HollyTree Wellness

214 11th Avenue

Castlegar, BC, V1N 1J2

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, CCC

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 and Thursdays. To
book directly with Ava, contact her at www.avaclarkcounselling.com or 250-608-3195.

Christa Garcia, RPN, MACP – Candidate

Christa is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Student. For the past 9 years, Christa has worked closely with those who struggle with mental health and addiction concerns. In both the hospital and community settings, Christa has always strived to practice with a person-centred approach, promoting autonomy and client advocacy, maintaining a kind, safe, and non-judgemental space for those with whom she works. She will be working with teens (pre-screened) and adults for individual therapy. Christa will be offering low fee counselling sessions at the rate of $50/hour on Fridays and Saturdays as she completes the final hours of her Master's Degree, under practicum supervision of Holly Smee. christajgarcia@gmail.com

Christa is not taking any new referrals at this time.

Christine Van Dyke, MA, RCC

Christine holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.  Christine provides counselling based on client needs using an integrated approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based therapy and Critical Incident Stress Management.  Christine works with a broad range of psychological issues, including bereavement, trauma, depression, anxiety and addictions and offers late evening sessions.  Christine works primarily with individuals and families experiencing immediate trauma and crisis, providing continued support throughout the healing process.  Since 1998 Christine has worked with Crisis Lines and RCMP Victim Assistance which has given her an intimate understanding of the complicated dynamics of the law (Criminal and Family) and how those issues are inter-meshed with the trauma of the families affected.   Christine can be reached vandykecounselling@telus.net, 250-304-5397 or go to www.vandykecounselling.com

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.

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.

Nicole Ripley, MA, RCC - ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Nicole holds proficiency in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, addictions and trauma/PTSD. She has diverse experience providing clinical services for people experiencing chronic pain, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), transitional life issues, stress, relationship and parenting issues, and other life adversities. Nicole provides counselling using an integrative approach to self-improvement, however she relies on modalities such as EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Emotionally-Focused and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT). Nicole is unavailable as she is on maternity leave.

Rebecca Oliver, M Ed., RCC

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, Thursdays, and Fridays. Rebecca can be reached at 250-608-4446  or rebeccaolivercounselling@gmail.com or book yourself in directly at www.rebeccaolivercounselling.com