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Robert Grigore MCP, RCC

Online & In-Person VIP Sessions Within British Columbia

Robert Grigore is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved EMDR Consultant by the EMDR International Association, Founder & Clinical Director of Grigore Counselling & Associates, and the author of the book entitled: You Need Therapy. EMDR: Real People With Real Problems Getting Real Help.

He’s had the honour of transforming the lives of over 1000 individuals (including professionals ranging from entry-level, to managers, to CEOs, to top secret celebrities).

He’s been interviewed in the media numerous times including by a 2-time Emmy-Award Winning Television Producer (who once worked for Oprah), TV interviews on Global News BC1, CTV, City TV’s The Marc & Mandy Show, The Local Connection, The Creating Mental Wealth TV Show, features in Amazon FireTV and Roku channel, as well as a host of radio and podcast interviews such as Sirius XM, Let’s Talk EMDR! with Kim Howard (EMDRIA’s official podcast), and many more.

In addition to transforming lives at Grigore Counselling & Associates, Robert is a board member for two non-profit initiatives in the mental health space.

Robert is a cisgender male, and holds an LGBTQIA2S+ positive space.

Robert's Areas of Focus: Individuals (Adults 21+ Years of Age), Couples

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Chronic Pain & Physical Health Conditions
  • Career Transitions
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Eating Disorders & Dysfunctional Eating
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • First-Responders
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Narcissism & Other Personality Disorders
  • Negative Self-Esteem
  • Performance (Career / Sports / Entertainment)
  • Professional Burnout
  • PTSD & Complex PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse / Assault
  • Self-Sabotage (Substance Abuse or Unwanted Patterns of Behaviours)
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma (Overt & Covert)
  • Vicarious Traumatization
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Lacey Poltorasky MA, RCC, CCC

Online Sessions: BC, SK, NT, NU, YT, MB, NL

Lacey is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist, and a member of EMDR Canada and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Lacey’s extensive training and experience with complex trauma as well as cultural, racial, and sexual orientations (LGBTQIA2S+), allows her to work with individuals regardless of their presenting issues from a place of deep respect, compassion, and understanding.

Lacey was born and raised in Northern BC, and is of Tahltan and Swiss descent. As such, Lacey brings a style that is both flexible and efficient to each of her sessions. She believes therapy is an opportunity for self-discovery, learning, finding your truth, and fully accepting yourself. And while there is no timeline on wellness (meaning it’s okay to slow down, take a breath, and fully embrace your journey), she is dedicated to resolving your issue as fast as possible. 

Lacey holds a LGBTQIA2S+ positive space.

Lacey's Areas of Focus: Individuals (Adults, Teens, Adolescents, Children 10+ Years of Age)

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Behavioural Struggles
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Child & Youth Mental Health
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Developmental Needs
  • Dissociation
  • Indigenous Peoples, Communities, & Contexts
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • LGBTQIA2S+
  • Peer Relationships
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Racial Identity & Self Discovery
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Sexuality
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Vicarious Traumatization
British Columbia EMDR Therapists

Christie Kumar MC, RCC

Online Sessions: British Columbia

Christie Behrisch Kumar is a seasoned Registered Clinical Counsellor with 15 years of experience and 25 years in various helping professions.

Her journey began at Share Family and Community Services, leading to roles in substance use services with the Fraser Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority’s ADHD pilot program.

Christie’s “bio-psycho-social-spiritual” approach is tailored to each client’s unique needs, prioritizing the client-therapist relationship and employs techniques like EMDR, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and other solution-focused interventions.

Christie fosters a warm, secure and compassionate  environment while also remaining direct to inspire her individual and couples clients to embrace positive change as fast as possible.

Christie’s extensive qualifications (EMDR Level 1 and 2, Advanced Flash Technique, Substance Use Certificate, Core Addictions Practice, Strengths-Based CBT, Trauma-Informed Practice, and ADHD Training), makes her a trusted partner for professionals on their transformative journeys.

