Dennis Leclair, B.A., B.Ed., M.Sc.

Personal Development and Relationship Counsellor

Location: 347 Leon Avenue, Suite 210 , Kelowna V1Y 8C7
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dennis.
Marriage & Family CounsellingCareer & Education Planning
Relationship CounsellingAddictions Recovery Management
Anger ManagementVocational Rehabilitation
Depression & AnxietyChild - Parent Issues

Marriages can be saved with appropriate guidance and support. My marriage counselling sessions focus on understanding present behaviours and developing communication patterns that will allow you to rekindle your relationship and increase your quality of life together.

Mary Ellen McNaughton, MEd. CCC

Registered Canadian Counsellor

Location: 230-1855 Kirschner Rd, Kelowna V1Y 4N7
Fast Contact: Email or Call Mary Ellen.
Self Esteem/Self AwarenessConflict Resolution
CommunicationGrief Counselling
CouplesMediation

I incorporate the concepts and frame of Marshall Rosenberg's work with Nonviolent Communiction (NVC) to enhance connection, harmony and safety in relationships.

Darcy Kuhl

Location Near Therapist: Kelowna, BC
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Couples, Families and Relationships

Annette Adkin, RPC, Psychotherapist

Registered Professional Counsellor

Location Near Therapist: Kelowna, BC
Fast Contact: Email or Call Annette.
Managing Anger/ boundariesAlcohol/Drug Misuse
Relationship difficultiesSelf-esteem/ Identity
Depression/AnxietySeparation/ Divorce
Parenting teens/ childrenExplore Family Of Origin

Annette has been working with youth and families for 22 yrs. Her initial experience was working at a Family Enhancement Centre which helped facilitate the relationships between youth and their families. Annette connects well with youth which often helps in the process.

Ed Mitchell, RPC, MPCP, TFT (Dx)

Registered Professional Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Location: 2140 Wilkinson Street, Kelowna V1Y 5Z8
Fast Contact: Email or Call Ed.
Stress And Anger ManagementCrisis Intervention/PTSD
Depression/Anxiety/Self EsteemGrief/Childhood
Couples Families RelationshipsConflict Resolution

Helping with care and understanding when relationships become difficult. Together we can explore the unique challenges and collaborate in trying to resolve differences.

Jan Sutherland, MSc, RMFT

Registered Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: #204-616 KLO Rd., Kelowna V1Y 4X4
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Relationship IssuesIntimacy
Conflict And CommunicationStep Parenting
DepressionStress
AnxietyGeneral Family Issues

Jan has specialized training in relationships to help people communicate more effectively, to develop better conflict resolution skills, and to enhance intimacy and connection.

Donald Straub, M.A., Advanced Gottman Couples Therapy Training

Certified Clinical Counsellor

Location: 1249 Tanemura Cres, Kelowna V1P 1S7
Fast Contact: Email or Call Donald.
RelationshipsAnxiety
DepressionGrief
Assertiveness SkillsForgiveness
AngerAddictions

I have advanced training in the Gottman Marriage Counselling methods. John Gottman's cutting edge technique in counselling have been empirically researched to help couples re-build positive relationships.

Sam Reimer, Ph.D., R.C.C.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Location: 1339 St. Paul St., Kelowna V1Y 2E2
Fast Contact: Email or Call Dr. Reimer.
RelationshipsConflict Resolution
Trauma; PtsdAbuse Issues
AddictionsStress & Anger Management
Grief & DepressionEating Disorders

Happily remarried for 20+ years, Dr. Sam is a lover of life and enjoys helping others experience more peace and happiness in their relationships. If you're willing to work at it, lots of positive things can happen in a relatively short period of time. Worth the effort!

