Our Team

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Magdalena Mocarski, MA, RCC

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | $150/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Adults, Individuals

Issues: Anxiety, sleep issues, motivation, stress, anger, spirituality, life transitions, Trauma, ADHD.

Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness, Executive Functioning Counselling.

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Hunter Elyse, MA, RCC, CCTS-I

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | $150/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Individuals (Adults & Youth)

Issues: ADHD, Anxiety, Addiction, Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), Depression, Nervous System Regulation, Psychedelic Integration, Spirituality

Approaches: Capacity-Based, Compassion-Focused, Trauma-Informed, Somatic Experiencing, Breathwork, Internal Family Systems, Clinical Hypnosis

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Darlene Zidar

MASTER’S DEGREE INTERN | $50/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus:
Children 7+, Individuals, Parents/Families, Couples

Issues:
Addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, empowerment, ADHD, parenting, adoption, adulting, relationships

Approaches:
Client and Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness-based CBT

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Zafrin Alam, BA, BEd (BC High School Teacher)

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY INTERN | $50/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Youth (14+), Individuals

Issues: Anxiety, depression, relationships, communication skills, codependency, stress management and coping skills, identity and self-awareness, fear, and insecurities

Approaches: Person-Centred, Narrative Therapy, and Client and Solution Focused.

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Stefanie Stanley, BA (BC School Teacher)

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY INTERN | $50/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus:
Children 7+, Individuals, Parents/Families

Issues: ADHD, Neurodiversity, Anxiety, Women’s issues (relationships, aging, motherhood and post-partum, mental workload), Life transitions, Separation/divorce, Co-parenting, Grief, LGBTQIA2S+

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Brandys Evans, MA, RCC

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | $150/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Children, Youth, Individuals, Families, Relationships

Issues: Anxiety, stress, trauma, neurodiversity, ADHD, learning disabilities, families relationships, personality disorders, depression

Approaches: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Play Therapy, Parent-Child Relationship Therapy, Psychedelic Integration

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Stefanie Stanley, BA (BC School Teacher)

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY INTERN | $50/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus:
Children 7+, Individuals, Parents/Families

Issues: ADHD, Neurodiversity, Anxiety, Women’s issues (relationships, aging, motherhood and post-partum, mental workload), Life transitions, Separation/divorce, Co-parenting, Grief, LGBTQIA2S+

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Darlene Zidar

MASTER’S DEGREE INTERN | $50/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus:
Children 7+, Individuals, Parents/Families, Couples

Issues:
Addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, empowerment, ADHD, parenting, adoption, adulting, relationships

Approaches:
Client and Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness-based CBT

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Zafrin Alam, BA, BEd (BC High School Teacher)

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY INTERN | $50/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Youth (14+), Individuals

Issues: Anxiety, depression, relationships, communication skills, codependency, stress management and coping skills, identity and self-awareness, fear, and insecurities

Approaches: Person-Centred, Narrative Therapy, and Client and Solution Focused.

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Magdalena Mocarski, MA, RCC

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | $150/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Adults, Individuals

Issues: Anxiety, sleep issues, motivation, stress, anger, spirituality, life transitions, Trauma, ADHD.

Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness, Executive Functioning Counselling.

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Hunter Elyse, MA, RCC, CCTS-I

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | $150/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Individuals (Adults & Youth)

Issues: ADHD, Anxiety, Addiction, Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), Depression, Nervous System Regulation, Psychedelic Integration, Spirituality

Approaches: Capacity-Based, Compassion-Focused, Trauma-Informed, Somatic Experiencing, Breathwork, Internal Family Systems, Clinical Hypnosis

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Brandys Evans, MA, RCC

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR | $150/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Children, Youth, Individuals, Families, Relationships

Issues: Anxiety, stress, trauma, neurodiversity, ADHD, learning disabilities, families relationships, personality disorders, depression

Approaches: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Play Therapy, Parent-Child Relationship Therapy, Psychedelic Integration

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Stefanie Stanley, BA (BC School Teacher)

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Intern | $50/50 min session

Client Focus: Children 7+, Individuals, Parents/Families

Issues:ADHD, Neurodiversity, Anxiety, Women’s issues (relationships, aging, motherhood and post-partum, mental workload), Life transitions, Separation/divorce, Co-parenting, Grief, LGBTQIA2S+

