Counselling North Vancouver

Counselling North Vancouver –

OMC Counselling Group Therapy Practice


OMC is a collaborative and eclectic group of Registered Clinical Counsellors  (RCC’s) dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based treatment to help our clients navigate mental health challenges and difficult life circumstances. We are in the counselling profession because we believe we have the skills and training to help our clients resolve issues and obtain important tools that will benefit them for years to come.

OMC are dedicated to our profession. Compassion and unconditional positive regard are the guiding principals of our practice.  We help our clients better understand their problems, articulate their goals for therapy and highlight their strengths that they may not see themselves.  Helping clients develop insight is essential but encouraging clients to implement new strategies outside of the therapy rooms is equally essential.

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OMC – North Vancouver Counsellors

Joanne Onerheim
Joanne Onerheim MA, RCC

Joanne Onerheim MA, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am trained as a psychotherapist and achieved a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Adler University.  I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, a governing body dedicated to the ethical practice of Clinical Counsellors who work with vulnerable consumers.  I have worked for the past 15 years with addictions and mental health disorders in both inpatient settings and community clinics. My experience includes working with clients who are overcoming substance abuse or dependence, self-harming behaviours, anxiety, depression and relationship conflict. I consult regularly with a psychiatrist to help guide my practice since I believe that, in many cases, a touch of the right medication can be very helpful to clients.

Deciding to engage in therapy is often a result of suffering painful emotions, indescribable anxiety or being stuck in a life pattern that is destructive to relationships or oneself. I have the experience and skills to help most clients navigate the most challenging circumstances life presents including difficulties in relationships, parenting, problems at work, or the death of a loved one.  I also have extensive experience helping clients who are stuck in a pattern of substance abuse, internet addiction. or other self-harming behaviours.

I expect immediate results for my clients.  I prefer to use evidence-based treatment including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)  and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to help empower them to make better decisions for themselves.  Essentially, I hope the therapeutic process helps clients understand themselves and reconnect to their Own Mind.   As part of this process, I believe a thorough assessment is a necessary first step for conceptualizing each client’s unique struggles and developing a treatment plan. If I am not the right person for you, I will refer you on to another clinician or agency who is more appropriate.  I am honoured to be in this profession and I am dedicated to serving clients in an ethical, respectful and useful way.

To accept something is not the same as as judging it good.  Marsha Linehan

Brendon Boire
Brendon Boire

Brendon Boire


Chelsea Cameron
Chelsea Cameron MCP, RCC

Chelsea Cameron MCP, RCC

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Suicidality and Self- Harm
  • Substance Use and Process Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Parent Coaching

Approaches Used

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Chelsea works with youth, young adults and parents to guide them in gaining effective tools to overcome challenges and meet their goals. Chelsea provides a warm and compassionate space where individuals can process their emotions and better understand themselves while feeling safe and supported. She believes that everyone deserves to feel connected, worthy, and respected in their lives and that change comes from the courage to delve outside one’s comfort zone.

Chelsea uses evidence-based approaches to effectively help her clients connect deeper with themselves and be successful in their lives. She is experienced in helping clients overcome struggles with a variety of mental health and substance use concerns. She has a keen understanding of the challenges that come from life transitions into teenage and adulthood and is effective at helping parents and kids with conflict management and communication.

Outside of counselling, Chelsea enjoys exploring the outdoors and being active in nature. On days off, she can be found sharing a cup of coffee and a laugh with friends and family.

Chelsea is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#15786). She has a Masters in Counselling Psychology from Adler University.

Chelsea is currently taking new clients and has availability on Fridays & Sundays.

Ryan Payne
Ryan Payne

Ryan Payne


Originally from Kingston Ontario, Ryan studied Psychology at McGill University and is currently completing his M.A. in Counselling Psychology/Psychotherapy at the City University of Seattle. Beyond his M.A, in which he has completed courses in Addictions Brief Therapies, Family of Origin Approaches (Family Systems), Couples Counselling and Trauma Therapies (amongst others), he has additional training in a variety of behavioural approaches to counselling including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Ryan also trained/interned with Vancouver Coastal Health’s Sea to Sky Mental Health Team in Squamish, B.C. where he resides with his wife and two sons.

Ryan’s approach to counselling sees him collaborating with clients in an effort to explore their ‘landscape’ with them in hopes of finding patterns or ‘cycles' that might be amenable to change. These patterns often involve clients' thoughts and beliefs about the world (often developed in early childhood), emotional and physiological responses to stressful events and ways of relating to others. Ryan sees the counselling office as a safe space in which to ‘tease apart’ these patterns in hopes of getting something ‘new’ from ourselves, from others or from the world. Ryan has been described by clients as being highly authentic, creative, humorous and goal oriented.

Shayna Sander
Shayna Sander

Shayna Sander

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hello! I'm Shayna. I'm a mom, wife, and counsellor, living with my family in beautiful Squamish, BC.

I completed my Master of Counselling Psychology at Adler University and my Bachelor of Arts at University of British Columbia. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and a Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

I bring a unique mix of personal and professional experience to the counselling room. Growing up as the eldest child in a large and complicated family, I learned early on that prioritizing and focusing on my own emotional and physical wellness was highly important. I was lucky enough to have good counselling support myself through my youth- so influential that I chose to become a counsellor myself!
My best self-care strategy is to develop small rituals in my day so that I have some built in wellness boosters even when I’m too busy. I am an avid runner, and yoga practitioner and I have spent some years as a run clinic coach and yoga teacher. What I have learned from personal experience, and in witnessing others, is that when we build awareness of how our mind and body interact, it can bring about a powerfully healing sense of strength, ease, and connection to self.

In addition to private practice, I also work as a concurrent disorders (mental health and addictions) clinician for Squamish Nation. Previously I have worked at Quest University as a mental health counsellor for students, at the Bowen Island Family Place, providing support for children and young families, and at Covenant House in Vancouver, assisting youth in gaining confidence and independence as they enter the world of adulthood. I have experience as a behaviour interventionist, providing Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for individuals experiencing anxiety and obsessive compulsive thoughts and behaviours. I have worked on an ongoing basis as a youth empowerment workshop co-facilitator alongside one of my talented mentors, Dr. Jessica Motherwell. I continue to engage in ongoing clinical training and professional development that allow me to support clients with the most current information and methods available.

Who can we help?

Clients dealing with significant life transitions; Developing independence, becoming new parents, relationship conflict, divorce, career change, grief & loss.

We are trained in evidence based treatment for the following mental health challenges:


  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders (or traits there of)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Concurrent Disorders
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Major Depressive Disorder. & Dysthymia

OMC Associates are trained in evidence-based treatment including the following counselling modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR)
  • Exposure and Ritual Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)
  • The Gottman Relationship Method

Other modalities may include but are not limited to:

  •  Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
  • Object Relations Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

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OMC Counselling Group Therapy Practice