Hi,

my name is Monique. I am a registered therapeutic counsellor, an immigrant, a daughter, a spouse, a sister, a lifetime dog owner, and trainer. My mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of people and their dogs!  

Here is why...

 

Back in 2006, I was having ongoing challenges with my dog's behaviour (her recall sucked, she didn't listen, and she would pee everywhere).  I was becoming frustrated and hopeless as she was 6 months old, and still not house trained.  

I was at the end of my rope!

 

What I didn't realize is that my dog's challenges were a direct reflection of a household member, who was suffering in silence with extreme, long-term depression. I wasn't even aware of the challenges they were having, but my dog sure knew and was trying to tell me. 

Despite the difficulties, I refused to give up hope. And realized that it was not her fault...

Proper help and action was put into place and I became passionate about dogs and helping people and their well being.

I will work with you, to create a more joyful life and if you are a dog owner, a harmonious life for you both.  Your dog can become part of your therapy. I am passionate about people, their culture and dedicated to the well-being of dogs and their owners.

 

Note:  If your dog shows aggression towards people, it is best to consult with James Tsai, a dog behaviourist.

  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

  • Dog Obedience Trainer

      English or Dutch

Additional Training 

 
  • Safe TALK, Suicide Alertness

  • Dog Emotion and Cognition

  • Mild Dog Aggression

  • Pet Loss and Grief

 

 

Group and Co-facilitating

Co Therapist 

I am very sad to say that my co-therapist Chloë is no longer with us. As a registered international therapy dog, she has comforted many people and has touched so many lives! I am so grateful to have had her for 16 years. She was and still is my inspiration for the work that I do now. I will keep her spirit alive and make new memories as I talk about her. She may have died, but my love for her never will!

 

-R.I.P my little monkey!

As a member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapist of Canada (ACCT)  I am committed to providing the best possible service to you as my client. ACCT is regulated by the Code of Ethics and Practice Standard.

1892 West Broadway 2nd floor

Vancouver, BC 

info@equalcounselling.com

778.724.0522

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