Marlee Hershfield, MEd
Marlee is committed to helping people overcome the obstacles in their lives that cause emotional pain and suffering. With a client-centered approach, drawing on clients’ strengths to explore, problem-solve, and move in a direction of self-healing, Marlee believes that every person has the ability to heal and live the life they want to live. She is passionate about her approach to counselling, which is informed by Attachment Theory, Family Systems Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
Marlee started off her career in the teaching world as an elementary school teacher teaching grades K-2. She has always had a passion for working with children, youth and families, which has led her to pursue a career in counselling. Marlee continues to support families who are navigating parenting challenges, addictions, and marital and relationship issues in her daily work as a family counsellor. Marlee is also trained in working with children and families who require additional support for neurodivergent needs including but not limited to ASD, ADHD and other intellectual disabilities.
Marlee works from a social justice lens and is committed to addressing and working towards dismantling systems of power that oppress individuals and communities. She comes from a place of empathy and kindness in her work and aims to support her clients every step of the way to connect with their inner selves, their authentic truth, and their cherished values on the journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and greater peace. Marlee has experience in working with individuals who identify as LGBT2QIA
Marlee holds a Bachelor of Education from McGill University and a Masters of Education from City University of Seattle. Currently, she is completing her Master of Counselling at City University of Seattle (in Vancouver) with the goal of becoming RCC certified.