Meet Orli

Orli is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University.

She believes that counselling can provide people with the necessary tools to make meaningful changes in pursuit of a more balanced and fulfilling life. Through her eclectic therapeutic approach, she strives to connect with each client in uniquely adapted ways to best match their strengths and goals.

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Guided by a variety of approaches and informed by her uncle Dr. Gabor Maté’s work and writing in mental health and addictions, Orli encourages all of her clients to make healthy changes in order to feel more positively about themselves and their lives, because nothing changes if nothing changes.


Orli obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She then went on to achieve her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver. As part of her graduate requirement she completed a 700-hour clinical practicum as well as her Master's thesis exploring what clients find helpful in counselling for suicide.


Throughout her schooling, Orli continued to work in the public healthcare system and developed an interest in working with marginalized populations, primarily in addictions and concurrent disorders. In pursuit of this interest, Orli began working as a clinical addictions counsellor for an intensive outpatient program, where she worked with youth in a group setting to overcome their challenges with substance use. After starting her family, Orli founded OP Counselling Services to offer private counselling services to a wider range of clientele, including, but not limited to, addictions and concurrent disorders.

Hobbies & Interests

When she is not counselling, Orli enjoys spending time with her son, daughter, and husband, staying active, and connecting with close friends. Orli is a firm believer in the importance of balance and is constantly working to ensure that she has it in her own life.

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Meet Marla

Marla is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Adler University.

What is your unfinished business? Life experiences that have not been adequately processed or resolved have a lasting presence in our lives. They keep showing up in ways we may or may not be aware of. Counselling gives us the opportunity to explore our unfinished business and the role it is playing in our lives currently. I look forward to joining you on your journey to learn more about yourself and what is getting in the way of you living the life you want.


Marla obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from St. Thomas University. She then went on to achieve her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Vancouver. As a part of her graduate requirements Marla completed a 700-hour clinical practicum in forensic psychiatry.


In between degrees, Marla spent seven years doing youth outreach with a local nonprofit servicing youth facing homelessness, substance use, mental health challenges, and sexual exploitation. She is now immersed in the world of concurrent disorders, working in adult forensic services as well as youth and adult substance use services at a residential treatment program. This combination of education and work experience over the years has provided her with familiarity in a number of different areas that may pertain to your story and what is bringing you to counselling.

Hobbies & Interests

Marla's life outside of the counselling room consists entirely of being a dog Mom. He’s been her sidekick for the past six years and joins her and her partner on all of their camping and road trip adventures. They spend their early morning walks listening to true crime documentaries and their evenings on the couch watching Netflix. Marla truly values her downtime and opportunities to connect with the important people in her life.


Meet Chantal

Chantal is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Adler University. She is passionate about honoring the stories and life experiences of clients with humility, non-judgment, and heartfelt compassion. Her work is strongly informed by both lived experience and emerging research which uniquely confirm how we may heal in relationship.


Chantal has carried a lifelong interest in work that has the capacity to heal and transform, and  has served in areas as diverse as the arts, civic engagement, harm reduction, and public health policy before becoming a therapist. In her early years, Chantal obtained her Bachelor of Arts in International Security and Conflict Resolution Studies from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She later completed her Masters of Counselling Psychology at Adler University in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a lifelong learner, Chantal is consistently seeking supplementary training to enrich her practice and presence.


Chantal works with individuals who struggle feeling safe in their human experience. There may be an emotion, sensation, belief, or experience that carries unbearable weight that tethers you to disconnection and despair. And while this may be true, she strongly believes that the provision of evidence-based care rooted in compassion and kindness can radically transform the trajectory of a human life.

Chantal’s work is informed by the guiding principles of existentialism, intersectional feminism, Buddhist psychology, mindful self-compassion, narrative therapy, and interpersonal neurobiology. Her education and life experiences have led to a clinical focus on trauma, substance use, and other forms of addiction through a bio-psycho-social-spiritual lens.

While honouring and re-authoring client life stories that foster meaning and hope, Chantal strongly believes in the ongoing promotion of client safety, agency, curiosity and collaboration. Above all, she is committed to a creating a space where clients may feel seen, heard, respected, and affirmed in their courage to take action toward healing.

Hobbies & Interests

Chantal loves to lead her life with gentleness. When she is not studying or working with clients, she enjoys creating all forms of art, resting, playing, or connecting to the land and her community.

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