Who We Are


At Turning Point our counsellors are committed to providing you with a space to heal, reflect, and transform your relationship to yourself and others.
We hold true to the idea we can not take you to places we have not gone ourselves.   All our therapists and Interns are committed to this value by continuing to do their own personal work and in-depth training.
All therapists have been carefully selected to provide you with the skills to achieve your goals.  We understand that finding the right fit in a therapy relationship is very important and provide you with a variety of backgrounds and interests to choose from.

Senior Associates

North Delta Location

In-person and Video

Tuesday  9.30am - 8pm
Wednesday  12noon - 8pm
Saturday  10am - 4pm

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Delyse Ledgard RCC. Clinical Director/Psychotherapist/Intern Supervisor

Delyse (she/her) has over 30 yrs experience in the counselling field. She specializes in trauma work and utilizes a number of approaches that work from a relational, somatic psychotherapy approach.  She is a Certified Somatic Transformation Practitioner and incorporates Internal Family Systems into her work. Other influences include: Gestalt, mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy.

In her work with couples, Delyse is a Certified Relational Life Therapy Practitioner (By Terry Real). She is influenced by a number of other approaches such as: Developmental  Couples Approach, EFT, and attachment theory.

Experienced With:
  • Trauma
  • Family of Origin
  • Attachment struggles
  • Relationships
  • Couples Counselling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • BPD
  • Self Esteem
  • Clinical Supervision.

Delyse is unable to take on new clients at this time.

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Vancouver Location

Video Chat and In-Person
Monday - Saturday 11.30 am - 7.30 pm

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Aron Buky-Tompa RCC Psychotherapist

Aron (he/him) has worked in the fields of mental health and addictions for over 9 years. His work centres around the therapeutic power of the relationship created in session, and uses the transformative power of a real human encounter to facilitate change.

Therapy can help create a new experience of what relationships can feel like. It provides space for healing trauma, processing anxiety, and finding meaning where there was only depression. Aron's practice focuses on clear communication and radical understanding, and fostering change through the therapeutic connection.

Working through trauma is a crucial part of therapy. It involves recognizing the places we can get stuck and frozen in restricted ways of living, and using the therapeutic bond to help move beyond the defensive and protective behaviours that trauma produces.  This allows us more freedom and agency to make choices and deeper connections with others.

Experienced with:
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Relational difficulties
  • Men's work, accountability, healthy masculinity
  • Childhood trauma and family of origin
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Mental health diagnoses (OCD, psychosis, eating disorders)
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Psychedelic integration and spiritual emergency

Email Aron to Book an Appointment
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Vancouver Location

Video only:
Monday 10am - 2 pm.
Tuesday 5 - 9 pm
Wednesday 1 - 9 pm
In Person
Tuesday  9am - 2pm
Thursday  3pm - 9pm

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Ella Bolourian RCC Psychotherapist

You may wish to live life more fully and meaningfully while you find yourself inhibited or limited with struggles between your wish for involvement in ordinary life and fear of leaving the house, mistrust of relationships, or hopelessness about the future.

At the heart of Ella's (she/her) work is the firm belief that despite these common challenges we are all hard-wired with a desire for healing and growth.  In creating a safe and engaging therapeutic relationship with you, Ella sees herself as a catalyst for such exploration and change.

Her true passion is to help you become mindful of your trauma-driven emotional, somatic and behavioural patterns while working with you to undo the still present barring effects of past traumas on your daily life.

This will allow you to move forward with vitality and empowerment in life and a clear sense of connection to your whole self and others. What emerges as a result of these profound neurobiological transformations is a state of calm, flow, connection, ease, confidence, and self-compassion.

Experienced With:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Junior Associates

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Vancouver Location

Video only:
Tuesday 1.30 pm - 7.30 pm

In-Person
Thursday  9.15 am - 2 pm

Michelle Carchrae, Psychotherapist 

As a counsellor, Michelle (she/her) see's her role as a guide or midwife. She understands the counselling relationship as a sort of journey together to a place where you can discover your true self, the person who always exists underneath the effects of trauma and struggle. She will walk beside you on this journey and help keep you safe,  listen deeply, be curious about your experience, and genuine in your relationship.

Michelle believe's that a great deal of change can happen when we are able to have compassion and care for ourselves, a sense of connection with our bodies and the sensations that live there, and the ability to both understand how and why we become threatened and also notice and relax into the safety that exists in the present moment. These things are all skills that can be learned and developed with practice. It’s never too late to claim these as your own.

Experienced With:

  • Anger Management
  • Trauma, Childhood, and adult
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Video Chat only at this time

Availability

Tuesday 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday   11.30 am - 5.30 pm.

Kerena Lam RCC  Psychotherapist

As a queer person of color and a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, Kerena (she/her/hers) is passionate about serving diverse populations and providing a safe, confidential space for individuals to discuss their personal stories and the challenges they face. In her clinical counselling experience, she has worked alongside individuals who have suffered from a wide range of diverse issues.

Kerena uses a collaborative, strength-based, client-centered approach, and draws from a variety of complementary approaches, which are tailored to each client's individual needs. These include, but are not limited to, Adlerian Therapy (a holistic, forward looking approach that considers each person within the context of their total experience), Intersectional Feminism, Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy and Solutions-Focused Therapy. Kerena is also currently undergoing training in EMDR.

Experienced with:
  • Trauma
  • CPTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-worth
  • Relationship or Family Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Identity-related Challenges
  • Life Transitions

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Video Chat Only

Availability

Wednesday 10 am - 3 pm.
Thursday 3pm - 7 pm.

Ola Abugharbiyeh, RCC Psychotherapist

Ola (she/her) is a believer in the resiliency of the human spirit. She prides herself to walk alongside her clients and collaborate with them to alleviate the pain, hold hope, and motivate healing and progress during life challenges, losses, and pain. Ola is a Registered Clinical Counsellor through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Ola brings in over two decades of experience in the fields of mentoring, supervision, and clinical counselling. Ola is a lifelong learner; she holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and a Master’s in Human Rights and Education. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in counselling and psychotherapy.

Ola is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Satir Transformational Therapy, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).  Ola is also trained in motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and sand tray techniques. She also practices Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples - to identify their unconscious needs that cause arguments and discomfort.

Experienced with:

  • Trauma therapy (childhood and adulthood)
  • Relationships, discord and reconciliation
  • Life crises and transitions
  • Anxiety, depression, BPD, and obsessions
  • Sexuality and unresolved emotions
  • Attachment issues
  • Couples: Emotional and Sexual Intimacy and infidelity
  • Family Conflict Resolution: divorce, preservation, and reunification
  • Grief and Loss
  • Immigration, settlement, and racial or ethnic intergenerational trauma
  • Identity Crisis, Self Esteem, and boundaries