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Book a consultation with a therapist below or fill out our Contact Form for general inquiries:

Kindred Counselling Therapists are Registered Clinical Counsellors, or Registered Social Workers.  All therapists have Masters degrees and post graduate training in EMDR. All therapists receive monthly consultation in EMDR from the clinic owner who is an Approved EMDR Consultant. We are trauma-informed dedicated professionals here to help guide you in your healing process.

The Kindred Team

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Clinic Owner:
Tara Marshall, RCC
Synergetic Play Therapist
Approved EMDR Consultant

I identify with the pronouns she/her/hers. I have been in the social services field for 25 years working with children, youth and families in the Vancouver community. I hold a BA in Child & Youth Care from the University of Victoria (2010). I hold a MA in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University (2015) and I am Registered Clinical Counsellor.


Post graduation I have trained to become a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist and an Approved EMDR Consultant. The combination of my degrees, post-graduate certifications and my 25 years experience, has afforded me a unique specialization of skills to intervene effectively with children, youth and adults and now as a mentor for other therapists.


I truly believe in the life-changing outcomes of EMDR therapy because of my own EMDR therapy experience and witnessing my clients recover from trauma and transform into the person they are meant to be.

Trauma can change you at your core and steer you off the path away from the person you are meant to be. EMDR therapy can guide you back to the path again and toward your true self. I've seen people transform time and time again in all ages, all walks of life, all different mental health issues and so on.  Furthermore, by the time clients leave EMDR therapy they are left with the skills needed to manage any challenges in the future.

I believe that taking the step to begin therapy in general is a great act of self-care and that success in counselling can strengthen your relationship with yourself and others and give you the resources to manage ongoing life challenges and to meet your life goals!

It's NEVER too late and things are NEVER too far gone to start therapy and make a change. EMDR therapists are trained to work with trauma and can handle the good, bad and ugly that comes up in therapy.


In particular, Kindred Counselling therapists have unconditional positive regard for our clients, we respect their uniqueness and the grit it takes to start therapy, we are non-judgemental and care A LOT about supporting you through the process of healing in therapy.


P: 604-637-2074  During M-F business hours/Can leave message

Please contact Tara to be put on her 2024 waitlist. This is for EMDR with adults only and for EMDR Therapists for consultation.

Sarah DiFederico, RSW
EMDR Therapist (Adults only)

I’m Sarah, my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a practicing psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. I graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2011. I later completed a Master of Social Work degree at Western University in 2018. My goal in the therapy room is to create a safe space that allows you to get to the root cause of your distress in order to move forward in life. I am often described as direct, but am committed to provide a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental therapeutic environment.


Between my undergraduate and graduate degree, I spent time living and working overseas as a kindergarten teacher in Seoul, South Korea and in Hong Kong. Prior to moving back to Canada, I studied to become a certified meditation instructor in Rishikesh, India. 


I am a firm believer and practitioner of client-centered and trauma informed care. Together, we can work towards bringing the parts of you that are seeking change in order to heal. I am comfortable sitting with clients who are working through difficult emotions, feelings and memories. I have experience in clinical neurosciences and have worked primarily in direct clinical psychiatric care. I specialise in supporting clients who feel held back by their past experiences or traumas. I have helped many clients over the years suffering from anxiety, panic, PTSD, depression, personality disorders, psychosis and phobias. I work collaboratively with clients from an EMDR therapy perspective along with an adjunct of mindfulness.


In my spare time, you can find me travelling, in the mountains, spending time with my partner or catching up on the latest Netflix documentaries.

Accepting new clients/Currently no waitlist
Offering in-person and online sessions

Book a 15 min free consultation with Sarah now!


T: 604-637-2074  During M-F business hours/Can leave message

New clients: can book a free 15 min consultation 

Current clients: can book sessions


Vishavjit Sandhu,RCC
Child, Youth & Family Therapist
EMDR Therapist

Vishavjit K Sandhu (She,Her,Hers)


Vishavjit is a multilingual clinical counselor registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She has vast experience working with people with different backgrounds and age groups. Vishavjit completed her bachelor's in Psychology with honors and dual master's in psychotherapy and professional counseling and subsequently received Masters in healthcare management  from Riverside University, USA. Vishavjit has experience providing ambulatory and inpatient care to patients with psychiatric disorders and has worked extensively in de-addiction and rehabilitation centers providing care to patients with substance-use disorders. 


Vishavjit is also trained in EMDR and provides EMDR for children and youth which is a rare specialty. She is also now accepting individual adult EMDR clients.


Vishavjit aims to provide a safe, comfortable and confidential environment. Currently, she is working as a Child, Youth and Family Therapist to help and support those individuals and families with a history of abuse, trauma, stress, phobias, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, OCD, anger, or insomnia. 


Besides work, she maintains hobbies like meditation, hiking, biking, photography, bird watching, exploring new destinations, astrology, palmistry, and numerology. She believes that while human beings could play as a catalyst to the healing process, time and nature are the biggest healers.


Note: Vishavjit has started to do multi-cultural couples therapy. Vishavjit speaks Punjabi and other languages. Please contact if you are interested to find out more.

Accepting new clients/Currently no waitlist

Offering in-person and online sessions

Book a 15 min free consultation with Vishavjit now!


P: 604-637-2074  During M-F business hours/Can leave message

New Clients: book a free 15 min consultation

Current Clients: can book sessions


Harroop Sandhu, RCC
EMDR Therapist (Adults only )

I identify with the pronouns she/her/hers. I am a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with over ten years’ experience providing counseling support to individuals from varying backgrounds. I celebrate the diversity of each client by focusing on their unique strengths and perspectives. In my work with clients I integrate several therapeutic approaches and am skilled in working with clients experiencing a variety of challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, family challenges, and stress management.


My approach is holistic and flexible and determined by the needs of each client. I aim to provide a safe, compassionate, and accepting atmosphere while empowering individuals to reach their goals while strengthening their resilience. Through a process of awareness, insight, skill building, and warm support, clients can learn to navigate and make sense of challenges.  I work from a client centered approach utilizing an EMDR therapy perspective. 


Outside of my work at Kindred Counselling I love hiking, spending time with family, and finding the best ice cream in town!

Accepting new clients/Currently no waitlist
Offering in-person and online sessions

Book a 15 min free consultation with Harroop now!


T: 604-637-2074  During M-F business hours/Can leave message

New Clients: book a free 15 min consultation

Current Clients: can book sessions


For general information & inquiries, please fill out our Contact Form:

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