Holly Smee, MA, RCC ~ Not accepting referrals

Holly is the Creator, Owner, and Director of HollyTree Wellness Centre. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and has does equine assisted psychotherapy in the summer months. Most of Holly's time goes to managing the clinic, supervising Master's Students on practicum, and maintaining continuity of care for an established caseload from the past; as a result she is not available for appointments with  new individuals and sends all referrals to the practitioners listed below. Please see who is accepting new referrals and pick whomever you feel the greatest resonance with.


Erin Rodier, MA, RCC

Erin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) who takes an integrated approach to working with children, teens, and adults. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, Synergetic Play Therapy, Behaviour Analysis, Social Skill Training, Sensory integration, Nature & Adventure therapy, Expressive therapies, Parent Training and Neurofeedback. Erin has extensive experience working with  individuals who experience neurodivergence such as ADHD, ASD and Developmental Disabilities, and also works with anxiety, phobias, depression grief, behavioural concerns, sensory processing issues, and more. Her focus is helping individuals and families feel more grounded and empowered to identify, work through, and let go of what is holding them back. To book an appointment please email erin@grassrootscounselling.ca, or call 1 250 300 7809. Website to come soon.

Francesca ter Poorten, MA - Candidate ~ Not accepting referrals

Francesca is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology with a practicum at Hollytree Wellness Centre from January to August, 2021 Working under the supervision of Holly Smee, Francesca will be providing subsidized counselling for $50/hour. For the time being, sessions are virtual by zoom or phone. Residing in Fernie, Francesca has been a life coach for 15 years and has also has taught yoga for 30 years and owns a yoga studio in her home town. She is available to work with adolescents and adults with a client centred framework utilizing mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy and narrative therapy. She can help with anxiety, stress, life transitions, anger management, transgender support, sexuality, depression, and addictions. To book with Francesca, contact her at francescaterpoorten@gmail.com or call 250-423-9672.

Kathie Robertson, MA, RCC ~ Not accepting referrals

Kathie has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She takes a client-centered approach to counselling and works with a variety of treatment modalities, like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based, Attachment-Based for both teens and couples and EMDR. Kathie has extensive experience working with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, chronic health/pain related issues, stress-related issues, addictions, anger management, trauma, family and couples/relationship/marital issues. Counselling is available for teens, adults, families and couples. Kathie works on Mondays and Thursdays. To book directly with Kathie, please contact her at https://www.kathierobertsoncounselling.com or 250-365-7945.


Kristin Brattebo, MA, RCC ~ Not accepting referrals

Kristin holds a Master Of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. 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. 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, MA, RCC

Matthew is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and holds a master of arts in counselling psychology. He works primarily from a cognitive-behavioural foundation of therapy (CBT) that draws upon wisdom traditions like Stoicism and mind-body practices including breathwork, hypnosis, and mindfulness. Matthew sees adults and adolescents dealing with, but not limited to: emotional problems (anger, depression, anxiety, ect.), relationships/communication issues, addictions/habit change, stress/trauma, life-transitions, as well as the search for meaning, identity, and spirituality. Matthew sincerely believes every individual can heal, recover, grow, and be made more resilient through the path of earnest self-understanding and compassion and he would be honoured to be of assistance. Book a free 15-minute consultation by contacting Matthew directly via email at mwilsonbirks@gmail.com or by calling 778-962-0011

Melanie Maure, MA, RCC ~ Not accepting referrals

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 difficulties 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 for adults only. To book an appointment call 250-808-7070 or go to www.melaniemaure.org.

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

Rebecca has 25 years of experience in the helping profession. She is a Registered Clinical Counselor and an EMDRIA Certified Therapist. She uses a variety of counselling techniques,  such as  Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), CBT - Insomnia, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behaviour Analysis, EMDR and Inner Child Healing. Her focus is on providing an integrative approach to therapy, focusing on the mind, body, spirit, heart, and emotion. Her focus is helping individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, caregiver/compassion fatigue, phobias, insomnia and stress. She provides individual  counselling for children, youth and adults. Please call Rebecca at 250-608-4446 or email her at rebeccaolivercounselling@gmail.com to book a free 15 minute consultation.