My name is Don Straub. I am presently a private contractor for Okanagan Clinical Counselling Services. I am registered with the British Columbia Crime Victims Assistance Program. I am a registered clinical counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Life has been one of my greatest teachers. I
have experienced the loss of two spouses through death. I continue
to learn from others, including my present
spouse, 10 children (including their spouses), and 13 grandchildren (some
struggle with disabilities). My counselling
methods are tailored to the cultural and spiritual background of my
I have been trained in a variety of counselling
methodologies, but I primarily use cognitive behavioural approaches
of their proven effectiveness as
psychotherapeutic approaches. One of the underlying assumptions of
behavioural therapy is that my aim is to make
myself redundant by transferring to my clients the knowledge and skills
they need to function independently.
In addition to my standard train at a Masters level of education in professional counselling, I have extra training in marriage/couples counselling - (Advanced Gottman Certification) and training in EMDR for trauma. EMDR is recognized by all counselling and psychology associations as one of very best therapies for PTSD.
Donald Straub ReachesKelowna BC