Dave Scully, MSW, RCSW

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  • Registered Clinical Social Worker
  • #206 1634 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 6G2
  • Phone: 250-549-0567
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  • Session Fees: $110/hr for individuals, $125/hr for couples and families. $100/hr student rate.



Hi, thanks for taking the time to review my bio and work history. I hope this information can help you feel more confident in making the choice to work with me.
 
I started my career in counselling and mental health working in a hospital, and soon earned my MSW and received training as a family therapist. In my 20 year career, I have worked in hospitals, residential treatment centres, and community health and mental health settings, and over time acquired a variety of skills and understanding for people facing many difficult circumstances. I previously held certification as a Chemical Dependency Counsellor, and have experience working with a variety of issues around addiction, and their underpinnings. I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker in Good Standing with the BC College of Social Work. 
 
I have a warm, down-to-earth, personal approach. I hope you can feel at ease when we meet. With my original training in family therapy,  I like to help clients integrate well with their families, or other groups or "systems" they interact with. However, I recognize we are all also individuals, and we must learn to face the challenges life puts in front of us on our own, and develop the best tools and strategies for this. Many clients come to me in distress, and I hope to receive and comfort them, working together to create a safe space to discuss past hurts and move toward healing. As you feel stronger, I may encourage stepping out of your "comfort zone", and explore pushing past the edges toward growth and new skills. I have done much work in adventure/experiential therapy, with a philosophy of "challenge by choice".  I am happy to work with people wherever they are currently on their path to a better self. I hope to help you feel better about yourself and your circumstances. I have a client centred approach, and work to collaborate with your around your goals. I am not here to pass judgment, or impose my values on anyone. I hope to help you be the person you want be.
 
With Teen and Family Therapy being a specialty, areas of concern can include: depression/low self-esteem/self harm, peer problems, school failure, strained relationships, separation/divorce, and addictions (substances, gaming). Parents should be prepared to reflect on how their approach has helped or hindered thus far, and be willing to participate in supporting solutions.
 
I have experience with Seniors, and issues of adjustment to new health circumstances, dementia, and caregiver strain. I can help families learn to communicate and cope better with the challenges aging places in front of individuals and those that care for them. 
 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
 
Warmly,  Dave 
 
 


Dave Scully Reaches

Kelowna BC