The staff of BestMarriages.ca 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 endorsement

 

Darren Wilk - M.A., R.C.C. C.G.T

** LANGLEY LOCATION ** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS   Darren Wilk, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Co-founder of Bestmarriages.ca, has been working with marriages and families since 1988.   This includes being a foster parent, providing care as a professional parent loving and inspiring children with various challenges. He is also a Senior Consultant for the Gottman Organization in Canada, and Master Trainer, regularly presenting Gottman Couples Workshops. ...

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

** LANGLEY LOCATION  ** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS   I have been practicing marriage and family therapy since 1991, after receiving my degree from one of the top 5 Marriage and Family Therapy Programs in the world, Loma Linda University. I have been a Certified Gottman Therapist since 2006 and have practiced the Gottman Method since 2004. I am co-owner of Bestmarriages.ca and Affinity Counselling Services and co-founder...

LaVerna Wilk - M.C., R.C.C., C.G.T.

** LANGLEY LOCATION ** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS   I love to build champions and help people experience freedom in their lives every chance I get.  I have worked with families, couples and individuals since 1988.  As a Therapeutic Foster Parent, I have worked very closely with families to maximize relationship and minimize loss.  As a therapist with individuals, I help people step out of their rut and...

Duncan O’Mahony - M.A., M.P.C., C.C.C.

** LANGLEY LOCATION  ** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS   Duncan is an Irish born Canadian citizen. He grew up on three continents as his family moved in search of a better life and opportunities. As a senior in high school he had his first encounter with kicking a football, this combined with a special coach who helped accommodate his schedule opened the door to play collegiate soccer and...

Stefan Kurschat - M.C., R.C.C.

** LANGLEY LOCATION ** MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY    Hi, I’m Stefan and I’m passionate about helping couples like you and your partner restore your relationship. I specialize in couples counselling because it is my favorite type of counselling. Why, you might ask? Well, that’s because I am a romantic at heart, I believe in love, and I want you to succeed in your relationship and live happily ever after!...

Josipa Katinic - MA, RCC, SEP, RHN, EPC

** LANGLEY LOCATION  ** TUESDAY IN OFFICE & WEDNESDAY ONLINE ONLY   Hi, I’m Josipa and I’m passionate about working with couples to help them return to or create an environment of happiness, care, and understanding in their relationships. Contrary to a popular mainstream belief, no one comes prepared to be in a relational partnership. In fact, what typically happens is: We choose a partner who knows how to...

Hollie Tomkinson - M.C.P., R.C.C.

** LANGLEY LOCATION ** TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY   Hollie graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in 2005 and has been working as a therapist in both the private and public social services fields since then. She has worked with children, adolescents and parents for MCFD since 2005, has had the privilege of working with cancer patients at the BC Cancer Agency and with couples and individuals in...

Sarah Coft - M.A., R.C.C

** LANGLEY LOCATION ** MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY **   Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’ve made it my life’s work to help couples create a secure relationship marked by healthy communication, connection, and friendship! Whether you are looking for a relationship tune-up, or you’re feeling hopeless about your relationship, I am here to help. Research has repeatedly shown that the relationship you have with your counsellor predicts the success...

Anne Thompson - Office Administrator

Anne brings many years of administrative experience and is a helpful and calming addition to our team. Whatever your circumstance is, she will do her best to make you feel comfortable and confident as you move forward in the counselling process. Anne was raised in Ottawa but has lived in BC for the last 20 years. She enjoys interior design, watersports and playing fetch with her hyperactive cat.

Madeleine Wilk - Office Administrator

Madeleine has a calming presence and thrives in situations calling for problem solving. She is well versed in the world of counselling, is familiar with the Gottman method, and is studying psychology herself.  Madeleine has a passion for helping people and strives to meet people where they are at. Madeleine was born in Langley and has lived here her entire life. She enjoys cheese making, abstract painting, and long...

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