In light of current public health concerns with COVID-19, we decided to offer our compassionate care to our community by means of online video counselling or ecounselling, for now.



Penny Fenske MA, RCC

I offer counselling from an attachment perspective that is emotion focused and body-based. My education, research and practice has specifically focused on understanding deeply and responding compassionately while supporting resilience in adults, youths, and families who have experienced trauma and/or abuse. This includes my being a Level Three Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy practitioner (AEDP). To learn more about this effective, heart-based, neuroscientific therapeutic approach click on 


I regard forming a warm, authentic relationship with you, based on empathy and respect, as foundational to good counselling. This means that I will treat you with dignity and fully attend to hearing and understanding your experience and how you feel about it. 


  • Addictions 

  • Anxiety

  • Brain injury

  • Depression

  • Family conflict

  • MCFD involvement

  • Mental health issues

  • Post Traumatic Stress Injury

  • Parenting concerns


As a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, I have met rigorous academic requirements, am committed to high professional standards of practice, and adhere to the BCACC code of ethical conduct.


I am registered as a service provider with FNHA, ICBC, and the BC Crime Victims Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance for individuals (and their families) who have been victims of a violent crime including physical and sexual abuse.

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Julie Teng MA, MS, RDN, RCC

I am excited to offer a counselling approach that is body-based, person-centered, and seeks to uncover the root of the challenges you may be experiencing in your life. In addition to counselling, I have a background in holistic nutrition and specialize in addressing eating patterns, relationship with body shape and size, disordered eating, and general health and vitality. I endeavor to assist you in feeling more "at home" in your body. My background in Ashtanga yoga and mindfulness informs my counselling practice. I am passionate about working with you to foster a deeper connection with your own innate wisdom and insight. 


I earned my BS in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, known for its evidence-based, holistic approach. I received my MS in Health Care Policy and Management from SUNY Stony Brook in Stony Brook, NY and became a Registered Dietitian. Following several years working in the field of nutrition, I earned my MA in Somatic Counselling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Dietitian (recognized in the US and Canada).

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