Ed Mitchell, RPC, MPCC, RTC, MTC, TFT (Dx)

Ed Mitchell View Specialties

  • Master Practioner Clinical Counselling, Psychotherapist
  • 204 1823 Harvey Ave , Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 7G7
  • Phone: 250-801-6411
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  • www.kelownacounsellor.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam


 

 


My focus is on trauma, couples therapy and anger/stress management using mostly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). We have all experienced difficult events that impact our lives, and sometimes may struggle to regain peace and  balance in life. Reaching out for help can prove helpful for many. CBT, along with other modalities, can offer clients the opportunity to explore core things about themselves that may have been inhibiting that peace or balance of life. By shifting those core things, even a little, may help them experience their life in a new way. We may not be able to change past events, yet the impact those events have on people's lives today can be lowered.
 
Working with clients that have experienced trauma or loss is a central part of my focus and training, helping people to slowly gain new perspectives into their experiences. Helping people to  explore their pain and walk with them in the process at a pace that isn't rushed is important, as well as helping them get to a place where they can manage their emotions and triggers.


In the last few years, training First Responders in peer-based Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), as well as giving stress and PTSD awareness presentations to members and their families has become a passion for me. I work with a number of Fire Departments in the Interior of B.C. as well as with B.C. Ambulance Service  training, helping with interventions, helping set up CISM programs and working directly with individuals. The experience in my previous career with the Kelowna Fire Department helps when working with these groups, and allows a unique perspective because of that experience.


Along with my private practice and working with First Responders, I have been facilitating a support group for people with acquired brain injuries (brain trauma from medical incidents like strokes or accidental).  


Education:


    •Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling (Kelowna College of Professional Counselling)

    •CBT- numerous courses and certificates, including 2 conferences facilitated by David Burns

    •Critical Incident Stress-several courses and certificates from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

    •Couples counselling-John and Julia Gottman

    •Thought Field Therapy-Association for Thought Field Therapy (ATFT)


Certifications:


   •Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

       ◦Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)

       ◦Master Practioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC)

   •Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (Acct)

       ◦Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC)

       ◦Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC)

   •Association for Thought Field Therapy (TFTdx) 


Focus areas:


  •  Trauma and Loss

      •    Couples

      •    Crisis intervention and CISM training

      •    Anger and stress management

      •    Depression and anxiety 


 You may find more information on my web site- www.kelownacounsellor.com



Ed Mitchell Reaches

Kelowna BC