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Riverside Counselling (Carrie Bove)

  •   604-417-7710
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  • Relationship counselling Relationship counselling
  • Individual counselling Individual counselling
  • LGBQ+ Affirming  LGBQ+ Affirming
  • Trans Affirming Trans Affirming
  • Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible
  • Online resource Online resource

At Riverside Counselling, we offer a safe and supportive environment for self-exploration and growth. We welcome all people – regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or religion.

You may be searching for a therapeutic space for yourself, or perhaps for someone you love. We offer individual, couple, and family counselling. Often people seek counselling when old patterns are no longer of service – our skilled guides can help you to identify these patterns and work towards meaningful change.

Our focus is on examining your current life narrative and your “ideal” life narrative and helping you move towards it. We follow a holistic approach to health. Our practice is centered on helping you create balance in all aspects of life (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) through relationship, connection, and self-understanding.

Let’s start on a path towards your goals and aspirations. You deserve joy, respect, and fulfillment.

We look forward to travelling with you as you navigate your journey.

About Carrie:

Carrie Bove is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. She attended Simon Fraser University and holds an MA in Counselling Psychology and a BA with Distinction in Psychology. She is a compassionate, client-focused, culturally competent counsellor who is experienced and dedicated to providing exceptional and creative care to children, youth, and adults.

Carrie Bove works from a strength-based approach that focuses on finding each person’s inner knowledge, power, and solutions. She uses a narrative based philosophy while adding elements of existential psychology, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. Each psychological and therapeutic technique is tailored to each individual person. Emphasis is placed on a holistic view that encourages balance in mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.

Want to learn more about this service’s work with Two-Spirit, trans, LGBQ+ people?

We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC  to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.

See below for responses for this listing.

Want to learn more about our screening questions and filters?

Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?


Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?


Do you and your colleagues ask about pronouns and use them appropriately?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?


Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?

—Yes, to some extent

We are knowledgeable about local cultural services available to Indigenous clients, but we do not have specific Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers that are connected to our practice.

Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?


Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?


Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?


We have worked with many young people and adults who are living with chronic physical illnesses, as well as diverse cognitive abilities as a result of FASD, ADHD and ASD.

Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?


Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?


Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.


We seek out and engage in continuous trainings and have been gifted cultural teachings from local Indigenous communities to learn and unlearn the barriers that western counselling practices have imposed on diversity.

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?



107 - 2331 Marpole Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3C 2A1


Services available in these languages

  • English

Last updated: January 13, 2022
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