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Katelyn Schouten
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Kate is the owner and a RCC (registered clinical counsellor) at Next Step Counselling group. Kate is a compassionate therapist looking to welcome you to a positive place of healthy change. She's dedicated to helping people in our community foster change and embark upon personal development. She specializes in areas such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Kate can help alleviate the daily challenges that life has to offer. As a busy mom of three, she understands that life can have many challenges, and her goal is to help people navigate through life’s tougher situations. Please get in touch for more information!
Kate is the owner and a RCC (registered clinical counsellor) at Next Step Counselling group. Kate is a compassionate therapist looking to welcome you to a positive place of healthy change. She's dedicated to helping people in our community foster change and embark upon personal development. She specializes in areas such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Kate can help alleviate the daily challenges that life has to offer. As a busy mom of three, she understands that life can have many challenges, and her goal is to help people navigate through life’s tougher situations. Please get in touch for more information!
(778) 761-3453 View (778) 761-3453
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Martin Wachla
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y  (Online Only)
Would you like to improve your relationships with others so that you feel more respected, connected, understood, and loved? Do you want to control your anger, manage your anxiety, or overcome feelings of sadness? Do you want to heal and move forward in your life? At one time or another we all could use some help improving our mental health and in navigating the inevitable challenges that life presents. Positive change in your life is possible and you have already taken the first step.
Would you like to improve your relationships with others so that you feel more respected, connected, understood, and loved? Do you want to control your anger, manage your anxiety, or overcome feelings of sadness? Do you want to heal and move forward in your life? At one time or another we all could use some help improving our mental health and in navigating the inevitable challenges that life presents. Positive change in your life is possible and you have already taken the first step.
(236) 562-5620 View (236) 562-5620
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Clair Jantzen: Grief and Loss Therapist
Counsellor, MA, RPC, MPCC-S
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
"I'm not fragile; I'm grieving!" I have been walking with grieving people for many years and they have always taught me something new about their journeys. Supporting the bereaved is a passion for me; educating those who work with the bereaved a privilege.
"I'm not fragile; I'm grieving!" I have been walking with grieving people for many years and they have always taught me something new about their journeys. Supporting the bereaved is a passion for me; educating those who work with the bereaved a privilege.
(604) 243-6123 View (604) 243-6123
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Glenn Bekar
Counsellor, BSW, RN, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I have over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use services. My areas of competence include working with individuals in the LGBTQIA community, addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, and interpersonal violence. Having worked for over two decades as a frontline registered nurse, social worker and clinical counsellor in health care, I have an interest in working with individuals and front line workers in the health care field.
I have over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use services. My areas of competence include working with individuals in the LGBTQIA community, addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, and interpersonal violence. Having worked for over two decades as a frontline registered nurse, social worker and clinical counsellor in health care, I have an interest in working with individuals and front line workers in the health care field.
(778) 924-0957 View (778) 924-0957
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Paige Mathison
Counsellor, BScPN, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a person seeking trauma healing support, a healthcare professional, and/or a student working toward a helping career? If so, please connect! The experiential knowledge gained from my own wellness journey and my professional background as a psychiatric nurse helps me to provide compassionate care for all human suffering. Regardless of your past or present experiences, I believe in your potential to have a better quality of life and the ability to feel resourced enough to tackle whatever challenges you face. The journey is not easy, but developing a sense of well-being is possible!
Are you a person seeking trauma healing support, a healthcare professional, and/or a student working toward a helping career? If so, please connect! The experiential knowledge gained from my own wellness journey and my professional background as a psychiatric nurse helps me to provide compassionate care for all human suffering. Regardless of your past or present experiences, I believe in your potential to have a better quality of life and the ability to feel resourced enough to tackle whatever challenges you face. The journey is not easy, but developing a sense of well-being is possible!
