Family Preservation & Reunification Program Counsellors
A Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselling from City University of Seattle.
An area that Fion is very passionate about, is working with couples, the elderly and families. She finds great importance in taking the time to understand and to appreciate the difficulties each individual in the family may struggle with on a daily basis, and helps them establish coping strategies to gain a sense of control over their ever-changing lives. Living in a multicultural city, Fion is also aware of cultural differences and she sees great value in integrating these understandings in her work with clients. Fion strives to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and compassionate environment to allow clients to be their full selves and share their experiences as their own.
Kelly has been a counsellor at Touchstone Family Association for ten years. She believes in the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. She works from an eclectic approach using various modalities in her practice. When Kelly isn't working she enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two children.
Carmen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Carmen is committed to creating a safe and therapeutic space to work collaboratively with her clients to meet their needs. She fosters curiosity and compassion in her clients, increasing awareness and connection. As a person of colour born to immigrant parents, she understands the complexity of negotiating identities and balancing needs. Her personal and professional experiences have informed her ability to empathize and cultivate resilience in her clients. Carmen believes that the foundation of counselling is a strong client-counsellor relationship and she walks alongside her clients to witness and honour their experiences as they re-discover their inner wisdom.
Selina is a Clinical Counsellor and has worked with Touchstone Family Association since February 1998. She is dedicated and experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and psycho-educational groups. She is a certified facilitator of Touchstone’s Restorative Justice Program.
Jeff is a Clinical Counsellor and member of the Family Preservation and Reunification team at Touchstone Family Association. Jeff holds a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Through compassion and insight, Jeff is dedicated to help nurture client well-being. Jeff utilizes evidence-based practices to help facilitate change, empowerment, and goal-attainment based on clients’ needs.
Sandeep Nagra is a Clinical Counsellor in the Family Preservation and Reunification Program. Sandeep has her Masters of Arts in Human Development from Laurentian University and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology. She also has a Bachelors of Arts, Honours in Psychology from York University. Sandeep has had the experience of working in the areas of trauma, domestic violence and abuse, mental health and addictions. In addition, she has experience facilitating parenting and empowerment groups.
I am privileged by the opportunity to be a part of a client’s journey. I am inspired by the opportunity to help facilitate and witness the incredible strength that clients show as agents of change bringing about self-awareness and growth.
Frankie is dedicated and very passionate about his counselling career, he believes in a holistic approach in helping clients facilitating change and empowerment based on his clients' need. He holds a B.A. of UBC in Psychology, and furthers his education in Masters of Counselling Program at Adler School of Professional Psychology.
Frankie feels grateful he has the opportunity to serve in the community he lives and grow up in. He enjoys playing basketball when he isn't working.
Dara Rosenzveig has been working with Touchstone Family Association since 1996. For her first three years she worked with adolescents and their families at Francis House, an adolescent therapeutic group home run by TFA. Since 1999 Dara has been working with adolescents, children and their families in Richmond to support their well being, nurturing closer connections and helping parents have more choices in how they parent their children. Dara also co-facilitates the Children’s Social Skills Group which supports children with learning new social skills. Dara is trained as an Art Therapist which she utilizes in some of her work with individuals and families.
No man is an island, but I was born on one. My early experiences growing up as an immigrant in the diverse community of east Vancouver has positioned me to be compassionate towards children and their traumatic experiences. My passion is to support children everywhere, including here in Richmond. I have been working with Touchstone Family Association since 1995.
Teresa is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with degrees in Psychology, Criminology and Counselling Psychology. She is also a trained Restorative Justice Facilitator. Teresa enjoys working with a variety of families, especially those with young children. Teresa lives in West Richmond with her husband and son.
After chasing the mountains out west, Daphne pursued a Master's in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. In 2019 she was thrilled to land a practicum placement with Touchstone Family Association and hired shortly after. Her genuine passion for mindfulness meditation has been the focus of her work for the past 6 years at Vancouver’s Crisis Centre. Through outreach contracts, she facilitated 8-week mindfulness programs for youth struggling with mental health challenges, including at an Indigenous-based addiction facility, an ESL program for recent immigrants, and multiple alternative school programs. Daphne’s ongoing personal meditation practice supports her core foundation as an open and intuitive counsellor. She utilizes mindfulness-based therapies as the groundwork for other techniques including emotion-focused therapy, and narrative approaches. She continues to take advantage of this beautiful part of Canada and is a strong advocate for play outside of the office. On weekends she is out and about with family and friends; biking, snowboarding, playing music, and making the most of whatever the season has to offer.
Dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, ended up working as a pipeline controller; I never imagined I could also make a significant career shift to become a clinical counsellor.
As an immigrant from the eastern world, I am dedicated to bridging my own culture with the West, and I am passionate about helping clients explore the meaning of their relationships and lives. Holding a client-centered stance, I utilize systemic and evidence-based approaches to engage, empower, and support clients for their desired change. Also, I am in awe of the power of spirituality during the process of change. I believe that clients are experts in their own lives, and they possess an innate ability to discover a better source of solutions. I strive to co-create safe and collaborative therapeutic spaces for individuals and families to heal and thrive.