Rick Berghauser & Associates Counselling Services

Canadian Certified Counsellors – Powell River

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Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 8:00pm

Closed:  Weekends & Holidays.

Why Counselling?

Counselling is a partnership where we stand together and look at where we have come from, where we currently are and where we want to be. We walk together through the tough stuff of life and into the mystery and possibility of tomorrow. We work together to create new possibilities from old experiences.

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny...”


“Your way of thinking develops your perspective and your perspetive becomes your reality.”

Meet our Counsellors

Berghauser Counselling Powell River
Rick Berghauser Powell River

Rick Berghauser, BA Psych, MEd Counselling Psych, CCC

I began my career in counselling in 1993 when I entered the helping field working as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in a residential foster care community. Since this early experience I have worked with biological parents and their families, foster and adoptive parents and their families as well as individual children, youth and adults.

My goal is to help individuals, families and working groups to see how their way of viewing their world affects themselves and those around them. By gaining a new and clear perspective of our current and past situations, we are better equipped to move forward with purpose and direction.

I use cognitive behavioural therapy, positive psychology,  Attachment Theory and John Gottman’s work  in my approach to counselling and work from a Christian worldview. I understand that counselling can be intimidating and may seem quite uncomfortable for some. Many individuals would like to participate in counselling but feel afraid of the unknown. The idea of entering an office with a stranger and opening up about personal experiences, feelings, fears and beliefs can be intimidating and can keep some from experiencing the many benefits a therapeutic coaching experience can bring. However, I encourage you to call and see how this could be a life changing experience for you.

Rick Berghauser recieved his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Trinity Western University and then went on to complete a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.  Rick is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
For over twenty years Rick has been working with individuals, families, organizations and working groups in a number of different settings and environments.  Rick has worked as a Child and Youth Mental Health Therapist for the BC Government as well as for non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses. Rick now owns a full-time private therapy and coaching practice specializing in leadership skills, goal setting, balancing anxiety and courage, reducing depression and increasing joy, shifting negative expectations and perspectives and learning to understand and accept life transitions.
Arnold Mulder - Powell River

Arnold Mulder, MTS-C, CCC

We all struggle. This is a natural, albeit uncomfortable and often unwanted, part of life. Yet, I believe there is hope in the midst, and sometimes despite, the challenges we face. I also believe that everyone has a story. This story involves past experiences and future hopes, but sometimes the hopes that lay ahead are compromised by the stress, anxiety, depression, or frustration of the present. For those willing to be vulnerable and do the work, counselling offers an opportunity to untangle some of the intricacies of one’s life, creating room to change old patterns, make new choices, and have new lived experiences.
I have been working in the field of counselling for almost three decades. I have experience as a counsellor in community, government, and private settings and I have worked with individuals, couples and families. I have spent those years developing insights and strategies aimed at dealing with various mental health and interpersonal challenges.
I generally subscribe to a family systems perspective as my primary theoretical framework, though I am versed in a variety of perspectives and therapeutic modalities. Also, I find important the healthy integration of emotion and reason. One of my aims is to make the counselling experience positive and supportive in order to help you write a better story.

Arnold Mulder received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Trinity Western University and then went on to complete a Masters of Theological Studies in Counselling from ACTS Seminary. Arnold is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Laura Chan - Powell River

Laura Chan, Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

Over the past 20 years, Laura has worked within the healthcare field including non-profit, social services, senior healthcare, and volunteer Métis youth work, education, harm reduction, and mental health & wellness initiatives. Laura moved to the Sunshine Coast from Smithers, where she provided counselling services helping at-risk youth, young adults, couples, and families. Her own life experiences bring others to a place of empathy and understanding as she strives to hold a compassionate, non-judgmental counselling space. Her expertise ranges from addressing issues around anxiety, addiction, loneliness, depression, grief, and relationships, to name but a few. As an indigenous counsellor herself, she values a culturally sensitive trauma-informed, integrative approach to psychotherapy. Growing up in the traditional territory of the Witsuwit’en Nation, she has been blessed to have northern roots and Métis family surrounding her.
As a counsellor, it is my goal to come alongside individuals who are experiencing a variety of interpersonal challenges, and to collaboratively develop strategies to meet their unique goals. My therapeutic framework is based in cognitive behavioural therapy, which is a structured, goal-focused form of therapy which helps people learn to identify, question, and change maladaptive thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours that contribute to their difficulties.

Counselling approaches include:

Gottman Couples Counselling level 2, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Satir Experiential Family Therapy, Non-directive Play Therapy


 $165 / Per Session

Couples Counselling Powell River


$165 / Per Session

Berghauser Counselling - Powell River


$165 / Per Session

Please send us an email for more info or to book your counselling session.

Our Office



7385 Duncan St #200, Powell River, BC V8A 1W6
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Phone: 1-604-223-2717
Fax: 604-608-9356


Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 8:00pm

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