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Zach works collaboratively to foster a therapeutic connection with empathy and unconditional positive regard. Zach will seek to listen and understand, collaborate towards personal goals, integrate techniques to suit your needs and empower you to take the reins on your journey.

Zach has 12+ years of experience, has undergone numerous trainings, and has truly developed his passion and skills for working with adults and adolescents experiencing trauma impacts, anxiety, depression, general mental health, sexual and domestic violence, neglect, substance abuse, grief/loss and spiritual challenges. Zach’s spiritually-integrated approach to
counselling is integrated with ideas and practices of Narrative Therapy, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Zach’s goals in counselling are to encourage and co-create with people the life transformation they wish to see within themselves and the world around them. Zach believes that counselling is a shared process in which his role is to journey alongside each person, providing them with the support, compassion and psycho-educational tools to find clarity in each unique situation. Zach sees each counselling session as “sacred space.” Being invited into the most vulnerable places of people’s lives deserve reverence, honour and sensitivity. Therefore, he approaches each session with a trauma-informed lens and sensitivity to ensure a robust therapeutic alliance and a feeling of respect are experienced.

Zach holds a Master of Pastoral Studies degree with a certificate in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from Knox College, University of Toronto. Furthermore, Zach is a member in good standing with CASC (Canadian Association of Spiritual Care), a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC (British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors) and an Ordained Minister with the C&MA (Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada). Furthermore, Zach works as a Psychospiritual therapist at Kelowna General Hospital.

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