Capreece Bowers holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#2681). Her passion is helping people who have experienced a traumatic/stressful life experience, including grief and loss, and those who are impacted by mental health challenges. She is a registered service provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program.
Kendra Kieft is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#13285) who holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She considers it a privilege to work with couples, children, youth, and families as they navigate the many stages of life, and work towards positive change and growth.
Zoe Olson is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#11661) who holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. Her approach is gentle, client-centred and holistic as she works with individual youth, adults and families. She considers it an honour to be working in Salmon Arm at the Shuswap Clinical Counselling Centre.
Annette Ruel is a registered social worker (#13233) who holds a master’s degree in social work and postgraduate training in the area of mental health and trauma. She is honored to be part of the team at the Shuswap Clinical Counselling Center and welcomes the opportunity to join children, youth and families in a therapeutic counselling relationship.
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Trauma and Abuse
- Stress Management
- Crisis Management
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Transition
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Couples and Marriage Therapy
- Critical Incident Debriefing
- Premarital Counselling
- Behaviour Challenges
- Adjustment Problems
- Parenting Support
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) is an evidence-based brief therapy approach that places focus on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. SFT focuses upon goal-setting and the belief that you already have the tools necessary to manage current problems, rather than a focus on the problem(s).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences such as trauma. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain and trauma requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.
Family Systems Theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. It is the nature of a family that its members are intensely connected emotionally. Often people feel distant or disconnected from their families, but this is more feeling than fact. Families so profoundly affect their member’s thoughts, feelings, and actions that it often seems as if people are living under the same “emotional skin.” A change in one person’s functioning is predictably followed by reciprocal changes in the functioning of others. Families differ somewhat in the degree of interdependence, but it is always present to some degree.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is an attachment-based and problem-focused treatment for depression and relationship problems. In this approach, the focus of therapy is on current relationships and interpersonal events that contribute to the onset and/or maintenance of depression or other symptoms of psychological distress. IPT helps you reduce distress through understanding and improving your relationships at work, home, and in your social life, adjusting to life changes, and building relationship skills.
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) is a unique empirically-based approach, based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotion. EFT approach focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and on the importance of secure relationships. Because of these emphases, EFT offers an alternative to more technically-oriented evidence-based treatments.
Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT) builds on the natural capacity to adapt to loss. Clients are encouraged to revisit the period of their loved one’s death and by guide them to think about their future in a more hopeful way. We help people reconnect to personal strengths, and resources, rediscover their own values and interests and rebuild relationships with others. We explore access to continuing bonds to the deceased loved one. CGT therapists are good listeners and supportive companions. They respect and honor each individual’s unique grief process and contribute to that process only when necessary.
Mindfulness based counselling refers to intentionally being present in the present moment with acceptance and non-judgement. Mindfulness also refers to the ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought and physical health.
Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. Compared with non-directive counselling, it is more focused and goal-directed.