Christie's Areas of Focus: Individuals & Couples (Adults 20+)

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Trauma & PTSD
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Simone Olinek MACP, RP, CCC

Online Sessions: ON, BC, SK, NT, NU, YT, MB, NL

Simone is a distinguished professional with extensive expertise in mental health, wellness coaching, and exercise sciences. She’s a Registered Psychotherapist recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Certified Canadian Counsellor acknowledged by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, seamlessly blending her skills for a holistic psychotherapy approach. Simone holds Master’s degrees in Counselling Psychology and Adapted Physical Activity, emphasizing her commitment to well-being.

With eight years at the Directorate of Fitness Human Performance Research team, Simone played a key role in setting fitness standards for the Canadian Department of National Defence, revealing her profound understanding of military challenges and their impact on mental health.

Simone’s global experiences across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, including humanitarian contributions, have shaped her holistic well-being philosophy. She actively volunteers to support sexual assault survivors, exemplifying her compassion.

As a dedicated mother, Simone prioritizes holistic fitness and wellness in her family’s life. Her person-centered, evidence-based approach, incorporating models like EMDR and Polyvagal Therapy, tailored with health and wellness coaching, underscores her commitment to healing and wellness.

Simone's Areas of Focus: Individuals (Adults 18+)

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Life Transitions
  • Military & Their Family Members
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Veterans & Their Family Members
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

Dr. Cindi Saj RSW, MSW

Online & In-Person Sessions Within BC

Dr. Cindi Saj RSW, MSW, co-author of the best selling book, “Finding Your Purpose: A Guidebook to a More Meaningful Life,” is passionate about making the world a better place. 

Dr. Saj has a Doctorate Degree from the University of Manitoba, a Master’s Degree from Lakehead University, and Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Cindi is also a University Professor at Yorkville University and Thompson Rivers University.

Dr. Saj expertly blends Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with her extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy (IFOT), and Yoga for Trauma Recovery.

Cindi treats children, youth and adults online or in-person at her Williams Lake office in BC. She is experienced in working in rural and urban settings with individuals facing a diverse range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, criminality, abuse, anger management, impulsivity, suicidality, substance use/addiction and concurrent mental health disorders.

Cindi's Areas of Focus: Individuals (Adults 18+, Teens 13-19, Adolescents 10-12, Children 5-9)

  • Addiction (Substances and Behaviours)
  • ADD / ADHD / Asperger’s Syndrome / Autism
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse / Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Life Coaching / Transitions
  • Marital / Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues (bullying / testing or evaluations)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues
British Columbia EMDR Therapists

Inderjit Aujla MA, RCC

Online & In-Person Sessions Within British Columbia

Inderjit is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist, and a member of EMDR Canada and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Inderjit’s trauma-informed and eclectic approach to counselling is tailored to each client’s individual needs while she does everything in her power to help them reach their full potential.

Inderjit has worked in the helping profession for the last 25 years in a variety of positions with individuals, families, children, and youth, as a clinical counsellor, consultant, social worker, teacher, childcare provider, and a leader within a child protection agency serving Indigenous families. Most recently, Inderjit has accepted a faculty position professor of Child & Youth Care, teaching child protection policy at the University of Fraser Valley.

Pulling from her wealth of knowledge, experience, and cultural background, Inderjit is dedicated to helping you break free from your life’s experiences and struggles that are holding you back.
Inderjit offers sessions in (English, Punjabi, and Hindi).

Inderjit is a cisgender female, and holds a LGBTQIA2S+ positive space.

Inderjit is currently NOT accepting new clients.

Inderjit's Areas of Focus: Individuals (Adults and Teens), Couples, Families

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cross Cultural
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Generational Gap
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic & Other Personality Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Self-Sabotage (Substance Abuse or Unwanted Patterns of Behaviours)
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Vicarious Traumatization
  • Women’s Issues
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