“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

~ Lao Tzu 

Congratulations! We know that taking the first step to seek out counselling can be overwhelming and honestly sometimes scary.  We tell our clients that it's the very first step they take that shows willingness and courage to begin the journey of self growth and better relationships.

With over 50 years of combined clinical counselling experience among our four Associates, we know the value of specialization, leading edge therapeutic techniques and the importance of a good fit when it comes to meeting the unique needs of our clients.  

 

We understand that the best work we do as counsellors involves a collaboration of multiple therapeutic approaches, which can sometimes be a challenge for one therapist to deliver.  As such, our clients are assured that, while their confidentiality is always protected, each of our client’s treatment plans is carefully reviewed in consultation in order to ensure best practice.

 

Clinical Associates at Creekside Counselling are comprised of the most highly skilled and compassionate counselling professionals who are inspired by research and employ evidence-based treatments in their work with clients. Each Clinical Associate has been carefully selected based on their clinical skill, training and expertise, and compassion as a practitioner.

Sarah Shaw-Ross

MCP, RCC

Gabriela Gutierrez

MCP, RCC

Akbar Safari

MA, RCC

Kathy Merabian 

MA, RCC, CPF

As a professional private practice offering a team of experienced counsellors, Creekside Counselling offers a wide range of counselling services both in-person and online.

Creekside Counselling Associates work with various age groups, various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, and all sexual orientations. In addition to English, counselling services are also available in Farsi, Spanish, Turkish and Polish.   

 

Some of the common issues we work with include:

Depresion & Anxiety

Addiction

Loss & Bereavement

Parenting

Blended Families

Divorce

Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Trauma

Relationships

Goal Setting & Coaching

Post Partum

Eating Disorders

Relationship Breakups

Codependency

Bipolar Disorder

Anger Management

Family Origin Dynamics

Sleeping Difficulties

Cultural Identity

Separation & Co-parenting

Family Conflict