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.

Coming Soon! Welcome
Tayyab Javed, MSW


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About: Tayyab Javed will soon be joining the Change of Thought team bringing his unique skill set of working with people with diverse backgrounds, complex mental health challenges, challenging family situations, as well as expertise in working with individual youth and adults. We are excited that we continue to grow as a service that can meet more of our communities needs. Please call/email/text for more information.