Experience Hope

Mary Stanwood
Counsellor - Art Therapist

Working with children, youth, parents and families in Maple Ridge

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Child and Family Counselling  

Are you feeling hopeless, stressed, anxious or think you are a “bad parent?” Do you wonder why your child acts how they do?  Are you looking for help to deal with your child’s behaviour or emotions?  As a  child and family counsellor I help parents and children find answers and experience hope.   

Entering into child or family therapy can be a scary experience.  But congratulations!  You have made the first step towards health and healing.  The first step towards hope. 

My journey to working with children and parents in this capacity has been a long and winding one, with many stops and excursions along the way (including having four children of my own).  I am excited to take these first steps with you.  

Please call and let’s walk this path together. 

Ridge Meadows Counselling:

Mary Stanwood, MA, RCC

Ridge Meadows Counselling works with children, parents, and families. Mary provides therapy and counselling services either with the parents and child together, or separately.  The focus is on the needs of the individuals.   The structure depends upon these needs and goals.

My desire is to help parents, children, and families 

  • restore their hope
  • increase their communication,
  • develop their skills in emotional expression
  • learn behaviour regulation 

I’d love to hear from you and help you to experience hope in your life.

Contact me at 604-283-6318 to book your appointment. 

Ridge Meadows Counselling is located at 300-22420 Dewdney Trunk Rd., in  central Maple Ridge.


I have worked with children and families in a variety of capacities for over twenty-five years.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor as designated with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
Therefore, most extended health plans will cover my services.
I also am a Professional Art Therapist as designated by the BC Art Therapy Association.

Yorkville University

Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Vancouver Art Therapy Institute

Post-Bachelor Diploma in Art Therapy

Ryerson Polytechnic Unversity

Bachelor of Applied Arts in Early Childhood Education

Training and Experience

Art Therapy SandTray Therapy Play Therapy

Art is a great medium to use for self-expression, to increase emotional awareness, and is used to help a wide range of people. You do not have to be an artist to participate in Art Therapy. It works very well with children, youth, parents and individuals of all ages.
Sand Tray Therapy is a unique way to express your world. I have learned the wonders of this unique tool in therapy sessions for adults and children alike.
Play Therapy uses games, toys, puppets, doll houses, cars, and a variety of other toys to help children, youth, and even adults! It is a powerful way to explore behaviour and emotions.
+1 604 283 6318

300-22420 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3J5

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