Meet the Team

Health & Counselling has a large team of professionals here to support you during your time at university. We also work with a number of students and volunteers. Contact us

Admin Team

Martin Mroz (He/His)

Director
martin_mroz@sfu.ca

778.782.3692

Terence Ng (He/His)

Health Finance Manager
terence_ng@sfu.ca
778.782.3879

Jaclyn Hayward (She/Hers)

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
jrj5@sfu.ca
778.782.4692

Lisa Ogilvie (She/Hers)

Special Projects Advisor
logilvie@sfu.ca

Gracia Hansma (She/Hers)

Administrative Assistant
admin_assistant@sfu.ca
778.782.4112

Olivia Tung (She/Hers)

Billing Assistant
olivia_tung@sfu.ca
778.782.4696

Christy Ho (She/Hers)

My SSP Project & Communications Assistant
hcs_coop3@sfu.ca

Grace Tan (She/Hers)

Marketing & Communications Assistant
hcs_coop@sfu.ca

Stella Nguyen (She/Hers)

Marketing & Communications Assistant
hcs_coop4@sfu.ca

Hongye Shi (He/His)

Marketing & Communications Assistant
hcs_coop6@sfu.ca

Justin Yu (He/His)

Marketing & Communications Assistant
hifive@sfu.ca

Health Promotion Team

Alisa Stanton (She/Hers)

Associate Director, Health Promotion
alisa_stanton@sfu.ca

Lehoa Mak (She/Hers)

Health Promotion Strategist
lehoa_mak@sfu.ca

 

Sabdanaa Jeyakumaran

Health Promotion Strategist
sabdanaa_jeyakumaran@sfu.ca

Melissa Lafrance (She/Hers)

Health Promotion Strategist
melissa_lafrance@sfu.ca

Hussein Elhagehassan (He/His)

Health Promotion Assistant
hcs_coop2@sfu.ca

Samar Gill (He/His)

Health Promotion Special Projects Assistant 
hcs_coop5@sfu.ca

Medical

Tammy Nazaruk

Associate Director, Health Services
tammy_nazaruk@sfu.ca
778.782.4553

Physicians

Dr. Vicky Ressl (She/Hers)

Physician Lead

Dr. Patrick Chan (He/His)

Physician

Dr. Dianne Vosloo (She/Hers)

Physician

Dr. Susie Song (She/Hers)

Physician

Dr. Linda Thyer (She/Hers)

Physician

Dr. Calvin Lee (He/His)

Physician

Dr. Sarah Ng (She/Hers)

Physician

Dr. Megan Le

Physician

Dr. Andy Chen

Physician

Registered & Mental Health Nurses

Ruth

Mental Health Nurse

Barb (She/Hers)

Registered Nurse

Susan 

Mental Health Nurse

Britt Phillips

Mental Health Nurse

Britt holds a Diploma of Psychiatric Nursing from Douglas College and has 8 years of experience working in the field of psych nursing. After spending 5 years working with children and youth at BC Children’s hospital in various mental health programs, Britt joined SFU’s Health and Counselling team as a Mental Health Nurse.

Case Managers

Deborah Fung

Registered Clinical Counsellor
deborah_fung@sfu.ca

Deborah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and passionate about supporting students wherever they're at in their personal mental health journey.  Her previous roles at SFU involved academic advising and program planning for new students, which fostered her appreciation for the variety of unique needs across a diverse student population.  As an Access Case Manager, Deborah is curious to learn about the details of your individual concerns so that she can connect you with the best fit resource to support you.

Harp Shergill (She/Hers)

Registered Social Worker
h_shergill@sfu.ca

Harp is a Registered Social Worker and passionate about creating a society based on equity, social harmony, mutual respect and human dignity; while addressing racial discrimination. She has several years of experience in the field of social work and health care and joined the Health & Counselling Team at SFU in 2019. As an Access Case Manager, Harp works closely with you to understand your individual needs so she can connect you with helpful and valuable resources. She wishes to ensure students are seen, heard and valued.

Ricky Tu (He/Him)

Transition Case Manager
ricky_tu@sfu.ca

Charlie Law (He/Him)

Athletics Case Manager
charles_law_3@sfu.ca

Charlie is the Athletics Case Manager and is passionate about creating an environment that helps people gain a better understanding and acceptance of the various parts of themselves, their children and others from the inside out. As a result, he aims to help others heal, maximize their potential, and build healthier relationships. Charlie is a graduate of both SFU and UBC and has been working in private practice for 20 plus years. He has a calm, respectful demeanour, employs a good sense of humour, and sees the best in people.

