• Susan Van Asselt Counselling
  • Susan Van Asselt Counselling
  • Susan Van Asselt Counselling
  • Susan Van Asselt Counselling

Why choose me?

This is a good question.  There are many counsellors/therapists to choose from.  It is important to find someone you can connect with; someone who understands you and accepts you as you are.  Are they registered with a clinical body?  Do they have good clinical skills?  Are they experienced?  Do they continue to learn and grow?  What do you need?  

I am registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (#2050).  Over the years, I have received training and use a number of different therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, MBCT, Family Systems Theory.  I have worked with thousands of people and have extensive experience in Mental Health and Substance Use.  I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  I currently facilitate and coordinate an Addictions Day Treatment Program.  

I have great ability to connect with people.  I have great ability to figure out what you need to make your life more fulfilling, satisfying, and productive. We can figure this out together.  We’ll combine my clinical and therapeutic knowledge with your expertise in your own life experiences and together we’ll dispel any obstacles in the way. You then have the opportunity to create new paths, and to build a different, improved life.  You can relax into this new life.  

Having spent extensive time working through and healing my own issues, my respect is immense for those who want to find a way out.  I am humbled for the honour and privilege to walk your path with you.


The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

We cannot solve our problems with the same kind of thinking that created them.

  Albert Einstein 

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

  Wayne Gretzky 

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau 

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein 

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by us standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin 

I Specialize In People:


You might have some of the issues listed below.

·      mental health

·      substance use

·      relationship issues

·      stress

·      anger

·      self esteem

·      grief

·      trauma


We can work together to deal with any of these topics.  I look forward to it!

Susan Van Asselt Counselling

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