Clinical Team

No matter how challenging your situation, one of our experienced clinicians can most likely help you conquer it.  Our clinical team includes psychologists, counsellors, social workers, psychiatrists, occupational consultants and other wellness professionals.

Our providers are professionally accredited and registered to practice within British Columbia. Each clinician is knowledgeable about mental health and well-being. We hold them to exacting standards for education, training, positive attitude, and desire to help others.

When it comes to expertise in working with public safety personnel, approximately half of our clinical team have occupational awareness training and experience.  This makes Boreal Wellness Centres one of Canada's largest occupationally aware clinical practices.

Boreal Wellness Centres is an approved provider of post-traumatic and mental health services to WorkSafeBC, the RCMP, and Veterans Affairs Canada.




Meet Our Counsellors

Staša Pašić
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Most of my clinical practice focuses on mental health and addiction issues. These do not exist in a vacuum. They are often intertwined with trauma, family and relationship dynamics, identity exploration, social injustices, and many other factors that we can explore together.  

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Sharon Kwok
Sharon Kwok
Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am a Counsellor with 8 years of experience working in hospital and outpatient treatment programs with both individuals and groups.  I assist clients with a wide variety of backgrounds, from first responders to executives to others struggling with their mental health.

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Bahareh Hosseinpour
Bahareh Hosseinpour
Registered Clinical Counsellor

I have been working within the Greater Vancouver, the Downtown Eastside and Vancouver’s LGBTQ2S communities for years, whereby I have learned about the intricacies of addressing the unique needs of marginalized members of our society: women, children, youth, aboriginal peoples and immigrants.

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Scott Arner
Scott Arner
Registered Clinical Counsellor

I have over 15 years of experience as a concurrent disorders therapist in Vancouver, working with children, youth, families, and adults struggling with mental health issues, substance use, trauma, anger, grief, as well as isolation and disconnection. 

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Mike Mathers
Mike Mathers
Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am a Counsellor with 15 years of experience working in residential and outpatient treatment programs with both individuals and groups.  

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Laurie Hollingdrake
Laurie Hollingdrake
Registered Clinical Counsellor

I have spent the past 10 years as a therapist working with youth, adults and couples struggling with mental health issues, substance use, trauma, anger, grief, relationship violence, consentual and non-consentual sex, as well as isolation, and finding and creating purpose and meaning.

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Karin Mattu
Karin Mattu
Registed Clinical Counsellor

I work with a diverse population of clients, however a primary focus has been assisting youth who are moderate to high risk for suicide and their families. In this work, skills gained have allowed me to work with complex family issues, anxiety and depression, self-harm, and OCD.

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Bacio
Bacio
Service Dog In Training

Bacio is training to be a service dog. Bacio (pronounced "baa-cho", which is Italian for "kiss") is a mix between a border collie and poodle. He is a very curious and active young dog, and loves meeting new people.  He has his own Instagram page and his considering TikTok.

Woof !!