Andrew Bertram RCC, MA MFT

Passionate About Inspiring Others

My journey to become a therapist began far before I even realized it was happening. I’ve always been sensitive to others emotions, soft spoken, and tend to prefer listening rather than speaking. For a long time, I believed these were weaknesses. However, I have come to embrace those traits as strengths in assisting me to facilitate space for others to also discover and embrace who they are.


It takes a lot of courage to come to therapy and my desire is to honour that courage in each of my clients. I believe that we all have personal strengths and resiliency that can help us achieve change in our lives. At times we can become stuck and lose track of those resources. I believe the counselling relationship can be a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to rediscover those resources. Beyond your specific goals you bring to therapy, my hope is that you will also discover greater congruence, self-esteem, and the capacity to make healthier choices.

I have a BA in Counselling, a MA degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I draw from many different client-centered modalities to help you reach your goals in therapy, including: emotion focused therapy, Satir transformational systemic therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, play therapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, and narrative therapy.

-A designation of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Ron Depner RCC, MC

Professional, clinical help for you and the ones uou love

Originally from Edmonton, I've had the opportunity to live in a lot of places and am proud to now call Nanaimo home.  And I'm LOVING island life!  I'm married, with two beautiful baby girls.  I'm an outdoorsy guy and also a computer nerd.  ​I love music and am an accomplished cellist. 

I've always been fascinated by.... US!  -We humans are pretty interesting!  We are capable of so much creativity and generosity and beauty and kindness and love.  And we also seem constantly to get tripped up by things that stand in the way of moving forward.  This has always made me curious and eager to study and learn about how we tick and how I can help others (and myself) to tick better!   I love what I do and am passionate about sharing in my clients' journeys of growth!

-A designation of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors




#309, 477 Wallace St.

Nanaimo, BC, Canada

V9R 5B7

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