Andrea Olsen

I am a therapist who empowers you through meaningful care. I have been there - the struggle, the trauma, the trouble navigating difficult and overwhelming feelings, and the pain of not feeling like yourself or having much hope. I know that seeking therapy isn’t an easy step and I commend you for starting your journey by looking to therapy. I am here to support you in finding what is best for you to reach your goals. If you work with me I promise you a safe space where you can process difficult feelings, and work through triggers that are no longer serving you. I help you re-establish your connection to self and gain an intimate understanding of all that is going on physically, spiritually and emotionally. I am here to journey with you into the depths of you true being. You are worthy of care.

Most of my clients are surprised by the humour and play I bring into our sessions together. Therapy with me is about experiencing all emotions- the fun, the free, the hopeful, as well as processing and giving space for the difficult emotions; the fears, the hurt, the grief, the anger and the sadness.

I use a gentle multi-modal approach rooted in the principles of neuroscience, pulling from therapeutic models such as gestalt therapy, somatic therapy, EMDR, person-centred therapy, existential therapy, feminist therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and emotionally focused therapy.

What does all of that really mean?

It means that you are unique and I will use different modalities to curate the best approach for you and help you meet your therapeutic goals.

I hold a Masters degree in Counselling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with BCACC, a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) and psychotherapist with the CCPA. I am a white, cisgender female. I deeply value allyship with BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and understand privilege and oppression and the roles these play in mental health. I work and live on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

With curiosity, compassion, kindness and some humour, I would be honoured to support you as your therapist.

Derick Moody

Derick has been working with psychiatric medications for eight years. Over the course of his career, he has gained experience in dealing with various mental illnesses, including PTSD, OCD, MDD, GAD, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders. Derick's consistent involvement in psychedelic-based treatments during this time has made him one of the most experienced psychedelic providers in the state.

Derick is dedicated to offering individualized, evidence-based, and compassionate care to all his patients. He believes in a holistic approach to mental health, which includes focuses on exercise, nutrition, diet, meditation, psychology, and social relationships, alongside medication management. Derick is also a strong advocate for patient education. He values patients being well-informed about their treatments and conditions and is always available to answer questions and provide the time needed for patients to express their concerns and receive answers.

Sam Everett

Sam is a highly skilled and compassionate psychiatric physician assistant with over 10 years of experience in the field. They are a firm believer in the power of integrating therapy and medication to achieve optimal mental health outcomes, and places a strong emphasis on bio-psycho-social health in their practice. Sam's warm and relatable demeanor puts their patients at ease, creating a safe and nonjudgmental space for them to share their struggles and work towards healing. They hav a particular passion for helping individuals struggling with addiction and bipolar disorder, and has extensive experience with addiction medications. As an LGBTQ+ ally, Sam is committed to providing inclusive and affirming care to all of her patients. They work with individuals aged 14 and above, and offers both telehealth and in-person visits to best meet her patients' needs. They understand that the journey towards improved mental health is unique to each individual, and believes in working collaboratively with their patients as a support and guide. They are dedicated to helping individuals navigate faith transitions and supports the integration of psychedelic medicine into mental healthcare. Whether you are seeking support for addiction, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns, Sam is here to provide compassionate care and work with you as a partner on your journey towards greater well-being and a more fulfilling life.

Ben Saxey

Ben Saxey PA-C approaches medicine from a standpoint of working with his patients to realize and obtain their own safe and healthy goals. He is not a drug salesman. He will help understand your mental health situation and options for treatment that are available. This can include psychoeducation, goal setting and lifestyle improvement, referral for the appropriate therapy, referral for neuropsychological testing, medication management, referral to the latest studies of frontline research in Mental Health, and some of the newest forms of treatment like Ketamine and TMS treatment.

Mike Miles

Mike has always had a desire to support those struggling with their mental health. He believes that the client-provider relationship is critical to mental health treatment and he values joining his patients on their mental health journey. He creates effective, evidence-based treatment plans in collaboration with his clients, encouraging their input and opinions regarding treatment. He views mental health through a biopsychosocial model and emphasizes the strengths of each client as they make treatment decisions. He is excited about new treatment options in psychiatry including ketamine/spravato along with research focused on psychedelics. Mike graduated from the University of Utah physician assistant program and immediately pursued his doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. There he completed the psychiatry track of the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program where he received additional education in psychiatry. Before becoming a physician assistant, he obtained his undergraduate degree in social work to better understand people, their life perspectives, and how he and others relate to the world. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, oil painting, playing the piano, and snow skiing.

Christopher Sorensen

Dr. Sorensen received his doctorate degree in medicine from Ohio State University in 2010. Throughout his career, Dr. Sorensen has worked in pharmacies, clinics, start-ups and hospitals across the globe. With a focus on patient-centered care, Dr. Sorensen works with clients to incorporate their unique culture, spiritual beliefs, medical issues and preferences into a personalized and effective treatment plan. Dr. Sorensen has experience treating adults, older adolescents, LGBTQ+ individuals, and recent immigrants. Although he focuses on medication management, Dr. Sorensen also provides brief therapy in his sessions and coordinates with additional therapists, primary care providers, and other medical specialists where needed. For gender diverse patients he can provide hormone confirmation treatment when appropriate. Dr. Sorensen offers his clients access to TMS and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy as well as more traditional therapies. Although he discusses new treatment options with his clients when appropriate, Dr. Sorensen works to simplify medication treatments with the goal of increasing each patient’s quality of life.

Deven Jennings

Dr. Deven Jennings (he/they) earned his Doctorate in Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Psychiatric-Mental Health in May of 2021. He has worked in mental health since 2016 in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. Dr. Jennings graduated from Brigham Young University in April 2016 and joined Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) on the geriatric and medical psychiatric unit in inpatient services. He worked for 2 years as a charge nurse before returning to graduate school to earn his DNP. While in school, Dr. Jennings worked as a graduate assistant and outpatient psychiatric nurse with the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. Dr. Jennings is dedicated to providing evidence-based care for those with psychiatric and behavioral health concerns including offering medication management services, psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and medical cannabis. Dr. Jennings is also passionate about providing LGBTQIA+ affirming psychiatric services to clients in our community. Dr. Jennings believes in holistic approaches to mental health, including addressing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual elements of mental health care. He is also enthusiastic about providing cutting-edge treatment options to clients, including ketamine and TMS.