Our mission at Arches is to deeply listen to, explore with, and assist clients to recognize and understand their skills and abilities, while co-navigating the troubles, difficulties, obstacles, and opportunities experienced in life, with a goal of enhancing mental health and wellbeing.

Our Team

Akeiko Rawn, MNTCW

Narrative Therapist & Consultant

I work from a narrative framework which positions you as the expert in your own life. In separating the problem from the person a multiplicity of stories begin to emerge. I have worked alongside children and youth to outsmart the tactics of anxiety, and promote the unique skills of ADHD and provide respectful support to autistic students. I have also worked with children and youth who have experienced complex and recurring trauma to develop identities other than victim and journey through surviving to a new kind of living.


Elizabeth Nardella, RCC, MSW

Child and Family Therapist

I hold a Masters of Narrative Therapy and Community Work from the University of Melbourne in conjunction with the Dulwich Centre. My passion for educating and empowering individuals through narrative and art based practices is seen through my child and family counselling work and mentoring narrative therapists. To continue my educational and professional development I am currently working on My Masters of Social Work. I a member of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, Registered Clincial Counsellor.