Sooke Region, Westshore & Greater Victoria, BC

Who is Mindfulness West?

Marisa Collins, MD MHSc CCFP FCFP 

Marisa is a family physician, educator and researcher. She completed her training to facilitate Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and University of Toronto, with additional mindfulness-based program training in BC and through the Division of Adolescent Health & Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital. Her clinical practice is focussed in mental health and reproductive health. Marisa is a Rural Scholar and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and Medical Director for Options for Sexual Health (formerly known as Planned Parenthood Federation of BC). .

Matthew Biehn, MSW RSW

Matt is a Registered Social Worker and Counsellor, with an MSW and HBSW from Lakehead University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. He is a certified Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy facilitator, having trained through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and University of Toronto. He also completed the Curriculum Training Program with Mindful Schools. Matt recently relocated to northern BC, where he plans to continue offering mindfulness-based group programs.