Dace Mars, Thrive's Founder and Director

Dace Mars

Master of Education

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Clinic Director

Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.



  • Healing Disorganized Attachments
  • Third Culture Identity
  • Psychosomatic Illness
  • Psychospirituality


  • Jungian Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Tao
  • Enneagram


  • $180/hr

We spend much of our lives fighting ourselves.



Thought versus emotion, pleasure against duty, love opposing fear: we are in two minds about everything.


And when we agonize between these different sides of self—or worse, pick one and repress the other—we suffer.

Now imagine if all the energy tied up in dealing with that suffering was available to you. Available to be directed towards your life goals, instead of being wasted as you continue to get in your own way.


As a child of three wildly opposing cultures (Canadian, Croatian, and Japanese), my life’s work has been about learning how to integrate conflicting opposites into a greater whole.


I have lived in a dozen countries and studied as many ways to heal the mind, the heart, and the soul.


I’ve also trained in multiple forms of psychedelic guiding & integration for 7 years, including psychotherapy, medical, & shamanic models from different parts of the world.


If you are ready for an approach that integrates all the different sides of you instead of focusing on just one, I would be honoured to be your guide.

Note: I am currently only taking clients that have already gone as far as they can with standard therapies. If you have a strong intuition that we should work together, reach out to me at dacemars.com


Individual & Couples Counselling

Thrive Counselling Rooms

In-person sessions

Are available in our spacious, one of a kind therapy rooms.