James Howard

Counsellor, MACP, RCC

Verified by Psychology Today
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James Howard

Counsellor, MACP, RCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.
100-3306 32nd Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T
(506) 404-1366
Offers online therapy

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Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.
206-1634 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y
(506) 404-1366
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About

Men’s mental health is in crisis – a silent crisis. The impact of this on men and those around them cannot be ignored. The world needs men to be able to carry the great weight and pressure of their many responsibilities, without suffering in silence. Typically, not having more than a handful of close friends, and generally used to powering through (or ignoring) their challenges, few men reach out for help. Stigma and shame often prevent men from talking with other men. Therefore preventing the exchange of ideas and solutions or the benefits that come from relationships.
From an ecological perspective, I observe the many factors that contribute to the difficulties men face. The microsystem lens (family of origin, close relationships) through to the macrosystem and chronosystem lens (attitudes, ideologies, socioeconomic status, and life transitions). I look at how we react to challenges, and how those around us are impacted.
I have navigated many challenges throughout my life, I too had to learn to seek help. I wasn’t used to accepting help, but once I did, my mental health improved. Growing up as an introvert in a low-income, fatherless home, the odds were against me. I lacked confidence, example, and support. Once I decided to take the risk, I was able to reclaim my agency.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $135 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $150 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Cheque, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Arete
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Ceridian
  • ComPsych
  • Desjardins
  • EAP
  • Employment Assistance Programs
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Humana
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Manulife
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • RWAM
  • SunLife
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • WorkBC
  • WorkSafeBC
Direct Billing is available for a limited amount of Insurers. Other Personal Insurance providers will reimburse after receipt submission.
Email me or call (506) 404-1366 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / 19111
  • School: Adler University
  • Year Graduated: 2021

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Gottman Institute / Level 2: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: The Gottman Institute / Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.
100-3306 32nd Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T
(506) 404-1366
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services Inc.
206-1634 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y
(506) 404-1366
Specialties
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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James Howard

Counsellor, MACP, RCC