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Our Team

 

  • Tracy Atkins, BSW. MACP., RCC
    Tracy Atkins, BSW. MACP., RCC
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Courtney Turnell, B.A. Psych, MSW, RSW
    Courtney Turnell, B.A. Psych, MSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker
  • Christina Paige
    Christina Paige
    Clinic Manager
  • Dolores Gooliaff, RSW
    Dolores Gooliaff, RSW
    Registered Social Worker
  • Nikki Williams, B.A., M.Ed. RCC
    Nikki Williams, B.A., M.Ed. RCC
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Robbie Shaw, B.A. Psych, M.Ed. Counsel
    Robbie Shaw, B.A. Psych, M.Ed. Counsel
    Certified Clinical Counsellor
  • Lisa Butcher, MACP, RCC, BPEH
    Lisa Butcher, MACP, RCC, BPEH
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Kuljit Bhullar, BSc, M.Couns
    Kuljit Bhullar, BSc, M.Couns
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Georgia Brown, M.ED. RCC
    Georgia Brown, M.ED. RCC
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Dave Scully, B.A., M.S.W.
    Dave Scully, B.A., M.S.W.
    Registered Clinical Social Worker
  • Val Harbour, M.C
    Val Harbour, M.C
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Nicole Ripley, B.A Psyc, M.Couns
    Nicole Ripley, B.A Psyc, M.Couns
    Registered Clinical Counsellor - Clinic Owner/Director
  • Tara S. Klassen, B.S.W., M.S.W.
    Tara S. Klassen, B.S.W., M.S.W.
    Registered Social Worker
  • Allison Crosby, B.A Psyc, M.Ed. Counsel
    Allison Crosby, B.A Psyc, M.Ed. Counsel
    Registered Clinical Counsellor

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Tracy Atkins, BSW. MACP., RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Individual, Couples, Adults and Youth Counselling

Tracy holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Northern British Columbia and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Tracy has an extensive background working with both youth and adults with mental health and substance use struggles, having provided counselling services for the past twelve years.

Tracy’s warm, genuine, and empathic nature invites clients to be authentic and vulnerable in sharing their stories and desires for change. Tracy views her role as a counsellor as an absolute privilege and maintains both passion and dedication for helping others live their preferred lives.

Tracy has training in and draws from the following counselling modalities: Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Self- Compassion, and Motivational Interviewing.

Areas of Focus include but not limited to:

Office Location: Kelowna

Email: Tracy@okclinical.com

Direct Line: 250 255 1640

Courtney Turnell, B.A. Psych, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Individual, Family and Youth Counsellor

Courtney has earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia. She is a warm and welcoming counsellor who specializes working with children and youth. Courtney is also experienced in working with individuals with concerns around anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-worth, and LGBTQ concerns. Courtney is available to offer clinical support to help her clients achieve manageable goals while drawing on a Solution Focused approach, with the integration of Emotion-Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. Courtney is available to work with youth, adults and families.

Areas of focus:

Office Location: Kelowna, Westbank

Direct Line: 250-801-6868

Email: courtney@okclinical.com

Christina Paige
Clinic Manager

Christina offers over fifteen years of experience in office management and administrative positions. She has a progressive track record of strong performance in high-volume, client centered environments. Christina skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations for her colleagues at Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services.

Christina has a web design and graphic design background and oversees the OK Clinical websites. She has a passion for mental health and is committed to making our clients experience positive one in office and out.

As a clinic manager, Christina ensures the positive operation of the clinic with her robust knowledge of office organization and efficient handling of customer relations, client inquiries, referrals, emails, and administration. Christina is available to support you Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm.

Tel: 250 718 9291

Email: christina@okclinical.com

Dolores Gooliaff, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Individual, family and couples counsellor

Dolores is a Registered Social Worker graduating from the University of British Columbia Okanagan where she holds a degree in Social Work. She is a member in good standing of the British Columbia College of Social Work (BCCSW) and the British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW). Dolores is a compassionate, engaging and skilled counsellor.

Dolores practices within an ecological strengths perspective framework. She uses an eclectic generalist approach through a biopsychosocial lens. She operates from humanistic, ethnic sensitive, psychodynamic theories and uses a plethora of models including structural, narrative, Satir, Attachment and Solution Focused models.

Professionally Dolores is passionate about working with people whom have experienced any form of trauma, sexual abuse, violence in relationships, work place bullying, grief & loss, expected and unexpected life transitions. She prefers working with adults, couples and seniors.

Dolores draws strength from her family and friends. She finds solace in nature and her interests include being a devoted Elvis fan, travelling, cake decorating and entertaining. She finds life’s balance in her active social life. She has lived in Kelowna since the early 70’s where she raised her family.

Area’s of focus:

Office locations: Kelowna, Penticton

Direct line: 250 765 1113

Email:

 

Nikki Williams, B.A., M.Ed. RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Individual, Couples, Family Counsellor

Nikki holds a Masters degree in Education in Counselling from Thompson Rivers University. Nikki has a background in child development with specialization in Infant and Parent relationship. Nikki has worked extensively with people with diverse abilities including Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Nikki has a gentle, empathetic approach and gets gratification from seeing individuals become empowered to face challenges and obstacles. Nikki uses an integrative and collaborative approach to counselling, being culturally sensitive and having a gentle and empathic yet strong approach to challenging situations. Nikki uses an integrative approach to counselling drawing from Mindfulness, Action and Commitment Therapy and Person-centered approaches. Nikki has a strong interest in developing skills in the area of Narrative therapy to work through issues of addiction, trauma, and grief and loss.

 

Nikki has received training to provide EMDR for persons who have experienced trauma.

Areas of focus include, and not limited to:

Office Location: Kelowna, West Kelowna

Direct Line: 250 470 7375

Email:

Robbie Shaw, B.A. Psych, M.Ed. Counsel
Certified Clinical Counsellor

Robbie earned a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. Robbie offers counselling that is person-centered and grounded in a core belief that every person has the capacity for meaningful growth, change, and healing. His intention is to empower clients to make meaning of their past, to cultivate personal insight, and to develop the strength and strategies to overcome life’s challenges.

Robbie utilizes a combination of therapeutic modalities including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused, strengths-based, and mindfulness techniques. Robbie strives to create an environment conducive to change by using evidence-based practices that best suit the specific needs and distinct worldview of the client.

Robbie has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds including individuals in addiction recovery, in a corrections facility, and recovering from significant workplace injuries. Robbie also has extensive experience in sport as a player, instructor, coach, and sport psychology consultant. This experience helps him provide counselling to athletes for both sport and non-sport issues.

Counselling areas of competence:

Online counselling and telephone counselling available

Location: Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton offices

Email:

Tel: 250 718 9291

Direct:  403 795 5410

Lisa Butcher, MACP, RCC, BPEH
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Individual, Couples, Youth Counsellor

Lisa Butcher is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.  She holds a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in New Brunswick and a Bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Toronto.  Lisa graduated summa cum laude from both of her degree programs.

For the past 15 years Lisa has worked with patients and families dealing with crisis and trauma in front-line health care.  She has over a decade of experience working with both youth and adults experiencing physical and mental health issues.

Lisa takes an empathic, integrative approach to counselling.  She is passionate about treating individuals, couples and families.  She strives to understand how each person’s values, beliefs, and behaviours impact the family unit as a whole.

She has a professional interest in Emotional Regulation, Identity, and Family Dynamics.  Specifically, she focuses her practice on how these factors are both contributive and protective in the development of physical and mental health issues.

She specializes in treating the following issues in youth, adolescents and adults:

• child, family and relationship counselling
• gender/LGBTQ2S+ identity
• eating disorders/self harm
• chronic pain

Office Locations: Kelowna & West Kelowna

Direct Line: 250 808 3038

Email: Lisa@okclinical.com

Kuljit Bhullar, BSc, M.Couns
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Individual, Couples, Children Counsellor

Kuljit holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, and Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Biological Sciences.  Kuljit has over a decade of experience working with children and youth with diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  She has extensive knowledge and experience with understanding and supporting a child ’s social, emotional and learning needs.  Kuljit focuses on developing the skills of self-regulation, emotional expression, and social perspective taking.  Along with her experience with children, Kuljit also supports adults through a holistic approach that focuses on the mind-body connection.  She uses her knowledge of brain development, sensory processing, and the impact of trauma to support you along your journey of healing your anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and/or major life transitions.

