Spela Grasic

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Spela Grasic

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional regulation: everything from feeling tingly and buzzy all over (but not sure how you “feel”) to feeling so furious you think you’re going to burst to feeling completely empty and detached and everything in between.
  • Self-injury
  • Academic stress
  • OCD: those annoying, embarrassing, or downright terrifying (can’t ever admit that outloud) thoughts that leave you feeling stuck or having your spinning in circles trying to just make the uncomfortable feeling go away

What makes me come alive

As a therapist, I don’t draw on any one modality. I blend and mix and match different strategies and approaches depending on who you are, what’s brought you in, and what works for you. My goal is show up for you and help you hold all your messy, complicated, painful, and embarrassing “stuff,” so we can work together to untangle it, make some space for it, decide what kind of relationship you want to have with all those parts, and then work through how you would like to show up for yourself and others in your life.

Shonah Nykiforuk

Certified Professional Counsellor - Candidate

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Shonah Nykiforuk

Certified Professional Counsellor - Candidate

Counselling Specialties

  • Collaborative treatment for those wanting a way of out negative cycles such as addiction to substance, food, or self-defeating behaviours
  • Supporting clients who have a loved one currently trapped in addictive behaviours, pursing sobriety through a treatment centre or in active recovery
  • Struggles around depression, anxiety and avoidance behaviours
  • Bridging life transition with skills, support and coaching
  • Faith based Christian counselling for those who identify with Christianity as a source of faith

Approaches:

  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Skills based training and mindfulness

What makes me come alive

Shonah offers online counselling in a variety of mental health areas including depression, anxiety, avoidance behaviours, life transitions support, coaching, food & substance issues, and Christian counselling. Having personal experience with supporting a loved one through addiction, treatment and recovery I am passionate about supporting people (whether the addict or care giver) through this challenging time. Addiction can breed shame, isolation and depletion in the care giver, as well as erode trust and self-confidence. Through counselling we can address the grief, loss and trust as well as build back your confidence, identity and develop skills to navigate repairing relationships. As a RPC-C, Shonah is supervised by Barb and offers low fee counselling.

 

Barb Egan

Owner of Alive Counselling, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Approved Clinical Supervisor

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Barb Egan

Owner of Alive Counselling, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Approved Clinical Supervisor

Counselling Specialties

  • Online Counselling across British Columbia, Walk & Talk Therapy in Kelowna
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Athletes, Sports Performance, Health & Wellness for those wanting to live an overall healthy lifestyle, and Healthcare Professionals
  • Christian Counselling
  • Motherhood/ Women’s Issues/ Postpartum Depression/ Pregnancy & Pregnancy loss
  • University age (experience working with universities across the US and Canada)
  • Career Counselling, Life Transitions
  • Speaking Events
  • Groups
  • Anxiety, Stress, & Depression
  • University age (experience working with universities across the US and Canada)
  • Silencing Your Inner Critic of Negative Self-Talk
  • Increasing Confidence
  • Trauma, Grief & Loss (CVAP trauma counsellor)
  • Relationships, Boundaries, and Communication with Couples, Families, and other Relationships
  • Couples, Marriage, & Relationships
  • Parenting & Kids
  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for practical strategies to increase your overall mental health

What makes me come alive

Hi, I’m Barb! I am the clinic owner of Alive Counselling and so proud of the incredible team of therapists we have. I am now accepting new clients for Online Counselling throughout British Columbia and Walk & Talk therapy in Kelowna. I am also happy to help you find the right fit for you and your unique needs with our wonderful team; because the right fit is the most important part of counselling!

In addition to being a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor with BCACC of therapists & graduate students, published author, speaker, and Therapy Talks host. But most importantly, I am a wife, mama to four, health & wellness enthusiast, and coffee lover. I am a former elite hockey player and professional coach turned counsellor that specializes in working with athletes to support their mental health, and enhance their mental game and performance with sports psychology strategies. As a counsellor in Kelowna, BC, I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, stress, depression, and negative self-talk (among other areas). My faith is foundational to me and I love working in Christian counselling. As a wife and mom, I love working in pregnancy, postpartum, with other moms, couples, kids, teens, young adults, adults and families. As a clinical supervisor, I love empowering and pouring into other therapists as they pour out to their clients. After all, we *all* have stuff and can benefit from counselling and a safe, supportive person and strategies.

