We offer counselling services at no cost to people who call Village Church home. The Counselling & Care department exists to help reduce barriers and equip people to be transformed into fully devoted followers of Jesus. We will work with you to find the right person to connect with in light of your particular situation. If you would like to receive counselling or care, provide the following information when making your request through the link below:
- Your name
- Your age
- Your connection to Village Church
- A brief description of your situation and/or needs
- Your contact information
Note: All emails sent to counselling@thisisvillagechurc
Counselling & Care Team
Josh Kruse: I'm a Registered Psychologist and the Pastor of Counselling and Care at Village. It's a privilege to get to enter into a person’s story and see how I can best support them and guide them. I am blessed to work in a setting that allows me to integrate faith with counselling, following guidance from the Holy Spirit. My goal is to understand who I am working with as much as possible to come alongside and provide insight, help process through difficult thoughts and emotions, and provide practical tools as needed.
I work with a variety of individual issues and I
Justin Waller: I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) and Associate of Counselling & Care. My approach to counselling is eclectic and holistic as I draw on the faith foundations and elaborate on most of the contemporary models to form an integrative approach to therapy. I employ a variety of techniques from various counselling models and therapies, as well as, spiritual techniques such as prayer and scriptures. I work with clients to develop greater perspective as they encounter challenges and barriers in their faith and life.
My priority is to create a safe and open place to share/explore current or past life experiences. A space that you feel positively supported to help increase your courage to grow. My hope is that you will see me as genuine, non-judgemental, and striving to understand your life’s experiences. I enjoy working with people no matter what stage or circumstance of life they're in.
Kyla Moon: Kyla believes that every person has innate worth and value because they are made in the image of God, and she sees it as an honour to walk alongside someone on their journey. She also believes that every person lives within a system: family, community, faith and culture. It is through this framework that she
Through working collaboratively with the client and drawing from Emotion Focused Therapy, Satir Experiential Therapeutic Approach and Attachment Theory, she approaches each client with empathy, respect, curiosity and hope. Although developing her skills, Kyla enjoys working with individuals, couples and families, ranging from children to adults. She believes that the journey towards healing and wholeness can begin through building an authentic and trusting relationship with her clients.
Lisa is an intern at Village Church while studying at Trinity Western University in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program, and is a Non-Certified Professional Member of CCPA. She has also received training in Sand Tray Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Observed and Experiential Integration Therapy [OEI] (Level II), and Gottman Method Couples Training (Level 1).
Dawna-Lyn Broadhead: Dawna-Lyn relies on God, asking Him for wisdom and discernment in each situation while also drawing from over three decades of experience of walking hundreds of people through a myriad of issues - offering a listening ear, Biblical perspective, a lot of common sense, comfort, and help in making a plan to move forward.
Dr. Justin Dennison: Justin is a Certified Psychotherapist and volunteers his time as a counsellor. He has a passion to support people in their journey and see them grow in their walk with Jesus. Justin was a lead pastor for many years and has pastored in the UK, Canada and the USA. Three years ago he joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) with his wife and pioneered a Discipleship Training School in the UK where they are originally from. He took early retirement this year - but they have definitely not retired from being involved in ministry! Justin and his wife are both very involved in Village Church and attend Village North. He has had the privilege to work with all kinds of people, in particular with couples. He believes lasting transformation can happen when we cooperate with the Holy Spirit.
Steve Bentley: Steve adopts a caring, client-centered, collaborative approach to counselling. Using various techniques from a variety of counselling models and therapies he is able to reach the needs of his clients. Steve is passionate about working as a counsellor and believes it is essential to provide a safe environment where individuals can explore who they are and develop a sense of self. It is through building an authentic and meaningful relationship with Steve that clients are able to gain insight, utilize skills, and work through difficult situations.
Steve received a Master’s of Arts in Theological Studies with a focus on Family, Marriage, & Community from Regent College. Steve has over ten years of experience working in fields focused on conflict resolution and assisting those in crisis, including work with adults, youth, and family. Steve is currently in the final stages of completing the requirements to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).