Therapists in Kelowna, BC

Photo of Savery Bakker, RPC-c, Counsellor
Savery Bakker
Counsellor, RPC-c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I'm here to help you deal with life's challenges, whether it's managing ADHD, anxiety, depression, navigating relationship difficulties or dealing with grief or trauma. I will help you find understanding and compassionate support to feel truly heard and valued. I aim to enhance your emotional well-being, build coping strategies, and foster healthier relationships. I am a warm, empathetic and direct guide to help you on your journey toward personal growth and fulfillment by helping you apply practical tools, proven methods, and encouragement to thrive and reach your full potential.
I'm here to help you deal with life's challenges, whether it's managing ADHD, anxiety, depression, navigating relationship difficulties or dealing with grief or trauma. I will help you find understanding and compassionate support to feel truly heard and valued. I aim to enhance your emotional well-being, build coping strategies, and foster healthier relationships. I am a warm, empathetic and direct guide to help you on your journey toward personal growth and fulfillment by helping you apply practical tools, proven methods, and encouragement to thrive and reach your full potential.
(250) 733-1236 View (250) 733-1236
Photo of Rachel Helland (Udy), RPC-C, Counsellor
Rachel Helland (Udy)
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Feeling the call to cultivate a deeper connection with yourself, rediscover your strengths and learn tools to live life more intentionally? Whether you're navigating anxiety, battling your inner critic, or feeling inundated by life's complexities, I’m here to help. My role is to guide, empower, and equip you with the insights and practical strategies to facilitate meaningful change. I take an integrative approach that welcomes you as you are, and is adapted to your unique needs and goals.
Feeling the call to cultivate a deeper connection with yourself, rediscover your strengths and learn tools to live life more intentionally? Whether you're navigating anxiety, battling your inner critic, or feeling inundated by life's complexities, I’m here to help. My role is to guide, empower, and equip you with the insights and practical strategies to facilitate meaningful change. I take an integrative approach that welcomes you as you are, and is adapted to your unique needs and goals.
(343) 338-3382 View (343) 338-3382
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Mary MacDonald
Counsellor, BEd, , MEd, CCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hello! I am currently taking new clients and can offer short wait times. I work with adults who are seeking help with life changes, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, mental health issues (in themselves or in their partners), or anything that is preventing them from being their best self. Ideally my clients would be interested in getting to the root of their issues, and be committed to several sessions. I know we are all "enough", and that the answers we seek lie within ourselves. Sometimes a counsellor can help you find those answers, and I'd be honored to try.
Hello! I am currently taking new clients and can offer short wait times. I work with adults who are seeking help with life changes, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, mental health issues (in themselves or in their partners), or anything that is preventing them from being their best self. Ideally my clients would be interested in getting to the root of their issues, and be committed to several sessions. I know we are all "enough", and that the answers we seek lie within ourselves. Sometimes a counsellor can help you find those answers, and I'd be honored to try.
(431) 341-0838 View (431) 341-0838
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Avril Paice
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1X
Waitlist for new clients
My clients want a safe place where they will be deeply heard, understood, and validated. Many of my clients had childhoods that were lacking in nurturing. I support adults who are dealing with issues such as self-care and worthiness struggles, unresolved emotional wounds, body acceptance and battles with diet culture, chronic illness/pain, disability, anxiety, depression, relationship/family conflict, and grief/loss. Come enjoy a complimentary beverage, unload what weighs on your heart, and leave feeling supported, lighter, and more hopeful.
My clients want a safe place where they will be deeply heard, understood, and validated. Many of my clients had childhoods that were lacking in nurturing. I support adults who are dealing with issues such as self-care and worthiness struggles, unresolved emotional wounds, body acceptance and battles with diet culture, chronic illness/pain, disability, anxiety, depression, relationship/family conflict, and grief/loss. Come enjoy a complimentary beverage, unload what weighs on your heart, and leave feeling supported, lighter, and more hopeful.
(604) 210-3860 View (604) 210-3860
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Jess Holtslander
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Grief Recovery Specialist, passionate about helping individuals navigate their grief journey as well as supporting individuals who are neurodivergent. I work with people who have a suspected, recent, or late diagnosis of Autism/ADHD; have a partner/a child who is Autistic/ADHD; are grieving for various reasons (e.g., life change, chronic pain, loss of a loved one); and/or want to become more comfortable with their uncomfortable emotions.
