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 CHARIS                                    COUNSELLING

Our Team

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.

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. 

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 .

Kyneeshaw Brightley

MA in Counselling Psychology Student

Kyneeshaw Brightley (She/They) is a Master of Counselling Psychology student with an extensive background working with youth and adults. They use a variety of therapeutic interventions to support individuals' personal growth. Kyneeshaw has experience supporting youth and adults with burnout, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation. They offer a safe and confidential space for all gender and sexuality-based needs and supports.