Our Marriage Counsellors

A Diverse Team of Highly Trained Certified Marriage Counsellors in Langley

When seeking therapy to improve their relationships, couples need to know they are in the hands of the most highly trained marriage counselors in Langley, BC. The staff of BestMarriages.com offers such assurance. While each of their marriage therapists holds the highest level of certification, they also have another tool in their counseling arsenal: Experience. They all use the Gottman Method they teach in fostering the success of their own family lives. Created by expert John Gottman who holds over 40 years of research and experience, this highly acclaimed method has proven effective in promoting healthy marriages and parenting techniques.

Darren Wilk and Lawrence Stoyanowski are two of a handful of counselors in the world personally trained by John and Julie Gottman and certified to teach the Gottman Couples therapy in  Level 1, 2 and 3.  They also are the only Canadian Consultants in the organization, and have taught over 40 couples retreats.  They come highly endorsed and trusted by the Gottman relationship Institute to represent them in Canada.  Gottman CEO endorsment

Darren Wilk, M.A., R.C.C. C.G.T, Certified Gottman Couples Therapist

Marriage Counsellor Langley BC Darren Wilk, M.A., R.C.C, co-founder of BestMarriages.com and counselor with numerous backgrounds from which to draw his advice and encouragement for troubled couples. With a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Religion and a Master of Arts in Counseling/Psychology, Wilk not only uses the Gottman Method in his sessions, he also has been a residential addictions counselor, a youth worker and has fostered children with his wife LaVerna for over 16 years.   Though he also provides assistance in many other areas, he focuses on couples and believes strongly in prevention as well as mitigation.  More…

Lawrence Stoyanowski, M.Sc., MFT, R.C.C, C.G.T.

Marriage Counselor Langley, BC Lawrence Stoyanowski, M.Sc., MFT, R.C.C, C.G.T., who also brings more than two decades of experience to the team of marriage counsellors at Best Marriages.com. Like his partners, he is also certified in the Gottman Method. With energy and enthusiasm, he helps couples mend their broken relationships by working on communications skills, conflict resolution and managing stress. He also emphasizes the importance of maintaining individual self esteem in sustaining healthy relationships with others. More…

La Verna Wilk, Master of Counselling, R.C.C. C.G.T.

laverna newLa Verna Wilk, Master of Counseling, R.C.C. She, too, is certified in the Gottman Method. Armed with her Master’s Degree in counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Religion and personal experience as a wife and mother, she teaches couples to focus on building a positive future rather than dwelling on pain and anger of the past. As another of the highly certified couples therapists with BestMarriages.com, she helps her Clients improve themselves in order to achieve better relationships.  She also is Our expert in Nuerotherapy and trauma Work.  More…

Michele Gruenhage, M.A., C.C.C., R.C.C.


Michele Gruenhage is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, who is passionate about helping people of all ages experience greater emotional wellness.

As a therapist, Michele manages to be both sensitive and direct. She is enthusiastic about understanding the client’s perspective, and uses a client-centered approach, which means the client sets his or her goals for therapy.   More….

Our Staff:

shananShanan Rice: Office Administrative Assistant

Meet Shanan….the “voice” behind the phones. If you are calling during regular business hours, this is the gal you are likely to be speaking with. Shanan has a passion for people and loves to laugh. Whatever your circumstance is, she will do her best to make you feel comfortable and confident as you move forward in the counselling process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When she’s not at the office, you might find her hanging out with one of her 3 (young adult) daughters, or at the dog park chasing her Labradoodle.

What To Expect from BestMarriages.ca

Upon reaching out to Marriage Counselors in Langley, couples receive specialized assistance in working through their differences to rediscover the love they once knew. The team at BestMarriages.com realizes everyone is different, and each marriage faces its own set of difficulties. They offer counselors with diverse personalities and approaches to therapy to ensure they thoroughly meet the needs of each couple they meet. Call us today at 604-539-5277 for a free consultation to learn more about how our expert marriage therapists and counsellors can help change your relationship.