my approach

Carrie Bove works from a strength-based approach that focuses on finding each person’s inner knowledge, power, and solutions. She uses a narrative based philosophy while adding elements of existential psychology, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. Each psychological and therapeutic technique is tailored to each individual person. Emphasis is placed on a holistic view that encourages balance in mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.


Carrie Bove is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. She attended Simon Fraser University and holds an MA in Counselling Psychology and a BA with Distinction in Psychology. She is a compassionate, client-focused, culturally competent counsellor who is experienced and dedicated to providing exceptional and creative care to children, youth, and adults.

On A More Personal Level

In addition to her work as a counsellor, Carrie is passionate about photography. Her first diploma is in Professional Photo-Imaging (Langara College). She lives in Port Coquitlam with her family. For her own restorative practices, Carrie works to fit yoga and playing piano into her daily routine. She enjoys the outdoors and being active, but at heart she loves nothing more than a good pizza and a movie.


my approach

Shelby O’Callaghan believes that each person who walks through her door is the author of her or his own unique story, and that each story comprises both profound challenges and personal strengths. She works in collaboration with individuals to help them uncover their strengths and overcome their suffering.
Shelby utilizes evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) to help clients pursue personal growth and emotional wellbeing. Shelby especially enjoys using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with her clients to help them heal from past traumas that continue to impact their lives.


Shelby O’Callaghan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. She attended University of Lethbridge and Simon Fraser University and holds a Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology. Shelby has over 8 years of experience working as a counsellor in a variety of settings. She is dedicated to creating a respectful, accepting and authentic experience for all her clients, and utilizes a holistic and culturally sensitive approach to achieve this.

Shelby specializes in postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as grief and loss of a child. She is also highly experienced in alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation; managing life stressors and transitions; parenting support; improving interpersonal relationships; and enhancing self-worth and self-esteem.

On a More Personal Level

In addition to her work as a counsellor, Shelby is passionate about supporting local communities. She volunteers with Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland and has been a youth mentor in the past. Shelby lives in Port Coquitlam with her young family, and loves to spend time with her extended family and friends. Despite a busy life, Shelby makes sure to prioritize self-care; she loves to snowboard, practice yoga, take fitness classes, and is always up to enjoy a delicious meal or lounge on the couch and watch a good show.


my approach

Carmela Sutcliffe strives to provide a supportive, client centered approach to therapy where her clients can explore and overcome barriers to healing and leading their best lives.
Before transitioning to private practice, Carmela’s counselling career was focused on community mental health – supporting children and youth with their mental health needs and supporting their families in their role as caregivers. This experience provided her with a strength in supporting children, youth, and families struggling with trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, addictions, and other mental health issues. She also has experience working with adults with a history of addictions and incarcerations as well as with youth having high risk behaviours.


Carmela Sutcliffe is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. She attended the University of British Columbia and holds a Master of Social Work. She gained a Bachelor of Social Work, with a Specialization in Child Welfare, at the University of Victoria. In addition, she holds an Associate of Arts Degree and Community Social Service Worker Diploma gained at Douglas College. Carmela has 22 years of experience working in a variety of settings with children, youth, adults, and families.

On A More Personal Level

Carmela is of Peruvian ancestry and speaks English and Spanish. She lives in Maple Ridge, located on the unceded and traditional territory of Katzie First Nation and Kwantlen First Nation. She is married with children and has three dogs. In addition to her passion in supporting persons struggling with their mental health, Carmela enjoys cooking and baking. She enjoys developing these skills through formal classes that she attends with her friends. Carmela’s selfcare practices include running, swimming, dancing, and yoga. She also enjoys eating the many dishes and pastries she makes and relaxing on the couch watching a good show.

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