Mary Leslie
Registered Clinical Social Worker
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

"When we enter the present moment deeply, our regrets and sorrows disappear
and we discover life with all its wonders."
-Thich Nhat Hanh


My Philosophy
I believe we can’t change the earlier events in our lives that may have significantly shaped who we have become, but we can change the impact of those experiences and learn new and more satisfying ways of responding to past, present and future circumstances. Using a strengths based approach, I assist individuals, couples and families who are seeking change and growth. Together we identify and address patterns of relating or behaving that are getting in the way of more balanced, effective and fulfilling relationships, both within themselves and with others.

My Credentials
I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers and
a member of the BC Association of Social Workers
Reg. #03492. I am a clinical member of, and continue to study with the Satir Institute
of the Pacific ( I received my Masters of Social Work from the UBC School of Social Work. I was a sessional faculty member there from 2008 to 2013. I have consulted for nurses, physicians, social workers and counsellors, have presented at a number of conferences and workshops, and have been published in the Canadian Journal of Counselling and the Satir International Journal. In 2016, I presented a webinar for the Canadian Association of Social Workers.

My interests include building bridges between conventional and more holistic or complementary care and integrating a spiritual focus.

I recently moved to Sidney, BC, on Vancouver Island. I continue to travel to the Lower Mainland once or twice monthly to see clients. I am offering telephone sessions and using a video counselling site EQVirtual, which is HIPAA compliant: ... Read Medeo Security+Privacy Policy PDF


“I welcome the opportunity to meet
with you and explore
how we can work together.”

Sessions are available
in Burnaby,
North Vancouver,
and in downtown Vancouver
at The Marine Building,
#1000-355 Burrard Street

Mainland: 604.290.3149
Sidney: 1.778.351.2703


I bring over 25 years of experience in both health and mental health settings and have been seeing clients in private practice since 2001. 

My expertise is in working with individuals, families, and couples with relationship issues, cancer and other health challenges, grief and loss, transitions, caregiver issues, burnout, depression and anxiety.