Julie Evans, M.Ed., RCC

Introduction from Dr. O’Connor: I am pleased to announce that Julie Evans joined my private practice in November of 2014. Her style could be described as sincere, flexible, relaxed, and trust-inducing. Julie is also an excellent choice for those without extended health care benefits, as she brings a more affordable wealth of experience to our practice. At the same time, many extended benefits plans do cover the services of Registered Clinical Counsellors. Any amount not covered by your plan can be claimed on your income tax.

Julie is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and certified Life Coach who is skilled at working with adolescents and adults who may find themselves struggling with the inherent challenges of life. She brings compassion and warmth to work alongside clients, assisting them to gently make changes and access their inner strengths.

Julie works with clients using elements of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, somatic awareness, positive psychology and coaching, tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of each individual. Drawing on her considerable experience in mental health settings, she has worked extensively with the challenges of depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, self-harm, self-care/burnout, life transitions, and grief. She also works with adults who want to experience more peace and ease in their daily lives, and create shifts in their career, lifestyle, or relationships based on their values and desires.

Julie received her Master's in Education degree (Counselling Psychology) from the University of Victoria in 2002, and is a member in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#3101). She has more recently become a certified life coach through the Courageous Coaching Training Program. She is also a mom of two young children and a local Westshore resident.


Stacey Ross, B.A, M.Sc., Psychometrist (“Testing Technician”)

Stacey attained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from McMaster University and her Master of Science degree from the University of Victoria. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (with a specialization in Neuropsychology) at the University of Victoria.
Through her advanced degree training, she has completed courses at the doctoral level in the theory of assessment of both children and adults. Applied coursework conducting assessments of children and adults was directly supervised by Registered Psychologists. Stacey has also
completed 800 hours of supervised practica; one of these (400 hours) took place at the University of Victoria Psychology Clinic. This time was spent focussing exclusively on Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological assessments of children and adults from a variety of backgrounds
and with a variety of strengths and weaknesses. During this practicum, Stacey was directly supervised by a number of different Professors and Registered Psychologists allowing her the opportunity to gain knowledge from a range of different experts.

Consequently, Stacey is fully qualified to work with clients ranging from children as young as 5 to adults 85+.

Stacey thoroughly enjoys meeting and working with her clients, and this comes across. Her cheerful and relaxed manner makes her clients feel at ease quickly so that they can focus on the tasks at hand and work to the best of their ability.

Stacey has worked with Dr. O’Connor since early 2010.

Hours of Operation:

Therapy: Afternoon and Evening appointments on variable weekdays
Assesments: Begin at 9:00AM on variable weekdays Closed Saturdays and Sundays