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Meet our mental health specialists

We take great care in hiring mental health specialists who share our values for patient-centric, human care. Our registered specialists are available for appointments on the TELUS Health Virtual Care app, and all bring a different background and skill set so our patients can get help from someone that best fits their needs.
At this time, our mental health specialists do not offer neurodevelopment disorder assessments (learning disability, ADHD, autism spectrum) through TELUS Health Virtual Care.
Speak with your TELUS Health Virtual Care Care Manager to confirm who would be a good fit for you based on your needs and their availability.
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Zanele Bhebhe, SW

All provinces except New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec English, Zulu Clientele: Ages 14+
I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (in good standing), Registered Social Worker in Nigeria, an Associate Member of the National Association of Social Workers of Zimbabwe, and Graduate Member of the Association of Counselling Psychology in Nigeria. I hold a BA in Psychology, Social Service Worker PGD, Msc Counselling Psychology ’22 (in view). My passion for psychology and counselling has boosted my eagerness to provide this service to you from the comfort of your own home. Through my education and work experience, I have gained an enormous amount of knowledge in the field, which I hope to use, in order to help improve the mental wellness of the populace. My goal is to give back to my community while simultaneously getting rid of both social and self-stigma associated with mental illness and health. I use therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, and humanistic approach. I utilize a client-centred approach with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, suicidality, low self-esteem, burnout, communication issues, marital issues, addiction, and anger problems.

Tamara Childs, RCC

All provinces except Ontario, Quebec English Clientele: Ages 18+
Tamara is a Registered Clinical Counselor providing individual counseling for adults of all ages.
With over 15 years of experience in counseling and human services work in a wide variety of settings, she is equipped to help clients experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief & loss, career and life transitions, addiction, relationship issues, trauma and difficulty incorporating health behaviors into daily life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused & Mindfulness are among approaches she draws from depending on client needs and preferences. Positive Psychology also informs Tamara's approach.
Clients working with Tamara can expect to be deeply heard and held in an emotionally comfortable space accommodating genuine conversation, honest discovery and positive change for reaching Client goals.

Kehinde Ekpudu, SW

Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Northwest Territories English, Pidgin English, Yoruba Clientele: Ages 18+, Couples
Kehinde Ekpudu is a registered social worker with a master’s in social work (Clinical specialization). She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master of Social Work in 2019. She is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her area of specialization is in supporting individuals in navigating identity, interpersonal and relationship issues. She utilizes solution focused and strength-based approaches. Her practice is informed by the following therapeutic modalities Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Ifeoma Ezekeke, SW

Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia English, Igbo Clientele: 12+
Hello,
My name is Ifeoma Ezekeke. I am a mental health therapist with a Master’s Degree in Social Work with Clinical Specialization. I have extensive experience with individual, family, couple and group therapy, and I have practiced in community and hospital settings.
My primary goal is to provide a warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, and safe space where you feel respected, supported, and understood. I believe in my client’s inner resources and strengths, and that change is possible through collaboration. If you feel scared, overwhelmed, or discouraged by the thought of attending therapy, or if you simply look forward to the idea of therapy, I am ready to provide the support that you need to begin your journey towards a positive change.
My approach in therapy incorporates the integration of various evidence-based modalities. I am Master ART Certified (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) for treatment of Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and OCD. I am also a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) for treatment of anxiety disorders such as OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Specific Phobias. I am trained in Gottman Couples therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy for couples and families. Other approaches that I use in treatment are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving.
As an anti-oppressive practitioner, I highly value diversity and I provide equal respect and skilled professional attention to every client that walks into the therapy room. I therefore Invite you to The Change Talk Space, let’s begin your healing journey!