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Cherise Lowe Illuminate Clinical Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Do you find yourself circling around the same issues, or struggling to overcome one particular problem, despite a lot of effort to change? I get how exhausting and sometimes hopeless that place can feel. I work with my clients to drill to the core of what is perpetuating current issues, so that together we create not just coping, but healing. By treating problems at this root level, clients often report having a sense of freedom beyond what they've experienced before. I utilize a combination of therapeutic techniques, however my specialization is in Accelerate Resolution Therapy (ART).
Do you find yourself circling around the same issues, or struggling to overcome one particular problem, despite a lot of effort to change? I get how exhausting and sometimes hopeless that place can feel. I work with my clients to drill to the core of what is perpetuating current issues, so that together we create not just coping, but healing. By treating problems at this root level, clients often report having a sense of freedom beyond what they've experienced before. I utilize a combination of therapeutic techniques, however my specialization is in Accelerate Resolution Therapy (ART).
(604) 239-8465 View (604) 239-8465
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Dr. Haile Michaelson, Naturopathic Doctor
BAPsych, ND, CHT
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Did you know that mental health is greatly improved with hormone balance, brain chemistry support, and optimal nutrient status in the body and brain. The brain is also connected to the gut, so digestive healing will impact the neurotransmitters that support mood, emotional wellness, trauma healing and nervous system healing. I have practiced as a naturopathic doctor for 14 years, with a special focus in mental health, women's health, fertility, hormone balance, brain-gut connection and eating disorder recovery.
Did you know that mental health is greatly improved with hormone balance, brain chemistry support, and optimal nutrient status in the body and brain. The brain is also connected to the gut, so digestive healing will impact the neurotransmitters that support mood, emotional wellness, trauma healing and nervous system healing. I have practiced as a naturopathic doctor for 14 years, with a special focus in mental health, women's health, fertility, hormone balance, brain-gut connection and eating disorder recovery.
(778) 784-4206 View (778) 784-4206
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Tara Irwin
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I have been providing support for individuals struggling with mental health concerns for over a decade. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, self-harm and other emotion regulation difficulties. I hope to make people to feel safe and secure in sharing personal challenges and provide a compassionate, respectful, and non-judgmental perspective on complex struggles and coping difficulties.
I have been providing support for individuals struggling with mental health concerns for over a decade. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, self-harm and other emotion regulation difficulties. I hope to make people to feel safe and secure in sharing personal challenges and provide a compassionate, respectful, and non-judgmental perspective on complex struggles and coping difficulties.
(778) 860-7976 View (778) 860-7976
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Kinga Robinson
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
The quality of our relationships impacts every facet of our lives. I meet individuals, couples, and families who are impacted by challenges within their relationships and collaboratively work with them towards a desired outcome.
The quality of our relationships impacts every facet of our lives. I meet individuals, couples, and families who are impacted by challenges within their relationships and collaboratively work with them towards a desired outcome.
(778) 655-8365 View (778) 655-8365
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Sam Gallo
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y  (Online Only)
I work from a relational, attachment perspective focusing on connection and a feeling of safety in sessions and beyond. I utilize Emotion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems and a mix of mindfulness and grounding somatic techniques. My goal is always to meet my clients where they are at in their process and walk along side them with curiosity, care and connection. I have experience working with youth and parents as well as individual adults.
I work from a relational, attachment perspective focusing on connection and a feeling of safety in sessions and beyond. I utilize Emotion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems and a mix of mindfulness and grounding somatic techniques. My goal is always to meet my clients where they are at in their process and walk along side them with curiosity, care and connection. I have experience working with youth and parents as well as individual adults.
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Jocelyn Watson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Are you seeking support for religious trauma, complex trauma, your relationship with food and body, or scrupulosity OCD? Emotional, physical and spiritual pain can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves, others, and the world around us. These disconnections can make it difficult to manage in our daily lives - let alone find support. However, I believe that therapy is one of the ways that we can begin the process of re-connecting with our selves, bodies, and communities. In our work together, I will seek to provide an openness that meets you where you’re at with empathy and non-judgement.
