Hi! My name is Andrew, Executive Director at Alongside You, and I believe real change is possible. To give you an idea of my professional credentials and experience, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC RCC#3404). In addition to being Executive Director of Alongside You, I also co-founded Cedar Springs Counselling, a non-profit counselling centre in Richmond, BC and am a Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.
At Alongside You, our practice and approach is build upon the foundational belief that anyone can change. We are passionate about our clients, and work hard with them toward their goals. We enjoy working with clients from many different backgrounds and have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling and are looking to invest in their own future and those of their loved ones. Our therapists have worked in both a private practice setting as well as in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and am very comfortable with the wide range of mental illness and relationship issues and welcome any clients struggling with mild to severe mental health or relationship issues. We only ask that clients want to move forward.
We've been told by our clients that we are able to help them feel welcome and at ease from the start of therapy. This is the best complement we can hope to receive. While therapy is not always a pleasant process, it should be a safe process, and we hope that our offices are a place that everyone is able to feel safe. Our clients benefit from our extensive experience, our ability to see potential for change, and our ability to see beyond their struggle, to the core of who they are and help them become who they want to be going forward. We believe in therapy skills and interventions that are backed by research, shown to be effective, and show results that are tangible. To achieve this, we use a variety of modalities, including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and an integration of Mindfulness and Neurofeedback tools to build acceptance and coping skills.
If you want to move forward, I believe that we can help you. We also believe in affordable care and adjust fees based on income. While our offices are in Richmond, BC and Ladner, BC, we available worldwide via secure videoconference using Medeo.ca. If you think that we could be of help to you, please do give us a call. If after we talk, you or your counsellor don't believe it's the best fit, we will gladly refer you to another professional within our clinics, or one outside our walls. The quality of care you receive and your seeing the benefits of therapy are our top priority, whether it is with us, or someone else.
Andrew Neufeld, MC RCC
Andrew is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#3404) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. He is the Co-Founder of Alongside You, Co-Founder of Cedar Springs Counselling, and Clinical Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He has advanced clinical training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Satir Transformational Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. He has further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Andrew enjoys working with clients from many different backgrounds and has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families. He enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, and has working with people from age 5 to age 90. Andrew also moved to South Delta in 2006 where he has resided since, with his wife and two daughters. Having worked with the local mental health teams, community agencies, and churches in various capacities, he has both the clinical, and practical experience to help with many issues that the residents of South Delta face.
Juliana Fruhling, MA-MFT RCC
Juliana enjoys working with a range of issues including depression, postpartum depression, anxiety, relationship/marital issues, adolescent issues, abuse, trauma, anger, grief and loss. In her work with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children, Juliana comes alongside her clients from a place of gentleness and empathy, respecting each person’s journey and the resiliencies which have allowed them to cope with past and present struggles, while providing a safe space for healing and change to take place. Using a multi-modal approach, Juliana works holistically, systemically and experientially, addressing all aspects of well-being in her therapy: physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and relational.
Juliana is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trinity Western University. She has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, OEI (Observed and Experimental Integration) Trauma Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Scott McNeil, RPN, MSc.
Scott McNeil, Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), came to BC in 2010 after completing a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. Scott has practiced as a psychiatric nurse in both the UK where he trained and in BC. After qualifying from the University of York (UK) as psychiatric nurse in 2000 Scott took a post in a high secure Forensic Hospital in the UK where he spent four years learning to essentials of nursing. After this Scott spent time nursing in a semi-rural community in northern England, where helping people to lead their day to day lives in the community with chronic or enduring mental health problems was the priority.
Scott particularly enjoys and feels skilled in working as a counsellor with people who suffer anxiety problems, depressed mood and eating disorders. Scott’s practice is very collaborative, the development of a good working relationship that enables both parties to agree upon the issues to be addressed and the goals that therapy is working towards are very important. In addition coming from a place of educating and empowering are important to Scott’s practice; which endeavours to provide the person entering into therapy with the skills to maintain the gains they make in therapy for the long term.
Share Forde, RN, CPMHN(C)
Share is a group therapist and a Registered Nurse with an Honours Diploma in Mental Health and has enjoyed working in the field since 1980. She has worked full time in mental health centres, inpatient psychiatric units and in private practice and is certified with the Canadian Nurse's Association across Canada as a Mental Health Specialist. Share has advanced education in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Western Branch of The Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and extensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She has led DBT groups in the Lower Mainland since 2009 and has trained other clinicians in this model. Share has 35 years of experience providing individual and group therapy. Share has also volunteered with the Canadian Mental Health Association and was Vice President from 1995-1999 for the Grey Bruce Region in Ontario.
Kristin Beare, MSc(OT)
Kristin obtained her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria. Kristin has worked as an occupational therapist in acute hospital and pediatric settings and also has clinical experience in homecare, schools, and community mental health. She is passionate about helping others find meaning and enjoyment in the activities that make up daily life and keep a healthy life balance. Kristin is registered with the BC College of Occupational Therapists and is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time at the beach, hosting movie nights, and cooking with her husband.
Katie Huston, RD
Katie graduated as a Registered Dietitian from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics which included an internship with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Katie is registered with the College of Dietitians of British Columbia and a member of Dietitians of Canada. Katie’s passion is taking the science of nutrition and turning it into practical advice that her clients can use in their everyday lives to reach their health and nutrition goals. Katie has also completed additional training to help people who struggle with food cravings, emotional eating, boredom eating, stress eating, etc. Through her years of nutrition counselling, Katie has learned that sometimes the struggle is not learning what we should be eating, but rather implementing these changes in our lives. This is where these additional strategies to manage cravings and emotional eating can really help, and is an area Katie is very passionate about. Katie enjoys cooking (of course!), running, spending time with her friends and family and cuddling her adorable bunny, Caprice.
For more information, please visit our website at Alongside You or give us a call at 604-283-7827