I am a Registered Social Worker, Registered Clinical Counsellor, and Grief Recovery Specialist, passionate about helping individuals navigate their grief journey as well as supporting individuals who are neurodivergent. I work with people who have a suspected, recent, or late diagnosis of Autism/ADHD; have a partner/a child who is Autistic/ADHD; are grieving for various reasons (e.g., life change, chronic pain, loss of a loved one); and/or want to become more comfortable with their uncomfortable emotions.
(902) 517-0195 View (902) 517-0195
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Lindsay Deane
Counsellor, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Waitlist for new clients
There are times in life that can leave us feeling vulnerable and alone - my goal is to come alongside you, so you don't have to feel this way. If you are struggling with guilt, shame, life transitions, anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns, I can help. I also support adults, teens, and parents who are struggling with relationship dynamics, suicidal ideation, or those who have experienced traumatic events.
There are times in life that can leave us feeling vulnerable and alone - my goal is to come alongside you, so you don't have to feel this way. If you are struggling with guilt, shame, life transitions, anxiety, depression or other mental health concerns, I can help. I also support adults, teens, and parents who are struggling with relationship dynamics, suicidal ideation, or those who have experienced traumatic events.
(581) 221-0837 View (581) 221-0837
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Turn Towards Couples Counselling | Sarah Smith
Counsellor, BFA, MACP, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
A person’s intimate partner can be one of their greatest sources for pleasure, security, and meaning in life. In such relationships it is NOT normal (or acceptable) to feel isolated, controlled, or demeaned. If this is your experience, I can help. My approach strikes a balance between processing betrayals and regrettable incidents from the past, and ritualising effective practices for building trust, friendship, understanding, and intimacy in the present. I start with a 90-minute assessment, give practical and straight-forward direction, and allow space for each person’s story to unfold.
A person’s intimate partner can be one of their greatest sources for pleasure, security, and meaning in life. In such relationships it is NOT normal (or acceptable) to feel isolated, controlled, or demeaned. If this is your experience, I can help. My approach strikes a balance between processing betrayals and regrettable incidents from the past, and ritualising effective practices for building trust, friendship, understanding, and intimacy in the present. I start with a 90-minute assessment, give practical and straight-forward direction, and allow space for each person’s story to unfold.
(249) 500-5035 View (249) 500-5035
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Lea Ivanitz
Pre-Licensed Professional, BEd, MACP , student
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1X
My name is Lea and I am an intern counsellor offering low introductory rates for new clients in Kelowna. I believe that we are all on a journey of growth and healing and there are times in life when we need some extra support. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, parenting, trauma, loss, self-esteem, or other life stressors, my role is to help you address and let go of dysfunctional beliefs and patterns that are holding you back from living your best life. I feel passionately about working alongside others on the path to wellness and self-fulfillment.
My name is Lea and I am an intern counsellor offering low introductory rates for new clients in Kelowna. I believe that we are all on a journey of growth and healing and there are times in life when we need some extra support. Whether you are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, parenting, trauma, loss, self-esteem, or other life stressors, my role is to help you address and let go of dysfunctional beliefs and patterns that are holding you back from living your best life. I feel passionately about working alongside others on the path to wellness and self-fulfillment.
(250) 765-0606 View (250) 765-0606
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Lindsey McDonald
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I offer a down-to-earth and compassionate approach with a sprinkle of humour. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) passionate about helping young adults and adults, by providing in-person counselling (Kelowna) and virtual counselling across BC. Most of my practice focuses on helping adults (19+) with the following: self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, people pleasing, setting boundaries, navigating dysfunctional family relationships, perfectionism and procrastination, coping with severe exhaustion or burnout, feeling lost or unsure about the future, making big life decisions, and grief and loss.
I offer a down-to-earth and compassionate approach with a sprinkle of humour. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) passionate about helping young adults and adults, by providing in-person counselling (Kelowna) and virtual counselling across BC. Most of my practice focuses on helping adults (19+) with the following: self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, people pleasing, setting boundaries, navigating dysfunctional family relationships, perfectionism and procrastination, coping with severe exhaustion or burnout, feeling lost or unsure about the future, making big life decisions, and grief and loss.
(226) 916-5518 View (226) 916-5518
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Tap into Life Counselling
Counsellor, BSc, MAC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
My own journey through illness in my 20's woke me up to the value of our inner world. That a sense of peace and connection to ourselves can give us the strength to face challenging situations and loss. I learned that having a compassionate witness to see yourself through is very empowering and reassuring.
