Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Shuswap-Revelstoke Branch is part of a nationwide, volunteer organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, community-based research and service. Among others, local programs and services include the Revelstoke Awareness and Outreach Program, and partnering to support mental health promotion (community education, information and navigation).
The community-based Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) services provide a range of specialized mental health services. These services and support range from mental health promotion and mental illness prevention to early intervention, treatment and support services for infants, children and youth with mental health problems, from birth to 18 years of age, and their families/caregivers. Working collaboratively with children and youth and/or their families/caregivers, CYMH practitioners provide free services and supports including intake, screening and referral, assessment and planning, treatment, case management, and consultation.
Specialties: assessment and treatment of anxiety. depression, OCD, ADHD and many other serious mental health issues of children and youth; family support and consultation; outreach psychiatry
The professional counsellors at Community Connections are committed to building constructive and collaborative partnerships with individuals and families seeking support. Their practice is inclusive, client-centered and sensitive to culture, gender and spirituality. Counselling services provided at Community Connections include individual, family and group.
The team have a range of professional backgrounds including Social Work education and registration, Psychology, Early Childhood Education and Educational Assistant Programs, and are committed to ongoing professional development.
Counselling services are funded by the Government of British Columbia through the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Ministry of Community Services as well as contracted Employee Assistance Program Providers.
- Counselling and Consultation Services – counselling services, child and youth services, educational and consultation services
- Family and Youth Services – counselling, youth mentoring, family support, Bellies and Babies, PACT, summer camps
- Community Outreach and Development – Food Bank, Foot Connect, food security, social justice, homeless outreach, tenant support
- Community Living for Adults – Residential care, supported employment, individualized community living programs, home share
The mission of Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society is to support individuals and families in Revelstoke by providing and advocating for accessible, responsive social services. In doing so, they provide services to individuals and families from prenatal to senior years.
Specialties: counselling, food bank, social justice & housing support, child development, school outreach
Dr. Katie Kryski is a Registered Psychologist who provides intervention and assessment services for children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families facing a range of clinical, mental health, and personal issues. Please contact her directly for a brief telephone consultation or view her website for more details.
Specialties: intervention, assessment/diagnosis, and consultation for mild to severe mental health issues.
The District Mission is to Create a dynamic and safe environment for students to:
- approach learning today and tomorrow with passion and joy
- acquire knowledge and skills according to individual potential
- develop personal and social values that prepare students to become citizens who contribute to a healthy, sustainable and democratic society; and
- enable all learners to develop their social, academic, emotional and physical well-being.
The Elementary District Counsellor provides counselling and support to all three (3) elementary schools in Revelstoke: Arrow Heights, Begbie View, and Columbia Park Elementary School. To find out more about meeting Sean Borthwick, Elementary Counsellor, contact your school by clicking on the above links.
Specialties: services and counselling support to children, their families and the systems around them, psychological assessment, speech-language and/or hearing support for all school-aged children.
Separation and divorce have a profound impact on all family members. Loss of security is often coupled with intense feelings of grief. The stress can be overwhelming for kids, teens and parents. Get age-appropriate information to guide you through separation and divorce. Be sure the information is correct for your province. Select your age group and explore content in others sections too.
A Family Justice Counsellor provides assistance with parenting issues related to separation or divorce – for example, sorting out issues regarding parenting time and parenting responsibilities, as well as child and spousal support. Counsellors are trained to provide legal information, emotional support and short-term counselling, referrals to community services, post-separation mediation, etc. They do not provide legal advice. All services are confidential and free of charge to parents and other family members.
P. (250) 549-5588 or 1 (888) 282-2283
Jennifer Wright, M.Sc., R.CC. offers Registered Clinical Counselling to individuals, couples, family and parent counselling. CRC welcomes children, adolescents and adults, and offers unconditional positive regard, compassion, precision clinical skills, and evidenced based treatment modalities.
Specialties: cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused couples therapy, family systems therapy, SMART recovery for addiction services
This is a resource for children, youth and families, coordinated through BC Children’s Hospital.
Specialties: information and resources, assistance from a parent peer-support worker from the F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health, assistance from a Youth-in-Residence, tips for self-help and prevention.
P. (800) 665-1822
Kristal Bradshaw, M.S., R.MFT is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist as a Clinical Fellow with both the Canadian and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She offers individual and/or family counselling for children and youth struggling with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviours, autism, eating disorders, stress and managing change. Art and play therapy are sometimes used.
Specializations: Marriage and family therapy, children, youth, Autism Spectrum Disorder.