Our team members are compassionate and dynamic humans who offer support and guidance through the change process with nature as their co-facilitator. We aim to match you with a counsellor or Master’s level practicum student who fits your individual or family needs.

Leadership Team

David Segal photo

David Segal (he/him)

Executive Director – MA, RCC

Katy Rose (she/her)

Clinical Director – MA, RCC

Registered Counsellors

Jordie Allen-Newman

Jordie Allen-Newman (he/him)

MA, RCC – Sooke & Westshore
Sarah Delroy

Sarah Delroy (she/her/they)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria
Sarah Duncan

Sarah Duncan (she/her)

MA, RCC – Cowichan & Victoria
Bonnie Dyck

Bonnie Dyck (she/her)

MSW, RCC – Squamish-North Vancouver & Telehealth
Elise Gilchrist

Elise Gilchrist (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria
Tensley Koontz

Tensley Koontz (he/him)

MEd, RCC – Westshore & Cowichan

Kelly Nakatsuka (he/him)

RTC – Greater Victoria
Sasha Routley

Sasha Routley (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria
Natasha Villeneuve

Natasha Villeneuve (she/her)

MA, CCC – Greater Victoria
Katy Winship

Katy Winship (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Teresa Winter (she/her)

RTC – Greater Victoria
Kostas Zolotas

Kostas Zolotas (he/him/they)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Trudi Smith (she/her)

MC, RCC – Greater Victoria

Youth Workers and Non-Registered Counsellors

Robin Fagnan

Robin Fagnan (he/him)

Greater Victoria
Heather Quaite

Heather Quaite (she/her)

Program Facilitator – Greater Victoria

Daniella Roze des Ordons (she/her)

PhD Candidate – Cowichan & Greater Victoria

Calvin Walker (he/him)

MA Candidate (University of Victoria, Child and Youth Care)

Kennedy Williams (she/her)

MA Candidate (University of Victoria) – Greater Victoria

Sarah Johnston (she/her)

MC – Squamish & Online

Consultants and Supervisors

We offer advisement for counsellors in the modality of nature-based therapy. Our consulting associates are leaders in this growing field.

Sarah Frizelle

Sarah Frizelle (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Nevin Harper (he/him)

PhD, RCC – Mill Bay & Cowichan

Practicum Students

Our dedicated and passionate practicum students are in the process of completing their Master’s degrees in either Counselling Psychology or Child and Youth Care. Their client work is closely supervised and supported by our directors, Dave and Katy, in addition to the ongoing learning and support from their educational institutions. Because of this learning process, we are able to offer sessions with students at a reduced rate of $30–60/hr.

Nate Demetrius (he/him)

MC Candidate, BCYC – Greater Victoria

Megan Buchkowski (she/her)

M.A. Counselling Candidate, B.A., M.A. – Greater Victoria

Administrative Staff

Tensley Koontz (he/him)

Program Manager

Melissa Taylor (she/her)

Communications Manager

Tahia Ahmed (she/her)

Intake Coordinator

Emlyn Sheeley (she/her)

Office Assistant

Board of Directors

Tessah Clark (she/her)

Member-at-Large

Kate Mitchell (she/her)

Member-at-Large

Alkarim Versi (he/him)

Member-at-Large

Pam Russ (she/her)

Member-at-Large

Iain Duncan (he/him)

Member-at-Large