Our Team

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
– Carl Rogers

Azi Mohammadian (She/Her/Hers),
Director of Clinical Services, RCC, ACS

Azi is accepting new clients.

Azi is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UBC and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University.  She has been a counsellor for eight years and been in the mental health field for fourteen years and has previously worked as a Crisis Counsellor, Mental Health support worker, and Special Needs Teacher.

Azi is also an ACS (Approved Clinical Supervisor) recognized by BCACC, and is accepting new supervisees.

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi

Sae Angelia Aizawa (She/Her/Hers),
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Sae is not accepting new clients at this time. 

Sae Angelia graduated from University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of psychology degree. After searching for her career path, she decided she wanted to pursue becoming a registered clinical counsellor and earned her Masters from City University of Seattle. Sae is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has a strong passion towards helping others. She has done several volunteering that involves supporting individuals in need of mental health support, and comes from a background of working in the mental health field for 4 years.
Sae Angelia works with her clients using modalities including ACT, CBT, Trauma-informed Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic related therapies. She is working towards becoming certified in EMDR and other somatic related therapy modules.

Languages Spoken: English, Japanese

Sae Angelia Aizawa
Sae Angelia Aizawa

Suki Ó Huallacháin (She/Her/Hers),
Canadian Certified Counsellor

Suki is accepting clients on a WAIT LIST only at this time. Please email info@azicounselling.com if you would like to be contacted when she is available for new clients again.

Suki is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and holds a Bachelors degree in Health Science from SFU and a Master’s from Yorkville University in Counselling Psychology. She has worked in the mental health field for 9 years in roles such as mental health support worker and life skill facilitator. She has been working as a concurrent disorders counsellor and has 5 years experience in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. This shaped her knowledge in systemic oppression, substance use, and cultivated passion for working with individuals from all walks of life. Suki is trained in ACT, CBT, mindfulness, EMDR and roots her work in trauma informed practices. Suki is also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). She uses EFT to help partners build stronger bonds, navigate challenges, and rediscover connection in their relationship. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, substance use, anger, self esteem, life transitions, work & career transitions, and trauma.

Languages Spoken: English

Joss Martinez (She/Her/Hers),

Registered Clinical counsellor

Canadian Certified counsellor

Joss is accepting new clients.

Joss is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has a Master’s degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville university. She has a specialized training in Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and is a certified Reiki practitioner. She has been working in the mental health and social services field for the past 4 years helping individuals to grow and heal. Joss is also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and applies this approach to aid partners in enhancing their emotional connections, navigating obstacles, and reestablishing a sense of connection in their relationship.

Joss enjoys working with variety of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, trauma, intimate partner abuse , boundaries, self-esteem, grief and loss, cultural adaptation, migration, and settlement.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Lorna Demedeiros

Lorna Demedeiros (She/Her/Hers),

Registered Social Worker

Lorna is accepting new clients.

Lorna Demedeiros is a Registered Social Worker (MSW). She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is also a certified Complex Trauma/Child Sexual Abuse therapist. She has worked with children, teens and their families since 2013 in psychiatric hospital, government, and clinical settings. She firmly believes the connection between our mind and our body is pivotal.

She uses Attachment theory to guide her understanding of relationships and believes that everything from in utero to the present moment informs how we show up in connection with others. She is trained in EMDR, Synergetic Play Therapy, Somatic Therapy, and others. Her approach to therapy doesn’t always involve a lot of talking but rather doing.

Languages Spoken: English

Céliane Gagné (She/Her/Hers),

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Céliane is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and holds a Masters degree In Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Languages from Laval University. Having grown up with a parent living with a chronic degenerative illness in an environment where mental health was significantly stigmatized has made her to truly appreciate the importance of counselling. She has been working in the mental health field for many years doing diverse roles such as providing spiritual counselling to university students as well as supporting individuals with disabilities. She feels strongly about helping people connect with their inner truths. Her goal is to help individuals find their voice, power, and to take a stand in their life. She also likes to support clients and provide them with the safety they need to move forward with greater resilience and authenticity.

Languages Spoken: English and French

Céliane Gagné
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Sarah Lewis (She/Her/Hers),

Student Counsellor

Sarah is accepting new clients.

Sarah has been working in healthcare and education for the past 15 years, gaining a wealth of experience that she is now eager to apply to her new career in counselling! Sarah is currently a practicum student completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, and holds a Bachelor of Health Science from Thompson Rivers University. After a career of working with patients and healthcare students she says, “I have had the privilege of hearing the stories of the people I
have worked with and have watched their persistence to improve amid chaos and heartache. I have been blessed to witness extraordinary acts of courage in seemingly small moments, and I have seen these to be transformative. This led to the change in my career and the opportunity and privilege to work with you.”

Languages Spoken: English

Risa Yokoi (She/Her/Hers),

Administrative Coordinator

Risa has worked in the field of mental health for the past 8 years mostly in an administrative capacity and also some front-line work in suicide prevention, crisis response, and community outreach. She is here to ensure every client’s experience at Azi Counselling & Associates is positive, warm, and cared for. For any booking or billing inquiries, please feel free to reach Risa at info@azicounselling.com.

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Our Culture

We are a committed experienced team of virtual counsellors aligned around vision, values, and client care. Our team is focused on client engagement, connection, and transparent treatment plans. We know that when the client chooses us, that comes with the highest degree of trust and care, and to honour that commitment we are accountable for our own self-care, therapy, continuing education, and further establishing our credibility through these channels.
Join Our Team

We are always looking to bring on another RCC or CCC to the team. If you have at least two to five years’ experience and feel ready to expand your practice virtually, send your cover letter including the vision for your personal practice and resume to info@azicounselling.com