Are you seeking support for religious trauma, complex trauma, your relationship with food and body, or scrupulosity OCD? Emotional, physical and spiritual pain can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves, others, and the world around us. These disconnections can make it difficult to manage in our daily lives - let alone find support. However, I believe that therapy is one of the ways that we can begin the process of re-connecting with our selves, bodies, and communities. In our work together, I will seek to provide an openness that meets you where you’re at with empathy and non-judgement.
(587) 871-8396 View (587) 871-8396
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Shannon Gordon
Counsellor, MTC, RCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
We all need to be heard, especially when we’re struggling or hurting. When we are really heard, we are given the opportunity to explore our past and present, and focus on our challenges. The insight that follows allows us to address the feeling of being stuck rather than getting caught up in the judgement of others. The space created in therapy provides a safe place to explore who we are, identify our patterns, gain a better understanding of what makes us unique, and allows us to make changes. This is accomplished by building a trusting relationship between the client and therapist in a collaborative and supportive environment.
We all need to be heard, especially when we’re struggling or hurting. When we are really heard, we are given the opportunity to explore our past and present, and focus on our challenges. The insight that follows allows us to address the feeling of being stuck rather than getting caught up in the judgement of others. The space created in therapy provides a safe place to explore who we are, identify our patterns, gain a better understanding of what makes us unique, and allows us to make changes. This is accomplished by building a trusting relationship between the client and therapist in a collaborative and supportive environment.
(604) 245-8224 View (604) 245-8224
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Blaine Croy
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or challenging thoughts which impact your ability to manage the demands of daily living, relationships, work, career, or your ability to function? Do you often feel overwhelmed, frustrated, ambivalent, indifferent, lost, or angry. Are you finding it difficult to live up to the expectations of others or your own high standards? Does this make it difficult for you to act according to your values and live the life you want? Our modern society is fast paced, virtually-linked, and for many socially disconnected. I believe one can live a meaningful and purpose filled life even in our era.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or challenging thoughts which impact your ability to manage the demands of daily living, relationships, work, career, or your ability to function? Do you often feel overwhelmed, frustrated, ambivalent, indifferent, lost, or angry. Are you finding it difficult to live up to the expectations of others or your own high standards? Does this make it difficult for you to act according to your values and live the life you want? Our modern society is fast paced, virtually-linked, and for many socially disconnected. I believe one can live a meaningful and purpose filled life even in our era.
(431) 341-1925 View (431) 341-1925
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Intrinsic Hearts Therapy and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a Certified EMDR Therapist with over 16 years of experience. By gently interweaving both these modalities, EMDR becomes more gentle! I am passionate about journeying alongside my clients to aid a deeper loving connection with self and in turn with others. By incorporating the mind body connection my clients welcome parts of themselves and their lives that at one time may have been excruciating into an integral, whole and beautiful self. EMDR helps process through the most painful experience so that we can see ourselves in a new and resilient light. It’s such an honour!
I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and a Certified EMDR Therapist with over 16 years of experience. By gently interweaving both these modalities, EMDR becomes more gentle! I am passionate about journeying alongside my clients to aid a deeper loving connection with self and in turn with others. By incorporating the mind body connection my clients welcome parts of themselves and their lives that at one time may have been excruciating into an integral, whole and beautiful self. EMDR helps process through the most painful experience so that we can see ourselves in a new and resilient light. It’s such an honour!
(548) 490-8689 View (548) 490-8689
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Julie Wright
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y  (Online Only)
If you're struggling in relationships or with anything related to your sexuality, you are in the right place. These topics can be difficult to experience, and scary to discuss, so having a counsellor or therapist who can discuss these topics openly is important. Whether you are attending counselling as an individual or together with another person/people, taking this first step is important. Perhaps the passionate energy is gone, or maybe you don't even recognize the person you sleep next to anymore. Seeking support, this moment right here, is the most important thing you can be doing. You don't have to do this alone.
