Clinical Supervision and Consultation

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association says that “Clinical supervision is an essential component of the education and training of counsellors and psychotherapists. It is the “signature pedagogy” across the mental health professions and the “cornerstone of professional development. Clinical supervision has its own history, theoretical knowledge base, models, and related.”

Today, obtaining supervision has become increasingly commonplace as counsellors and therapists sought ongoing development in their practice.


What do Clinical Supervisors do?


Clinical supervisors:

  • provide oversight and support
  • provide an unbiased and professional point of view and constructive feedback
  • help their supervisees reflect, review and learn
  • guide and correct when required
  • provide a sounding board and advice for challenging cases.


Having regular supervision is a part of good, ethical practice.

In British Columbia, clinical supervisors must have achieved a certain standard of experience and training before they can provide supervision.



Clinical supervision in Coquitlam and Maple Ridge; get professional supervision is part of good ethical practice; RCCs needing clinical supervision

Receive clinical supervision from experienced and trained clinical supervisors.

Meet our Clinical Supervisors

Maple Ridge Counsellor Bart Begalka, RCC, has been a counsellor for more than 33 years. Bart is passionate about helping people of all ages heal from past trauma. Bart is excited about helping people who struggles with their faith and spirituality.

Bart Begalka, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor | Innova Therapy Maple Ridge & Online

A counsellor for 30+ years, Bart Begalka has been an instructor, pastor, supervisor, child therapist, couples therapist, a trauma therapist, and the list goes on!

Having been a supervisor for many years, Bart is passionate about helping other counsellors hone and sharpen their skills.

Read Bart’s full profile here.

Coquitlam trauma therapist; experienced EMDR therapist; couples and relationship counsellor in Coquitlam

Elise Hartin, RCC | Innova Therapy Inc Coquitlam & Online

Elise Hartin, RCC, has practiced in community agencies and privately, taught at the undergraduate level, and provided supervision to new, emerging counsellors, since 2011. 

Read Elise’s full bio here