Counselling Team

Les Reimer

Acting Director, Counselling Services

Les is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has had the privilege of supporting SFU students over the past 20 years. He maintains a practical, relational and in integrative approach to therapy that is influenced by Process Experiential/Emotion Focused Theory. Les is passionate in his desire to join with students in their unique journeys and in their desire for healing, growth and change in their lives. Belonging, connection, compassion and curiosity are key values that invite another to be seen, heard and understood, and to feel safe and welcome. Les maintains sensitivity to issues of identity, diversity and race and assists clients in compassionately addressing thematic patterns and emotions that may be distressing and impairing their journey toward healing and change in life.

Psychologists

Angela Post (She/Hers)

Registered Psychologist

Angela is a Registered Psychologist who works from a client-centered perspective. She  strives to understand the unique barriers, view points, and growth opportunities in each student. She believes in the healing power of humour, creative expression, and metaphors. Angela encourages students to take risks and to learn helpful ways of relating to themselves and to others.

Shona Adams

Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychologist

Shona is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychologist who trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Oxford, U.K.. She is dual citizen who immigrated to Canada when she was 9 years old, previously living in South Africa, Thailand and Malaysia. She predominantly uses a Human Givens and a CBT approach and is a specialist in treating traumas and complex mental health disorders. She uses a strength-based solution-focused model, working collaboratively to help people understand their difficulties and learn different strategies to interact with them. She is humbly aware of her white privilege and is passionate with facilitating people to reach their full potential within a caring and empowering environment.

Clinical Counsellors

Monique Wong 黃敏晶 (She/Hers)

Registered Clinical Counsellor
moniquew@sfu.ca

Monique is a recent immigrant from Hong Kong after being an international student here for over a decade. Cantonese is her mother tongue; Mandarin and English are her additional languages. Her professional interest lies in the role culture and race play in our being, including mental health, gender and sexual orientation. Her practice philosophy is that everyone is the author of their stories. She believes human connection is the basic ingredient for healing. Her counselling approach empathizes the mind-body connection through the lens of cultural humility, somatic experiencing, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practice.

Wayne Heaslip (He/Him)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Wayne has been serving SFU students since 1998, helping them create transformative life experiences that promote wellbeing and pursuit of personal, academic and vocational aspirations. Wayne’s practice is influenced by evidence-based therapies including Adlerian, Client-Centered, Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Primary areas of focus include anxiety, depression, stress management, procrastination, learning skills and career development.

Beth Triano

Registered Clinical Counsellor 
btriano@sfu.ca

Beth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working within a client centered, intersectionality framework. She appreciates that students are busy, often overwhelmed and lead lives outside the confines of being a student. Beth’s life experience as a yoga and meditation instructor, group facilitator and graduate student inform her in her counselling work. She strives to support the development of insight, strategies and tools to assist students in reaching their counselling and broader life goals. Beth is a certified EMDR therapist with experience in supporting clients through issues related to trauma history, self-esteem, stress, anxiety and low mood.

Susan Brook

Grad Studies
hcsgrad@sfu.ca

Susan provides graduate students individual and group counselling, as well as workshops on topics including perfectionism, relationships with supervisors, and impostor syndrome. Her orientation is primarily psychodynamic within an anti-oppression framework. If you feel stuck, blocked, or overwhelmed she will explore with you ways you might be experiencing old or familiar patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving that may not be serving you in the present. Before becoming a counsellor Susan was an English professor, giving her years of personal experience of the trials and rewards of grad school and academic life.

Sarah Parkes

Registered Clinical Counsellor 
sacomin@sfu.ca

Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Sarah is committed to providing her clients with a collaborative, safe and nurturing space that honors their unique experiences, culture, histories, and identity. Sarah is passionate about helping her clients recognize their personal strengths, cultivate a more compassionate relationship with themselves, and develop key skills and strategies that will help them address their concerns and move towards their unique personal goals.

Lyndsay Cotterall (She/Hers)

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

Lyndsay is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She works from a client and student-centred perspective with an emphasis on creating a collaborative, supportive, and caring space to meet the client’s unique needs. She integrates relational-cultural, emotion-focused, and cognitive behavioural theories, as well as motivational interviewing into her daily work. Lyndsay is passionate about stigma reduction and has the pleasure of overseeing and supporting the Hi-FIVE Movement for Mental Health Program at SFU. She also works actively in the Health & Counselling Practicum Program.

