Traci Mainstone, MA Counselling Psyc, BAH Psyc, CYCC

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  • Certified Psychotherapist for Children, Youth, and Adults
  • 240 Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4H7
  • Phone: (778) 363-3564
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

I currently service the Salmon Arm, Vernon, Lake Country and Kelowna areas. I understand the challenges of trying to arrange a time to meet and moreover in trying to get to a helpers' office. For these reasons, I provide an in-home service and come to you (*some restrictions apply). My hope is that this service, coupled with a reasonable and affordable rate, will make getting the support you, your children, and/or your spouse need easier. I also offer office appointments. *My rate can be scaled to income and my fees are covered under ASD funding for children over six years of age (and under six in some cases) as well as by some employee benefit plans.

It is a buyer-beware market for specialized services, such as counselling, and I want to share some things about myself that will help you feel confident in entrusting to me the well being of you and your family.

I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor with 15 years of training and 25 years experience working with children, youth, and their families. My education includes two college diplomas - Early Childhood Education and Child and Youth Counselling - a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Psychology and Child and Youth Studies, and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.
I offer support to infants, children, adolescents, individual adults, couples, parents, and families as a unit. Individuals make up a couple. A family unit begins when two people unite as a couple. The marital unit serves an anchor for the familial unit. Once a couple has children, a parental unit is created but the couple also needs to maintain the marital relationship. Sometimes a couple requires support, in order to strengthen and maintain the spousal realationship. Often there is strength drawn from the marital unit (and other resources) to help support the parenting unit. However, while parents are the expert on their own children, sometimes the unique needs of children and adolescents are beyond the scope of what a parent can help with. I have worked in a wide array of child and family support settings, including child care centres, residential treatment units, and both medical model and community-based programs. Within these settings I have functioned as a one-to-one support worker for children and youth who have experienced or witnessed trauma and who have emotional, social, developmental, and behavioral challenges. I have functioned as both the leader of and part of a team that provides support for children and youth with aggressive, self-harming, and criminal behaviors. I have also provided in-home family support, assisting families who have involvement with Child Protection Services, which extended to include supporting couples in their spousal relationship.

I have an eclectic approach to counselling. My approach is highly successful as I tailor the approach, techniques, and therapeutic environment to meet your individual needs. However, I draw primarily on Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Social Learning Theory. I specialize in working individually with children and youth but extend my practice to include the entire family, including the spousal relationship. I also support adults with mild to moderate challenges with depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, trauma, separation and divorce and loss.


I now offer groups:1. a highly effective 10 week program for the treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents
2. an essential 12 week program for children and parents who are experiencing or who have experienced separation and divorce
3. Wine Time - a fun, informative and highly effective group for helping parents who have adolescent children
**These groups are also offered in a modified 1:1 format.

I also offer workshop on attachment and on challenging behaviors. I facilitate workshops at a child care centre, office or other community location.

Traci Mainstone Reaches

Kelowna BC
Lake Country BC