Wendy Haley, SW

Alberta, British Columbia English Clientele: Ages 10+
Hello, my name is Wendy Haley and I am a Registered Social Worker with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria. I am registered to practice in both Alberta and BC with the BC College of Social Workers and the Alberta College of Social Workers. As well, I am a member of the BC Association of Social Workers. I am a generalist practitioner and so serve all individuals from 10 years old to end of life, couples, families, groups, teams and corporate crisis response. I specialize in trauma, with training in EMDR as well as a post- graduate certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, but also work with all of life’s ups and downs including grief and loss, LGBTQ2, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, careers and relationships. I am well versed in CBT, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, story telling, The Gottman Method, and anti-oppressive and client centered therapies, and I continue to expand my knowledge in Internal Family Systems, Somatic therapy, and Polyvagal Theory. I provide services in English only. I have been in social services since 2006 where I started as a Youth Outreach and Children Who Witness Abuse worker, and in 2012 moved to working with First Nations individuals as an Education Coordinator. When I obtained my Masters degree in Social Work in 2016 I worked for 5 years with the health authority in Acute Care, Crisis Response and In-patient Psychiatry. I started my private practice (Fisher Peak Counselling) 6 years ago and have been working with Telus Health as a staff member for the past 2.5 years. I am a single parent of one child on the cusp of adulthood, I have two cats and I spend my leisure time kayaking and golfing in the summer, skiing and karaokeing in the winter.

Leeann Holroyd, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta English Clientele: Ages 16+
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. I am registered to provide counselling to individuals in British Columbia. I have 10 years working in the mental health field and have education in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and deep-process trauma treatment methods. I have a keen interest in somatic based approaches and am currently completing additional training in those treatment methods. I believe in taking a person-centered approach to counselling and tailoring my counselling techniques to the presenting concerns of each individual.
Individuals can book an appointment with me to address any form of distress including anxiety, relationship-issues, self-confidence, boundaries, grief, loss, and past traumas. I am trained to respond supportively to those who are in emotional crisis. I aim to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where I can support individuals with reaching their personal goals.

Ngozi Ivare, SW

Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Ontario English, Igbo Clientele: Ages 18+, couples
Ngozi Ivare is very passionate about the work she does. She believes people do not need to go through their overwhelming life challenges alone and be feeling worthless, hopeless, pessimistic or a failure because people are bigger than their problems! She is passionate about working with individuals living with mental health challenges-anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, grief, PTSD and many more. She believes that people are the experts of their lived experiences and knows what they need best to navigate their challenges.
Her goal is respective collaboration with clients to empower each person with renewed insight that will allow healing and help people see hope for a better tomorrow. Ngozi’s practice approach is meeting clients at where they are and provide them with unbiased, and respectful safe space needed to allow collaboration and healing.
Ngozi Ivare graduated from the University of Dalhousie Nova Scotia with a Master of Social Work in 2019. She uses the Person-Centered Approach, Strength Based Approach, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Tree of Life Methodology, Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Anti-Oppressive Approach, just to mention but a few approaches she uses in her work.
She also offers spiritual and culture-informed therapy and is passionate about the mental well-being of immigrants and refugees. Healing is possible for a better tomorrow with renewed insight!

Christina Groth, PSYC

Alberta, British Columbia English Clientele: Ages 5+
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a Certified Art Therapist and member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology through Athabasca University and Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 2014.  I have an amazing range of experience that I bring to the counselling relationship. For several years, I have connected with clients in school, residential, community, and private-practice settings. My areas of expertise include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), trauma, attachment, self esteem, relationship issues, self harm, family and art therapy. I am also very skilled in helping individuals navigate the “usual suspects” of depression and anxiety and work with clients from all walks and stages of life. I take a client-centered approach, and infuse cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused, narrative, and art-therapy principles and techniques into my work. I would be thrilled to be invited to work with all of my clients as they move towards easier and more enjoyable living!

Cassandra James, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta English Clientele: Ages 14+
Cassandra is a registered member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and has been practicing counselling since 2018. Cassandra works with women, men, adolescents, and groups. Her area of specialization is trauma, specifically around sexualized assaults, and historical traumas.
Cassandra has experience with multiple therapy modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Relational Life Therapy. Cassandra also understands the important connection between our mind and body and has taken training on Yoga and the Polyvagal Theory.
Cassandra is passionate about supporting individuals during their healing process. She sees the strengths each individual brings with them into therapy with compassion and unconditional positive regard for you, the client. Let Cassandra help you live a life that is in alignment with your core values and beliefs.

Sarah McKay, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta English Clientele: Ages 12+
Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, providing online counselling across Canada and offers services to all individuals of all ages. She has experience supporting individuals looking for support with trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorders/body image concerns, self-harm, sports psychology and performance, addiction, relationships, and goal setting.
Sarah uses a variety of methods in her approach, including Narrative Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused, and Brief Therapy. Sarah strives to establish a non-judgmental environment in order to create a safe space for meaningful and beneficial conversations to be had.

