Sunita Ashok, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) and a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

is a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) and a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), who has been providing individual, couples, family and group counselling and psychotherapy for over 20 years. Her extensive training combined with many years on the adolescent inpatient Unit at BC Children’s Hospital has prepared her to work with adolescents and their families. Sunita currently works with the Vancouver Coastal Health Child & Youth Mental Health Program and also as a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry. She is actively involved in the supervision of MSW, Counselling Psychology and doctorate students.

Sunita believes strongly that change is always possible, no matter how dire the circumstances may first appear. She approaches her work with clients from a position of empathy as she strives to ensure client safety, trust and hope. Her services are evidence-based and compassionate while helping clients find the keys to their own success.

Sunita’s practice offers a collaborative and integrative approach to counselling. She is passionate about couples counselling, family therapy and parent training.  She offers treatment for the following presenting issues:

  • Anxiety, GAD, Panic attacks

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • Trauma

  • Childhood emotional and behavioural problems

  • Parent Teen conflict

  • Parenting Issues

  • Family Issues

  • Couples relationship Issues

  • Sexual Abuse


Sunita has the following education: 

  • Bachelor of Social Work- BSW

  • Master of Social Work -MSW

  • Master of Counselling Psychology-MA

  • Master of Business Administration-MBA


Sunita is a professional member in good standing with the following organizations: 

  • British Columbia College of Social Workers – Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW)

  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors – Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)


Sunita practices the following approaches:

  • Adlerian Therapy

  • Attachment Focused Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Eye Movement & Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Expressive Art Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Family Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Gottman Couples Therapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy(IPT)

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Therapy

  • STEP ( Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Parenting Program

  • Connect Parenting Program