Robin Gabert

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Robin Gabert

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • As a therapist: helping individuals and couples deepen self-understanding for a fuller life and/or marriage
  • As a Menopause Practitioner:  (peri, menopause, post) – helping women and their partners understand the physical, emotional and mental changes taking place
  • As an End of Life Doula:  supporting individuals and families transition through grief and surrounding concerns
  • As a spiritual seeker:  exploring and deepening my own awareness in hopes of expanding the collective consciousness

I promise a safe space where listening, sharing, exploring are welcomed. I want to assist you toward personal growth and awareness thereby making room for peace and increased happiness.

What makes me come alive

Hello, I’m Robin (she/her) and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and I consider myself to be a wellness enthusiast who is passionate about helping others navigate their life journey. I work with individuals and couples specializing in couples counselling, grief counselling, and menopause/ women’s issues. Robin is accepting new clients for In Office Counselling and Online Counselling.

I have spent my career discovering and sharpening my skills as a mental health clinician. By attending workshops, courses and galvanizing therapeutic modalities (with an attachment, person-centered, EFT and CBT lens), I have honed my skills to attend to the diverse needs of my clients. As importantly, is my lived experience of the many challenges and successes of 25 years of marriage and raising 4 children in a blended family. From this I have gleaned that there is never one right way to improve a situation, though there are easier paths than others to get there.

Samantha Cooper

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Samantha Cooper

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Teens & Young Adults
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Strengths-based counselling
  • Student Life & Academic Stress
  • Self-image and Identity

What makes me come alive

Hi there! My name is Sam (she/her), and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor  (RCC). I hold a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology who works with teens, young adults, and adults. I love working in Anxiety, Student Life & Academic Stress, Self-image and Identity and through a Strengths-based approach. Sam is accepting new clients ages 5+ for In Office Counselling, Online Counselling, and Walk & Talk Therapy.

Erik Olson

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Erik Olson

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Life transitions and parenthood.
  • Relationships, communication and boundaries.
  • PTSD and complex trauma.
  • Wellness, balance and resilience.

What makes me come alive

Hi, I’m Erik, and I come alive at the opportunity to be helpful. Whether it is the day to day stress of life; the discomfort of feeling stuck; the pain of relational turmoil; or the fear that it will never change, I am honored to be entrusted in taking part in your health and wellness. I take a collaborative approach to counselling; we find what works for you. I have a particular interest in wellness and resilience through adversity and trauma, including EMDR. I am a husband and father of four, and I’ve worked in the mental health field for 15 years with adults experiencing numerous challenges and diagnoses.  Erik is accepting new clients for In Office Counselling and Online Counselling.

Stacey Boe

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Stacey Boe

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

I am currently providing counseling in-person and online for ages 10+ Specializing in:

  • Teens and Adults
  • Anxiety, phobias, OCD, panic
  • Depression, anger, emotional dysregulation
  • Postpartum depression and anxiety, birth trauma, motherhood
  • Body image, self-identity
  • Trauma, EMDR therapy

What makes me come alive

Hi, I’m Stacey! I am a mom of two, a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and hold a Master of Art’s in Counselling Psychology degree that works with children 10+,  teens and adults, while also specializing in postpartum, anxiety, OCD, and EMDR trauma therapy. Stacey is accepting new clients for In Office Counselling and Online Counselling for ages 10+.

Lauren Mills

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Lauren Mills

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Counseling for youth, teens, adolescents, and adults
  • Anxiety, stress, and Depression
  • Athletes
  • Individuals with learning differences / ADHD
  • Trauma-based mindful healing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Strengths-based, Goal-setting
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Walk and talk Therapy

What makes me come alive

As a former teacher, Lauren brings years of experience helping youth and adolescents navigate life’s unique challenges as a former teacher and coach. Lauren is passionate about counselling for teens and adults in Kelowna, BC for anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, athletes, and a variety of “issues.” By walking besides clients in their mental health journey, Lauren incorporates a holistic mind and body approach to healing and well-being. As an elite-level coach and athlete, Lauren works from a strength-based and solution-focused approach tailored to individual clients’ needs. Bringing all these life skills together as a counsellor, Lauren works hard to help clients’ voices feel heard and supported in their pursuit of mental health journeys. Lauren also specializes in EMDR trauma therapy.

