Bernadette Amiscaray MCP, RCC

Bernadette is currently taking new clients.

She is available for both virtual appointments and in-person sessions at our Vancouver clinic location.

Existing clients are welcome to book into Bernadette’s schedule directly by pressing the button below.

For new clients, please contact us to book a free 30 minute “Introductory Session” with Bernadette.

Areas of Focus

  • Motherhood & Perinatal Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Individualization 
  • Cultural Identity
  • Anxiety

It takes courage to live life, especially a life that honours all aspects of who we are. Many of us are painfully contorting to meet externally set expectations, like those of family, friends, partnerships, institutions, old belief systems, and a consumerist/individualistic culture. Recognizing our own life’s expectations—those that come from our deepest, most knowing/feeling selves– requires facing parts of our Self that we may have denied or buried.

As a counsellor, I lean into depth psychology (per Carl Jung) and existential-humanistic therapy to help people gently unearth more aspects of themselves and find the courage to integrate these parts into their whole being. Doing so sets the stage for a more meaningful and grounded life and the ability to better weather life’s storms. 

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I spent more than a decade as a communications professional. The significant overlap between communications and counselling skills allows me to meld language, metaphor, and humour with openness, curiosity, and attentive listening. 

 I understand therapy not only as a counsellor, but also as a client. My personal inner work has been my greatest teacher on suffering, individuation, the therapeutic relationship, and the essentialness of joy, connection, and gratitude through it all.​

​I would be honoured to walk with you on your therapy journey of self-reflection and discovery. It can be a scary and vulnerable task, but you needn’t go alone. I will listen without judgment and offer empathy and a safe holding space for whatever needs to be held. I’m here to support you in examining that which you courageously bring into our sessions. 

 Lastly, a bit about me: I’m a proud Filipina-Canadian and was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I came to Vancouver more than 20 years ago, was stunned by the West Coast, and never looked back (or east, in this case). When I’m not working, I’m reading, dancing, singing, or laughing with family and friends.  

Adrienne Foster, RSW, MSW

Adrienne is currently taking new clients.

She is available for both virtual appointments and in-person sessions at our Vancouver clinic location.

Existing clients are welcome to book into Adrienne’s schedule directly by pressing the button below.

For new clients, please contact us to book a free 30 minute “Introductory Session” with Adrienne.

Adrienne Foster

Areas of Focus

  • Sexuality
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Relationships/Co-Dependency
  • Communication Skills

I believe healing is a collaborative venture; you can expect to find in me a therapist that is compassionate, non-judgmental and transparent. My approach is one that uses curiosity to explore, understand and appreciate you wholly – your unique story.  

I incorporate various therapeutic approaches all of which hold clients in the highest regard. Narrative therapy offers an approach that is collaborative in spirit and explores the root of ‘problem stories’ that can often find us stuck in one narrative. 

We all have stories, we created them! They are beneficial as they help us to explain and understand our past and our present experiences. These stories uncover our beliefs and values, they help to shape and influence our lives – most importantly they contribute and influence the development of our future. 

Let’s discover together how to alter the current narrative, by leaving behind the elements in our stories that are no longer valuable to us, cause us harm or excessive stress. Through this intentional change we can now create internal space to bring in helpful elements that will instead provide a healthier, calmer and flourishing future. 

I have over 14 years of experience working and volunteering with diverse communities. I have had tremendous opportunity and vast experience counselling clients in the areas of mental health wellness, specifically addressing depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, disordered eating, and substance / behavioural concerns.