My own journey through illness in my 20's woke me up to the value of our inner world. That a sense of peace and connection to ourselves can give us the strength to face challenging situations and loss. I learned that having a compassionate witness to see yourself through is very empowering and reassuring.
(506) 308-0095 View (506) 308-0095
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Andrea La
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Waitlist for new clients
Focused on issues such as historical and recent trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, low self-worth, and emotional distress. Andrea empowers her Clients to use their individual strengths to navigate through life’s challenges with confidence. She is passionate about working with Clients with a history of Trauma and uses a Trauma-Informed lens throughout the counselling process. She offers Psycho-education which helps her Clients understand themselves better & teaches her Clients tangible skills that they can use to reduce stress and prevent future crisis.
Focused on issues such as historical and recent trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, low self-worth, and emotional distress. Andrea empowers her Clients to use their individual strengths to navigate through life’s challenges with confidence. She is passionate about working with Clients with a history of Trauma and uses a Trauma-Informed lens throughout the counselling process. She offers Psycho-education which helps her Clients understand themselves better & teaches her Clients tangible skills that they can use to reduce stress and prevent future crisis.
(867) 292-1781 View (867) 292-1781
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Lori Oye
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Navigating emotional struggles can be challenging, regardless of age or background. Whether you're a child grappling with big feelings, a teenager facing the complexities of adolescence, or an adult dealing with past traumas, the desire for healing and growth is universal. Everyone seeks inner peace, acceptance, and a sense of belonging. My aim is to guide my clients, no matter their age, towards a place of inner peace, belonging, and profound healing, liberating them from the burdens of shame, guilt, and loneliness.
Navigating emotional struggles can be challenging, regardless of age or background. Whether you're a child grappling with big feelings, a teenager facing the complexities of adolescence, or an adult dealing with past traumas, the desire for healing and growth is universal. Everyone seeks inner peace, acceptance, and a sense of belonging. My aim is to guide my clients, no matter their age, towards a place of inner peace, belonging, and profound healing, liberating them from the burdens of shame, guilt, and loneliness.
(431) 244-6218 View (431) 244-6218
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Miriam Desjardins
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, MDY, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1W
As an RCC, I work within a holistic framework that recognizes the inseparable connection between mental health, and emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. I use evidence-based approaches to support clients with symptoms of anxiety, avoidance, depression and emotional dysregulation; and specialize in working with traumatic stress, loss, interpersonal challenges, and spiritual/religious trauma. There is no one, ‘right’ way to approach wellbeing. Your personal story is your own - formed by your upbringing, physical and emotional conditions, the cultural and social contexts that shape you, and all that you value.
As an RCC, I work within a holistic framework that recognizes the inseparable connection between mental health, and emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. I use evidence-based approaches to support clients with symptoms of anxiety, avoidance, depression and emotional dysregulation; and specialize in working with traumatic stress, loss, interpersonal challenges, and spiritual/religious trauma. There is no one, ‘right’ way to approach wellbeing. Your personal story is your own - formed by your upbringing, physical and emotional conditions, the cultural and social contexts that shape you, and all that you value.
(365) 607-5749 View (365) 607-5749
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Camilla Enns
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1W  (Online Only)
Is persistent worry, overwhelm, or irritability holding you back from enjoying your life or feeling fully present? Is this impacting the relationships you care about most, or your career? Maybe you are simply curious about personal growth and looking for an opportunity to learn more about yourself? If so, I’m glad you’re here.
Is persistent worry, overwhelm, or irritability holding you back from enjoying your life or feeling fully present? Is this impacting the relationships you care about most, or your career? Maybe you are simply curious about personal growth and looking for an opportunity to learn more about yourself? If so, I’m glad you’re here.
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Laura D Foster
Counsellor, MPS, CCC, RCAT
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1W  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My practice is spiritually informed and trauma informed narative art therapy with a collaborative client centred approach. I work primarily with individual adult clients to re-frame their experiences and find their strengths with new perspectives and solutions to presenting problems. Through creativity and artistic expression, I also can assist clients to work with trauma related underlying issues that are difficult to verbalize. I have a holistic lens, that includes mental, physical, social and spiritual dimensions of health.
My practice is spiritually informed and trauma informed narative art therapy with a collaborative client centred approach. I work primarily with individual adult clients to re-frame their experiences and find their strengths with new perspectives and solutions to presenting problems. Through creativity and artistic expression, I also can assist clients to work with trauma related underlying issues that are difficult to verbalize. I have a holistic lens, that includes mental, physical, social and spiritual dimensions of health.
