Alive Counselling

In Person Counselling in Kelowna, British Columbia and Online Counselling

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Welcome to Alive Counselling

A mental health counselling centre with a team of therapists that offers affordable In Person Counselling in Kelowna, BC & Online Counselling in British Columbia

What makes you come alive?

That’s where we non-judgmentally meet you where you are to come alongside of you and get “unstuck.”

We help you understand where your “stuff” comes from (because we all have it),  to get to the root of the issue so that it does not pop up like weeds in other areas of your life, robbing you of your joy and being fully present in your work, performance, sport, enjoyment, relationships, and overall well-being.

We educate, equip, and empower you with practical & personalized strategies and help stop the negative thinking patterns. And yes, little changes can make big changes.

And most importantly, we are for you. We validate and provide a safe space for you to explore things that are weighing on you, so that you can get above them versus being under them to truly come more alive in your life.

We are a team of like-minded therapists in Kelowna, British Columbia providing Online Counselling and Walk &. Talk Therapy. We each have different sub-specialties. The right fit with your counsellor and schedule is such an important part of counselling, so we are happy to help you find that.

Counselling Areas of Expertise

Counselling in Kelowna, British Columbia and Online Counselling

We believe nobody is perfect,  & everybody is welcome.


Sports Psychology / Sports Counselling for Sports Performance

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Counselling/ Therapy in Kelowna, British Columbia & Online Counselling


Lunch & Learns, Coaching, & Consulting for Organizations


Speaking Events


Online Group Counselling and Support Groups in British Columbia


Walk & Talk Therapy


Stress and Anxiety Counselling


Depression Counselling


Postpartum Depression and Anxiety


Christian Counselling


Online Counselling


CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Contact us about Counselling / Making a Counselling Appointment

You can click the buttons above on the areas of counselling.

Or, book a complimentary consultation or book a counselling appointment with any of our team below.

You can also fill out the contact form and we can help you find the right fit you!

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When we feel stuck, overwhelmed, and don’t know where to start, we typically don’t start.

But the most important thing is to

Start where you are

Meet our Team of Therapists at Alive Counselling

The right fit is such an important aspect of counselling. We offer flexible times (days, evenings, & weekends) for appointments and areas of counselling to meet you where you are.

We also offer online counselling and in person counselling in Kelowna, BC for children, teens, university students, adults, couples, & families.

Click the button below to meet our team of therapists, see their availabilities, and book in a consultation or appointment. Or continue reading down the homepage or About the Team page 🙂

We have a great team of therapists at Alive Counselling to help you find the right fit for you!


Lauren Mills

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

Shenaya Matvieshen

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties


Natasha Martini

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Social Worker

Counselling Specialties


Christina Postnikoff

Registered Social Worker

Counselling Specialties

  • Grief
  • Chronic Pain & Illness
  • Depression
  • Caregiver Support
  • Life Adjustments

Rachel Jones-McKinley

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties


Laura Belland

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Negative Thinking
  • Body Image/Disordered Eating
  • Perfectionism
  • ICBC

Shawna Scafe

Registered Professional Counsellor-Candidate

Counselling Specialties

  • Parenting/Motherhood
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Intentional Living
  • Relationships
  • Goals and Habits
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Madi Maitz

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions/ changes
  • Self-esteem and Identity
  • Athletes
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Burnout
  • Perfectionism

Hi, I’m Barb.

Hi, I’m Barb. I work with a variety of individuals from athletes and university students to professionals, couples and parents.

As an online counsellor and a counsellor in Kelowna, British Columbia offering in-person therapy,  I specialize in helping you overcome anxiety, stress, and depression among others “issues” holding you back. We all have “stuff” in our lives that we would like to change. We work through understanding where our “stuff” comes from so it does not continue to resurface and re-trigger, as well as learn practical coping strategies to overcome it.

As a former elite hockey player & coach, I also specialize in supporting an athlete’s and team’s mental training for optimized performance in your sport and in your life.

I facilitate Speaking Events for Teams, Groups and Organizations, consulting on various mental health topics to optimize your group’s leadership, team-building, mental health, and performance.

From a former elite athlete and professional coach, to a wife and mother, and now a registered clinical counsellor, I understand the importance of mental health in the game of life. Although my background is in hockey, these skills are transferable to other arenas of life to help you discover and reach your full potential.

I’d be honoured to work with you to overcome whatever obstacles you are facing to help you truly come alive. Showing up can be the hardest part. And you’ve already done that; you’re here.

If you’d like, you can read a little more about my story here 🙂

We have a great team of therapists at Alive Counselling to help you find the right fit for you!

Meet our Team of Therapists at Alive Counselling

The right fit is such an important aspect of counselling. We offer flexible times for appointments and areas of counselling to meet you where you are. We also offer online counselling and in person counselling in Kelowna, BC.

Join a Weekly Group

Groups can be a great way to build community & support. We are created for connection.


Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come Alive.

– Howard Thurman

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