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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 

Kyneeshaw Brightley offers a non-judgmental, respectful, and collaborative environment for all individuals to find dignity and genuine care. Their perspective focuses on personal strengths and integrates a trauma-informed lens for all people-- including marginalized groups. To support each person's goals, Kyneeshaw utilizes tools from Client-Centered, Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT/ SFBT), Mindfulness, and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). Having been on the client-end of the therapeutic relationship, Kyneeshaw knows the importance of compassion and honesty. Therefore, they are committed to assisting clients in finding what they need and feeling empowered.