Meet Our Team
Candace Plattor, M.A., R.C.C.
Candace Plattor is an Addictions Therapist in private practice, where she specializes in working with the family and other loved ones of people who are struggling with addiction, in her unique and signature Love With Boundaries Family Addiction Counselling Program. As a former addict with over 35 years clean and sober, Candace has learned that overcoming addiction is a family condition: everyone in the family is affected by addiction and everyone needs to heal. For more than three decades, she has been helping both addicts and their loved ones understand their dysfunctional behaviours and make healthier life choices.
The results Candace achieves have been astounding: addicts stop using and families regain their lives from the ravages of addiction. Not only has her success led to a waiting list of clients but she is a sought-after leader in the field of addictions. Candace now works with her team of top counsellors, helping families and addicts break the cycle of addiction for good.
You can sign up to receive Chapter 1 of her award-winning book, Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: The Top 10 Survival Tips for Loving Someone with an Addiction via the form in the left column. Also, please “Like” her Facebook page.
Be sure to check out Candace’s TEDx talk titled “How to Love with Boundaries: Saying N.O.P.E. to the Addict You Love”.
You can also see her Get Inspired Vancouver talk titled “Addiction Recovery: Empowering Addicts to Choose Not to Use”.
If addiction is causing pain and suffering in your family, and you’re ready to do what it takes to reclaim your sanity and serenity so you can live your best life, click here for a free 30-minute consultation.
Tania Ehman is a communication and public speaking coach who brings a unique dynamic to her position as Human Resources Coordinator at Love With Boundaries.
Christine Zitscher, Intake Consultant
After spending more than 20 years in the field of Human Resources and Business Management, Christine decided to pursue a career helping others overcome their addictions. She has spent several years working in treatment centres and non-profits, and she is excited about being part of the Love With Boundaries Team. Christine began her own recovery journey in 2017 and has been clean and sober ever since, raising her 2 young boys in Vancouver BC.
Shawn Rumble, ICADC
Shawn is a seasoned Clinician in private practice with extensive contributions to the addiction field, including the launch of three residential treatment programs for behavioural addictions in Ontario, as well as the development of Canada’s Low-Risk Gambling Guidelines and publication within the Journal of Gambling Studies.
Shawn is trained in several modalities, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Compulsive Spending Disorder, Compulsive Sexual Disorder, Gambling Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder.
Shawn’s passion lies in helping individuals and families challenged with addiction-related concerns to pursue their dreams, restore healthy relationships, and break free from problematic behaviours so that they can heal their lives.
Marian Anderberg, MSW, RSW
Marian is a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers and has been in practice since 1999. Marian’s experience is in providing support to both voluntary and mandated individuals and families. She has also taught Human Service and Social Work at the university level. Marian resides in the Interior of BC running a thriving private practice and is involved in community work. Marian’s current practice is primarily focused on working with individuals struggling with addiction and those who share their lives with folks who are addicted. Marian believes in the ability to change and that transformation is possible. Not easy, yet possible.
Elina Zhurikhina, M.A. Counselling Psychology (Cand.)
Like the rest of the team at Love With Boundaries, Elina shares a passion for helping others become the healthiest versions of themselves. Her professional experience working with at-risk youth and adults involved in the criminal justice system allows her to approach each client with compassion, helping them meet their own unique needs. Guided by the belief that everyone has the power to make choices in life, Elina enjoys supporting clients on their journeys and creating healthier communities.
Over the past 30 years, Diane Chiasson has blended her technical knowledge and experience as a bookkeeper to help businesses improve their understanding of financial management. As a professional trainer providing technical training on bookkeeping, Diane teaches business owners and staff to use reputable accounting software to both track and measure their financial performance. She believes that no one understands their own business better than they do. Diane’s mission is to eliminate the fear of the unknown and to simplify each step, making accounting a pleasant and fun experience.
Tracey Ehman is an online presence and social media strategist, the go-to person for enhancing your online presence, ensuring that you not only get “found” by your ideal audience, but that your website and social media efforts increase your revenues. She is also a cancer-thriver who shares her story and other stories of inspiration in an International Best Seller called The Silver Lining of Cancer.
Tracey has been assisting Candace with social media since 2010.
Carole Audet brings her journalism background to her work as digital content manager. She helps her clients stay in touch with their communities by working on their writing projects, as well as via content and email marketing. Carole’s also a nonfiction editor; she ensures online content and manuscripts are polished prior to publishing, and she helps authors navigate the independent publishing process.
Carole has been part of Candace’s team since 2010.