Professional online counselling for individuals, couples and families

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We understand that coming to the Parallel Wellness office for every session might be challenging.

Your errands are taking you all around town and the thought of driving any farther sounds dreadful—we get it.

You’re busy taking care of your family—but still need to make time for your mental health.

Your physical ability might make travel hard. We don’t want to make accessing therapy more difficult for you.

Or you’ve found your perfect-match therapist, but you don’t live in the same place!

Accessing mental health services should be easy.

It’s why we offer virtual online counselling services through the secure Jane video app—available in your client portal.

We offer virtual sessions for individual, couples, eating disorder and family therapy.

 (Oh and low cost counselling, too.)

All so we can connect with clients who reside outside our community, need flexibility within their schedule, or experience physical challenges to traveling to our office


Our virtual counselling services are held to the same standards and follow the same processes as our in-person counselling services.

The only difference?

You experience your session from the comfort of your home, your car, or wherever is convenient for you.

There’s no extra cost or shortened session requirements.

We take your privacy seriously. Our virtual counselling sessions are private, safe and secure.

Meredith founded Parallel Wellness in 2012 as a solo counsellor and now runs a thriving practice dedicated to helping her neighbours live fulfilling and peaceful lives. She has a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and is currently a PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology.

Meredith specializes in eating disorder therapy and is the founder of the One Body to Love program for women who struggle with binge eating. She also serves clients in the following areas:

Meredith MacKenzie, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor and Founder of Parallel Wellness

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Couples Counselling

Disordered Eating

High achievement and perfectionism




Women’s Mental Health

Meredith strongly believes in the healing power of the human-to-human connection and strives to help others explore themselves and live authentic lives. She brings radical acceptance to her practice to ensure her clients feel safe, seen and understood.

Renu is an experienced counsellor with 10 years of experience.
She is most passionate about guiding clients through relationship issues, whether it be relationships with others, the world, or life purpose. She can help with the following:

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Renu Parmar, MC

Psychotherapist/Registered Clinical Counsellor/ somatic therapist

Having repetitive issues come up with your partner, family, friends, or any other relationships

Somatic therapy:
Includes working with the brain and body to heal unconscious wounds that keep us locked in negative patterns, bringing us straight to the root of the problem.

Our traumas and wounds directly affect how we interact with the issues that come up, as we cope with daily life. It can leave us feeling alone with a personal story that keeps us trapped and powerless. Renu can support you in safely engaging with these wounds so that they can be expressed and released to give way to a new story. The result is to feel more resilient, whole, and embodied. 

Therapy is deeply compassion-focused and cultivating safety is important, so that we can go into the sensitive parts of self that are hidden in a non-judgemental space. Renu has a very direct approach so that clients can experience results quickly. She is also a meditation teacher, Reiki Master, and published writer with a background in the creative arts.




Life Transitions

Attachment Issues

Low Self-Esteem / Insecurity

Eating Disorders / Body Image

Searching for Purpose or Meaning

Feeling Stuck, Unmotivated or Helpless

Feeling Alone or Abandoned by Others

Having Difficulty Being Close to Others

Alexandra has been with Parallel Wellness since 2023. She works with a diverse range of clients, from teens and university students to families, adults, and individuals going through big life transitions.

Alexandra has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Simon Fraser University. She received her master’s degree in Counselling from City University of Seattle. 

Alexandra can support clients in the following areas:

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Alexandra Pesa

Registered clinical counsellor




Emotional Regulation

Grief and Loss

Identify Exploration

Life Transitions

People Pleasing

Alexandra’s goal is to offer a safe, non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their inner worlds, discover the connections between the mind, body, and soul, and find their unique path toward growth and fulfillment.

As a young therapist, she brings a fresh outlook and an inherent understanding of the contemporary challenges younger generations encounter in today’s fast-paced world.

When Alexandra is not serving clients, you might find her jamming to Taylor Swift, trying a new local restaurant, or at the gym.

A quote that inspires Alexandra:

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.

Self-esteem and body issues

Stress Management

Relationship issues including breakups, infidelity, and family dynamics

Alyssa has been with Parallel Wellness since 2022. She has a master’s degree in Counselling from the City University of Seattle.
Alyssa enjoys working with teens 13+ years of age and adults.

She supports clients in the following areas:

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Alyssa Gonzalez, MC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Anxiety and Mood Management

Childhood Healing

Family Relationships

Loss and Transition

Peer Relationship

Alyssa encourages her clients to come as they are. She enjoys helping others get to know their inner systems so they can have more self-compassion and self-awareness. After working with Alyssa, clients can expect to walk away with clarity, healing, and increased self-confidence.

