Chrystelle Crockford, BSc, MACP

Individual, Couples, and Group Counsellor

Chrystelle will be joining Okanagan Clinical Counselling as a Graduate Student Counsellor (Counsellor-In-Training) September 1, 2018. She recently completed the academic portion of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University in New Brunswick, and is pursuing her practicum under the supervision of Tara Klassen. Chrystelle will be providing counselling services at a discounted rate while she completes the required hours of graduation and certification.

Chrystelle lives committed to kindness, mindfulness, and an ongoing passion for learning. She is a business owner within the community and also in Latin America. She has been successful in the business industry for the past 14 years but is ready to move into a more people-focused career. As a single mother, it was her only child turning 5 and heading off to Kindergarten that prompted Chrystelle to return to her formal education and focus more on a career helping others. With her undergraduate degree being in the sciences (BSc), and her initial dream to be a physician, Chrystelle has a natural passion for: health and wellness; how the body works physically and anatomically; as well as the relationship between the physical and mental connection.

As an advocate for mindfulness and self-compassion, Chrystelle empowers people to tune in to their bodies, thoughts, and emotions to facilitates a greater understanding of the interaction between them and gain greater insight into their lived experience. She is an advocate of utilizing different formal techniques that are unique to each client’s specific needs, and therefore, has studied an assortment of techniques including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Spiritual and existential approaches (when appropriate or requested)

In her work with addictions, Chrystelle individualizes treatment to the client’s specific needs. Treatment modalities that may be used include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Relational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy.
  • She is also familiar with and supports the traditional 12-step program.

The therapeutic relationship lays the foundation for effective therapy, and as such, Chrystelle works relationally and collaboratively alongside individuals to restore mental-wellness, learn and develop skills and healthy coping mechanisms, and provides dedicated support through the therapy process.

Areas of Focus:

  • Youth and Adults
  • Parenting, Substance Use and Addictions
  • Stress/Anxiety and Depression
  • Difficult Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem and Personal Growth
  • Health and Wellness
  • Relationships
  • The Mind-Body Connection

Location: Kelowna Office

Direct Line: 250.808.6789




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