About Rolf


Rolf Schrader, M.A., MNLP, MHtp, RCC

Accelerated Change with Lasting Results

Rolf’s goal as a counsellor is to help meet your needs, nurture your courage and strengths, and help find as well as embrace your truth and space in this world. As his clients will tell you, Rolf is kind, supportive, generous, compassionate, and open-minded. He will stand next to you, shoulder to shoulder, without judgment, in your darkest moments, always there for you with each step through your healing process.

Early in Rolf’s life he read a Viktor Frankl quote that had a profound impact on his own life’s journey… “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” It has shaped his ability as a counsellor to hold a safe and healing space for those who have faced the most traumatic experiences, to ease suffering.

This purpose came early to Rolf. Raised in a family that took in countless foster children, Rolf lost his childhood innocence at an early age as he witnessed firsthand the pain and anguish of abused children. He also experienced the discrimination of others towards his primarily first nations and metis foster brothers and sisters. During this time, he saw clearly that if you cannot change a situation, you can change yourself.

An adventurous spirit and consummate explorer, Rolf is continually adding to his therapeutic toolbox with the latest in psychotherapy and neurotherapy techniques. Rolf completed his Masters degrees at Antioch University, Los Angeles, California, and University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California, in Clinical and Spiritual Psychology, respectively.

Rolf is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #3648), with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, and Board Certified Master Practitioner in NLP, Time Therapy, and Clinical Hypnotherapy. He is also a registered member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), EMDR Canada, AEDP Institute (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), and Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Rolf is an approved CVAP provider and is ICBC-friendly.


  • RAddictions
  • RAnger management
  • RAnxiety and/or panic
  • RBrain injury/concussion
  • RDepression
  • RDevelopmental trauma
  • RGrief and loss
  • RMarriage and/or relationship issues
  • RSelf-esteem issues
  • RStress management
  • RTrauma counselling

Graduate Studies

  • RM.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University – Los Angeles, Culver City, CA
  • RM.A. Psychology, University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA


  • RBritish Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
  • RBiofeedback Certification International Alliance
  • RAEDP Institute
  • REMDR International Association
  • REMDR Canada
  • RInternational Board of Clinical Practitioners (NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, & Time Therapy)

Additional Training

AEDP Advanced Training

  • RAEDP Intensive – Level I (Diana Fosha, Ph.D)
  • RAEDP Essential Skills – Level II (David Mars, Ph.D., Ron Frederick, Ph.D.,  & Karen Pando Mars,

Biofeedback & Neurofeedback Basic & Advanced BCIA Approved Training

  • RApplied Psychophysicology: Neurofeedback, Biofeedback and Metacognition (Lynda Thompson, Ph.D. & Vietta Sue Wilson, Ph.D.)
  • RNeurofeedback Clinical Training & Supervision (Richard Soutar, Ph.D.)
  • RAdvanced Alpha-Theta Training (Richard Soutar, Ph.D.)
  • RAdvanced QEEG Training & Supervision (Richard Soutar, Ph.D.)
  • RHRV Biofeedback Training (Donald Moss, Ph.D.,Fredric Shaffer, Ph.D. & Inna Khazan, Ph.D.)


  • REmotionally Focused Therapy (Sue Johnson, Ph.D)
  • RNeuroscience of Relationships (Lou Cozolino, Ph.D.)
  • RErotic Transference (Rachel Bar, LMFT)
  • RSexual Addiction Therapy and Treatment (Claire Litton, M.A.)
  • RBlackbelt Communication Skills, NVC & Social Change (Alan Seid, CNVC Certified Trainer)
  • RRadical Compassion (Jim Manske & Jori Manske, CNVC Certified Trainers)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • RDialectical Behavior Therapy: Beyond Basics & Advanced (Cathy Moonshine, Ph.D.)
  • RTreating Emotional Teens (Kent Tousant, MFT)

EMDR Basic & Advanced Training

  • RIntensive Trauma Treatment Course (Dr. Bessel van der Kolk)
  • REMDR Advanced Training: Treating Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder (Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.)
  • REMDR Advanced Training: Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy (Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD)
  • REMDR Basic Training (Marshall Wilensky, Ph.D.)

Internal Family Systems

  • RInternal Family Systems, Step By Step (Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.)

Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time-Line Therapy, & Hypnotherapy)

  • RNLP, Time-Line Therapy, Hypnotherapy Practitioner Training (Michael Stevenson, Certified Trainer)
  • RNLP, Time-Line Therapy, Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner Training (Michael Stevenson, Certified Trainer)

Mindfulness Advanced Training

  • RMindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: Pain Paradox (John Briere, Ph.D.)
  • RMindfulness Based Stress Reduction Intensive (Elana Rosenbaum, Ph.D. & Jon KabatZinn Ph.D.)


  • RAdministering Psychological Assessments (Mark Stein, M.D.)
  • RDeveloping Mind (Daniel Siegel, M.D.)
  • RPsychodynamic Group Therapy (Rachel Bar, LMFT)
  • RPsychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals (William Matchett, M.D.)
  • REating Disorders; Diagnosis & Treatment (Alli Spotts, M.A.)
  • RPsychodrama (Adam Blatner, M.D.)

Therapy/Counseling Association

  • RBC Association of Clinical Counselors – Register Member (#3648)
  • REMDR Canada/EMDR International Association – Registered Member
  • RAEDP Institute – Registered Member

Approaches & Methods

Integrating Multiple Methodologies

Though formally trained in psychodynamic therapy, over the years I have come to embrace a more post-modern approach to psychology.

Post-modern therapists question the ability to know ultimate truth from using a singular orientation, basically fearing any attempt to oversimplify the complex reality of a person’s life experiences.

In a true post-modern way, I not only use my psychodynamic skills in session, however bring into the room my advanced training in the following orientations:

Humanistic orientations

  • RAttachment Therapy
  • RSolution-Focused
  • REmotional Focus Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • RAccelerated, Experiential, Dynamic Psychology (AEDP)
  • RInterpersonal Neurobiology
  • RAttachment Therapy
  • RNon-violent Communication
  • RCollaborative Problem Solving
  • RSpiritual Psychology

Third wave cognitive and behavioral orientations

  • RCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • RDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • REye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • RMindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • RInternal Family Systems

Post-modern psychotherapies

  • RNarrative Therapy
  • RStructural Family Therapy

The following videos provide introductory information about some of the Counselling and Therapeutic methodologies I provide.

Narrative Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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