Dr. John Charlton, MACP, DMin

Individual & Family Counselling

Dr. John Charlton holds three Master’s degrees and one Doctorate. Dr. Charlton is the mental health editor for the peer-reviewed journal, Indigeneity & Critical Theorozing. He is an author of Walking With Indigenous Philosophy: Justice and Addiction Recovery (2019) along with Dr. Gregory Cajete (Associate Professor, University of New Mexico), Dr. Jay Hansford C. Vest (Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke), and Dr. John G. Hansen (Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan). Further, Dr. Charlton is co-editor of Decolonizing Mental Health: Embracing Indigenous Multi-Dimensional Balance (forthcoming) along with Dr. Herman J. Michell (external consultant, Prince Albert Grand Council) and Dr. Sharon L. Acoose (Professor of Indigenous Social Work, First Nations University of Canada).

Dr. Charlton’s counselling approach embraces a holistic understanding that acknowledges we are all connected to all things. We all seek, consciously or unconsciously, to achieve balance within our: emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical realms of existence.

Core Areas of Focus

  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Co-Dependency and Self-Esteem Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma

Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy

Locations: Vernon & Kelowna

Direct Line: 250-307-0251 



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