Michael McNally, SW

British Columbia, Ontario English Clientele: Ages 14+
Michael McNally is a registered social worker with over 20 years front line experience working in acute hospital settings as a crisis specialist, as a social worker on a forensic mental health unit, and as a leader of a community-based multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals in Toronto’s east end.
He has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree from Okanagan University College in Kelowna. He trained at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and graduated from the MSW collaborative program of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Psychoactive Substances.  
Michael is licensed in both BC and Ontario and provides services in English. He is registered with the BC College of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. He is also a member of the BC Association of Social Workers.
He enjoys helping individuals and families with anxiety, depression, and concurrent disorders. Interests include counselling for anger management, substance use, and family challenges. He has studied in cognitive therapy, trauma, therapeutic family medication, and dialectical behavior therapy. 
Michael lives in Gabriola on one of BC’s Gulf Islands.

Abimbola Oyeyinka, SW

British Columbia, Ontario English, Yoruba, Igbo, Pidgin English Clientele: Ages 10+, couples
My name is Bola Oyeyinka. I have a master’s degree in Social Work, and I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker in Ontario and British Columbia, with 5+ years of experience working as a counselor.
Have you noticed that you can’t keep up with your daily routine? Are you emotional and or anxious for some reason? Do you have family dynamic distresses? Are your fears keeping you awake at night? Or do you feel people do not understand you? Do you have self-hate or low self esteem? If you experience any of these symptoms, I can help you overcome them.
I am an empathetic, warm, and interactive counselor with a strong sense of positive regard for clients. Using a client-centered approach with the mindset that clients are in control of their lives; can make changes to become better. This approach is a mixture of Motivational Interviewing, Experiential, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, counseling.
I work with individuals who are 10+ years and couples who have concerns in areas such as depression, anxiety, marital issues, parenting stressors, postpartum disorders, grief counseling, trauma, and transitioning seasons of life. As a parent, I understand the stress of raising successful and responsible children while working outside the home. I would love to help you in your successful life’s journey.

Jenna Redden, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta English Clientele: Ages 18+
A member of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Jenna (she, her, hers) is a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) who holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from McGill University. She has experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, emotional regulation, and grief among other difficulties.
She draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches which allows for her to meet the needs of each individual client. She has training and experience working with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), the Psychodynamic approach, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and Mindfulness-Based Practice, and is an ally to the LGBTQ2IA+ community.
Jenna places an emphasis on the building of a safe space and a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients to ensure a non-judgemental and collaborative space for exploration and growth.

Aurora Stevens, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta English Clientele: Ages 18+
Since 2006, Aurora has been working as a Counsellor with several organizations including Hospice, WorkBC, & The Ministry of Children and Families.   
Aurora offers support for grief, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship building, or other challenges you may be experiencing.  
Each session is tailored to your needs, using an integrated therapeutic approach, including Mindful Cognitive Behavioural and Person-Centered Therapy. 
Work together with Aurora to heal, strengthen relationships, achieve authentic goals, and navigate towards a healthier future. It’s an honour to be a part of your journey.

Marina Ursa, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta English Clientele: Ages 16+
Marina Ursa is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Having worked in the counselling and social services field for over 15 years, she has helped people experience personal growth and make effective changes when struggling with a variety of stressors such as everyday coping demands, difficult life events or circumstances, relationship problems, and mental health conditions. As well, additional training, experience, and dedication in specific areas for Marina include: Addictions, Anxiety/Panic, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Communication, Depression, Grief and Loss, Life transitions and Coping, OCD, Peri/Post Natal Concerns, PTSD, Parenting and Co-Parenting Skills, Self-Esteem, and Trauma. Also, her lived experience as a Canadian-born daughter of immigrants has informed her practice when providing services to those affected by immigration and refugee experiences.
Using a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice, Marina applies specialized training along with evidence-based strategies and interventions from a variety of therapy modalities. These modalities include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and trauma-specific approaches (Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused-CBT, EMDR, TIR-Traumatic Incident Reduction).
Marina has offered counselling services in a variety of locations, ranging from formal office settings, to hospital wards and ER departments, to a fishing boat located on a remote traditional territory, and to speaking with someone virtually while they sit comfortably in their own living room. She hopes to continue helping others improve their quality of life, finding more joy and connection with themselves and those around them. Marina currently provides remote therapy services in BC or any other unregulated province.