals’ lives and their relationships”.

Devana Weiss, MA, RCC

Devana Weiss, MA, RCC

Clinical Counsellor

Online Counselling

Sliding fee scale: $100-$160

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

Clinical Counsellor and
Business and Finance Director

Online counselling

Sliding fee scale: $120-$150

Ms. Howard is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 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 families who are interested in applying Bowen Family Systems theory to their own lives.

“I am committed to helping people understand the patterns of reactivity that contribute to the problems they are up against in life. I think that knowledge of family history provides an advantage for problem-solving, learning and a tool to work on differentiation of self.”

Catriona Remocker, RCC

Catriona Remocker, RCC

Associate Clinical Counsellor

310 – 304 West Cordova St. Vancouver, BC

Sliding fee scale: $80-$125

Catriona Remocker is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and completed the Clinical Training Program before joining Living Systems Counselling as an Associate. In addition to her clinical practice, she is pursuing a Ph.D. and works as a public health specialist with a focus on promoting healthy relationships with substances. She appreciates how systems thinking offers her a way of considering and addressing the challenges life brings whether in personal relationships, our behaviours, or our mental/physical health and wellbeing.

“Family systems thinking is such a refreshing approach to problems. It offers me a way to work with clients that empowers them to take greater responsibility for their lives and reach their goals, no matter how great or small”.

Maybo Lui, MS, RCC

Associate Clinical Counsellor
Communications Coordinator
201-3701 Hastings St. Burnaby

Sliding fee scale: $80-$125

Maybo is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with four years of advanced training in Bowen family systems therapy. Her primary focus is on supporting and guiding adults and couples through the complexities of dating and marital challenges, family conflicts, life transitions, stress, anxiety and depression. She helps clients gain greater clarity of their situation by getting at the root of their problems, enabling them to respond more effectively to challenges and build stronger relationships with self and those around them.

“I believe that within each of us and our system, a wealth of inner strengths and untapped resources exist, which can be utilized to make profound changes in our lives. My aim is to empower you to find and utilize these abilities effectively. Through our collaborative efforts, I can help you in building a stronger foundation for your journey towards self-discovery, growth and fulfillment.”

Sarah Ruggier, RCC

Associate Clinical Counsellor

4676 Main St Unit 201, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R7

Sliding fee scale: $65-$125

Ms. Ruggier is a registered clinical counsellor. She has worked clinically with adults suffering from post-traumatic stress in private practice and with children and families in elementary schools for 8 years. She has completed 3 years of Bowen family systems theory training, which she applies to her work with individuals, couples, parents, and families. Her work with parents focuses on parent self-development through collaboratively observing relationship patterns and thinking through the part each can play in the unfolding of family problems and solutions.

“I believe life is a gift. Examining one’s life with an observer’s eye, from a systems perspective, unlocks creativity, healing, and maturity that free a person to experience life less burdened by anxiety. Less anxiety means a life enhanced by clear thinking, achieving purposeful goals, and enjoying meaningful connections with important others in one’s family, workplace and beyond.” 

Lois Walker, B.N., M.Div., RCC

Lois Walker, B.N., M.Div., RCC

Clinical Counsellor

Yaletown Office

Sliding fee scale: $100-$175

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.”

Pamela Richmond, RCC RSW

Associate Clinical Counsellor

North Vancouver office.

Sliding fee scale: $65-$125

Pamela Richmond is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Social Worker.  Since 2015 she has worked as a social worker in health care settings, from the emergency department to clinics that provide supports to people with chronic and life-limiting disease.  In addition to her social work education (Masters, UVic) Pamela completed 3 years of training in Bowen Family Systems Theory, and she brings a systems approach to her work in healthcare, her clinical counselling practice, and to her efforts to be her best self in her family and workplace relationships.

 “It is a fact that we never see ourselves directly; our view of ourselves is always mediated through the mirror, the camera, or our relationships.  I believe that a therapeutic process guided by systems theory can help to explore these inversions, projections, and subjective views in pursuit of a more objective view of self.  I propose to clients that this process is akin to a research project that lays the foundation for a more flexible, goal-directed life.”

Dave Galloway

Dave Galloway

Resident Counsellor, Instructor, Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA)

Dave Galloway is not accepting new clients.

Sliding fee scale: $20-$85

Mr. Galloway has advanced training in family systems theory and therapy and has completed ten years of the Clinical Training Program in Family Systems Theory and Therapy. He has extensive experience in business and leadership and has completed 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.”

Lori-Anne Boutin-Crawford, M.Div., RCC

Instructor, Associate Clinical Counsellor

Ms. Boutin-Crawford is an ordained Lutheran pastor and has worked in the ELCIC for over a decade with church communities throughout the lower mainland, and in a variety of leadership roles within the BC Synod. In addition to her Master of Divinity, she has bachelor’s degrees specializing in Education and Religious Studies with experience teaching in educational systems in Canada, England, Russia, Japan, and Hong Kong. Ms. Boutin-Crawford has completed five years in Family Systems Theory and Therapy with the Living Systems Counselling Post-Graduate Training Program, and two post-graduate years with Living Systems applying Bowen Theory and Theology and Family Systems Theory in Ministry. She is particularly interested in the intersection of Bowen Theory and the function of faith and spirituality and working with clergy and faith communities in the areas of pastoral counselling and practical theology. Ms. Boutin-Crawford appreciates the theory’s flexibility to make space for faith perspectives and belief systems in her work with clients and communities.

“Bowen Family Systems Theory has been a great gift to me in my own personal development within my family and work systems, as it has helped me to think about my own functioning in relationship with others and to identify more solidly who I am as an individual. I believe the learning and application of Bowen Family Systems Theory can provide individuals, families, and communities a framework to understand the complexity of their systems, to identify what is within their sphere of responsibility for growth, and to discern what efforts for change are realistically possible.”

Residents & Interns

Interns and Residents are part of the clinical training program at Living Systems Counselling.  They may be pursuing a master’s degree, already have a master’s degree or have other education and are specializing in family systems therapy and coaching.  All of our counsellors and coaches receive regular supervision. They see clients who can pay between $15 and $65 per session. To learn more about Bowen Family Systems Theory here.

To book or inquire about counseling, no doctor’s referral is required