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Associates Biographies

It would be our pleasure to refer you to one of our experienced associates!

Chasidy Karpiuk: MA, CCC, RCC

Chasidy Karpiuk, MA, RCC, CCC, CAP is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has been working with mental health issues since 2003. She has a private practice with her Associates in North Vancouver counseling adults and youth. Chasidy has been working with issues addictions, relationships, goal setting, anxiety, and stress reduction and also enjoys facilitating groups. She has also been actively involved in the BC Chapter of the Canadian Counseling Association since 2003. Please visit her website at www.chasidykarpiuk.comfor more information.   

Pauline Goh: MA,RCC, CCC Kevin Parker: MA, RCC, CCC

Tara Lynn Krueger: Holistic Practitioner 

Tara Lynn Krueger completed the Holistic Practitioner program at the British Columbia Institute of Holistic Studies in 2005. She is certified in many modalities, including, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage, and Reiki. As a Holistic Practitioner, Tara uses the therapies mentioned above to treat the whole person by not only treating the symptoms of a condition but also the underlying causes. In order to achieve this, the body, mind, and emotions must be in balance. Since graduating Tara has become a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada and has offered these therapies, as well as a line of handmade natural bath and body products from her home-based business.

DeniseKan: MSW, RSW

I am a Registered Social Worker in BC and a Licensed Master Social Worker in the USA, with a Master of Science in Social Work specializing in Mental Health from the University of Alabama, USA. I am trained and have worked as a mental health clinician, therapist, and educator to deliver diagnostic assessment based on DSM, to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and psychiatric illnesses with an emphasis on the interplay among mental conditions and physical health together with social well-being. The foundation of my practice is a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, into which I weave elements of Acceptance, Mindfulness, Solutions Focused Therapies. I also apply Emotional Freedom Techniques, Positive Psychology, and East-West 

approaches to work with my clients. I believe a collaborative working relationship between therapist and client promises the best outcomes. Drawing from my clinical skills and bring my openness, gentle curiosity, and expertise in a variety of evidence-based strategies for symptoms management and behavioral change. You are the sole and ultimate expert on your feelings, thoughts, life energy, and source of changes. Having trained and worked in Hong Kong, the USA, and Canada, I have the issues of immigration, adaptation, and settlement, as well as transition, and grief and loss. I am committed to bringing flexible, integrative, and culturally sensitive approaches to focus on collaboration. Together with my fluency in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, I have become more passionate about transcultural issues and interventions. please visit her website at www.azurecounsellingandeducation.com for more information.

Zachary Collins: Bsc.PT, CHC, CHFS

Zachary Collins attended Simon Fraser University where he studied psychology and kinesiology, earning a Health and Fitness Studies. From there, he attended Queen’s University and the University of Alberta, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. He began his Physiotherapy career in sports medicine, working in private practice in Edmonton, Alberta. From there, he became interested in working with older and practiced Physical Therapy on the highly specialized Regional Geriatric Teams in Edmonton and Toronto. In the geriatric setting, Zachary belonged to the Falls and Mobility interest group, became skilled and qualified in assessing cognition, and wrote and researched about correcting gait disturbances in the elderly. Zachary 

has instructed Gait labs and taught Gait to the University of Toronto Medical Students. He owned and operated a successful private business in Ontario for 5 years which aimed to improve the independence and quality of life of the frail elderly. In 2003, Zachary suffered a setback to his health, when he developed post-viral fatigue. This intense chronic fatigue, which lasted for years, left him bedridden and reliant on others. Zachary learned what it was like to experience disability, how to cope with it, and how to improve the quality of life from within chronic illness. Ashe healed, he came to understand the enormous value of health care professionals who could empathetically guide people with chronic illnesses towards achieving realistic goals. Zachary earned a certification in Health Coaching and became a member of the National Society of Health Coaches. Today, Zachary directs his practice towards anyone seeking more energy or health in their lives. He combines gentle guidance with therapeutic exercise prescription to improve the independence and quality of life in those with chronic illness and fatigue.

Dr. Ute DNM®, homeopath (HMC)

Having been a scientist from training my life-long passion and belief in the healing powers of mother nature, my experience being healed by, as well as treating my own family, with natural medicine have inspired me to make the natural healing arts my further life purpose. I have started my journey by studying classical homeopathy with Master homeopaths Louis Klein (HMC – Homeopathic Master Clinician Scholten and Ulrich Welte. My fascination for this deeply holistic modality has further motivated me to deepen my knowledge within as well as broaden it by studying other synergistic natural healing modalities. This has led me to acquire more knowledge in nutrition, 

functional and Eastern herbal medicine, Chinese medicine as well as in Complex homeopathy and various additional Energy medicine modalities at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, at multiple natural medicine seminars and in clinical practice. It further has motivated me to increase my knowledge Ayurveda – Sanskrit for “life knowledge”, - one of the world’s oldest medical systems originating from India and accumulating thousands of years of wisdom,-through workshops, clinical practice and with ongoing seminars at Kerala Dr. Ute is registered as a Doctor of Natural Medicine and a Member of the Examining Board of Natural Medicine Practitioners (EBNMP™).