Location: Kelowna & Vernon offices

Direct Line: 778 233 8504

Email:

 *Currently on Maternity Leave

Georgia Brown, M.ED. RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Georgia is a warm, approachable, and skilled Registered Clinical Counsellor. Her areas of expertise include grief/ loss, trust and communication patterns, relationship breakdowns, life transitions, career counselling, and recovery from substance abuse and addictions. She also holds speciality trauma training and is certified to provide EMDR to those who have experienced adverse life events, recent or historical trauma. Georgia draws on techniques from Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (M-CBT), Satir Family Systems Theory, and Attachment Theory. She is passionate about mental health and wellness across a wide range of different areas and looks forward to learning how to best support you.

 

 

** Is currently not accepting new clients

Location: Kelowna, West Kelowna, and Penticton offices

 

Direct Line: 250 801 7462

 

Email:

Dave Scully, B.A., M.S.W.
Registered Clinical Social Worker

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Individual, Group, and Teen/Family Counsellor

Dave holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of New England in Maine. He has 15+ years of counselling experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospitals, community mental health, and teen wilderness therapy programs. In his work with teens and families, he uses a Structural Therapy approach, which could include a combination of individual and family sessions. For helping individuals with mood issues, Dave utilizes a mix of traditional psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. Dave also has previous certification and experience as an addictions counsellor.

Location: Kelowna Office

Direct Line: 250 549 0567

Email:

Val Harbour, M.C
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Individual and Couples Counsellor

 

Val earned her Masters degree in Counselling from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Guided by the belief that people are the experts of their own lives,  Val will work collaboratively with you to cultivate new ways of looking at problems, help you develop new skills and draw on your strengths to assist you along your journey. She builds a safe and trusting relationship, essential for the work of counselling to occur. Val works with individuals and is trained in and uses Emotionally Focused Therapy when working with couples.

Location: Kelowna, Westbank and Penticton offices

Direct Line: 250-681-5697

Email: 

Nicole Ripley, B.A Psyc, M.Couns
Registered Clinical Counsellor - Clinic Owner/Director

Individual, Couples and Group Counsellor

Clinic Director

Nicole holds a Masters Degree in Counselling from the University of Fremantle, Australia. She is skilled in working with trauma and mental health concerns. Nicole has worked around the world in Asia, Africa and Australia, assisting individuals to overcome personal adversity and struggle with their mental health challenges. Nicole has worked extensively with PTSD and management of major stress, depression and anxiety. She is also experienced in the area of relationships and sexuality. She incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and mindfulness-based practices into her work.

*Currently not accepting new clients*

Direct Line: 250 826 4410

Email: 

 

Tara S. Klassen, B.S.W., M.S.W.
Registered Social Worker

Individual and Couples Counsellor, Workshop Facilitator

Tara earned her Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of British Columbia. She is skilled in individual and family counselling, as well as group work, conflict resolution and crisis management. She combines integrative practice into her therapy and enjoys using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a tool to work through issues and assist with client concerns.

Location: Kelowna & Westbank offices

Direct Line: 250 212 4201

Email: tara@okclinical.com

Allison Crosby, B.A Psyc, M.Ed. Counsel
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Individual & Couples Counsellor

Allison holds a Master of Education in Counselling degree from the University of Northern British Columbia. She is a warm and friendly counsellor, specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship concerns. Allison is an LGBTQ friendly counsellor and has worked extensively with this population. She draws on techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy. Allison is available to work with both individual adult clients and couples.

 *Currently on Maternity Leave*

Location: Kelowna & Westbank offices

Direct Line: 250 870 8330

Email: allison@okclinical.com