Counselling

Counsellors & Interns

Randy Frost, M.Div., RCC

Randy Frost, M.Div., RCC

Clinical Counsellor
randy.frost@livingsystems.ca

N. Van & West Side office

Sliding fee scale: $95-$190

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 Counselling’s 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

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

Clinical Counsellor
lois.walker@livingsystems.ca

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.”

Margaret Anne Speak, M.A., CCC

Margaret Anne Speak, M.A., CCC

Clinical Counsellor
margaret.anne@livingsystems.ca

North Van Office

Sliding fee scale: $100-$150

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 Counselling’s Post-Graduate Training Program, she has practiced 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

Mary Frost, M.S., RCC

Clinical Counsellor
mary.frost@livingsystems.ca

North Vancouver Office

Sliding fee scale: $85-$150

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. In the past, she worked for West Coast Alternatives for 13 years with children impacted by substance abuse. She opened a private practice in 1998 devoted to the needs of children aged three to twelve and their families. Her current work emphasizes parent coaching to address the problems children and families face. Knowledge of family systems and child development informs her clinical work with adults. Ms Frost continues to provide clinical supervision and consultation in play therapy from a family perspective informed by Bowen theory.

 “I am intrigued by the process of developing more of a self in the family for children and adults. When parents observe and modify their own responses, a space opens up for children to grow in increasing maturity.” 

Devana Weiss, MA, RCC

Devana Weiss, MA, RCC

Clinical Counsellor
devana@livingsystems.ca

New Westminster Office

Sliding fee scale: $85-$150

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
info@livingsystems.ca

North Vancouver Office

Sliding fee scale: $85-$150

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, MS, RMFT, RCC

Executive Director and Clinical Counsellor
katie.white@livingsystems.ca

2211 W. 4th Ave Suite 288. Vancouver V6K4S2

Sliding fee scale: $85-$150

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”.

Dave Galloway

Dave Galloway

Resident Counsellor, Instructor, Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA)
dave.galloway@livingsystems.ca

North Vancouver office

Sliding fee scale: $15-$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.”

Catriona Remocker, RCC

Catriona Remocker, RCC

Associate Clinical Counsellor
catriona.remocker@livingsystems.ca

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”.

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC

Bonnie Hall, M. Couns., RCC

Community Educator
bonnie.hall@livingsystems.ca

Bonnie is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in Richmond, BC. Her educational background includes a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle, a Bachelor of Science degree from UBC, and diplomas in music and education. She was an educator for adults, children, and youth for 25 years in a variety of settings before pursuing a career in counselling. She completed a two-year postgraduate training program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and continues to deepen her knowledge and application of Bowen theory through her clinical work with families, couples, and individuals.

“Bowen Family Systems Theory is the main theoretical orientation of my counselling practice. I find that this way of thinking helps people gain clarity and calm about challenging issues, enabling them to respond more effectively to difficulties as well as to achieve greater overall life satisfaction”.

Maybo Lui, MS, RCC

Associate Clinical Counsellor
maybo.lui@livingsystems.ca
201-3701 Hastings St. Burnaby

Sliding fee scale: $65-$125

Maybo is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a focus on premarital couples therapy. She believes that everyone is inseparable from their network of relationships. With her advanced training in Bowen family systems theory, she likes to help clients work on their issues by taking a closer look at how they relate to others, the part that they play in any situation, and any underlying relationship patterns that might be affecting them today.

“I believe every individual has the ability to build and maintain a healthy and thriving relationship with themselves and other people. It is my goal to empower my clients to continue to grow in their varying roles within their systems and most importantly as an individual.”

Sarah Ruggier, RCC

Associate Clinical Counsellor
sarah.ruggier@livingsystems.ca

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.” 

Pamela Richmond, RCC RSW

Associate Clinical Counsellor
wildlifecounselling@telus.net

209-1500 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, V7P 1T7

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.”

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

CONTACT US

Living Systems Counselling is a registered society, charity# 107784308RR001.  We offer individual, couple and family counselling for a wide range of relationship and mental health issues in a variety of locations in the Lower Mainland. We thank the BC Gaming Commission, District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, City of New Westminster, Individual donors and our members for their support.

209-1500 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1T7

Telephone: 604.926.5496…….Email: info@livingsystems.ca