Larisa Fry

SVSPO
larisa_fry@sfu.ca

Larisa is an individual and group trauma counsellor, working collaboratively with SFU’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO). She holds a M.A. in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. Applying a Human Rights and intersectional social justice framework, she centers the client’s needs and experiences while ensuring a trauma and violence informed care practice.  She actively applies mindfulness, narrative, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR to her daily work.

David Lindskoog

Registered Clinical Counsellor
dlindsko@sfu.ca

David is a Registered Clinical Counsellor holding a MA in counselling psychology from Adler University. His approach integrates emotion-focused, narrative, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, and he prioritizes offering a grounded and caring atmosphere emphasizing safety and empathy. David is passionate about suicide prevention, social justice, career and professional development concerns, and the use of role-playing games in therapy.

Doriana Marrello (She/Hers)

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

Doriana is a counsellor holding a Master of Counselling degree from City University. She completed her undergraduate degree at SFU in psychology, counselling, and human development. Doriana works from a strengths based, solution focused perspective supporting clients experiencing a myriad of issues including but not limited to family of origin, relationship issues, grief and loss, burnout, and cultural issues. She believes in the natural resilience of people and feels honoured to be a part of their journey.

Tricia-Kay Williams

Tricia-Kay Williams has a BA degree in Psychology from the York University in Toronto O.N. and an MA degree in Counselling Psychology at the Adler University in Vancouver B.C. Tricia has extensive experience counselling individuals and families and is skilled in treating: Trauma, Anxiety, Transitional/Career and Relational issues. She is also an active community and social services professional who worked for some years as a Residential Youth Worker. Tricia is an advocate for anti-racism that affects BIPOC individuals and consults with organizations to foster a more anti-racist approach. Tricia is the owner of a counselling practice called Metamorphose Counselling and is the host of a YouTube channel called Meta Transitions.

Jennifer Reandy

Registered Clinical Counsellor
jennifer_reandy@sfu.ca

Jennifer is a registered clinical counsellor working with SFU’s Indigenous Student Centre (ISC). She works from a braided practise that honours Indigenous knowledge, strength-based person/community centered approach and relevant, respectful, mainstream therapeutic orientations that strive for holistic balance (emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual). She believes in the importance of wrap-around care, especially supporting connections with Elders and cultural teachings, as well as exploration of identity development. She is aware of the impacts of colonization and intergenerational trauma while recognizing the resilience and wellness in communities and culture. Her work is grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing that stress the importance for reciprocity, relevance, responsibility and relationships.

Sean Heaslip

HCS counsellor
sean_heaslip@sfu.ca

Sean is the HCS counsellor liaison with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL), and works with CAL registrants, providing individual and group counselling services. Sean works in an experiential and emotion-focused way, and incorporates grounding and regulation techniques to help clients move through painful areas in order to regain their connection to their goals and themselves. Sean is partially blind, and possesses a lived experience of disability in both the broader world, and as a student, as Sean is also a Masters level counsellor, and current PhD candidate in counselling psychology at the University of British Columbia, having completed his pre-doctoral internship at SFU in 2020. Sean’s research areas also focus on disability issues, around seeking psychological services as a person with a disability, and the impact on blind/partially sighted people of receiving unsolicited help from sighted helpers.

Tanu Gamble

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Tanu is from the Haida and Gitxaala Nations on the North Coast of BC and she is a registered clinical counsellor at SFU's Indigenous Student Centre (ISC). Tanu has a BA in Psychology and an MEd in Counselling Psychology from UBC. Tanu works with students from a trauma informed, feminist and anti-oppressive framework, taking into consideration the multiple and complex layers of Indigenous student's lives that impact their mental health and well-being. She strives to create a safe, warm and empathic environment where a student can feel heard and supported. Her approach is flexible and holistic and she bases her interventions on what fits best with a student's lived experience and current needs. 

Practicum Counsellors

Mel Voulgaris (They/Them)

Mel is a queer, trans non-binary, second generation Canadian born to Greek immigrants, who is completing their Master’s in Counselling Psychology at SFU. In case you would like to know a bit more about Mel to feel comfortable, they have lived experiences as a child in a non-English speaking household, a caregiver for older family members, a person questioning and exploring sexuality and gender identity, and a student with a non-linear academic background.

Mel has been a secondary school math teacher who realized that the key to learning is a therapeutic relationship – not just in math but in all aspects of life. Wishing to support folks beyond the classroom, Mel has been pursuing counsellor training.

