With 25 years experience as a relational psychotherapist, and 14 years as a clinical supervisor, I offer both short and long term counselling & psychotherapy to individuals and couples in Burnaby. My presence is grounded, knowledgable, and caring.

Patience and energy to support you on your path comes from both my extensive training and personal experience doing my own deep inner work in therapy. I’m honoured by the trust I earn from my clients. I’m told that being with me feels calming, empowering and safe, and that my clients leave a session feeling supported, more connected with themselves and clearer on their needs.

We are all wired for connection. Safe, reliable relationships unlock and nourish our natural potential for growth and integration throughout our life span. It is never too late to build more satisfying ways of being and relating. Inspired by the incredible potential which is always present in open connected relating, I offer my confident presence as a therapist and clinical supervisor with humility and a commitment to the life-long process of both personal and professional development.

I listen deeply to help you better understand your difficulties, connect with your strengths and needs, and help you to envision and access your path to wellbeing, as defined by you. Offering a huge dose of respect and empathy, my approach is relational/neurobiological and assists you to understand yourself and your relationships at the deepest levels. This includes your emotions, thoughts, body/nervous system experience and the interactions between your nervous system and those you relate with. This kind of tuning in can help you in every type of relationship, including with yourself, family, children, partners, friends and colleagues. Please have a look around my site and feel free to contact me if you wish to book a complimentary consultation for counselling & psychotherapy.

“Being in Mandy’s presence is to experience the gift of being heard with deep respect and care – the very foundation of healing. Her dedication to doing her own work and to the study of relational neuroscience has allowed her to deepen into a rare kind of wisdom. Then, in a very humble way, she facilitates a safe, warm space for healing and learning.”

Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, 
Author of  “Being A Brain-Wise Therapist, A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology”, and a founding member of GAINS, Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies. 

Professional Registrations

  • Registered Social Worker, RSW with the BC College of Social Workers.
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC with BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • The fees for my services are covered by many health care plans. If you have insurance benefits, check your coverage for Registered Social Workers or Registered Clincal Counsellors.





I graduated with Distinction with a Master of Social Work degree in 1992 from Wilfred Laurier University, and earned my Specialized Honours BA in Psychology from York University in 1988.


I am a Member of the Board of Directors for GAINS, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, and contribute on the GAINS Education and Website Committees.