If you're struggling in relationships or with anything related to your sexuality, you are in the right place. These topics can be difficult to experience, and scary to discuss, so having a counsellor or therapist who can discuss these topics openly is important. Whether you are attending counselling as an individual or together with another person/people, taking this first step is important. Perhaps the passionate energy is gone, or maybe you don't even recognize the person you sleep next to anymore. Seeking support, this moment right here, is the most important thing you can be doing. You don't have to do this alone.
(778) 770-2038 View (778) 770-2038
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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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Lucy Snider
Counsellor, MA hons, PgDip, MSc, RCC-ACS, COSRT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Are you looking for sex therapy, relationship therapy or couples counselling? Are you struggling with a sexual problem and don't know who to talk to? Are you having difficulties in your current relationship or are you worried about previous or future relationships? Are you struggling with a recent STI diagnosis? We all experience difficulties with sex and relationships but it can be hard to discuss these sensitive topics with friends or loved ones. Common issues that bring clients to see me are problems with sexual function or desire, difficulties with communication or conflict resolution or feeling stuck in your relationship.
Are you looking for sex therapy, relationship therapy or couples counselling? Are you struggling with a sexual problem and don't know who to talk to? Are you having difficulties in your current relationship or are you worried about previous or future relationships? Are you struggling with a recent STI diagnosis? We all experience difficulties with sex and relationships but it can be hard to discuss these sensitive topics with friends or loved ones. Common issues that bring clients to see me are problems with sexual function or desire, difficulties with communication or conflict resolution or feeling stuck in your relationship.
(778) 860-4552 View (778) 860-4552
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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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Michelle Tucsok
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Are you looking for support with anxiety, relationship issues, OCD, trauma, sexual abuse, and/or religious or spiritual abuse? Know that you are not alone. These challenges can leave us feeling hopeless, isolated, ashamed, and disconnected from ourselves, others, and the world around us. However, I believe healing is possible when we are offered a safe, non-judgemental space to share our suffering and explore our hopes for the future. If you are hoping to learn strategies to manage constant worry, self-doubt, obsessive thoughts, intrusive memories, nightmares, and stress, let's connect!
Are you looking for support with anxiety, relationship issues, OCD, trauma, sexual abuse, and/or religious or spiritual abuse? Know that you are not alone. These challenges can leave us feeling hopeless, isolated, ashamed, and disconnected from ourselves, others, and the world around us. However, I believe healing is possible when we are offered a safe, non-judgemental space to share our suffering and explore our hopes for the future. If you are hoping to learn strategies to manage constant worry, self-doubt, obsessive thoughts, intrusive memories, nightmares, and stress, let's connect!
(705) 230-2867 View (705) 230-2867
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Ty McGuire-Scagnetti
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers along with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. My education includes an Honours Bachelor of Social Work from Lakehead University and a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. I work with Youth and young adults aged approximately 14-30 on topics of substance misuse and recovery, relationships, family challenges, life changes/transitions, stress, ADHD, and anxiety. Some other areas of specialization are Depression, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Self-esteem.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers along with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. My education includes an Honours Bachelor of Social Work from Lakehead University and a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. I work with Youth and young adults aged approximately 14-30 on topics of substance misuse and recovery, relationships, family challenges, life changes/transitions, stress, ADHD, and anxiety. Some other areas of specialization are Depression, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Self-esteem.
(581) 333-7381 View (581) 333-7381
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Kelowna Brain Sciences
Counsellor, MSc , CHMC, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Kelowna Brain Sciences uses proven, state-of-the-art technology to optimize brain function and improve overall wellbeing. All of our treatment protocols are designed and supervised by Registered Clinical Counsellors who prepare an integrated, comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Kelowna Brain Sciences uses proven, state-of-the-art technology to optimize brain function and improve overall wellbeing. All of our treatment protocols are designed and supervised by Registered Clinical Counsellors who prepare an integrated, comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
(819) 412-4746 View (819) 412-4746
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Janice Noseworthy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
Are you, as parents, feeling the heavy burden of life's difficult choices? Do you find yourselves lost in the maze of anxiety, unsure about what to do next in different situations? Are you facing conflicts, dealing with challenging behaviors from your children, or grappling with unchanging family dynamics? If you're nodding in agreement, then it's time to take that crucial first step and seek out the support you deserve. As a Child & Family Counsellor, I want to help you gain insight into your challenges, tap into your strengths, and provide you with strategies and opportunities to overcome these difficult moments of parenting.
