Nicole Ripley

Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC

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Nicole Ripley

Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
5 Endorsed

Location

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services
206-1634 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y
(819) 307-8016
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

West Kootenay Wellness Centre
384 Baker St.
Nelson, BC V1L
(819) 307-8016
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About

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working both online and in-person with individuals and couples aiming to find functional solutions to persistent problems and challenging life circumstances. I provide short-term counselling to explore solutions to specific problems and long-term therapy to address historical issues, trauma and persistent patterns. I work collaboratively with you to build an individualized treatment plan based on your current needs, motivations and strengths. I utilize CBT, EMDR, DBT, EFT and other empirically-based interventions to help you overcome your symptoms and any related distress.
My core specialties include trauma/PTSD, depression/anxiety, relationships, and addictions. I have over ten years of accumulated specialized training in these areas and other wide-ranging issues. Overtime, my clinical work has evolved to a place where I am primarily treating major life acute trauma and supporting couples through struggling relationships.
I am a mother of two beautiful boys and I genuinely want to make a difference in our beautiful province. I am very passionate and driven in all aspects of my counselling practices. My goal is to help my clients cultivate new behaviours/choices and create a happier and healthier life that includes strong relationships with self and others.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Cheque, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • All insurance policies which cover RCC's
  • Arete
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • CVAP | Crime Victim
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Cascade Centers EAP
  • Ceridian
  • ComPsych
  • Desjardins
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Humana
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Meridian
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • SunLife
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • Licence: British Columbia / 10535
  • School: University of Notre Dame - Masters in Counselling
  • Year Graduated: 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Curtin University, Australia / Drug & Alcohol Specialization
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: University of Toronto / Level One CyberCounselling
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW
"Highly recommend Nicole for trauma support!"

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW

Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCC

Psychologist, PhD, RPsych

Location

Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services
206-1634 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y
(819) 307-8016
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

West Kootenay Wellness Centre
384 Baker St.
Nelson, BC V1L
(819) 307-8016
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples
I also speak: Moderate French
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022
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Nicole Ripley

Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC