Our Team

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    • Maryam Mills, MA, RCC
      Clinic Director
      Registered Clinical Counsellor

    Maryam is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She works from an attachment perspective when working with individuals, couples, and families. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, sensorimotor, mindfulness therapies, and hypnosis techniques she works with clients dealing with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and addiction.

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    • Teresa Berkholtz, MA, RCC
      Registered Clinical Counsellor

    Meet Teresa, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and former Women's National Team rowing athlete, with nearly ten years of experience in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of youth and young adults in various settings, including public and private school systems, as well as the non-profit sector. She specializes in working with youth and families, particularly teenagers and young adults aged 12 to 30, aiming to empower them on their path to emotional well-being, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and stress management. 

    Teresa’s unique approach is marked by creating a safe and secure space for youth to explore their strengths, develop self-compassion, establish healthy boundaries, and navigate the development of their 'sense of self.' She guides clients in enhancing self-esteem and confidence, managing relationships, addressing body image concerns, coping with moderate addiction issues, navigating life transitions, and finding resilience in the face of grief, loss, and perfectionism.

    Teresa's therapeutic toolbox includes evidence-based therapies like Attachment Theory, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She incorporates creative expression and movement into her sessions to foster strong therapeutic relationships. Teresa is committed to empowering you to overcome challenges, find resilience, and achieve emotional well-being.

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    • Sarah Susswein, MC, RCC
      Registered Clinical Counsellor
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma, PTSD, Phobias
    • Self Esteem / Self Worth
    • Neurodiversity Specialization (ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, etc.)
    • Specializing in Ages 10+

    Service: If you are a neurodiverse (ND) child, youth, or adult struggling with executive function, and/or feeling low self worth/ self esteem, burnt out, depressed, and/or anxious, I can help. I have lived experience with neurodiversity and extensive training in supporting ND, I can meet you where you are at and give you a safe space to be you and to grow in. Alternatively, if you are not neurodiverse (or not sure), but are a child, teen, or adult aged 10+ and feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed, stuck, and/or experiencing panic, I can make your life better by partnering with you and helping you develop an action plan and give you tools and techniques to help.

    Approach: You are first in counselling and I am with you all the way, enhancing your whole self by focusing on your strengths, your values, your reality, and your dreams. The counselling space is a safe space to cry, laugh, be heard, and reflect, while drawing on skills and techniques based in positive psychology to build your strengths and resilience.

    Credentials & Modalities: I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #19421) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I have specialized training in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and PTSD, including:

    • Rewind Technique
    • Hypnosis
    • Lifting Self-Esteem (CBT based)

    Before becoming a counsellor, I previously trained in the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach and in Educational Therapy with the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) and worked to support school-age neurodiverse children and families with learning differences.

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    • Lauren Diego
      Neurofeedback Therapy Technician

    Lauren has a passion for helping others and learning about how the brain affects behaviour. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia. She has experience supporting children with ASD and other behavioural disorders in both home and school settings. In her spare time, Lauren likes to hike, read, play board games, and go on walks with her dog Gus.

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    • Negin MaghSoudi
      Neurofeedback Therapy Technician

    Negin is actively pursuing her psychology degree at the University of British Columbia. With a keen interest in social psychology and a strong passion for behavioural neuroscience, she delves into the progressive field of neurofeedback, aspiring to support individuals on their unique paths toward mental wellness. Having amassed substantial research experience at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, Negin brings a rich academic perspective to the highly skilled multidisciplinary team at MasterMind Brain Optimization Centres.

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    • Laura Devonshire
      Neurofeedback Therapy Technician

    Laura is a recent graduate from the University of Victoria receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology. She had previous experience working with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders as well as working in a child neuropsychology lab helping parents and their kids learn a tablet-based game that helps build executive functioning skills. Laura is interested in how the difference in brain structure and function affects behaviour and cognition, and is passionate about helping others learn about their brain to understand themselves better. In her free time, you can find Laura playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, or skiing.

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Our services include: Individual, Couple and Family Counselling | Neurofeedback TherapyFamily Mediation | Grief Counselling | Trauma Counselling | Anxiety Therapy/ Counselling | Depression Counselling | Personality Disorder Counseling | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Mindfulness Therapy | EMDR Therapy | Hypnotherapy

Maryam Mills, Registered Clinical Counsellor serves clients across North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, Surrey, and the surrounding area

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