Heartwood's Founder and Owner
B.Ed., M.Ed. (School Counselling), RCC
Katie is passionate about helping families build meaningful connections. She works to empower children and parents through mutual respect, empathy, and effective therapeutic practices. Katie fosters a safe, secure space for families to share their hopes, challenges, and successes.
Katie is known for her skills in forging strong relationships. She believes in helping children develop a strong, confident voice, and excels in facilitating balance and harmony for families facing challenges. Her areas of strength include Narrative and Play Therapy, child advocacy, and parenting skills.
B.A., M.C., CCC
Darcie is inspired by the resiliency that can be found in people from all walks of life, and in every corner of the globe. She believes there is strength to be found in everyone: that sometimes it just takes a nurturing hand,
an understanding ear, and an open heart to create opportunity for individuals to find what is innately within themselves. It is through genuine connections and feelings of care and compassion that individuals can begin to feel worthy and cared for, capable of achieving their goals, and improving their sense of well-being. Darcie values the therapeutic relationship and the importance of creating a safe space where clients can explore and challenge themselves.
In addition to working with couples, children and youth, Darcie is particularly passionate about providing competent support for queer and trans folks. Her counselling approach is relational and integrative, most closely aligning with person-centred theoretical ideas and concepts. Darcie strongly believes in the power of being present for the client, providing them with care, empathy, compassion, genuineness, and positive regard. Throughout the counselling process Darcie also utilizes approaches such as CBT, SFT, mindfulness, art, and play therapy techniques.
B.A. (Psychology), M.Ed. (Applied Behaviour Analysis)
Becca is dedicated to working with children, youth, and families of all walks of life. She believes in working collaboratively with families to identify their personal and family goals. Becca has experience working with both neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals and enjoys learning from the perspectives of those with whom she works.
When working with children, Becca uses a play based approach, incorporating positive behaviour support and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Becca also enjoys working with teens and young adults. She believes in using evidence based practices while maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship. Becca is a Category A Behaviour Consultant on the Registry of Autism Service Providers.
Jessica Jardine (she/her)
BAJS (BA in Justice Studies), MACP (Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology), RCC
Jessica is a relationship-driven counsellor and educator that works from a person-centered lens to connect adults, youth and children with their best selves.
Jessica has a passion for social justice, and believes we all deserve to live happy, fulfilled lives. This includes advocating for the rights of neurodivergent as well as disabled individuals, promoting body positivity and speaking out about the importance of national reconciliation and healing within our country. Jessica recognizes that she lives and works on the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lkwungen-speaking peoples and that she has a role in reconciliation.
Jessica is passionate about working with neurodivergent, trans, and queer folx. Jessica believes in the power of ‘undoing the aloneness’ in counselling through compassion, empathy and genuine presence. Jessica uses a holistic approach to connect the mind and body with combination of narrative therapy, mindfulness, AEDP, CBT, DBT and somatic techniques.
B.Ed., M.Ed. (School Counselling), RCC (pending)
Meagan is a counsellor because she is passionate about helping families get the most out of life. She believes that everyone has the strength within themselves to overcome life’s hurdles and succeed in their chosen path. As a mother to two young children, Meagan flourishes when supporting families and children as they grow and develop together. Meagan has taught and counselled in Elementary Schools for the past 10 years which has allowed her the privilege to help many children and their families in the Greater Victoria area.
Meagan approaches counselling through an empathetic lens, choosing a method that suits her clients and offers opportunity for growth. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to: anxiety support, developing social skills, and emotion management. When Meagan is not working, you can find her riding her bike around town, walking her dog and taking her kids to the beach.