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
Clinic DirectorI 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 been a privilege to work almost exclusively with clients with OCD and Related Disorders. I started my journey as a child, grappling with multiple OCD subtypes. I felt alone and different, until I reached out. I believe that I have a unique insight from this Experience, complimented by professional learning, peer consultation, and witnessing the dedication of my clients. Regaining freedom is difficult, but possible… and so very worth it. It would be an honour to be part of your journey.
Holly Parsons, MOC
Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Therapist
I have specific training and experience working with individuals with OCD. With over eight years of experience as a therapist in mental health settings, I have extensive clinical experience in treating OCD, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I am a registered occupational therapist with additional training in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. ERP is a form of CBT that is considered the gold standard in the treatment of OCD. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, and practical. I am an active member of the International OCD Federation.
Jamie Borgert, MSW, MPH, RCSW
I have dual masters in Social Work and Public Health because I believe that health isn’t simply the absence of disease, and that wellbeing should be approached from a variety of mental, physical, and spiritual angles. In addition to my growing specialty in the treatment of OCD, I have over a decade of experience with and/or training in LGBTQIA+ sexuality studies, reproductive health, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, trauma, chronic illness, and substance related issues. My approach is eclectic, integrating components of Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies, mindfulness techniques, as well as Exposure and Response Prevention. I believe that all humans should have the ability to be truly heard and understood in order to heal, grow and thrive; I would be honoured to support you in your wellness journey.
Maggie Milson, MA, RCC
Maggie Milsom is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She holds a Master’s of Education in counselling psychology specializing in vocational rehabilitation.
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.
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!”