When she’s not serving clients, you might find Alyssa curled up with a good book and a cup of peppermint tea.

A quote that inspires Alyssa:

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

– Lewis Carroll

Alleah has been with Parallel Wellness since 2023 and is currently completing her master’s of Counselling Psychology with an emphasis in art therapy.

Alleah works with adults and can support clients in the following areas:

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Alleah Bowring


Emotional Regulation




Self - Expression 

Stress Management

Her goal is to help others be more present and practice healthy self-expression.

When she’s not serving clients, you might find Alleah at a local pottery class, rock climbing, or camping in the great outdoors.

Ashley has been with Parallel Wellness since 2018 and works mainly with millennials, helping them undo inter-generational trauma.

She supports clients in the following areas: 

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Ashley Greensmyth, MCP

Registered Clinical Counsellor, EMDR Therapist

Anxiety and Mood Management

Couples Therapy

Relationship Issues


Stress management and burnout prevention

Ashley’s goal is to help you feel a sense of belonging and worthiness, clarify your priorities, and experience stable and fulfilling relationships. She helps her clients develop more self-awareness, emotional intelligence and maturity, relationship skills, and relaxation.

Ashley received her Masters in Counselling Psychology and is certified in EMDR Basic Training, Lifespan Integration 1, Gottman Level 1, Gottman Seven Principles for Couples Leader (AA & BA with Major in Psychology).

When she’s not serving clients, you can find Ashley cuddling her cats, reading her Kindle, and spending time with her loved ones. 

A quote that inspires Ashley:

“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be, and embracing who we are.” - Brené Brown

Laura has been with Parallel Wellness since 2020. In her practice, she works with children, adults, couples, families, groups, and agencies.

Laura received her bachelor’s in Psychology from SFU and her master’s of Counselling Psychology from Adler University.

Laura can support clients with:

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Laura Palermo, MCP, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor


Career development

Child therapy

Couples and relationship counselling


Early childhood mental health

Emotional dysregulation

Parenting education

Laura prides herself on creating a safe space that is genuine, kind, and non-judgmental. She works with her clients to experience movement towards their personal goals and general wellness.

When Laura is not working with clients, you might find her reading her favourite book, doing a puzzle or painting, or taking a long walk outside.

A quote that inspires Laura: 

“Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now. Right this minute. As is.” -Brené Brown

Personal development

Selective mutism


Sexual abuse or assault

Stress management


Alejandra has been with Parallel Wellness since 2018 and has over a decade of experience in the mental health field. 

Alejandra has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. She is currently a PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology.

Alejandra works with young adults, adults and people who have recently moved to Canada. She can support clients in the following areas:

Alejandra Botia, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor


Body Image


Disordered Eating

Family Dynamics


Life Transition

Transitioning to Adulthood

Alejandra believes in the power of being seen, heard and validated in a safe place. She aims to provide an environment that inspires her clients to get curious, find new ways of showing up in their lives and move towards hope, meaning and fulfillment.

When she is not serving clients, you might find Alejandra walking along the water, reading in a cozy coffee shop, or travelling.

A quote that inspires Alejandra:

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears" - Nelson Mandela


Stress Management

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Let’s get you matched with the counsellor that best fits your needs. (Trust us, we’re really good at figuring this out.)


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Counselling can be nerve-wracking. But we’re here to support you, no matter your emotions. We’ll help you get the most out of your session.

Attend your first session

In as little as three sessions, you’ll start thinking and feeling better. It can be tough—but you’ll never regret it.

Feel the difference

*Please note that all online counselling sessions are also subject to our 24-hour cancellation policy. We reserve the right to charge in full for non-emergency cancellations.

If you must cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours notice, please contact your counsellor directly. Our office telephone and email are only checked during Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm business hours. Cancellations not communicated directly to your counsellor will be considered a no-show.

Yes. We are committed to ensuring all of our clients receive the most supportive care possible, regardless if we see you in the office or through a screen.

Will I still receive the same level of care as I would in the office?

No. You can have all your sessions virtually if needed.

Is there a limit to how many virtual sessions I can schedule?

Yes, all of our registered clinical counsellors are available for online counselling sessions.

Are all of your counsellors available for online counselling sessions?

Frequently Asked Questions

No, it’s the same cost.

Is the cost of an online session different from an in-person session?

Our counsellors are ready to support you regardless of your ability, location, or schedule.

All sessions must take place during our scheduled office hours. 

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