About

Our goal was to create a place for you to settle in and tell your story. Everybody has one, and we want to hear yours. Counseling is a process that encourages you to examine your choices, your thoughts, your dreams, your barriers and your pain in an effort to create the positive change you are seeking in your life. We believe that successful counseling is a collaborative experience between you and your therapist, and that finding the right fit is vital to that success. Refresh Therapy consists of several dynamic therapists who are ready to join you in your efforts to push past whatever is holding you back.

We feel that life always has potential and we want to help you discover the best version of yourself that you can possibly be today. We believe in a strengths-based approach while recognizing that you don’t live in a bubble — you live within a variety of systems including your family, your friends, relationships, career, past and everything else that makes you uniquely YOU. We know how important it is to understand YOU within YOUR context in order to customize your counseling experience through better understanding of your perspective.

Refresh Therapy was founded by Bryanna Goodman and Hollie Bearden in 2010. A few years before that, we were working together in community mental health services, dreaming about possibilities. Upon realizing our hopes and visions lined up, we decided to take a chance and open our own business. It was thrilling and terrifying at the same time, but we knew there was a need for therapists like us and so we opened our doors in September of 2010 in East Vancouver. Since then, Hollie’s babies have grown into school-aged kids while Bryanna’s had two littles of her own. Bryanna’s husband left his job in the finance industry to come on board as our partner in 2015, making Refresh Therapy truly a family-owned business!

Our training and careers have led us to believe in certain standards for therapy.
We are committed to delivering counseling that: 

  • Honors who you are as an individual
  • Creates change
  • Fosters a collaborative experience
  • Meets your individual needs
  • Operates without judgment towards anyone and everyone
  • And most importantly is unique, positive and productive!

We know how hard it can be to find the right kind of help for your particular concern. We make every reasonable effort to screen properly to provide you quality care. If for any reason we don’t feel that our providers are the right fit for your needs, we will do our best to provide you with referrals to other therapists who may be better able to assist you.

Our Mission

Refresh Therapy strives to provide a judgment-free environment where you will experience possibilities, genuine interaction and comfort. We are committed to a standard of service that honors each person’s unique needs and perspective.