About Us

Gobind Wellness staff Bobby Bains

Bobby Bains BHSc

 My  name is Bobby Bains and I am a professionally trained Life Coach,  facilitator, educator, writer and the founder of Gobind Wellness. I love  working with others and enjoy seeing people regain happiness back into  their lives. Furthermore, I am married with two beautiful children, ages  2 and 6.  My family and I love traveling and exploring new cities.

My  education stems out from Simon Fraser University where I obtained a  Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Erickson Coaching College. The  programs draw upon the biological, social, behavioral, psychological and  policy sciences, and focus on the determinants of health, health  promotion, disease prevention, health care systems, health policy,  health technology and client based coaching. 

For  activities, I enjoy working out at the gym and going for long walks. My  good physical health is complimented by a healthy nutritional diet  which allows me to stay fit. Life has its challenges, but my mind stays  positive and well balanced. I genuinely enjoy living every day and just  being myself. 

Gobind Wellness Carly Degenstein

Carly Degenstein MA RCC

One  of the most rewarding things you can do is help others reach their full  potential! I truly see counselling as that - an exercise in human  potential. 

In  our work together, I will meet you wherever you are in your change or  healing process and offer you a range of perspectives, training and  skills to help you live your life with greater efficacy, ease and  well-being. My counselling approach is most notably informed by Trauma  Informed Practice, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive  Behavioural Therapy – all of which successfully treat anxiety,  depression, post-traumatic stress disorders and struggles with emotional  regulation. These approaches also all offer some really useful tools  for anyone looking to increase their emotional well-being, meet their  goals and increase interpersonal efficacy!

I  completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Literary Studies at  the University of Toronto, hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology  from Simon Fraser University, and I am registered with the B.C.  Association of Counselors. I have over 3 years of experience working  with both at risk clients and clients looking to manage mental health  conditions for more successful daily living, in both short term and long  term capacities. 

I look forward to working with you!

Gobind Wellness staff Christina Furtado

Christina Furtado MA

I hold a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and have a total experience of 15 years in education.  I have my certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and utilize this modality as my main treatment model. I also use motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapies. I am informed, with direct work experience in, mindfulness based CBT and Trauma-Focused CBT. I work a client-centred approach providing clients with the up most compassion and individualized care. 

My education and work experience has provided me with training, understanding and experience for working with a variety of youth and adults with individualized needs. Such as co-occurring disorders and how to best provide compassionate and effective care for the individual, to therapeutic crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques and understanding traumatized youth and adults.

I am passionate about helping people who are experiencing emotional/social/behavioural difficulties and I believe in a holistic approach. In my experience, addiction is a multi-dimensional disease that affects all aspects of the individual’s life and relationships. It is with this understanding, and my creative outside the box approach, that I have been able to successfully work with clients and their families to provide support, counselling, information, treatment plans and aftercare guidelines. 

Gobind Wellness staff Jennifer Vauthrin

Jennifer Vauthrin MA RCC

Currently being updated! 

Gobind Wellness staff Victoria Russell

Victoria Russell MA RCC

Victoria is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and received her Masters’ Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2015. Victoria also holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Child Studies from Mount Royal University. Victoria has nearly 10 years of experience working in the family violence sector, and nearly 4 years experience, post graduate studies, working as a therapist within the domestic violence/abuse sector. Victoria has been licensed as a private practice therapist since October of 2018. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals- adults, children and adolescents, couples, families and various other groups.  


Victoria practices from a client-centered, trauma-informed, attachment focused, and holistic perspective. The different therapeutic techniques that Victoria utilizes in her practice, include the following approaches: Psychotherapy (Attachment & Relationships), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, Creative Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Gobind Wellness staff tara zadeh

Tara Zadeh MD RP

Tara Zadeh, M.D. is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) with over 10 years of experience in helping clients with wide range of mental health challenges from longstanding severe mental disorders, PTSD, concurrent disorder to more common issues such as depression and anxiety, life transition, relationship Issues, anger management, family conflict, grief and loss. She received her Doctorate Degree in Medicine from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2005 in Iran. In the past 10 years she has tailored her working experience in the field of mental heath and addiction, taking up different roles in diverse mental health settings as Manager and Addiction and Mental Health Practitioner at several mental health rehabilitation centers in Iran.

In September 2016, she started her 9 months intensive training at Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Mental Health Professional (BTMH), one of the well-known government funded programs in Canada, and completed on June 2017. In addition, Tara has comprehensive training in the Solution-Focused, strength-based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Applications of Adult Attachment Interviewing, Trauma, Depression and Anxiety treatment.

Tara’s passion for counselling and therapy is evident through her aptitude for expanding her working knowledge and learning new approaches and treatment modalities and, her commitment and dedication to improve the well-being of her clients throughout her professional history.

As a clinical therapist with solid knowledge and working experience in mental health and addiction recovery laid on her medical background, Tara works from a holistic approach and brings an understanding of how social determinants of health whether cultural, social, or economic, can have an impact on a person’s overall mental well-being which in greater scale could affect the society. 

Tara is a compassionate, client-centered and culturally sensitive clinical counselor and therapist with the goal of working with clients to explore the roots of their problems and assisting them in developing a plan to overcome these challenges and reaching to their fullest potentials using the cognitive reinstructuring and strength-based solution-focused approaches.

Gobind Wellness staff - Sahar Manavi

Sahar Manavi HP

Sahar  is a big advocate for energy healing and has been using Reiki on  herself for years to eliminate stress and pain. Reiki has helped bring  balance and support to her so she finally got certified and help others. 

Sahar's  integrated knowledge of holistic wellness, Reiki energy healing and the  fast pace way of the world makes her knowledgeable in what the client  needs. Being highly empathetic makes her very sensitive to energies and  her treatments will bring perfect balance between body and emotions.  

She has  studied the Usui Holy Fire method of Reiki. A form of Reiki that lasts  longer and penetrates deeper. She is certified in Level 2 and trained  under Jose Leon here in Vancouver and will be going or her master  level.