OUR COUNSELLORS

Our counsellors are all masters level trauma informed therapists. Each of our counsellors have different areas of interest and expertise. We think it is really important that you and your counsellor have a good connection. In fact, research tells us that this is the most influential part of a client's journey in counselling! If you're not sure if we are the best fit for you, we suggest booking a free 20min consultation

Therapy Session; counsellor and client
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Erin Galbraith
RCC #17240

Erin works with individuals and couples who are looking to gain greater connection in their relationships and create lasting change in their lives. She sees the therapeutic relationship as a powerful space where clients can feel seen, heard, and valued and where one’s deepest pain, fears, and dreams are safe to explore. She has a special interest and experience in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

Erin's Focus Areas

-Individual adults and teens who want to process trauma or work on depression or anxiety.

-Couples who want to become closer in their relationship

-Parents who want to work on their own triggers and learn new ways to support their children 

Credentials:

-Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #17240 (British Columbia)

-Registered Provisional Psychologist (Alberta)

-Masters of Education, Counselling

-Bachelors of Arts, Psychology 

Professional Development

-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy -- Beck Institute

-Narrative Therapy -- Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy

-Observed Experiential Therapy (OEI) Level 2

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Deanna has experience counselling adults and children of all ages.  She practices a variety of therapeutic methods from a trauma-informed foundation, such as art therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Deanna believes that we all have a fundamental need to be heard and understood, and collaboratively creates a space where clients can feel safe and supported.

Deanna completed a Bachelor of Arts from UBC with a major in psychology and minor in sociology. She cultivated her passion for mental health through experience in organizations such as Big Sisters of BC, facilitating programs at community centres for children and families, and working in special education. This led her to Prince George to obtain a Master’s degree in counselling from UNBC, which included a practicum at the Community Counselling Centre. In the midst of completing her thesis, Deanna worked at a local organization providing mental health counselling to children and families.   

 

Deanna's Focus Areas

-Individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, and chronic stress

-Supporting teens and adults in identity development, self-esteem, and relationships

-Healing form past adverse experiences and trauma

-Challenges in parenting and connecting with children

Credentials

-Masters of Education, Counselling (Training complete; thesis in-progress)

-Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Professional Development

-Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Core Training- International Institute for EFFT

-Expressive Play Therapy for Healing Complex Trauma- Centre for Expressive Therapy

-Career Counselling- University of British Columbia

Deanna West
M.Ed (in progress)

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Whitney Hunt
RCC #16735

Whitney is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and holds a M.Ed. Counselling degree from University of Northern British Columbia.

 

I work from a Person Centered & Trauma Informed approach, meaning I believe that people often know how to change but get stuck when they are alone with trauma, hurt, and pain. My main role is to be present with you, to work to know you, and to offer ideas for change while knowing you know best what you need for your healing. I also utilize some techniques from Narrative Therapy to help us understand your story and draw out unrecognized strengths and perspectives.

Though everyone’s experiences are unique we all know what it is like to hurt, feel joy, or be afraid. I hope that my personal healing experiences of healing with yoga, meditation, narrative therapy and self-esteem/self-compassion work allow me to draw on my own hardships and healings to relate to you.

Whitney's Focus Areas

-Adults experiencing low self worth or low self esteem.

-Life issues such as low motivation, depression, anxiety, stress management.

-Drug, alcohol and other addictions.

-Expressive Therapies that use sand tray and art for healing.

Credentials

-Diploma of Professional Counselling

-Masters of Education, Counselling

-Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #16735

 

Professional Development

-Trauma Informed Practice

-Nonviolent Communication Workshop Facilitator

-Fraser Health Crisis Line and Suicide Line Volunteer

-Narrative Therapy – Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy

-Expressive Therapy for Complex Trauma and Sand Tray Therapy – Centre for Expressive Therapy