Robin Beardsley, MD, CCFP

Robin Beardsley, MD CCFP has a focused practice in Psychotherapy and is a Level 3 Certified IFS and Satir Therapist. She recognized very early on that her compassion for others was part of her essence and has always been interested in caregiver well-being. This compassion and empathy felt for others made her the doctor, friend, wife, mother that she is, but also led her to a sense of not being present to herself and losing sight of her own needs. Introducing self-compassion helped to differentiate between compassion and empathy and access a source of strength and ease while remaining open to suffering. She combines her extensive knowledge of Internal Family Systems, Satir Therapy with Mindful Self Compassion and brings her presence, passion, and experience to her teaching.

Stephen Buckbee

Stephen Buckbee a retired from Bay de Noc Community College where he taught Sociology and coordinated a “Human Services” program. He is a licensed in the State of Michigan as a Master’s Social Worker and a Professional Counselor. He met Satir in 1985 and attend her month-long programs in Crested Butte, Colorado. In 1988 he was invited by Satir to be a trainer with AVANTA now known as Virginia Satir Global Network. He has worked as a faculty member of Banmen Satir China Management Centre. He is a member of the International Family Therapy Network and is on the board of The Virginia Satir Global Network. Steven is a member of The Satir Institute of the Pacific. He has been actively teaching and applying the work of Satir around the world with BDD Training Associates and partners, Mike Dupont ,and Dan Doyle.

Lyla Harman - Peye'tunaat

‘Uy’ skweyul si’em ‘nu siiye’yu. Peye’tunaat thunu shwulmuhwalh nu sne’. Lyla Harman thunu hwunitum’alh nu sne’.

Lyla’s traditional name is Peye’tunaat. She has mixed roots of Cowichan, Shuswap, English and Scottish, which all strongly influence her wholistic world view of balancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of her personal and professional life. Lyla is a registered social worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and past board member of the Satir Institute of the Pacific. She welcomes her patients/clients at the Cedar Wellness Counselling and Consulting practice in Duncan, British Columbia.


Tim Sitt, MSW, RSW

Practicing clinician in Toronto, Canada Education: Masters of Social Work degree.