(844) 735-3723 View (844) 735-3723
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Roger Wilson
Counsellor, PsyD, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Clients present with a variety of concerns, needs, and goals. Most clients will be struggling with some concerns around anxiety and/or depression. I will meet with the client for a thorough history, identify priorities in what the clients wish to work on, and then collaboratively develop a treatment approach. I use grounding exercises with a focus on our somatic senses to help calm the client and understand their struggles. Clients are invited to share dreams with me, their beliefs and their values. Together, we work with to understand the beliefs and values. and how these "fit" into their life.
Clients present with a variety of concerns, needs, and goals. Most clients will be struggling with some concerns around anxiety and/or depression. I will meet with the client for a thorough history, identify priorities in what the clients wish to work on, and then collaboratively develop a treatment approach. I use grounding exercises with a focus on our somatic senses to help calm the client and understand their struggles. Clients are invited to share dreams with me, their beliefs and their values. Together, we work with to understand the beliefs and values. and how these "fit" into their life.
(365) 657-1005 View (365) 657-1005
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Jocelyn Winkler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Jocelyn Winkler, and I'm thrilled to connect with you! I offer virtual therapy services throughout beautiful British Columbia. I specialize in providing support for those grappling with grief, trauma, and the weight of anxiety and depression. My mission? To be your ally in navigating life's ups and downs. I am dedicated to digging deep, uncovering the root of your concerns for long-lasting change. I believe in creating a cozy, safe space where healing can truly flourish, empowering you to chase after the life you've always dreamed of.
Hello there! I'm Jocelyn Winkler, and I'm thrilled to connect with you! I offer virtual therapy services throughout beautiful British Columbia. I specialize in providing support for those grappling with grief, trauma, and the weight of anxiety and depression. My mission? To be your ally in navigating life's ups and downs. I am dedicated to digging deep, uncovering the root of your concerns for long-lasting change. I believe in creating a cozy, safe space where healing can truly flourish, empowering you to chase after the life you've always dreamed of.
(825) 807-9015 View (825) 807-9015
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Spela Grasic
Counsellor, RCC, MACP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1X
Our lives, feelings, thoughts, and relationships can be messy. Sometimes, it can all feel like it’s just too much. I know what that’s like. I also know it’s just a little bit easier when, instead of turning away, someone chooses to sit with you in those moments and says: "This isn’t too much. You’re not (insert terrible thing you fear is true about you), and, you don’t have to hold this alone.” I believe that’s my job as a therapist – to sit with you in the midst of all that messiness and help you hold the painful and overwhelming parts. From there, we can work together to untangle it and move towards your hopes and dreams.
Our lives, feelings, thoughts, and relationships can be messy. Sometimes, it can all feel like it’s just too much. I know what that’s like. I also know it’s just a little bit easier when, instead of turning away, someone chooses to sit with you in those moments and says: "This isn’t too much. You’re not (insert terrible thing you fear is true about you), and, you don’t have to hold this alone.” I believe that’s my job as a therapist – to sit with you in the midst of all that messiness and help you hold the painful and overwhelming parts. From there, we can work together to untangle it and move towards your hopes and dreams.
(587) 602-9636 View (587) 602-9636
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Liz Sage
Counsellor, BA, PHED, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Male mental health challenges such as depression, relationship conflict and anxiety are not that much different than women's. These challenges can hold us in place, in fear, in hopelessness, in pain. Confronting behaviours, thinking and feelings that may be the root of a life not lived well takes courage. Sometimes we need help doing that to move us forward and improve the quality of our life. You may be struggling on your own or in a relationship. It doesn't matter neither place feels good. My intent is to help you navigate the obstacles and make sense of your story so you can get to where you want to be sooner.
Male mental health challenges such as depression, relationship conflict and anxiety are not that much different than women's. These challenges can hold us in place, in fear, in hopelessness, in pain. Confronting behaviours, thinking and feelings that may be the root of a life not lived well takes courage. Sometimes we need help doing that to move us forward and improve the quality of our life. You may be struggling on your own or in a relationship. It doesn't matter neither place feels good. My intent is to help you navigate the obstacles and make sense of your story so you can get to where you want to be sooner.
(855) 912-8578 View (855) 912-8578
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Ryan Young
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1X
Ponderosa Counselling Services focuses on counselling adults and adolescents through anxiety, depression, trauma resolution, and relationship issues while moving toward balancing the felt sense of emotions in body and the rational processes we use to interpret ourselves in the world.
