Meet Our Team

We’re a team of counsellors, psychotherapists, and coaches working relentlessly to provide you the best service. The treatments and techniques our registered clinicians employ have been shown to be the most effective in reducing symptoms and improving the quality of life for people experiencing anxiety, mood, stress and relationship problems.

Ashley Kreze, MA, RCC, RP
Founder and Clinic Director

Location: Online counselling available to those who live anywhere in British Columbia or Ontario, by phone or video.


Founded Real Life Counselling in 2009, Ashley loves helping people stretch and grow their mental wellness. In her spare time, she loves gardening, travelling, and camping, and can often be found exploring Beautiful British Columbia on weekends with her husband, son, and daughter. Check out some travel vids here:

Lauren Sims, MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist

Location: Online psychotherapy available to those who live anywhere in Ontario, by phone or video.


I believe that all individuals have the ability within themselves to heal and achieve mental and emotional wellness. However, I acknowledge that sometimes it can be challenging to do this alone. I aim to work collaboratively with clients to explore their challenges and to create a plan that concentrates on specific concerns. My approach to therapy is integrative and flexible, it allows for the use of different therapeutic interventions and techniques to be introduced and utilized both within and outside of therapy. Life can be complex and unpredictable but within a non-judgemental and safe environment, we can work together to achieve your goals and foster impactful change.

• Bachelor of Arts(Honours) in Psychology and Philosophy from Queen’s University
• Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University

Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, playing sports, travelling, watching Netflix, reading, and pursuing new experiences.

Anna Nguyen, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Location: Online counselling available to those who live anywhere in British Columbia, by phone or video.


I’m Anna and I enjoy developing a strong rapport with clients and working in collaboration with them to achieve their goals, promote and improve their overall well-being and quality of life. My approach is flexible. Whether the client is feeling lost and overwhelmed, looking for personal growth or specific changes in their life, seeking further understanding of themselves, findings ways to manage and cope or to simply reflect, I will continue to check-in with them to make sure the sessions are meeting their needs.

Neda Brasanac, MSc
Coach and Workshop Facilitator Content and Communications Manager

Location: Novi Sad, Serbia. Online coaching available to those who live anywhere, around the world.


Neda is the face that stands behind our blog articles, social media posts, and our monthly newsletters. ⠀
Besides indirectly helping people grow their well-being through her writing, she also directly helps clients to better cope with mental health struggles, as she works as a psychotherapist under supervision in Serbia (Video Counselling). She is currently doing her second Masters (first one being in the field of Clinical Psychology) in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology, in Italy.