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.

David Segal photo

David Segal (he/him)

Executive Director – MA, RCC-ACS

Katy Rose (she/her)

Clinical Director – MA, RCC-ACS
Bonnie Dyck

Bonnie Dyck (she/her)

Manager of Clinical Supervision & Training – MSW, RCC-ACS

Registered Counsellors

Jordie Allen-Newman

Jordie Allen-Newman (he/him)

MA, RCC – Sooke & Westshore

Sarah Delroy (she/her/they)

MA, RCC – Cortes and Quadra Islands, Campbell River

Nate Demetrius (he/him)

MC, BCYC, RCC – Greater Victoria
Sarah Duncan

Sarah Duncan (she/her)

MA, RCC – Cowichan & Victoria
Elise Gilchrist

Elise Gilchrist (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Sarah Johnston (she/her)

MC, RCC – Squamish & Online
Tensley Koontz

Tensley Koontz (he/him)

MEd, RCC – Cowichan

Kelly Nakatsuka (he/him)

RTC – Greater Victoria

Jessica Neary (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Ashley Pierobon (she/her)

MSW, RSW – Greater Victoria

Calum Ramsay (he/him)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Sasha Routley (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Daniella Roze des Ordons (she/her)

PhD Candidate, RCC – Online and Training facilitator

Leanne Shafir (she/they)

BSc, MSW, RSW – Greater Victoria

Trudi Smith (she/her)

MC, RCC – Greater Victoria
Katy Winship

Katy Winship (she/her)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Teresa Winter (she/her)

RTC – Westshore
Kostas Zolotas

Kostas Zolotas (he/they)

MA, RCC – Greater Victoria

Youth Workers and Non-Registered Counsellors

Robin Fagnan

Robin Fagnan (he/him)

Greater Victoria

Cilla Holmes (she/her)

RTC Candidate – Greater Victoria
Heather Quaite

Heather Quaite (she/her)

Program Facilitator – Greater Victoria

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

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.

Andrew Fawcett (he/him)

M.A. Candidate – Greater Victoria

Operations Team

Zahura Ahmed (she/her)

Program Manager

Jennaka Clow (she/they)

Intake Coordinator

Alison McLeod (she/her/they)

Operations Manager

Emlyn Sheeley (she/her)

Operations Assistant

Morgan Sheeley-Jennings (he/him)

Administrative Assistant

Melissa Taylor (she/her)

Communications and Development Lead

Board of Directors

Kate Mitchell (she/her)

Member-at-Large
Michael Pardy

Michael Pardy (he/him)

Emeritus Chair

Pam Russ (she/her)

Member-at-Large