Laura Belland

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Laura Belland

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Clients who are dealing with anxiety/social anxiety, perfectionism, and depression
  • Prenatal and postpartum anxiety, depression and stress as well as issues with infertility and miscarriage
  • Limiting beliefs about themselves, and negative thoughts that keep resurfacing
  • Negative body image and disordered eating
  • Self-esteem and self-worth
  • Being stuck and barriers to becoming your most vibrant self
  • Adolescent and teen issues: friendships and difficult emotions, anxiety, and social anxiety, building self-confidence and working on recognizing and growing your strengths
  • Counselling for Parents and Kids (5+) on childhood emotional and behavioral regulation
  • As a previous respite aide, she is passionate about working with those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, ADHD, and autism support
  • Support in navigating life’s transitions and stressors

What makes me come alive

Hi there, my name is Laura Belland. I am a wife, mom, and former elementary teacher. I specialize in CBT, self-compassion therapy, and solution-focused therapy. I believe we can often be our own worst enemies and harshest critics, and I hope to help you grow and get past any negative thinking to become your most alive and thriving self; through CBT, compassionate self-care, and mindfulness amongst other strategies. I am passionate about working with clients experiencing anxiety, social anxiety, stress, perfectionism, and depression. I have experience helping those with limiting beliefs about themselves, negative body image, and disordered eating. I also love working with other moms and in prenatal and postpartum anxiety, depression and stress as well as issues with infertility and miscarriage.

Laura is accepting new clients and offers counselling for children (age 5+), youth, teens, and adults through In Office Counselling, Online Counselling, and Walk & Talk Therapy. Some areas of focus are emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, and difficulties navigating life changes and stressors. As a previous respite aide, she is passionate about working with those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, ADHD, and autism support.

Shenaya Matvieshen

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Shenaya Matvieshen

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Women’s Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Self-esteem & Identity
  • Spiritual development
  • Grief & Trauma

What makes me come alive

Hello! I am Shenaya; a therapist, mother, wife, and wellness enthusiast who is passionate about seeing others thrive. I take an emotion-focused, trauma-informed approach to therapy. I also incorporate other modalities and evidenced-based interventions to best support the individual goals of each person I work with. I also offer Christian counselling. I am currently offering online counseling services to adults in Kelowna, BC.

Shawna Scafe

Registered Professional Counsellor

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Shawna Scafe

Registered Professional Counsellor

Counselling Specialties

Shawna runs Simple on Purpose and Works with moms who want to live with more peace, purpose and presence.

  • moms who feel overwhelmed by motherhood and stressed out with life
  • moms who wish they could be more present and enjoy their kids more
  • moms who want to create an experience of motherhood that is inline with their personal values
  • moms who want to learn about emotional intelligence for themselves and their kids

Works with those who wish to live more intentionally

  • those who want to be more proactive with their day and life
  • those who want to make consistent, simple steps towards intentional living
  • those who want to shift their habits

Works with those who want to improve relationships

  • those who feel intimidated by conflict and want to learn conflict resolution skills
  • those who want to improve connection in their relationships
  • those who want to set healthy boundaries with people in their lives
  • those who wish to be proactive and intentional with their marriage

Offers counselling and coaching, virtual sessions with video on or off.

What makes me come alive

Shawna is a mom of three kids, enjoying small-town life in the Similkameen. Upon entering motherhood and having three kids close together, she felt totally overwhelmed by motherhood and it took a toll on her health and marriage. With counselling, and a lot of inner work, she grew a passion to help other moms turn off the autopilot living and show up for their lives, on purpose. This prompted her to seek training as a coach and a counsellor. She loves working with moms and also offers Christian counselling. Shawna enjoys music, painting, being outside, and that beloved daily coffee. Shawna is accepting new clients for Online Counselling.

Abbie Hildebrand

Graduate Student Therapist

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Abbie Hildebrand

Graduate Student Therapist

Counselling Specialties

  • Teens & young adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual assault
  • Trauma

What makes me come alive

Abbie Hildebrand (she/her) is a graduate student therapist offering low fee counselling services at $50 + GST. She specializes in working with teens and young adults, providing support for anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, grief and loss, sexual assault, and trauma. Abbie holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at UBCO. With four years of experience at Canada’s National Suicide Crisis Helpline and in Hospice care, she brings a deep understanding and expertise in supporting individuals through various mental health challenges.

Abbie believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and tailors her approach to meet each client’s unique needs and goals. She is passionate about equipping clients with practical tools to support their mental health and wellness outside of sessions. Abbie offers in-person, online, and walk-and-talk therapy with evening availability, ensuring flexible support for her clients. She also provides Christian counselling for those who share a faith background, integrating a holistic approach to mental wellness.