Ponderosa Counselling Services focuses on counselling adults and adolescents through anxiety, depression, trauma resolution, and relationship issues while moving toward balancing the felt sense of emotions in body and the rational processes we use to interpret ourselves in the world.
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Claire DeWitt
Counsellor, BSc, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Accepting ICBC Clients! I work with teens and adults on emotional regulation, anxiety, body image, and stress management. My approach balances warmth and encouragement with gentle challenges to provide opportunities for personal growth and change. I work on setting realistic goals and believe in providing clients with the foundations for effective habit building to follow through with strategies we talk about in session.
Accepting ICBC Clients! I work with teens and adults on emotional regulation, anxiety, body image, and stress management. My approach balances warmth and encouragement with gentle challenges to provide opportunities for personal growth and change. I work on setting realistic goals and believe in providing clients with the foundations for effective habit building to follow through with strategies we talk about in session.
(506) 307-5835 View (506) 307-5835
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Lisa Sookochoff
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Hello! I’m Lisa Sookochoff. Are you looking to create lasting change? With over 18 years of experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I specialize in working 1-1 with adults seeking support in the areas of grief & loss, trauma recovery, life transitions, personal exploration & growth, anxiety & stress reduction, burnout prevention & recovery, ADHD, aging & menopause. I provide both in person counselling in Kelowna, BC and virtual services province wide. My counselling is informed by neuroscience, polyvagal theory, mindfulness and strengths-based practices. I integrate different modalities, including EMDR, ACT and IFS.
Hello! I’m Lisa Sookochoff. Are you looking to create lasting change? With over 18 years of experience as a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I specialize in working 1-1 with adults seeking support in the areas of grief & loss, trauma recovery, life transitions, personal exploration & growth, anxiety & stress reduction, burnout prevention & recovery, ADHD, aging & menopause. I provide both in person counselling in Kelowna, BC and virtual services province wide. My counselling is informed by neuroscience, polyvagal theory, mindfulness and strengths-based practices. I integrate different modalities, including EMDR, ACT and IFS.
(548) 490-7249 View (548) 490-7249
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Haida Gaede
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCC, MSW RSW, PgDip, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Haida, a dedicated Clinician specialized in helping people navigate life's intricacies with empathy and understanding. I provide an inclusive and non-judgmental space where each person can feel deeply valued for who they are as they explore their unique thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In my view, therapy is not just about addressing problems, but also cultivating personal growth. Whether you are facing issues related to mental health, identity, relationships, or simply needing a nurturing environment to express yourself, I'm here to support you.
I’m Haida, a dedicated Clinician specialized in helping people navigate life's intricacies with empathy and understanding. I provide an inclusive and non-judgmental space where each person can feel deeply valued for who they are as they explore their unique thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In my view, therapy is not just about addressing problems, but also cultivating personal growth. Whether you are facing issues related to mental health, identity, relationships, or simply needing a nurturing environment to express yourself, I'm here to support you.
(587) 803-1223 View (587) 803-1223
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Brent Hayter
Counsellor, MACP, BKin, BEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Being of service to another human being and finding a way to help is a privilege I am grateful for whenever it is presented to me. My goal as a counsellor is to help my clients find a way to work through the challenges of life in a way that best suits who they are in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. You already have everything you need to be happy and overcome the obstacles life has put in your way. My job is to help you discover and develop those strengths.
Being of service to another human being and finding a way to help is a privilege I am grateful for whenever it is presented to me. My goal as a counsellor is to help my clients find a way to work through the challenges of life in a way that best suits who they are in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. You already have everything you need to be happy and overcome the obstacles life has put in your way. My job is to help you discover and develop those strengths.
(778) 484-9922 View (778) 484-9922
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Dolores Gooliaff
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Dolores is passionate about working with individuals whom have experienced any form of trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault/abuse, workplace bullying, grief & loss, expected and unexpected life and health transitions. Dolores also enjoys working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships and is experienced in supporting couples through family and relationship challenges.
Dolores is passionate about working with individuals whom have experienced any form of trauma, intimate partner violence, sexual assault/abuse, workplace bullying, grief & loss, expected and unexpected life and health transitions. Dolores also enjoys working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationships and is experienced in supporting couples through family and relationship challenges.
(778) 766-4514 View (778) 766-4514
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Number of Counsellors in Kelowna, BC

400+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Kelowna, BC who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
75% Stress
68% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

49% Pacific Blue Cross
48% Green Shield Canada
48% SunLife

How Counsellors in Kelowna, BC see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.