Phillip Hay, CEAP, CSFT, MPCP, BCC

Certified EAP, Solution-Focused Coach & Mediator

Location: 1823 Harvey Ave, Unit 204, Kelowna V1Y 6G4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Phillip.
Personal Development/ConcernsPers & Career Assessment Tools
Conflict ManagementSolution Focused Coaching
Professional DevelopmentTeam Building
Relationship IssuesEmotional Intelligence

Relationship conflict or situational difficulties. Phil also specializes in coaching and mediating individuals and couples going through situational difficulties, conflict and transitions or dealing with acting out behaviours that result in negative consequences.

Shelley Price Draper, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Location: Suite 200, 1789 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna V1Y 6G4
Fast Contact: Email or Call Shelley.
Relationship Family And CoupleTrauma PTSD
Addiction RecoveryBereavement Grief And Loss
Life TransitionsStress Management
Depression And Anxiety

Shelley is trained in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) which is a proven effective short term treatment for couples and families. EFT helps couples and families strengthen attachment bonds helping them feel safe together, connected, secure and happy in their relationships.


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Do you remember when your relationship was nothing less than enchanting? It can be that way again. Marriage counselling Kelowna is an opportunity to recapture and repair that which is broken in your relationship. You will never forget the time when you took that first step towards healing. Through effective, credible Marriage and Family Counselling in Kelowna, we seek to break down barriers in your marriage or family that prevent you from enjoying life to its fullest. For marriages that are "dry" or may seem like they are slipping away, our goal is to infuse your relationship with new hope and new life; to revive you and re-ignite the spark that seems to have been lost so long ago. We believe there is hope and our marriage counsellors in Kelowna will work hard to impart that vision to you and your spouse. While the path to restoration will take a bold commitment from both of you, we believe a better future is still in store.


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Help for marriages and families. Rebuild relationships and overcome barriers to communication, intimacy, friendship, and growth in Kelowna. One of our values at Theravive is a belief in saving marriages for the joy of both spouses, and restoring family relationships.

Other Areas of Practice: Parents, communication counseling, adultery, marital faithfulness & affair help, divorce therapist, separation counselor, premarital counselling Kelowna, husband, wife, postpartum depression counsellor, Christian marriage counselling Kelowna BC, teen counseling, adolescents and children, custody, family therapy Kelowna, and couples. Help with in-laws, incest recovery, child abuse Kelowna, domestic violence counsellor, sexual abuse, and couples counseling in Kelowna, eldercare, debt counselor, pre-marriage counseling, pregnant / pregnancy help, love and intimacy, and family psychologist help in Kelowna.
Related Sites:
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
The British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Canadian Counselling Association
City of Kelowna
Focus on the Family Canada
Canadian Psychological Association

About Kelowna, B.C.

Westbank, Lake Country, Vernon, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Okanogan Valley.

Kelowna is known for its mild climate, providing cool winters and warm summers for visitors to enjoy.  Kelowna is the least windy city in Canada with 39% of the days being reported at calm.  This lends itself to fabulous recreation and vacationers year round. Okanogan Lake is known for the mystery of the Ogopogo monster that is said to live in the lake.  However, people have pointed out this lake monster looks similar to a log, a beaver, and other less ominous items that could be floating in the lake.  The lake is home to many summer vacationers who go houseboating, water skiing, swimming, and lounging on the beaches. Theravive's mission here is to provide excellent marriage counselling in Kelowna, B.C. through values based therapists.

Kelowna is also home to Okanogan College, a predominant school known for vocational and under-graduate studies.  It is the largest college outside Vancouver and Victoria in the province of British Columbia with over 5000 full-time students.  The school is expanding to offer graduate degree programs with the joint efforts of the University of British Columbia.  Population density for Kelowna averages over 50 people per square kilometer compared to the provincial average of 4 people.  The primary religion here is Christian. Marriage counseling in Kelowna attempts to restore struggling marriages and families, as well as prevent issues from arising through building sound communication skills. With its hospitable climate and a quiet, beautiful location near a pristine lake, Kelowna has become a prime retirement area for many people throughout the years.