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...

I will work with you, to create a harmonious life for you both.  In other words, your dog becomes 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 [when available]

Not a dog owner (yet)?  My dog, Chloe, may be available to support counselling sessions. She is a trained and registered member of Therapy Dogs International and is also involved with their volunteer work. Her hobbies are making friends, adventurous walks, lounging, and swimming.

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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