We Specialize in the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Related Disorders
New Heights is a specialized OCD Clinic with locations in North Vancouver and Vancouver.
Our journey started in 2013 when our Founder, Brendon Boire, developed and delivered the first OCD Treatment Group for clients at a mental health outpatient program. This group was developed as a result of an extreme shortage of clinicians – both in the public mental health system and privately – trained to work in the area of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This program was met with great success and further highlighted the need for ongoing services. New Heights was launched with this in mind; that a specialty was needed to address the lack of services for OCD sufferers within the context of growing demands. We are proud to say that New Heights has grown into a Team of highly qualified OCD Specialists
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At New Heights Counselling, we are ready for the challenge. You can count on us!
At New Heights, OCD Division, our practice is focused exclusively on the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As such, you receive the specialized treatment that you deserve and need. Our clinicians are caring, compassionate and committed to maintaining the highest of ethical and professional standards. Many of our clinicians have worked in outpatient mental health departments, and as such are well versed in recognizing and managing comorbid conditions that often accompany OCD. Our clinicians have varied backgrounds including clinical counselling and occupational therapy, and receive ongoing supervision and training to ensure optimal treatment. All of our clinicians are professional members of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
At New Heights, we recognize the importance of working with families. When indicated, and with your consent, we invite family members or family members to join in a session. Through education, we can help to increase compassion and address some of the frustrations that often arise. The end result is that everyone ‘speaks the same language” while you are supported in your treatment.
Meet our Team of Professional OCD Clinicians
qualities that mean you can place your trust in them.
Brendon Boire, MA, RCC
I am passionate about working in the area of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, as I find it to be a fascinating condition. At the same time, I also see the suffering that it causes. For this reason, I have always maintained that OCD deserves its own specialty…and this has motivated me to expand the clinic and to help mentor other clinicians.
I also have over 20 years of experience working in various outpatient mental health departments. I am well versed in DBT, CBT, ERP and ACT among other treatment approaches. My interest in OCD started over 10 years ago when I recognised the lack of resources for OCD treatment along with a strong need in the community.
I am a longstanding member of the International OCD Foundation through which I completed the BTTI Certificate in Florida. I have also engaged in numerous other OCD training opportunities.
Brad Isbister, MA, RCC
It’s a privilege to work exclusively with clients presenting with OCD and related symptoms. My journey began as a young child – grappling with multiple OCD subtypes. I felt different and alone. Reaching out for support helped foster a healthy blend of connectedness and uniqueness. I bring this perspective, complemented by professional learning, peer consultation, and witnessing the dedication of Clients.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with advanced training in Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. I am also a proud and active member of the International OCD Foundation. It’s an honour to be part of your journey to being empowered with choice, freedom, and peace.
Holly Parsons, MOC
Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Therapist
It can be challenging to find a therapist who specializes in treating OCD and anxiety-related disorders. With over nine years of experience as a therapist in public mental health settings, both inpatient psychiatry and outpatient community settings, I have extensive clinical experience treating OCD, anxiety, and depression.
I am a registered Occupational Therapist with advanced training in Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. ERP is a form of CBT that is the gold standard in the treatment of OCD. ERP therapy can be challenging. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, and practical. I also have experience with other therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), behavioral activation (BA), and Mindful Self-Compassion.
As a registered OT with the BC College of Occupational Therapists, I am approved to provide virtual sessions to residents of BC and Ontario.
Maggie Milsom, MA, RCC
Maggie Milsom is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She holds a Master of Education in counselling psychology specializing in vocational rehabilitation. She also has advanced training in Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the International OCD Foundation.
Maggie has worked with various individuals (youth and adults) struggling with challenges ranging from depression, OCD, anxiety, panic attacks, substance abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and anger management. She has worked collaboratively with families at Moving Family Forward counselling services and various entities such as the police department and Crawford Manor- a stabilization home for young males who have current or recent mild to moderate substance abuse. Maggie also has experience working with the First Nations community – spearheading an anger-management group at the John Howard Society that incorporated culturally relevant practices. Maggie has a general background in providing vocational assessments and rehabilitation.
Maggie primarily utilizes a Rogerian approach in her counseling – encouraging a collaborative effort between client and clinician. She also has experience in Gestalt therapy (role play), cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and Freudian psychology.
Maggie is currently volunteering her time at the UBC Brain lab which explores the psycho- neurological mechanisms underlying cognitive, affective, and stress-associated aspects of decision-making and impulsivity—specifically related to substance use disorders and concurrent mental disorders.
Maggie is also a graduate of the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts and has studied film and theatre at various studios in Vancouver for over fifteen years.
In her free time Maggie enjoys boxing, judo, snowboarding, scuba diving, art, playing guitar and dancing.
Susan McFee. MA, RCC
Susan McFee joins us as a professional who has lived experience with recovering from OCD. She is dedicated to helping people with personal growth, happiness, and overall well-being. Susan graduated from Trinity Western University in 2008 with a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology and she is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Susan is a member of the International OCD Foundation and has completed the advanced training in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Susan has over 14 years of experience working in the community with individuals who suffer with depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, PTSD, and Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. Her approach to counselling is trauma informed and integrative. She combines Client Centred Therapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Client Centred Therapy stresses the value of a strong client-counsellor relationship which includes the client feeling heard, validated, and respected. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy focuses on the importance of healthy thinking, which is flexible, logical, realistic, and helpful.
I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you!
My interest in mental health and social care started at the age of sixteen when I began volunteering in my local community. After the completion of my social work degree, I worked across many different sectors including public health and education. My primary focus was to enable individuals to access services in their own communities by way of completing mental health assessments and working collaboratively with clients. My recent job role was within public health as a coordinator of mental health services. This included processing referrals and providing administrative support for many mental health programs based in North Vancouver.
In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, going for long walks and reading.
SPECIALIZING IN THE TREATMENT OF OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
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“During my first session with Brendon, I was blown away by how he totally got what I was going through. He has a very gentle, understanding and caring demeanor. I've seen therapists over the years, but in my opinion he is the best OCD. therapist on the Lower Mainland!”