Andrea Pastoor

Equine-assisted therapy for inidividuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; ASD; couples therapy in Maple Ridge; couples counselling in Maple Ridge; adoption counselling

Andrea Pastoor, RCC | Innova Maple Ridge & Online

I have always felt therapy is an incredible gift. I began my own healing journey in my early 20s. Over the years, I have come to truly appreciate the gift of therapy that was shown to me through compassion, empathy, and a steady and healing presence. I have found these to be vital and necessary aspects of the therapy process which were monumental in my own healing process.

It is an incredible honour for me to be in a place to offer this gift in a safe place for those seeking to begin or continue their own healing journey.  It brings me joy when I see individuals learn to find their own voice through the challenges and traumas they may have experienced in life.

While therapy at the beginning can often feel scary, and even awkward, I trust that in time, like myself, you will learn to experience and trust that the relationship is capable of bringing about the healing and change you desire in your life.

I offer a safe and warm environment where you can express yourself with the knowledge that not only is it safe, but welcomed! Authenticity and compassion are the foundation of human connection. As you reach out to begin therapy you will find this to be a big aspect of our journey together. I recognize your resilience as you seek change in your life!

I look forward to connecting with you, please do reach out to me if you have any questions.


My Professional Background

Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy, ACTS Seminary, Trinity Western University

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a member in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

I am also trained Emotions Focused Couples Therapy which is foundational to my work in providing couples therapy. I also use:

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Attachment Theory


My Areas of Focus

I am passionate about walking with couples as they navigate the challenges of family life. As an international adoptee, I aim to bring a sense of compassion as I work with individuals, children and families in a collaborative and client-centered approach where every individual’s voice is heard.

Additionally, I aim to walk with neurodiverse individuals and provide a safe, accepting, and warm environment to process life together. I work with people who are working through grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse as well as adoption related concerns such as rejection, identity, and relational issues.

  • Couples Therapy
  • Adoption- both with adoptees as well as families impacted by adoption.
  • Autism/ ADHD/FASD
    • Equine Assisted Therapy
    • Direct Funding to Autism Funding available for those who qualify.
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Stress related burnout
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Suicide Ideation/ Self Harm
  • Relationship Issues


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