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In-Person Counselling in Penticton and Virtual throughout BC

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CLINICAL FOCUS

Every person is unique, and so are their struggles. There is no "one size fits all" solution to anyone's problem. We take the time to get to know each of our clients and thoroughly explore the problems they are currently facing. We use an eclectic treatment approach when helping clients figure out what will work for them. Types of therapy we use to inform our practice include: 
 

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Attachment Based

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Emotion-Focused Couples/Family Therapy (EFT)

Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Family Systems

Gottman Method

Holistic Expressive Therapy (HET)

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

Mindfulness

Music Therapy

Person-Centered

Play Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) 

Somatic Attachment Therapy

Strength-Based Therapy

Trauma Informed

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Existential Therapy

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INDIVIDUALS

We all face struggles & hardships in our lives. Usually we are able to resolve these issues and move forward on our own. However, at times these struggles may overwhelm us, leaving us feeling "stuck" and lacking the tools and strategies to effectively cope. These are the times when counselling can be most beneficial. 

The idea of therapy can feel daunting to some, and although personal growth is a lifelong process therapy doesn't have to be. As many as 80% of individuals begin to see improvement in as little as one session!  While others choose to continue on for a little longer.

We work one-on-one with adults struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief & loss, stress management, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, career counselling, trauma/traumatic incidents, addictions, and more.

RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGE

"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." ~ Fred Rogers

Using the Gottman Method, Stefanie works with couples to improve their relationship by helping them rebuild their friendship, and by providing them with practical tools which they can use to communicate more effectively and successfully manage their conflict.

PERINATAL COUNSELLING

Prenatal and postpartum mood disorders do not discriminate. 10% of all women will experience depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy (typically in the 3rd trimester). 50-80% of all women will experience "baby blues", of which 15-20% will develop major depression (this increases to 50-75% with subsequent births). That's a lot!

Prenatal  and postpartum mood disorders can occur any time within the first year of birth. The key to successfully overcoming these mood disorders is early assessment & treatment. The sooner you reach out, the sooner you will feel better!

 

We offer both individual sessions & group support.

Save Your Spot at an Upcoming Event

  • Aug 07, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    South Okanagan Counselling, 3008 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton, BC V2A 7H2, Canada
    Using materials from nature, the group will be engaging in various art activities. Using the healing qualities of nature and art as tools to help us look inward and develop skills of self love, compassion, acceptance, play and emotional regulation.
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  • This group is now closed for registration.
    Penticton, 1475 Fairview Rd, Penticton, BC V2A 7N1, Canada
    A non-judgemental, confidential group to help support women's mental health in their first year postpartum. Learn about self-care, motherhood myths & expectations, how to cope with anxiety/panic & depression, setting boundaries, identifying unhelpful thoughts and more. Spaces are limited.
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  • Apr 13, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Event via Zoom
    This grief support group is facilitated by Counsellor and Music Therapist Sarah Kennedy. Participants will be supported to soothe and explore their grieving process.
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