Wendy Haley, BA, MSW, RSW

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  • Registered Social Worker
  • 204-125 10th Ave S , Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2N1
  • Phone: 250-919-8737
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  • Session Fees: $100 to $125 for Individuals, couples and families.
  • www.fisherpeakcounselling.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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Wendy's philosophy is that people are the knowledge holders in their own lives and we all already have the tools to live happy, healthy, productive and fulfilling lives. The trick is to find those tools and start using them to the best of our advantage. This can be tough when we are feelng anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and confused. When you add behaviours and thoughts that always seem to work against you, it can sometimes feel like you are trying to move mountains. It is exhausting. Wendy's goal at Fisher Peak Counselling is to support you in accessing the tools you already possess to get you where you want to be in life.

Wendy provides client centered and anti-oppressive services using a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of addressing mental health and well-being. This is done using a variety of therapies and approaches including Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Strenghths Based Approach, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Art Therapy, Storytelling, Family Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapy.

Wendy is a general practitioner who works with individuals, youth, families, couples, and staff teams. She assists clients to work through a variety of life events an mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, conflict resolution, communication, gender identity and sexual orientation, trauma, employment, education, critical incident stress debriefing and more.
About Me
 I began my career in the social services 13 years ago as a youth outreach worker and children who witness abuse counsellor. In those 13 years I have worked with a variety of populations from early years to elder years. In the 6 years I spent working with youth I developed a passion for supporting young people on their journey towards adulthood. As we know, these are some tumultuous, confusing and downright frustrating times for both young people and their parents. As much as we, as parents, want to be the people our kids come to in times of distress, this is often not the case. This is why counseling can be a great alternative option. Counselling gives youth a safe and confidential place where they can get support and information to assist them in dealing with all of the life events thrown their way.

The community of ?aqam allowed me the privilege of working in Ktunaxa ?amak?is with ?aqamnik for 5 years. There I learned the importance of intercultural relationships and cultural safety. The Ktunaxa were instrumental in my ability to be where I am today as they allowed me to conduct research for their use as part of the completion requirements for my Master’s degree in Social Work. I am forever grateful for the time spent with the people in this community and the learning I gained there. This community will always hold a place in my heart.

The most recent three years have found me working both with Interior Health as a casual social worker and in private practice. This has been the most fulfilling time in my career as I love what I do. Seeing people understand their strengths, build their skills and flourish where they once thought they never would brings me a great sense of joy and accomplishment. Being raised here in the Kootenays, I could not think of a better place to set up my practice and assist people on their journey to wellness.

One cannot forget the more personal side of why we become counselors. It is said that a high majority of people who enter the social services field do so because they once needed to heal themselves. I include myself in this statistic. My life experiences have been vast and not always positive. It is this life experience that brought me to where I am today and gives me the passion that I have for supporting those around me to navigate their own challenges. My clients are often surprised to learn that sometimes, I struggle too, and that’s ok. It is important to acknowledge that we are all human, and none of us are perfect, and that’s ok too. What we can do is work together to become our best possible selves through learning, growth and a whole lot of honouring who we are and where we are in our life journey.

I look forward to working with you.  

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Cranbrook BC