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As a therapist, educator and human bean, Kalen Marquis provides a variety of Wisdom, Wonder and Wellness services.

In addition to his written works and educational programs for writers, readers, and creative ‘inner children’ of all ages, Kalen Marquis offers individual counselling and coaching services for children, tweens, teens, and adults in every age and stage  of life. He has personal or professional experience dealing with most everyday life challenges and an unwavering commitment to always understanding more.



To view Kalen’s latest offerings for single visit coaching sessions or to make appointments for counselling, click on the button below.

Schedule Appointment

To request an urgent appointment outside of regular office hours, please send a text to 778-994-7570. Other queries or scanned documents may be sent by email to KalenMarquis@live.ca

KidsHelpPhone  1-800-668-6868

CrisisCentreChat  604-872-3311 

Given that Kalen is usually working with clients or teaching a class, a text is the most convenient and reliable way to avoid playing ‘telephone tag’ (you’re it! ha ha!). Much more detailed information about office hours and location may be found by clicking on the Schedule Appointment button above.

Friendly Reminder: talking in person is the most private and secure way to share information. No modern phone, email, text, or conferencing system should be considered secure and private.  All have pros and cons for clarity, continuity, ease, and efficiency.

Whether in writing, teaching, consulting, coaching, or counselling, Kalen Marquis is keen to help develop awareness and understanding of all of life’s issues and the fascinating interplay between human nature and nurture. As Seneca said, the capacity to understand and be understood are among life’s most beautiful and affirming experiences. To enjoy Kalen’s musings and mutterings and the rhythm, rhyme and chime of his frizzy-fuzzy, green-nosed educational mascot, Kwil, please feel free to visit Kwil.Club

When it comes to the counselling process . . . 

Kalen Marquis uses a variety of approaches depending on the needs and preferences of the client. He utilizes empathy, encouragement and solution-oriented goal-setting to help clients chart their own course of optimum happiness, meaning, and success. In the words of Omar Bradley, “Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of passing ships.”

To gain greater mastery of our own inner navigational tools and know deeply that we are on our own right path allows us to enjoy the journey which shines as brightly as the most sparkling destination. As Kalen likes to say, “Inwards, upwards, and outwards!” This is his heartfelt wish for all.

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“Thank you for an incredible year. You are amazing to watch in action and bring such a passion to your job. Your ability to connect with children is a gift.”

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“The painting on the front of this card was done by a five-year-old girl with autism. The title is “Story of the Secret Seahorse.” I chose it because I like to think that painting is her way of telling stories–the way you inspire every child to tell their story. I want to say a very deep thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being so open and willing to help every child. No matter how many times we came to you with a story or a situation of need, you were always open and willing to take it on. These kids need you and your gentle, honest touch. We needed you to be that landing place for them and their safety net was always there. Thank you so much!”

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“I hope this little book inspires you to fill the pages with stories of others around you who sparkle as bright as you do. I have loved working with you and I am so excited for what your very bright future holds. You are one of the special ones, Kalen. I will never forget you and the outstanding work that you do.”

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“The care and support you provide our students and staff is amazing. I love seeing you connecting with everyone who gravitates toward you. I will miss working with you.”

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“I feel so fortunate to have found such a wonderful ‎and knowledgeable expert like yourself to help guide us through this challenging time. In the end you will have made a difference that will last a lifetime and be remembered for a lifetime. I don’t think there is anyone quite like you on the planet. You are a gem.”

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“I don’t know how many times I have thought thank goodness Kalen is here today. You support the staff and students in so many ways. Your energy, enthusiasm and positivity are contagious. You have done so much in the time you have been here.”

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“You surrendered and let it all unfold and look how well you have landed. I am absolutely thrilled that after everything you have been through and how you have been tested that you are now on a new path doing what I believe you were destined to do and be.”

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“I enjoyed the class meeting and seeing how you work your magic–always inviting participation and always allowing an out. You made it fun, engaging, safe and an opportunity to learn. Thanks for sharing and having such a positive impact on our school community.”

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“Thank you for all that you have done for me in my time of need. When I’m stressed you encourage me, when I’m depressed you comfort me. And even when I’m happy you seem to cheer me up!”

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“Kalen breathes his work. He is one of the most caring, giving, dynamic teachers I have ever met. A diamond in the rough of education.”

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“Thanks for being so positive when I’m with you; every time I leave our sessions I feel upbeat and ready to tackle my day.”

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“A long time ago I made it a rule for myself not to single out any student in a public discussion forum, in either a positive or a negative direction. I want to make an exception now and congratulate you for your outstanding contributions to the class discussions in this course. Your posted messages are always informative and insightful. And, as icing on the cake, if I may use that phrase, you write so beautifully. That is such a precious and rare gift these days.”

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“I just wanted to say that on so many levels I have enjoyed your postings so far. I am very happy that we have a chance to work together. You appear to have a very intuitive sense of humanity and your empathy is duly noted.”

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A long time ago, I had this amazing friend/spiritual mentor who taught my son. Unfortunately, I lost touch but never forgot him. At Christmas, I bring out a story that has always touched my heart especially since this inspirational friend dedicated it to me and the story has always resonated and galvanized my feelings about Christmas. I have often wondered where he has traveled down life’s road and I’m so reminiscent to have magically found this thread to him. Years have gone so fast and sometimes memories fade but if he remembers me, I’d like him to know how deep his presence inspired my life….Thanks Kalen/Kwil.

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“You, Kalen, are a person of paradox; someone whose gifts should make proud, but someone pride would not become.”