info@okclinical.com
250.718.9291

Our Team

 

  • Robbie Shaw, B.A. Psych, M.Ed. Counsel
    Robbie Shaw, B.A. Psych, M.Ed. Counsel
    Certified Clinical Counsellor
  • Dr. John Charlton, MACP, DMin
    Dr. John Charlton, MACP, DMin
    Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Stephanie Mortenson, BSW, RSW
    Stephanie Mortenson, BSW, RSW
    Registered Social Worker
  • Lisa Butcher, MACP, RRT, BPEH
    Lisa Butcher, MACP, RRT, BPEH
    Student Counsellor
  • Barry Singular, RPN ACCD
    Barry Singular, RPN ACCD
    Registered Psych Nurse
  • Chrystelle Crockford, MA Couns. Psych (Candidate)
    Chrystelle Crockford, MA Couns. Psych (Candidate)
    Student 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

 
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

Dr. John Charlton, MACP, DMin
Registered Clinical Counsellor

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

Treatment Modalities

Locations: Vernon & Kelowna

Direct Line: 250-307-0251 

Email:

 

Stephanie Mortenson, BSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Individual, children, family, group counsellor

Stephanie graduated with a Bachelors of Social Work with a specialization in Child Welfare and Attachment from Thompson Rivers University and received her registration through the BC College of Social Workers. Stephanie has worked intensively with families experiencing crisis both in the home and community. Specializing in client centred and strengths-based approach, Stephanie has worked extensively with children and families experiencing extreme behaviours, including; Attachment Disorders, ADHD, and Mood Disorders. The services Stephanie offers have been also included the needs of families pre and post-adoption. 

Areas of Focus

Office Locations: Vernon, Kelowna

Direct Line: (250)938-6022

Email:

Lisa Butcher, MACP, RRT, BPEH
Student Counsellor

Individual, Couples, and Group Counsellor

Teens-Adults-Parents-Seniors

Lisa is joining Okanagan Clinical Counselling in September 2018 as a Graduate Student Counsellor.  She recently completed her academic coursework for the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) at Yorkville University in New Brunswick.  She will be working with us under the supervision of Lauren Gaudet, MSW.

For over ten years, Lisa has worked in front-line healthcare as a Respiratory Therapist treating the physical needs of children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.  It was through the physical response to her patients that Lisa discovered a passion for understanding and treating the emotional needs of these individuals and their families.  Lisa is a nurturer with a love of communication.  She believes trust and respect between the client and therapist are integral to the success of the psychotherapy.

Core Areas of Focus

Treatment Modalities

Lisa will be providing counselling services at a discounted rate while she completes the counselling hours required to obtain her designation and certification as a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

Office Locations: Kelowna, West Kelowna & Vernon

Direct Line: 250-808-3038

Email: Lisa@okclinical.com

Barry Singular, RPN ACCD
Registered Psych Nurse

Individual and Couples Counsellor

Barry is a Registered Psych Nurse (RPN) with a diploma in counselling and addictions from the U of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He has over 34 years experience working within the field of mental health, particularly with youth and adults in crisis management, conflict resolution, assessments, problematic substance use, recovery (abandonment, grief, loss, trauma, co-dependency, shame). Barry has worked in a variety of settings, including acute inpatient care (psych, emergency, chemical dependency, in-reach), community mental health (crisis response, intake, methadone, case management) youth and adult residential treatment centers, private counselling, teaching and panel discussions at UBCO, Okanagan College and high schools. 

Barry is passionate about working from a holistic, eclectic approach, on mental health and addiction recovery, irrational beliefs, current and lingering (often painful) emotional wounds from past issues. Barry is equipped to work with complex client needs and has the extensive experience to find new solutions to persistent historical concerns.

Areas of Focus:

Location: Kelowna, West Kelowna and Penticton offices

Direct Line: 250-317-1524

Email:

Chrystelle Crockford, MA Couns. Psych (Candidate)
Student Counsellor

Individual, and Group Counsellor

Chrystelle is joining Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services as a Master of Arts Candidate with a focus on Counselling Psychology (MACP). With the academic portion of her graduate studies completed, she is excited to begin the practical component of her formal education. Chrystelle is passionately and diligently working towards graduation and licensure with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and will be working under the supervision of Tara Klassen, MSW. Chrystelle will be providing counselling services at a discounted rate, $60(+tx) for individual services while she completes the required hours for graduation, certification, and provincial licensure with the BCACC.

Prior to pursuing her MA (Couns. Psych), Chrystelle’s passion for physical health and wellness fuelled her undergraduate studies in science, with a focus on biology. Throughout the completion of her studies, she worked as an owner/operator in the commercial property industry. She brings a unique perspective to counselling through her exploration of the mind/body connection, and diverse life experience.

Chrystelle strives to live each day with gratitude and presence. Born and raised in Kelowna, she is incredibly passionate about her community. While she remains a local business owner, her focus has expanded to incorporate many volunteer positions including that of a community mental health advocate. She is also an exclusive parent who is very involved in her daughter’s school.

* LGBTQ+ friendly

* ASIST certified

 

Online counselling and telephone counselling available

Location: Kelowna

Direct Line: 250.808.6789

Email:

 

 

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:

 

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.

 

 

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.

***Only accepting online 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.

Location: Kelowna & Westbank offices

Direct Line: 250 870 8330

Email: allison@okclinical.com