List of Counsellors

Below is a list of local counsellors and psychologists who work with clients as part of the Counselling Assistance Program. Please speak to an Outreach Worker if you would like more information.

CounsellorEducationMembership with Governing AssociationRegistered SinceAreas of Specialization

Michelle Chang

Whistler, Spruce Grove

Master’s in Education in Counselling Psychology (2009)
Bachelors of Education in Elementary Education McGill University (2001)
Narrative Therapy Certificate
School of Narrative Therapy

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)2010Child and youth counselling, narrative counselling

Greg McDonnell, CCC

Whistler, Function Junction

Masters of Education (Counselling) 2008
B.A. Simon Fraser University – 1996
Somatic Experiencing (Intermediate Complete)
Canadian Counselling Association
Registered Clinical Counsellor
2008Youth, Young Adult, Adult Counselling, Addictions, Family Counselling, Anger Management, Grief, Stress Management, Anxiety & Depression, Trauma, Abuse

Kerrie Palmer


Pemberton, Whistler (1/2 day per week)

M.A. Counselling Psychology (2009) City University of Seattle
Expressive Play Therapy (2009)
Narrative Therapy Level 1 & 2 (2007)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Workshop (2005)
Victim Services Modules 1-V (2003)
B.Ed. Family Studies & Economics U of T
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
BC Teacher’s Federation
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
2008Trauma, Substance Misuse, Grief, Stress and Healthy Relationships
Children, Youth and Adults

Candace Postal

Fax: 604-962-8829
Whistler Village

Masters in Counseling, MC, 2005 (TWU)
Narrative Level 1 and 2 Advanced Training
Anxiety Training with Dr. Gordon Neufeld
Grief and Loss Training
Suicide Intervention Training
Sexual Abuse Intervention Training Level 1-IV
BC Association of Clinical Counselors (BCACC) 2005Youth, young adults, adults, families: Postpartum, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, sexually intrusive behaviour intervention and sexual abuse

Nancy Routley


Whistler, Function Junction

B.A. Psychology (1995)
B.C. Registered Clinical Counsellor (2004)
Master of Education- Counselling (2002)
Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy (1999)
Certificate in Peer Counselling (1995)
Certificate in Addictions (1995)
Canadian Counselling Association2001Individuals, Relationships,
Couples & Families, Anxiety & Depression, Grief, PTSD (post traumatic stress), Abuse in relationships, Anger management

Kayla Benbow


Whistler, Function Junction

Masters in Counselling Psychology, 2017, Athabasca University.
Performance Level Coach, 2013, CSCF/NCCP
Bachelor’s of Arts (Psychology & Sociology, 2007, University of Victoria.
High Five-Principals of Healthy Child Dev., 2013
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).2017

Jules Ku-Lea



Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) since 2016 2016Youth and Adults, Anxiety and Depression

Tanya Richman



Master’s of Arts, Counselling Psychology – University of Seattle 2006
Bachelor of Education – McGill University 1997
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Dalhousie University 1992
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2008
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors since 2015
2017Adolescents, Adults, Children (6-10) and (11-13), Grief and Loss, Relationships

Ashlin Tipper

Registered Clinical Counsellor (M.A.)

Function Junction, Whistler

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Yorkville University. 2018.
Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences. Simon Fraser University. 2010.
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
2019Individual therapy (adolescent and adult).

Lana Lutke

Main Street, Whistler

Diploma of Professional Counselling from
Vancouver College of Counsellor Training (2015)
Youth and Family Support Worker Certificate from
Vancouver College of Counsellor Training (2015)
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada
2015Relationship issues, Anxiety and Depression, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Adaptation in a New Country, Cross Cultural Counselling, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Couples Therapy, Personal Development

Lisa Rickli

Whistler, Village

Diploma of Professional Counselling 2018
Youth and Family Support Worker Certificate 2018
Counselling for Intimacy in Relationships Certificate 2018

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

2019Youth and Family Counselling, Couple Counselling, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Parent-child/youth Conflict, Chronic pain/illness, Relationship issues.