As a counsellor, Mel believes that we bring our entire selves to whatever we endeavour. As such, their professional interest lies in the intersectionality of various identities and the tensions that arise with respect to connecting, belonging, and thriving when holding various identities. Mel’s approach is to walk alongside folks in the direction that they wish to go, supporting an awareness and understanding of self that allows for healing and change to take place. Further, Mel’s walking alongside also means using their position to uncover and facilitate critical examination of systemic barriers.

Norm Schaefer (He/Him)

Norm is from the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation and a member of the Bear Clan. He received his BEd from UBC's Indigenous Teacher Education Program and has been a teacher for 14 years. Through teaching, Norm realized that his passion was working with students, families and fellow teachers who were struggling through difficult life circumstances. This desire brought him to SFU to pursue a MEd in Counselling Psychology. 

Norm's future goal is to become a counsellor in private practice, a mental health agency, a school or in an Indigenous setting. No matter which door opens in the future, he looks forward to walking alongside people and providing support to them with genuine compassion and care.

Sabina Lupasco (She/Hers)

Sabina is pursuing a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She works from a person-centred, strengths-based approach to help clients explore the unique aspects of their identity, including race, religion, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, social status and/or disability (visible and/or invisible).

In counselling, Sabina is focused on understanding each client’s individual and social barriers and difficulties, exploring their viewpoints, values, beliefs and strengths to help clients reach their full potential.

Sabina believes that we as social beings are hurt in relationships and we heal in relationships and the relationship between the counsellor/herself and the client can become one of the most powerful ways of healing. With this idea in mind, one of the main goals for Sabina in counselling is to focus on building a safe, trusting space for the client, by focusing on unconditional acceptance, empathy and safety.

Jessie Chen (She/Hers) 

Jessie is an SFU Alumni and she is honoured to provide counselling support for her community. Jessie is a second-generation Taiwanese Canadian who is currently completing her Master’s in Counselling Psychology with the hope of becoming a registered clinical counsellor. Jessie strives to create a safe, secure, and non-judgmental environment through her collaborative as well as client-centred approach. She values the sense of belonging and cultural sensitivity in her work. Jessie’s strength-based approach is informed by her belief in people’s power to heal, and problem solve. Jessie comes from a place of compassion, empathy and kindness. She worked as a mental health worker and an employment counsellor with populations that struggled with mental health issues and homelessness. Passionate with her community social justice work, Jessie also volunteered as a community outreach worker and a crisis responder. Jessie feels grateful and honoured to be a part of her client’s journey.

Kelly Lyons

Karmen Skrajna

Predoctoral Interns

Shereen Khan

Registered Clinical Counsellor

shereenk@sfu.ca

Shereen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and currently a pre-doctoral intern at HCS. She has lived experiences as an immigrant, as an expat, and as an international student at various stages in her life and in many countries around the globe. Her approach to therapy is best described as caring, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. She works from a phenomenological approach to human life that support understanding the client’s worldview. She is drawn to multicultural, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices as she acknowledges that human beings are wired for connection. She utilizes strengths based, solution-focused therapy model to help clients to courageously achieve wellness. She works with evidence approaches such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR. Shereen has practiced counselling internationally, as a consultant and counsellor in the university, medical and private settings. She is a firm believer in the potential of all individuals to grow, become satisfied, and live fulfilling lives.

Daniele Doucet (she/her/they/them)

Daniele is a registered psychologist and clinical sexologist with twenty years of counselling experience. She has a PhD in Human Sexuality and is a doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. 

While Daniele has worked extensively with a wide variety of clients over the years, a large part of her practice has been devoted to supporting LGBTQ+ clients in the varying personal and relational challenges they face across the lifespan. She has considerable experience doing relationship therapy, including alternative relationship structures (eg. Consensual non-monogamy & kink relationships), and has helped clients with individual and relational issues around sexual functioning, low libido, and tensions around sexual and gender identity. 

With a friendly and collaborative style, Daniele uses an integrative emotionally focused approach to therapy, rooted in feminist, anti-oppressive, and social justice principles.

Veronica Li

veronica_li@sfu.ca

Front Desk / Clinic Team

Vivian (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Teena (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Karolina (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Suzy (She/Hers)

Clerical

Julie (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Denise (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Amy (on leave)

Medical Office Assistant

Sylvia

Medical Office Assistant

HEALTH PEERS

Sarah Chae

Oriana Kohut

Jessica Kwun

Hannah Khoshno

Emma Juergensen

Balpreet Bhagtana

Tara Shirbani

Christabel Leung

Melody Choi

Anna MacGregor

Student Volunteers