Are you, as parents, feeling the heavy burden of life's difficult choices? Do you find yourselves lost in the maze of anxiety, unsure about what to do next in different situations? Are you facing conflicts, dealing with challenging behaviors from your children, or grappling with unchanging family dynamics? If you're nodding in agreement, then it's time to take that crucial first step and seek out the support you deserve. As a Child & Family Counsellor, I want to help you gain insight into your challenges, tap into your strengths, and provide you with strategies and opportunities to overcome these difficult moments of parenting.
(807) 808-3907 View (807) 808-3907
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Bri Larson
RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I’m Bri, a Registered Professional Counsellor & Certified Life Coach. I focus on long-term, goal-oriented talk therapy style sessions that take a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. The goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are causing difficulties in your life, and in doing so change the way you act and feel overall. My approach takes a lot more into account than traditional therapy or counselling. I dive very deep and we will focus on your whole life — Your mental health, biochemistry, physical health, relationships, self-esteem, your employment, etc…
I’m Bri, a Registered Professional Counsellor & Certified Life Coach. I focus on long-term, goal-oriented talk therapy style sessions that take a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. The goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are causing difficulties in your life, and in doing so change the way you act and feel overall. My approach takes a lot more into account than traditional therapy or counselling. I dive very deep and we will focus on your whole life — Your mental health, biochemistry, physical health, relationships, self-esteem, your employment, etc…
(548) 488-3707 View (548) 488-3707
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Virtuous Circle Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RCSW
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
We here at Virtuous Circle Counselling believe deeply in coming from situations of vicious cycles to those of virtuous circles. Vicious cycles are harmful and detrimental and will have you feeling like you are in a rut that you cannot get out of. Virtuous circles come from places of nonjudgmental and growth. At Virtuous Circle Counselling we know mental health is important and we aim to facilitate the change you seek. Our Registered Clinical Therapists offer in-person sessions, online therapy, or phone counselling to help support our clients.
We here at Virtuous Circle Counselling believe deeply in coming from situations of vicious cycles to those of virtuous circles. Vicious cycles are harmful and detrimental and will have you feeling like you are in a rut that you cannot get out of. Virtuous circles come from places of nonjudgmental and growth. At Virtuous Circle Counselling we know mental health is important and we aim to facilitate the change you seek. Our Registered Clinical Therapists offer in-person sessions, online therapy, or phone counselling to help support our clients.
(778) 654-5396 View (778) 654-5396
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Vincent Paul Matlo
Counsellor, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Kelowna, BC V1Y
I bring over 20 years of experience supporting children and families to my practice with Kelowna Professional Group. My longstanding interest in the role of attachment as a means to foster deeper and more empathic relationships speaks to the intuition of individuals and families. My "smarter, not harder" approach is delivered with refreshing clarity, and families looking for strategies to improve relationships, foster self-fulfillment, and achieve peace of mind will appreciate my practical and collaborative approach.
I bring over 20 years of experience supporting children and families to my practice with Kelowna Professional Group. My longstanding interest in the role of attachment as a means to foster deeper and more empathic relationships speaks to the intuition of individuals and families. My "smarter, not harder" approach is delivered with refreshing clarity, and families looking for strategies to improve relationships, foster self-fulfillment, and achieve peace of mind will appreciate my practical and collaborative approach.
(844) 704-1243 View (844) 704-1243
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V1Y

200+

Average cost per session

$148

Counsellors in V1Y who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
77% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Pacific Blue Cross
50% SunLife
48% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in V1Y see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% 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.