Jody Sommerfeld, RCC, BSc, MC

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About Me


Hello, and thank you for visiting. Here is a little bit about me.
 
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) serving clients in person in Kelowna, BC, Canada and surrounding areas, and across the globe via Skype. 
 
​​I have a very warm and genuine style. I believe we are all unique, creative, valuable human beings. We all yearn to be seen, heard and validated. I draw from my years of experience counselling clients of all ages, and from all cultural and societal backgrounds. Whether you are facing challenging life transitions, emotional pain, difficult relationships, grief, devastating losses, childhood trauma, or any kind of overwhelming experiences, I will hold space for you. That is, I will walk alongside you whatever journey you are on - free of judgment, assumptions or control. I will give you unconditional support,  with an open mind and an open heart. Together, we will rediscover the path to your true, authentic self. 
 
My commitment is to provide a safe, genuine, empathetic, therapeutic environment, where you are honored, and feel empowered to explore your emotional world. Collaboratively, we will determine therapy goals, and implement techniques and strategies which will promote positive effective change.
 
I work with individuals, couples, and families. I use an integrative approach, and draw from the most effective therapeutic modalities, which are then tailored to fit your needs. I have extensive knowledge in the field of trauma (attachment, physical, emotional, sexual) and related conditions such as: depression, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem and relational challenges.
 
I have obtained post graduate specialty training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR). EMDR is a highly effective form of therapy, endorsed by both the American Psychological Association and World Health Organization for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR can also effectively treat depression, anxiety, specific phobia, and complicated grief.
 
I have additional post graduate specialty training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is an empirically based approach designed to help individuals accept, regulate, understand, and make sense of the emotions of one's experiences.
 
I am committed to continuing education and professional development. I owe it to you. No stone will be left unturned to provide you with the best opportunity for lasting success.
 
It would be an honour to meet with you, to get to know each other better. The next step is yours....

Summary of Qualifications 

  • Master of Counselling Psychology (MC).
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (license #11234).
  • Divorce Coach with the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group.
  • Registered service provider with ICBC.
  • Registered service provider with the Crime Victims Assistance Program.
  • Service provider for WorkSafe BC.Registered professional member with EMDR Canada and EMDR International.
  • Educational presenter to RCMP (impact of counselling with at risk youth).
  • Infertility Support Group Facilitator with the Kelowna Regional Fertility Centre.
  • Hakomi Training.EMDR Advanced Somatic Training.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • EMDR Advanced Training: Early Trauma and Neglect.           
  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy.                                                  
  • Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference.  
  • Foundations of Family Systems Therapy Intensive.        


Jody Sommerfeld Reaches

Kelowna BC