HollyTree Wellness

214 11th Avenue

Castlegar, BC, V1N 1J2

Christa Garcia, RPN, MACP – Candidate

Christa is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Student. For the past 8 years, Christa has been working in the mental health and addictions field. She has experience in both the hospital and community settings, with a primary focus in helping critical care clients of all ages.  Areas of expertise include supporting clients from a medical and psychiatric perspective. Her experience also involves working with those during substance withdrawal, providing education for clients, their families as well as health care professionals. Her practice is human centered and client focused, promoting autonomy, while maintaining dignity and client advocacy. Christa will be offering co-run educational and self-empowerment workshops in the Spirit Studio, as well as some one on one support. She can be contacted at christagarcia@live.ca.

Jennifer Reid RSW, MSW - Candidate

Jenn is a social worker and mental health clinician with 15 years of experience working with individuals facing mental health issues including; depression, anxiety, psychosis, trauma responses, suicidal thoughts and concurrent substance use. She connects with people from a place of compassion, empathy and hope, believing we are all capable of change. Jenn co-facilitates and creates with Christa workshops and support groups that provide a safe space for people to explore their emotions, create connections, build resiliency and develop new skills. Jenn can be reached at kootenayworkshops@gmail.com