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Darlene Zidar

Master’s Degree Intern | $50/50 min session

Client Focus: Children 7+, Individuals, Parents/Families, Couples

Issues: Addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, empowerment, ADHD, parenting, adoption, adulting, relationships, LGBTQIA2S+

Approaches: Client and Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness-based CBT

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Zafrin Alam, BA, BEd (BC High School Teacher)

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY INTERN | $50/50 MIN SESSION

Client Focus: Youth (14+), Individuals

Issues: Anxiety, depression, relationships, communication skills, codependency, stress management and coping skills, identity and self-awareness, fear, and insecurities, LGBTQIA2S+

Approaches: Person-Centred, Narrative Therapy, and Client and Solution Focused.

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Shanelle Connell, BA (Psychology)

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Intern | $50/50 min session

Client Focus: Youth (14+), Individuals, Couples, Artists and Entertainers, Film Industry Professionals, Métis,

Issues: Identity and Self-Awareness, Self-Esteem and Personal Growth, Fear and Insecurities, Interpersonal Relationships, Couples and Romantic Relationships, Narcissistic Trauma, Communication Skills, Codependency, Spirituality, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management and Coping Skills

Approaches: Person-Centered, Attachment Theory Focus, CBT, Narrative Therapy (Currently Exploring)

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Magdalena Mocarski, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor | $150/50 min session

Client Focus: Adults, Individuals

Issues: Anxiety, sleep issues, motivation, stress, anger, spirituality, life transitions, Trauma, ADHD.

Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness, Executive Functioning Counselling.

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Hunter Elyse, BA (Psychology) MA, RCC

Associate Counsellor | $150/50 min session

Client Focus: Individuals (Adults & Youth)

Issues: ADHD, Anxiety, Addiction, Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), Depression, Nervous System Regulation, Psychedelic Integration, Spirituality, LGBTQIA2S+

Approaches: Strengths-Based, Compassion-Focused, Trauma-Informed, Somatic Experiencing, Breathwork, Internal Family Systems

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Brandys Evans, MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor | $150/50 min session

Client Focus: Children, Youth, Individuals, Families, Relationships

Issues: Anxiety, stress, trauma, neurodiversity, ADHD, learning disabilities, families relationships, personality disorders, depression

Approaches: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Play Therapy, Parent-Child Relationship Therapy, Psychedelic Integration

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Jenika Rose

Client Care Coordinator

Jenika is passionate about providing a warm and welcoming experience for the clients at Boomerang counselling centre. Jenika knows firsthand the challenges that come through living with neurodiversity. She is passionate about supporting others to develop their self-concept, to find their voice, and to stand strong in using that voice. Jenika is a local actor, and silver medalist in the Canadian Improv Games. She provided the audio and illustrations for the book Listen: Helping Your Child Manage Their Emotions. Jenika will be assisting our self-esteem building group programs for children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.

About

Many years ago, I found myself volunteering at the Vancouver Suicide Risk and Prevention Center as a Crisis Counsellor. Here, I listened to people in the deepest levels of pain. I heard their stories and I felt their hearts. I had many people ask if I was a counsellor and how they could find me to access services outside of my work as a volunteer.

At that point, I had never heard of a counsellor. I just loved helping people and somehow, the “Vancouver Crisis Line”, as it is nicknamed, jumped out at me from the Yellow Pages (that long ago!!). I spent the next 5 years listening to and helping the heart and soul of many suffering individuals. Years later, I am continually energized by my dedication to helping others.

Boomerang was created to provide a place for people to feel cared for through connection, consideration, and understanding. Just like our body craves water, our brain needs the right environment to heal and to grow. We need to be seen for who we are and supported through that process.

That’s what Boomerang is all about. We have a team of exceptional therapists providing a level of professionalism and care that is informed by personal experience, suffering, and dedicated growth that goes above and beyond. Each of our clinicians at Boomerang has experienced pain, anguish, sorrow, and have risen from the ashes. Their experiences inform their dedication, passion, and professionalism for the work of helping others.

We look forward to working with you. 

Boomerang Counselling Centre

Clinical Director

Specialties

We specialize in a variety of neurodiversity, behavioural, anxiety, attention, learning, social, and emotional problems. We also provide family support through parent coaching, counselling, and reunification.