Dear clients,

Currently, all appointments with Allison Rice Therapy & Associates are online appointments. ALLISON RICE will no longer be seeing clients in-person. She will continue to book appointments to be held virtually on various platforms or via phone call. In the best of times, she has had great success working with clients virtually, and are grateful for this technology during this time of self-isolating and social distancing.

Allison Rice Therapy & Associates has a growing team of associate counsellors and student counselling interns. In order to gain certification, therapists are required to accrue a certain amount of practicum / practice hours. You can benefit from seeing one of our skilled, professional Intern Counsellors as they acquire hours for certification. We offer their services at reduced rates, with Allison’s supervision. **PLEASE NOTE: all appointment times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST)**


  • Registered Clinical Counsellors: Allison Rice, RCC and Keltie Sommer, RCC
  • Student Intern / Practicum Counsellors: New Practicum Counsellor starting in Fall 2022

We are very proud to announce that Keltie is nearing the end of her contract placement with ARTA, and will be branching out to start her own private practice effective August 2022, and to congratulate her for this exciting next step in her career!

Thank you, - Allison Rice Therapy & Associates

Counselling with Associates

The Allison Rice & Associates team includes experienced associate counsellors who may not be registered clinical counsellors but bring a wealth of experience and offer counselling services at a rate reflective of their experience in lieu of accreditation.

Sandra’s career has spanned over 25 years ofworking with individuals, families and couples within Vancouver’s counselling community. Sandra’s work is trauma-informed, attachment and strength based. She integrates a holistic approach in her work and is continually eager for opportunities to grow professionally and personally.

Sandra has a long history of working in the social profit (formerly called non profit) sector of Vancouver as a community counsellor specializing in addiction. This work includes developing and delivering a unique prevention programing to youth in Vancouver elementary schools. Sandra’s passion is in her work with couples and families. She draws on her couples training with the Gottman Institute along with her work in family-strengthening.

Sandra’s strength is in building trusting and respectful therapeutic relationships with the people she supports. She says, “I believe in an individual’s desire to turn towards their experiences in life and be free to live with their experiences of the past into their present with less negative impact. To explore ways to sustain our well-being in our present relationships with ourselves and others.” Sandra’s personal growth has taken her on an exploration of mindfulness, meditation and taking the time to pause, listen and pay attention to the present. She loves to carry the wisdom and traditions of the grandmothers of her family, taking time to garden, cook, be with family and welcoming all friends to the table.

“We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash them on others and on the world. It is to transform them, to meet them with compassion in ourselves and others.” - Albert Camus

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