Jackie Bendell, M.A., RCC
Clinic Owner
Clinical Work

Jackie has over 10 years of experience working with high-school aged youth with mental health challenges, as well as adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, parenting difficulties and career changes. Jackie's work is informed primarily by a cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach. Short term goals focus on immediate symptom relief while long term goals examine more enduring patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that keep a person stuck in their current challenges.

Jackie has facilitated many groups including, parenting the ADHD child, anxiety for teens, yoga and wellness, social skills development, social anxiety, social skills for youth with FASD, and transition support groups.

Jackie has facilitated and co-facilitated various workshop focusing on healthy sleep habits, anxiety awareness and treatment, school refusal, and FASD. 

Scholastic Achievements

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) from the University of British Columbia

Master of Arts in Counselling (Distinction) from the University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia Graduate Research Grant

Professional Engagements

Back to school: Re-engagment from the adolescent perspective. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, ON.


Back to school: Re-engagement from the adolescent perspective – preliminary results. Symposium presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, BC.


Culturally sensitive reporting of child abuse. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, BC.


Exploring online gaming addictions in youth through the use of community portfolios. Poster presented at the British Columbia Counselling Psychology Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Tayyab Javed, MSW, RCC (TBA)
Associate Counsellor

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Born in Pakistan and raised in Canada, my early childhood was spent in a tiny village and on a working farm in Pakistan. I spent my pre-teen years playing in the woods of small eastern B.C towns before my family moved to the beautiful Okanagan in my early teens. From there, I now call the bustling metropolis of greater Vancouver home.


My personal experiences as a child, teen, and adult have had profound impacts on me, but with support I strive to meet the next day’s challenges with optimism and hope. Now, with the knowledge gained form my work-experience and education, I want to help others learn, manage, and grow into their best selves.   

Professional Achievements:

I am a clinical therapist for all ages: adolescents, teens, adults, and mature individuals. My clinical education specialized in supporting street-entrenched youth/men with co-occurring disorders while homeless. My experience ranges from working with homeless families, at-risk youth, assessing risk, front-line emergency child protection, and providing therapeutic intervention for children facing diverse mental health challenges.

In the counselling setting, I can help individuals and groups with stress, anger, relationships, parenting, self-esteem, grief, sexuality or help manage addiction, depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns.