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

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

Grace Tan (She/Hers)

Marketing & Communications Assistant
hcs_coop@sfu.ca

Nazafarin Esfandiari (She/Hers)

Health Communications Assistant
hcs_hifive@sfu.ca

Hongye Shi (He/His)

Marketing & Communications Assistant
hcs_coop6@sfu.ca

Stella Nguyen (She/Hers)

Marketing & Communications Assistant
hcs_coop4@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

Melissa Lafrance (She/Hers)

Health Promotion Strategist
melissa_lafrance@sfu.ca

Sabdabaa Jeyakumaran (She/Hers)

Health Promotion Strategist
sabdanaa_jeyakumaran@sfu.ca

Daksha Jadhav (They/them)

Health Promotion & Engagement Strategist
daksha_jadhav@sfu.ca

Carolina Losic Judkowicz (She/Hers)

Health Promotion Practicum Student
hcscoop2@sfu.ca

Caldon Saunders (He/His)

Health Promotion Special Projects Assistant 
hcs_coop5@sfu.ca

Medical

Tammy Nazaruk (she/hers)

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

Psychiatrists

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Fattah

Psychiatrist

Registered & Mental Health Nurses

Ruth

Mental Health Nurse

ruthv@sfu.ca

Barb (She/Hers)

Registered Nurse

barb_chick@sfu.ca

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.

Jennifer Chalmers

Registered Psychologist

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.

Shereen Khan

Registered Clinical Counsellor (SVSPO)

shereen_khan@sfu.ca

Shereen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 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.

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 Registered Clinical Counsellor from Burnaby, BC. She is second generation Italian-Canadian. Living in Burnaby all her life, Doriana attended Simon Fraser University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Counselling, and Human Development. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling and has worked in the mental health field since 2010. Doriana utilizes a strengths based, solution focused perspective supporting students experiencing a myriad of issues including but not limited to life transitions, work-life balance, family of origin, relationship issues, grief and loss, and burnout. She is passionate about the benefits of talk-therapy and connection, and meeting people where they are at.

Tricia-Kay Williams (She/Hers)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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

Registered Clinical 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. 

Shahla Jalali Mazlouman

Registered Clinical Counsellor
shahla_jalali_mazlouman@sfu.ca

Mel Voulgaris (They/Them)

Clinical Counsellor

Mel is a queer, trans non-binary, second generation Canadian born to Greek immigrants, who is soon 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 trained to become a counsellor.

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.

Practicum Counsellors

Cynthia Broderick (She/They)

Counselling Practicum Student

My name is Cynthia and I am in my 3rd year of the Counselling Psychology Masters program at SFU. My approach to counselling is relationally based, person-centred and trauma-informed. I believe counselling is a collaborative process. I invite people seeking counselling to show up as their authentic selves and I will do the same. I hope to assist clients in gaining insight into patterns in their lives that no longer serve them.

Maisa Weissmann Gaiarsa 

Counselling Practicum Student

Caileigh Wilson

Counselling Practicum Student

Andrea Colliar

Counselling Practicum Student

Debbie Friesen

Counselling Practicum Student

Irina Kelbert

Counselling Practicum Student

Alison Schafhauser

Counselling Practicum Student

Jessica Gill

Counselling Practicum Student

Predoctoral Interns

Front Desk / Clinic Team

Vivian (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Teena (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Karolina (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

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