Sheila Clements, BSW, MSW, RCSW, RYT, SEP

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Personal Bio
Sheila is a long time resident of the South Okanagan. Having arrived in 1967, she spent most of her childhood in the Okanagan. Sheila also lived in Vancouver in her teens and twenties before returning to the Okanagan to raise her four children while simutaneously attending UBCO to obtain her master's degree in clinical social work. Sheila is married and all of her children have graduated now. Sheila enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and learning about the neurobiological processes of human behaviour, practicing yoga and riding motorcycles.

Professional Bio
Sheila's work experience includes medical and psychiatric counselling for Interior Health Authority.  Sheila provided both inpatient and outpatient counselling for individuals living with mental illness, addictions, chronic conditions, grief and loss and caregiver support. Sheila also worked in a residential addiction centre with youth and as an associate with Dr. Kathleen Reay before opening her private practice specializing in attachment and complex trauma.

Sheila has over 15 years experience and advanced training and expertise in the following interventions.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Gottman Relational Therapy
  • Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Play Therapy
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • 500 hour Yoga Teacher training
  • Trauma sensitive yoga teacher training.

Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise into each therapy session. With genuine compassion and creativity, Sheila utilizes her skills to meet the needs of each client. Working collaboratively we will create your desired outcomes by uncovering self-defeating behaviours and building on strengths to help you achieve a more rewarding and meaningful life.

Professional Associations
  • BC Association of Social Workers
  • BC College of Social Workers
  • EMDR Canada
  • EMDR International Association
  • Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
  • Canadian Association of Sandtray Therapy
  • International Association of Sandtray Therapy
  • South Okanagan Yoga Academy
For further information please view Sheila's website at

Sheila Clements Reaches

Penticton BC