Marnie has worked in a variety of settings and provides individual counselling for children, youth and adults who are having difficulties coping with life’s challenges.  She takes a holistic approach and integrates techniques from modalities including Response Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy.  All of us face challenging circumstances in our lifetime and she strongly believes that even the strongest and most resilient individuals can find themselves repeating unhelpful patterns of thinking that take us away from a rewarding and productive life.


As part of her graduate degree in counselling Marnie completed a clinical internship with Child and Youth Family Services (MCFD).  While at MCFD she provided individual, family and group therapy to children and youth experiencing concerns related to depression, anxiety, identity, school performance, technology use and life transitions.  This experience confirmed Marnie’s passion for working with youth.  Until recently, she was a mental health counsellor at Pearson College where she provided in-person and online counselling sessions to teens from 80 countries around the world with a variety of needs. 


Marnie has a diverse academic background with a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle, Post Degree diploma in elementary education and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies with a focus on critical cultural studies.  With a unique combination of education and experience Marnie is able to support a diversity of clients with a wide-ranging set of challenges and concerns.


In addition to being a Registered Clinical Counsellor Marnie has been active in the running community for over 25 years as an athlete, coach and published writer.  For individuals who want to achieve optimal health and support with health challenges she can work alongside you to find tools and motivation to lead a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. 


Marnie loves spending time in nature exploring the local trails and beaches on Vancouver Island with her husband, their daughter and two dogs.