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Theresa M. Grech


Founder and Director


Children, Youth and Adult Mental Health, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour TherapyBehavioural Consultation, Family Therapy, Psychosis Interventions, Couples Counselling including Autism Specific Couples Counselling, Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Autism and Neurodevelopmental DisordersEducation.


Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) – Registration #2619, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) – Registration # , International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

Faculty Member, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, UBC

Specialized Training

Early Psychosis Intervention Training

Mental Health in Children, Youth and Adults

Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Level 1

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Advanced in Trauma with Children

Play Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Cultural Competency Training, First Nations Health Authority

Violence Prevention Training

Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities


Masters of Counselling Psychology (MC), University of Calgary

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP), International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honours in Counselling Psychology

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Philosophy

about theresa

Theresa’s career in the field of Mental Health has spanned 20 years, working in the capacity of  Counsellor, Behavioural Consultant, Mental Health Clinician, and Educator.  She considers it a privilege and opportunity to have worked with so many diverse individuals, couples, and families. Theresa is a faculty member of the Developmental Disorders Program at UBC, is a consultant to Ministry of Children and Family Development on more complex situations around children with special needs and youth in care, and focuses her studies and research in the area of brain health and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


When considering the therapeutic process, Theresa sees her role as a guide who supports the individual in their journey of exploration and self-reflection towards a deeper understanding of self. To be more self-aware is to be empowered to equip oneself with the tools to better access strengths, abilities, and more comfortably navigate the world. Treatment is tailored according to each person’s need, drawing on different theories and approaches.


When working with children and youth challenged by mental health concerns, Theresa understands and has a deep appreciation for the individuals and teams that work within the larger system of supports. Having worked on Children, Youth and Adult Mental Health teams, Theresa understands the need to work closely with Family Members and consult with Mental Health Professionals and Educators, in order to ensure that a team approach is taken and the bigger picture is understood. Most importantly, Theresa values the family as an integral part of the child’s life, and see them as the “experts” of their children.


In Theresa’s free time, she enjoys photography, being out in nature, spending time in the company of family and friends, and being a part of a world where each other’s differences are celebrated!