John Wassen, M.A., MEd
Certified Canadian Counsellor & Program Director
John has been involved in counselling for over fifteen years, and has been with New Life Christian Counselling since its opening in 1994. He specializes in individual (Christian spiritual growth, career decision-making, loss and grief, men’s issues) and pre-marital and marriage counselling. He also conducts seminars and workshops on various topics. John grew up in the local area, and is married with two adult daughters and two grandsons.
Sarah Huang, MC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Sarah has been counselling for seven years. Her area of specialty is working with children, adolescents and families, but she also counsels women and pre-marital couples.
As a registered therapist, wife and mother to one daughter, Sarah realizes how important connection, relationship and attachment are in all of the roles, and continue to be the foundation of her counselling model. Coming from an attachment-based theoretical model Sarah believes that in order for parents to make sense of their children and youth the relationship bond first needs to be strengthened. In utilizing child-parent relationship therapy, art and play therapies, among other methods, Sarah helps parents cope with behavioural issues, anxiety, child and youth trauma, grief and loss and depression.
When working with women and pre-marital couples, Sarah utilizes expressive therapies. She also uses transformational and narrative therapy while working with women for relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, personal and spiritual growth. While working with pre-marital couples, Sarah integrates both Gottman’s couple therapy and emotion-focused therapy.
Kay Legge, MC
Kay holds a Master of Counselling degree, and she has been counselling for over twelve years. She works with individuals and couples, and she specializes in self-esteem, assertiveness and shame issues, relationship concerns, anger management, and Christian spiritual growth.
Kay also presents seminars and workshops. She is married with three adult daughters and one grandson and one granddaughter.
Glenda Lagasse, MC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Glenda obtained her M.A. in Counselling Psychology in 2002 and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She has also undergone specialized training in the areas of depression and anxiety.
While Glenda's clinical experience includes working with all age groups, she has a particular interest in working with adults in individual and group settings. Her main goals in counselling lie in coming alongside the client, listening to the issues that they present, helping them make decisions to lead more meaningful and balanced lives, and motivating them to cope through the transitional stages. She is particularly adept at identifying client's needs, welcoming their contributions, and supporting them in the healing process. Glenda is keenly aware of the importance of mindful listening and is committed to seeking out the best possible help for her clients. She is upbeat, energetic and positive.
Glenda's specific interests are in the area of women's issues which may include depression, marital and other relationship issues, life's transitional stages, grief and loss, career transitions, self-worth, body image, and anxiety.
Glenda has been happily married to Mike for over 13 years. Together, they enjoy parenting their two school-age children. She and her family enjoy biking, hiking, swimming, travelling, and dabbling in the culinary world.
Alex Kwee, Psy.D., R.Psych.
Alex Kwee, Psy.D., R.Psych., is a psychologist with active registrations and licenses in British Columbia, Washington, and Illinois. He works with adults specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, and male sexual disorders utilizing an integration of Cognitive-Behavioural, Acceptance and Commitment, and Psychodynamic therapies.
Another clinical focus of Dr. Kwee is the psychological management of complex pain problems. He is a program psychologist at Back in Motion Rehabilitation, Inc., where he works with clients and provides consultation to allied rehabilitation professionals in the treatment and management of injury-related and chronic pain conditions. Dr. Kwee teaches in the MA in Counselling Psychology program at Trinity Western University. He has presented at various conferences and published peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Psychology and Theology, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: Treatment and Prevention.
Originally from Singapore, Dr. Kwee divides his time between the Vancouver area and Bellingham, WA. He is married to Janelle, an assistant professor at TWU, and has a young daughter. Visit www.alexkwee.com for more information about Dr. Kwee.