About

There is a traditional notion that therapeutic conversations are best suited for offices with four walls. Our team is keen to introduce a new norm of Walk and Talk Therapy. Our walks with clients encourage them to reconnect with the world around them, engage in exercise, and reflect on life problems in natural and urban spaces. Vancouver, with its vast park spaces, and downtown area is the perfect city for this practice to grow. 

 

Outdoor-lovers find this method of therapy to be particularly enjoyable, as it provides us with many opportunities for mindfulness and gratitude with the beautiful scenes occurring naturally around us. It can also be helpful for those who think best when they are on the move, as some describe experiencing more creativity flowing when engaging in physical activity.

 

 Research has consistently shown that exercise can significantly decrease anxiety and depression while improving overall mood.  Walk and Talk Therapy encourages clients to be more physically active in order to promote both mental and physical health.  It spurs creative, deeper ways of thinking and helps clients to get “unstuck” while confronting difficult issues. Walk and Talk Therapy also allows clients to feel like they are moving forward and ahead of their issues and encourages them to tackle their challenges with more power and efficiency. 

Our Team

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Kevin Barry

MPA, MSW, RCC, RSW

A message from Kevin

I believe that counselling should be a collaborative approach where we work together in resolving life’s challenges. We can work together to create a plan that will give you hope that your life can and will improve. My goal is to guide you to self-awareness and to help you gain greater clarity on your goals.

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RCC 

Sophia Kopelow

A message from Sophia

Hello and welcome! My name is Sophia (pronouns: she/her/hers). I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling from Adler University, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Victoria and am a candidate for registration with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (R.C.C).

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