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A treehouse represents the deepest desires of childhood: a place where we find comfort, safety, security and freedom

At Treehouse Trauma Centre, we help children, teens and adults overcome the hardships—trauma, abuse, anxiety or stress—that keep them from living fully. Our person-centred, humanistic approach helps adults and children break out of unhealthy relationship patterns that undermine their inner strength and equips them to move forward with security, certainty and joy

Everyone deserves a place to be themselves.

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Meet the Team

Chris Rensch
Chris Rensch
Chris Rensch,
MA RCC-ACS

Owner, Child and Trauma Therapist

Specializing in therapy for children of all ages and adults affected by trauma

Chris Rensch, MA, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#13332), Approved Clinical Supervisor, and the owner of Treehouse Trauma Centre. He specializes in trauma therapies, with a highly client-centred approach. He helps young children, teens and adults who’ve experienced trauma or abuse to move beyond their experience to a place of security, certainty and joy.

Chris also offers services in German

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Alexandra Collins
Alexandra Collins,
MA CCC RCC

Child and Trauma Therapist

Specializing in therapy for youth, adults, families, and intimate partners

Alexandra Collins, MA, is a Canadian Clinical Counsellor (#10004941) and Registered Clinical Counsellor (#18689) . She specializes in trauma therapy from a client-centred humanistic approach.  She believes in working with the uniqueness of each youth, adult, family, and intimate partnership; tailoring services to the individual needs of the client.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Alexandra Collins
Erin Dass
Erin Dass, MA RCC

Child and Trauma Therapist

Specializing in  therapy for youth

and adults

Erin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#19205) with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She has worked with youth and adults through individual, couples, and family counselling. She specializes in various areas such as stress, grief and loss, addiction, trauma, and personal growth and development.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Erin Dass
Ian Fan
Ian Fan
Ian Fan, MA RCC

Child & Trauma Therapist

Specializing in  therapy for youth

and adults

Ian is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#20600) who completed his Masters in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Stephanie Hall
Stephanie Thiessen
Stephanie Thiessen,  MA CCC

Online Therapist for Youth and Adults

Specializing  in Shame Resilience/Self-Compassion and Emotion Focused Therapies

Stephanie is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#13020). She provides support for people experiencing stress and shame-related issues such as relational trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, religious trauma/deconstruction, self-acceptance/compassion, life transitions, compassion fatigue, stress management, and more.

Stephanie also offers services in American Sign Language

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Marianna Kavanagh
Marianna Kavanagh, MA CCC

Child and Trauma Therapist

Specializing in therapy for children of all ages and adults affected by trauma

Marianna earned her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University and has been counselling in private practice for over 10 years. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#6438)  who works with individuals of all ages and has many years’ experience in working with children and youth. Her specialization is in the areas of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, relationships issues, and spiritual concerns.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Marianna Kavanagh
Naina Menon
Naina Menon
Naina Menon, MA RCC

Online Therapist

Specializing in complex trauma

Naina has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#19094). She strives to create a safe space for those she interacts with.  She believes that the foundation for any long-lasting relationship is trust, authenticity and safety. She has experience working with both children and adults. Naina has worked with issues of anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, abuse, grief and trauma.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Roshni Vendamanikam
Roshni Vedamanikam,
MSW MC RCC

Online Therapist

Specializing in therapy for women and children

Roshni earned her Masters in Counselling from Trinity Western University and has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#2163) for 17 years. She has worked with women and children who’ve experienced family violence—and with those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, burnout and boundaries, attachment and parenting struggles, identity and self-worth, and relationship repair.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Roshni Vedamanikam
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Our Junior Therapists &

Therapists in the Making

Gabi Grimes
Gabrielle Grimes,
BA MA Student

Junior Therapist

Specializing in  therapy for youth

and adults

Gabi is completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. Currently, she has completed her coursework and clinical placements, and is focusing on wrapping up her thesis. She has experience working with youth and adults in various areas including anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, identity development, relational trauma, and shame-related concerns.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Gabrielle Grimes
Katelynn Tekavc
Katelynn Tekavc,
MA RCC

Junior Therapist

Katelynn completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology  from Yorkville University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#22150).

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Katelynn Tekavc
Haylee O'Doherty
Haylee O'Doherty
Haylee O'Doherty,
BA MA Student

Therapist in the Making

Specializing in therapy for children and youth

Haylee is currently completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. She has experience working with children, youth, and young adults in various areas including anxiety, depression, life transitions, sexuality and gender concerns, and spiritual trauma.

 

Internship ends April 2024.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Dane James
Dane James,
BA MA Student

Therapist in the Making

Specializing in therapy for youth

Dane is currently completing his Masters in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. He has experience working with children, teens, and adults with various presenting concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, identity development, and relationship issues.

  • Living Fully
    Our humanist approach helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. We’ll guide you as you discover the agency you already have within—to live life with purpose, joy and hope.
  • Getting Unstuck
    Unhealthy family situations, childhood trauma or abuse, or mental health issues can leave you feeling stuck. We’ll help you emerge from a rut, untangle a conflict and take down the walls that block your progress by equipping you with the tools you need to assess and handle difficult situations—and get unstuck.
  • Openness and Acceptance
    We have a deep affinity with those who’ve experienced trauma and abuse. That’s why we don’t judge; instead, we offer empathy, inclusivity, openness and acceptance. Everyone is welcome here.
  • The Healing Power of Play
    We’re serious about children’s mental and emotional health. That’s why our practice is rooted in playfulness—which helps establish connections while having fun in a safe, stable environment. We let kids be kids, even as they process trauma or stress. But kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from play therapy; adults benefit, too!
  • Healthier Attachments
    We’re committed to helping children and adults form healthy attachments that reduce friction, increase relationship satisfaction and bring lasting healing.
Dane James
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Our Administrative Staff

Laura Blundell
Laura Blundell
Laura Blundell

Intake Worker

About Laura

Coming from an intake counselling background in the UK, Laura has experience providing care to people of all ages. She loves to connect with others and ensure they feel heard and valued. To be part of a wonderful team providing hope and healing in people’s lives, brings Laura great joy and purpose.

 

Outside of the office, Laura enjoys hiking in the mountains, sharing a meal with friends, or relaxing with a book and a cup of tea! 

Renee Mair
Renée Mair
Renée Mair

Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper

About Renée

From a young age Renée has loved numbers, organizing and office supplies, so her role at Treehouse is a perfect fit. Renee has over 15 years of experience in administrative and bookkeeping roles and enjoys working behind the scenes to help the office run smoothly. Working with a great team of therapists as they seek to help people find healing in their lives brings Renée joy and fulfillment. 

 

When Renée is not busy balancing the books or pestering therapists for paperwork, she enjoys creative projects, trying to keep plants alive, thrift store shopping, and most of all, spending time with her husband and two children playing games or enjoying the outdoors. 

Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The staff of Treehouse Trauma Centre acknowledges that we offer our services on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Kwantlen Katzie and Semiahmoo and Matsqui First Nations.

We respect the land and honour this tradition of land acknowledgment that dates back centuries for Indigenous people. With this acknowledgment, we thank those Indigenous people who still live on and care for these lands.

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