Our Team

View our team of professionals here to support you during your time here.

Leadership Team

Tammy Nazaruk (she/hers)

Associate Director, Health Services
(On leave)

Terence Ng (He/His)

Health Finance Manager

language Additional languages spoken: Cantonese

Les Reimer

Acting Associate Director, Counselling Services

Gracia Hansma (She/Hers)

Administrative Assistant

Olivia Tung (She/Hers)

Billing Assistant

Medical Services


Dr. Vicky Ressl (She/Hers)

Physician Lead

Dr. Patrick Chan (He/His)


Dr. Susie Song (She/Hers)


Dr. Linda Thyer (She/Hers)


language Additional languages spoken: French

Dr. Calvin Lee (He/His)


Dr. Sarah Ng (She/Hers)


Dr. Megan Le


Dr. Harpreet Singh 



Dr. Mike Cooper


Dr. Tung-Te (James) Chen


language Additional languages spoken: Mandarin


Britt Belyea

Mental Health Nurse

Ruth Vandenberg

Mental Health Nurse

Barb Chick (She/Hers)

Registered Nurse

Case Manager

Ricky Tu (He/Him)

Transition Case Manager

Counselling Services

Les Reimer

Acting Associate 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.


Dr. Angela Post (She/Hers)

Registered Psychologist #1546

language Additional languages spoken: Latvian

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.

Dr. Shona Adams

Registered Psychologist #2558

Shona is a Registered 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.

Dr. Jennifer Chalmers

Registered Psychologist #2466

language Additional languages spoken: French

Clinical Counsellors

Monique Wong 黃敏晶 (She/Hers)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

language Additional languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin

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. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a EMDR trained therapist.

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 

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.

Sarah Parkes

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

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 and Approved Clinical Supervisor 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.

Dr. Shereen Khan

Registered Clinical Counsellor (SVSPO)


language Additional languages spoken: Urdu, Hindi, and beginner Punjabi and Arabic

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

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

language Additional languages spoken: Patois

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.

Jennifer Reandy

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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 is the Health & Counselling 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. 

Poupak Toufanian (She/Hers)

Registered Clinical Counsellor

language Additional languages spoken: Farsi

Poupak is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with lived experience as an immigrant, and who is Persian-Canadian. Poupak holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and provides counselling in both English and Farsi. Poupak integrates a nourishing, strengths-based, trauma-informed approach and utilizes Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy to assist students in overcoming anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD and suicidal ideation.  By practicing compassion and fostering a warm and supportive setting to meet the unique needs of each student, Poupak supports students experiencing relationship and family problems, challenging life transitions, and the impacts of immigration. She is strongly enthusiastic about the advantages of talk therapy and building connections and is always striving to meet students where they are at.

Practicum Counsellors

Aimee Chan (she/hers)

Counselling Practicum Student

Leor Elizur (she/hers)

Counselling Practicum Student

Katie Lysakowski (she/hers)

Counselling Practicum Student

Sadie Mackay (she/hers)

Counselling Practicum Student

Justin Mah (he/his)

Counselling Practicum Student

Madeline Wainman (she/hers)

Counselling Practicum Student

Alex Vanderveen (they/them)

Counselling Practicum Student

Predoctoral Interns

Vanessa Bork (she/hers)

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Resident

Front Desk

Amy (she/hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Denise (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Julie (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant

Karolina (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant


Medical Office Assistant


language Additional languages spoken: Mandarin

Teena (She/Hers)

Medical Office Assistant