Holly Smee, MA, RCC - Not accepting referrals

Holly is the Founder and Director of HollyTree Wellness Centre. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and also does equine assisted psychotherapy in the summer months. Holly works primarily with trauma/PTSD, spirituality, phobias, anxiety, relationship violence, stress management, and is an LGBTQ ally. While trained in various modalities, her favourite is EMDR and her work draws on it heavily. Services are available for children over the age of 7, adolescents, and adults; currently she is not working with couples. Holly works Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. To book directly with Holly please contact her at www.hollysmee.com or 250-304-9654

Ava Clark, MA, RCC ~ Not accepting referrals

Ava is a Certified Clinical Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds a Masters in Art Therapy and uses several treatment modalities including E.M.D.R, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, as well as Hypnotherapy. She works all ages in areas such as anxiety and stress, depression, OCD, trauma, PTSD, post-partum anxiety/depression, life changes, relationship challenges, parenting, LGBTQ issues, and pain management. She is client centered and holds the value that all clients have many inner resources available to access. Ava works on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To book directly with Ava, contact her at www.avaclarkcounselling.com or 250-608-3195.

Jineya Naicker, MA, CCC 

Jineya is a Certified Clinical Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and has a Masters in Counselling Psychology. Her clinical style stems from person-centred mindfulness based approaches, EMDR, CBT, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). In the past she has worked closely with immigrants and refugees, college populations, and LGBTQ community members. Some clinical issues she works with include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, grief and loss, anger management, conflict resolution, identity development, stress management, and career counselling. Jineya works Tuesdays and Thursdays. To book directly, contact her at www.jineyanaickercounselling.com or call 250-800-0773.

Kristin Brattebo, MA, RCC ~ Not accepting referrals

Kristin holds a Master Of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor through the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Kristin uses an integrated approach of various modalities, including EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Kristin is also a LGBTQ+ ally. Kristin has over ten years of experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, addiction, trauma and PTSD, parenting challenges, divorce, compassion fatigue, postpartum challenges and grief and loss. Kristin also specializes in pre-birth, pregnancy and birth trauma. Kristin is available evenings and Saturdays; day time hours will start in May/June 2020. Kristin can be reached at 250-608-0158 or kristinfbrattebo@gmail.com to book sessions and can also be found at kristinbrattebocounselling.com

Matthew Wilson-Birks, BA, MA - Candidate

Matthew is currently finishing his Masters education in Counselling Psychology with a practicum at Hollytree Wellness Centre for the remainder of 2020. Working under the supervision of Holly Smee, Matthew will be providing subsidized counselling free of charge until July 1st (possibly to be extended). The goal of this program is to assist individuals struggling who are also on a low income and without benefits or counselling during the pandemic. Matthew has previously worked as a supportive and vocational counsellor for the last 4 years serving individuals with multiple barriers to community inclusion and now he turns his focus to clinical counselling. Drawing from a broad interest in evidence-based practices like cognitive-behavioural therapy, and wisdom traditions like Stoicism, Matthew believes that counselling should be collaborative, productive, compassionate, and respectful. To book with Matthew on Fridays or Saturdays, contact him at mwilsonbirks@gmail.com or 778-962-0011.

Melanie Maure, MA, RCC

Melanie is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She is also a Gateless Writing Coach who encourages the use of the written word to heal and grow. She is passionate about helping adults move through any trauma, stress, and anxiety that may be creating a sense of stuckness in the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical bodies. She offers 20 years of education and expertise in the fields of injury and trauma recovery, stress reduction, and life coaching. Melanie's greatest purpose is to be an encourager and advocate for the wellness and dreams of those around her. What she loves most is to witness her clients access the energy, vitality, creativity, and freedom that flows to all of us so we might step into the present and unfold a future of well-being. She offers Somatic Life Coaching, PTSD support for injuries, abuse, medical trauma, as well as grief and loss 5 days a week. To book an appointment call 250-808-7070 or go to www.melaniemaure.org.

Rebecca Oliver, M Ed., RCC ~ Not accepting referrals

Rebecca has 23 years of experience in the helping profession. She is a Registered Clinical Counselor who is an EMDR Therapist. She is also trained in Behaviour Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), CBT - Insomnia, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Ego State Interventions. These additional therapies are integrated into EMDR sessions, based on the individual needs of each client she supports. She provides individual  counselling for children, youth and adults. Her focus is EMDR for PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Complicated Grief, Disturbing Memories, Pain Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Dissociative Disorders, Stress Reduction, and Caregiver/Compassion Fatigue. Rebecca  practices Mondays, wednesdays, and Fridays. Rebecca can be reached at 250-608-4446  or book yourself in directly at www.rebeccaolivercounselling.com

HollyTree Wellness

214 11th Avenue

Castlegar, BC, V1N 1J2