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Cognito Care Team

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Cognito is pleased to introduce our team of professionals who are passionate for helping clients on their mental health journey.

Meet the team

He/Him
Victoria, BC

Stephen Roberts

MA, RCC

Clinical Supervisor

Stephen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

He provides guidance and supervision for our team of counsellors and life coaches. Stephen brings a diverse history of lived experience to his counselling practice. Stephen approaches each client with the belief that with the right support and encouragement we all have the ability to lead more productive and fulfilled lives. Starting from a place of empathy and compassion, Stephen guides his patients through a respectful examination of their life choices with the goal of providing them with the practical tools they need to meet their true potential.

Stephen received his Master of Arts from Liberty University, with a specialty in Marriage and Family Counselling. Prior to becoming a counsellor, Stephen earned a Doctorate and Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and a BA from Queen’s University.

Stephen has been married to Dr. Jillian Roberts since 1989 and is the father of three children. He is a proud and active citizen of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.

Types of therapy offered:

A blend of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural and Christian therapeutic approaches.

Ages or specific groups of clients:

Children, adolescents, adults and families.

Group, family, couple or individuals:

Individuals and groups

Specializations:

Working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, motivational challenges and building emotionally fulfilling relationships.

Treatment to alleviate what problems:

Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Depression.

Dr Jillian Roberts
She/Her
Victoria, BC

Dr Jillian Roberts

Victoria, BC

PhD, Psych

Director of Psychology

Dr. Roberts is a co-founder of Cognito

Jillian Roberts is a Registered Psychologist who trained at the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto.

She has been practicing psychology, conducting research in areas of health psychology and teaching educational psychology since 1998. She is passionate about psychological assessment and cognitive behavioural therapies. In 2020, Jillian was awarded the University of Toronto at OISE's Leaders and Legends Award for Distinguished Service.

In her free time, Jillian studies languages, designs jewelry and creates perfumes.

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Dr Francois Muller
He/Him
Victoria, BC

Dr Francois Muller

Victoria, BC

MD

Director of Medicine

Dr. Francois Muller is a co-founder of Cognito

Dr Francois Muller is a General Practitioner that lives and co-owns a multidisciplinary clinic in Victoria BC, where he has served his local community for 15 years.

He completed his medical degree in South Africa in 1998. Francois has a breadth of medical professional experience from inpatient and outpatient settings in South Africa, England and Canada.  

Francois’s clinic serves all facets of the community in a broader patient medical home setting.  He has a passion for general practice and patient advocacy.

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Dr Marlene Muller
She/Her
Victoria, BC

Dr Marlene Muller

Victoria, BC

MD

Cognito Physician

Dr. Marlene Muller is a co-founder of Cognito

Dr Marlene Muller is a Family Physician in Victoria, BC. She completed her Medical Degree in South Africa in 1996.  She has lived and worked in South Africa, England and Canada.  She has been proudly Canadian since 2001.

She has been working in a multi-disciplinary clinic in Victoria BC since 2007 and has been part of a group of physicians delivering high quality care to the community.  She has a special interest in Psychiatry and worked in a psychiatric hospital in Chertsey, England.

She strives to give evidence based, kind and compassionate care to each of her patients. She is a mom of 2 busy teenagers.

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Jason Cridge
He/Him
Victoria, BC

Jason Cridge

Victoria, BC

RPh

CEO

Jason is CEO and co-founder of Cognito

Jason Cridge is a registered pharmacist in British Columbia. Jason attended the University of Victoria, and graduated with a BSc. (Pharm) from the University of British Columbia in 2012.

Jason founded Cridge Family Pharmacies in 2013 which is a local pharmacy chain located in Victoria BC. He was awarded the Bent Gant Innovative Practice Award in 2018 for his involvement in Spencer (in-home automated medication dispensing technology) and the Medication Administration Program (pharmacy led nursing program).

Jason is passionate about innovative healthcare offerings, and making a difference in patient's lives.

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Stephen Roberts
He/Him
Victoria, BC

Stephen Roberts

Victoria, BC

MA, RCC

Clinical Lead

Stephen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

He provides guidance and supervision for our team of counsellors and life coaches. Stephen brings a diverse history of lived experience to his counselling practice. Stephen approaches each client with the belief that with the right support and encouragement we all have the ability to lead more productive and fulfilled lives. Starting from a place of empathy and compassion, Stephen guides his patients through a respectful examination of their life choices with the goal of providing them with the practical tools they need to meet their true potential.

Stephen received his Master of Arts from Liberty University, with a specialty in Marriage and Family Counselling. Prior to becoming a counsellor, Stephen earned a Doctorate and Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and a BA from Queen’s University.

Stephen has been married to Dr. Jillian Roberts since 1989 and is the father of three children. He is a proud and active citizen of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.

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Types of therapy offered:

offered: A blend of person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural therapeutic approaches.

Ages or specific groups of clients:

Children, adolescents, adults and families.

Group, family, couple or individuals:

Individuals and groups

Specializations:

Working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, motivational challenges and building emotionally fulfilling relationships.

Treatment to alleviate what problems:

Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Depression, Addictions

Daphne Patterson
She/Her
Victoria, BC

Daphne Patterson

Victoria, BC

Cognito CBT Practitioner

Daphne Patterson is a certified cognitive behavioural therapy practitioner, yoga teacher, and life coach.

She is passionate about supporting the wellbeing of others and finds great joy in witnessing individuals reach their highest potential.

Daphne studied yoga, mindfulness and meditation in India and was trained as a life coach through The Coaches Training Institute. Her enthusiasm for travel later led her to Peru where she worked in the tourism industry, creating once in a lifetime adventures for travellers.

Her interest in psychology and mental health began many years ago and she is currently working towards becoming a psychologist.

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Craig Haas
He/Him
Vancouver, BC

Craig Haas

Vancouver, BC

BScPN

Cognito Practitioner

Craig is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Vancouver, BC.

He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, with greatest distinction, at Brandon University in Manitoba.

Craig brings nearly a decade of experience in psychiatry in emergency, acute & community settings. He approaches personal wellness from an holistic lens, believing that all persons are capable of improved health when their individual needs are properly identified and met.

In working from this perspective, he has found great fulfillment in helping persons at all points in their journey.

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