BRITTA REGAN WEST
MA, RCC, TITC-CT/CFST | Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Traumatologist and Compassion Fatigue Specialist
THERAPEUTIC SERVICES | Britta West is a leading trauma therapist, family therapist and child and teen therapist providing an array of therapeutic services including individual therapy, marriage and couples counselling, family counselling, group therapy and parenting groups. Therapy at SITKA promotes improved functioning for individuals and transformed relationships in couples and families. Leading in the behavioral and mental health field, Britta provides services in the heart of Burnaby and to the greater Vancouver region.
CLINICAL SERVICES | As a Clinical Traumatologist and Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Britta has led many clinicians on their journey to developing and honing their practice. Clinical supervision and consultation are offered to therapists needing ongoing supervision or case-specific consults. Serving Burnaby and Vancouver, Britta reaches all communities on the lower mainland supporting clinicians in contributing to their communities and improving their practice approaches.
CONSULTING SERVICES | With fifteen years of experience in the mental and behavioural health field, Britta has trained and consulted many organizations in Burnaby and Vancouver on various mental and behavioural health topics including trauma-informed practice, compassion fatigue and burnout and systemizing mental health services. She has contributed to the grassroots builds of many meaningful services and improved efficacy and outcomes for various practitioner roles in the field.
Britta is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors) and a Clinical Traumatologist and Compassion Fatigue Specialist with designation from the Traumatology Institute of Toronto. She is a sitting Director and President-Elect on the Board of Directors of the BCACC. Britta is a strong presence in the therapeutic and consulting community appearing on Theravive, Psychology Today and Counselling BC.
NOOSHIN ALLAHDADI MSW, RSW
Nooshin Allahdadi is a Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with a specialization in children and youth, families and parenting. Nooshin's training and expertise have focused on trauma, parent-child relationships, attachment across the lifespan and mental health consultation and treatment.
Nooshin has a professional background that includes settings such as Surrey Memorial Psychiatry, Ministry of Child and Family Development and Child and Youth Mental Health. Her unique experience in multiple roles within these agencies creates extensive specialization in individual mental health and relational health and wellness.
She provides psychotherapy that treats the client holistically, whether for individuals, couples or families by focusing on helping people create healthy and fulfilling lives in their internal and external worlds. Regardless of the challenges a client might face, Nooshin has the expertise to guide a client's growth and achievement in whatever they feel is important to them. Stabilizing a person's sense of distress as well as a relationship's areas of tension is Nooshin's first step towards improving the client's wellness.
Providing sessions in office, remotely or in nature, Nooshin supports individuals, couples and families in developing their most authentic and fulfilling lives. Her extensive knowledge of trauma, mental health and attachment extends SITKA's area of specialization as a leading clinic on the lower mainland treating trauma, mental health and familial and relational distress.
ARTURO BALLESTEROS MA, RCC
Arturo Ballesteros (he/him/his/él) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor living on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish People. He has worked as a counsellor for more than five years in non-profit, independent, community based organizations in Vancouver and White Rock, BC.
Arturo supports and assists a variety of individuals and their loved ones, based on the premise that positive change happens once we begin understanding how we operate. Arturo’s values and ideas guiding his work are also rooted in his experience as an immigrant. He believes that everyone is different and has different needs and that a “one-size-fits-all” model does not serve people’s best interest and does not enhance the human experience.
Arturo believes in everyone's power to create change in their lives. As a counsellor, he helps his clients to explore the topics brought to - and that emerge in - the counselling room using tools from different approaches. This tailors the counselling experience to the clients’ needs and nature of their problems. In this process, he hopes for clients to consolidate their understanding of the connection between what they see, what they want and who they are to allow them to make wise and transformative decisions in their lives.
For Arturo, the therapeutic connection between client and therapist is very important. He stays away from judgements and works in the client's best interest. His objective is to give the client a counselling experience in which their knowledge and value as a human being is honoured.