Dave Hurst MA 

Director

After spending several years working in Search and Rescue with the Coast Guard, Dave Hurst began his education in psychology. He earned his Honours B.A. in Psychology from Laurentian University (2010), followed by his M.A. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto (2013), where he is currently near completion of his Ph.D. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology.

Dave believes that to be human is to experience both joy and suffering; he believes that we are all born with an innate capacity to adapt, heal, and grow in the face of our suffering, and sometimes even because of it.

Dave has had the privilege and honour of serving people from all walks of life, with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depressed mood, emotion regulation, self-esteem/self-worth, addiction and trauma related difficulties. Dave fits very well with BOLC as his approach is highly experiential and holistic; he invites and nurtures the active involvement of the whole person, including mind, emotions, and “felt sense”.