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 CHARIS                                    COUNSELLING

Our Team

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Susan Grinder

Founder of Charis Counselling

Registered Psychologist

Susan Grinder is a Registered Psychologist and owner of Charis Counselling Corporation. She has been practicing in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and healthy relationship development using Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and other therapeutic modalities. Susan works with children, adults, couples, and families from a Client-Centered, Existential, and Jungian philosophy. She strives to assist with clients' holistic health via self-acceptance, healing, empowerment, and mastery. She is also a First Nations counselling services provider.

Karen Tung

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Karen Tung is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who completed a Masters of Counselling Degree in 2019.

Karen has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, self esteem, emotional dysregulation, and self-harm.

Karen uses Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative, EMDR, Solution-Focused techniques, and cultural sensitivity to bring out a person's strengths/potential.

 She comes from a Client-Centered foundation and uses her empathetic listening skills to ensure that her clients feel heard and validated. Sliding scale options are available.



Keesha Sidhu

MA in Counselling Psychology

Keesha Sidhu is a former educator with a Masters in Counselling Psychology.

She uses a Client-Centered approach in her sessions and applies tools from Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative, and Trauma Therapy. Keesha also specializes in Mindfulness and aspires to help her clients grow authentically in a positive/ safe environment while remaining culturally sensitive. 

She has experience in counselling children, adolescents, families, and adults. Sessions with Keesha are offered at $100 for a 50-minute session with a sliding scale options.


Coltan Thompson

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Coltan Thompson is a Registered Provisional Psychologist who works with trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, regulating emotions, relationship problems, existentialism  (meaning, purpose, death, life-direction), and LGBTQ+ concerns. Coltan collaborates with clients to determine which therapeutic approaches best meet their needs and prioritizes resolving the roots of problems so that clients can move beyond coping and toward change.

Coltan's practice is based in Cognitive Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment, Emotion-Focused, EMDR, Solution-Focused, and Existential therapies. He works with teens, adults, and couples. Sliding scale options and a 15-minute initial phone consult is available .

Chrissy Larson

RTC Registered Counsellor

Only offers online

Chrissy Larson is an RTC Registered Counsellor with a diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology. She uses several approaches including Bowen Family Systems, Transpersonal Psychology, Attachment-Based Therapy, Somatics, Trauma Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) during her phone or computer sessions.