Social Work services provide counselling regarding: abuse and neglect related to older, vulnerable adults; client and family adjustment to changes in health including dementia; financial concerns; locating resources, development of community resources to support clients; advanced care planning; palliative care and bereavement. Referrals can be through a medical professional or self.
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
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.
Referral from a family physician required. Services are covered by the BC Medical Services plan.
1200 Newlands Rd., Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 837-2131, F. (250) 814-2285
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
Julia Steele is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with a spiritually based practice informed by mindfulness meditation practices. Julia works with a psychological understanding of chakras/energy centres. Her practice is inspired by a number of therapeutic approaches including object relations psychoanalysis, Jungian depth psychology, family systems theory, psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma, EFT couples therapy, and person centred therapy.
Specialties: adults 18 and older, individual and couples counselling
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.
Marie-Helene Ostiguy, RTC Registered Therapeutic Counsellor – Deep Roots Counselling
Marie-Hélène Ostiguy is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor offering individual counselling sessions both in English and French. She mainly works with individuals (18 +) experiencing life transitions and general life struggles. She believes in a holistic approach to mental health which supports the emotional, physical and spiritual components of our lives. Her approach includes various modalities from family system theory, person centered therapy, gestalt therapy and transpersonal psychology.
Specialties: Support in navigating personal relationships, struggles in parenthood, coping with physical illness/injury, managing career challenges and moving through life crisis.
Community Mental Health and Substance Use Services include individual and group counselling, facilitation of Psychiatrist consultations, urgent and emergent intervention, and case management services. These services are covered by the BC Medical Services Plan and individuals can self-refer or be referred by a family physician or social agency.
Queen Victoria Hospital
1200 Newlands Rd, Revelstoke, BC
P. (250) 837-2131, F. (250) 814-2285
Local website listing all private practitioners in Revelstoke with specialties in counselling, psychology, and assessment.