I am a Registered Clinical Counselor specializing in individual therapy. Recently, I have collaborated with Jenny DeReis, MA and Garth Walmsley of Walmsley and Associates. We are working under the shared banner of Counselling Centre for the North which will offer specialized therapeutic services for individuals dealing with emotion dysregulation, Borderline Personality Disorder, and other psychological issues. This therapy will empower clients to gain skills in emotion regulation which will help them lead a life worth living. Our centre will offer services to children, youth and adults.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I also hold a specialized certification in Stress and Wellness from the Canadian Stress Institute. I provide face to face therapy, telephonic therapy and online therapy via my private practice in Prince George, BC, Canada. I work with adults and adolescents.
My clinical interests include emotional dysregulation, stress and wellness, chronic pain management, therapy for sleep issues, caregiver burnout and associated mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addictions.
I have over 28 years experience working with adults and youth in educational, recreational and mental health and in my current clinicial practice I work with a broad spectrum of clients with a wide range of issues.
My therapeutic approach is interactive and solution-focused and I draw from many evidence based therapies such as T.E.A.M. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in order to provide a unique approach tailored to each client's needs. I am a Level I Certified T.E.A.M. CBT therapist.
With passion and understanding I work with each individual in order to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieving. My goal is to provide therapy that will empower clients to achieve personal growth, solve problems and gain freedom from emotional pain.
Jenny DeReis, CCC
Jenny received her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2008. Her focus is on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and she completed Intensive Training in DBT with Charlie Swenson. Her interest is in helping persons understand and regulate their emotions, thoughts, behaviour, relationships, and self-concept so they can live rewarding lives, free from the intense suffering that so often accompanies emotion dysregulation. Jenny takes appointments in Prince George Monday thru Friday.
To learn more about DBT check out Jenny’s blog at http://betweensessionswithjenny.com
JENNY IS NOT TAKING ANY NEW CLIENTS AT THE PRESENT TIME.
Brent Goerz, MSW
When the storms of life come, there are times that you require a navigator who can assist you through trouble waters. It takes a courageous and strong person to admit when you need guidance and acknowledge that you need some assistance from a neutral third party. My commitment to you is that I will assist you in getting back to pilot your ship, and we will work together on mutually identified goals. In time, you will be able to look back on these struggles and say, “I took the road less travelled and it has made all the differences.”
Brent has been trained in EMDR (an evidence based trauma intervention tool) for over 15 years. He has training in narrative and art therapy with a passion for metaphor. He is open to explore one’s sense of spirituality and determine how this fits within a person’s world view. He has extensive experience with crisis and takes a mindfulness approach when focusing on rebalancing the mind, body, and soul. Brent is comfortable working with people who struggle with strong emotional reactions and helps people reframe or redirect this energy towards growth and renewal.
Brent is a certified traumatic stress specialist with the Association for Traumatic Stress Specialists. As such, he is qualified to provide organizations with training in workplace stress management, compassion fatigue, burn out and vicarious trauma.
Brent is registered social worker. Membership # 02-5056
Ida Allman, RCC
Ida is a dedicated and experienced counsellor who has worked with children, youth, couples and families in Prince George since 1994. She is an Adlerian Therapist. She has vast experience working with individual and family issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, learning disabilities, medication management, and domestic violence. She excels in conflict resolution, group process and child advocacy. Ida is an adoptive mother and a registered member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.
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Sean Hogan, RCC
Sean has been working with children and youth in a counselling capacity for over a decade. He obtained his Psychology Degree from UNBC and his Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Sean has extensive training and experience in working with both Autism and FAS. He uses play therapy, Rogerian counselling, and developmental psychology to help children find their way through the challenges of growing up. He finds that with the proper support children can discover themselves and find their own unique path to a healthy childhood.
Emma graduated in 2015 from Western University with her Bachelors of Social work. She has experience working with various clients and prides herself in offering a safe, non-judgmental space to support people to explore their barriers and solutions. Emma uses an underlying person-centered, strengths-based approach while integrating other therapeutic tools to suit client needs. Emma is in the final stretch of her Master of Social Work degree.
Emma is a member in good standing of the British Columbia College of Social Workers. Membership # 13212
Regan Beebe, CCPA
Regan Beebe is a counselor living in Prince George, BC. She received her Master’s in counseling from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016. Regan completed her BA of Psychology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2009, shortly before moving to Prince George. Before pursuing her Master’s Regan received a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. As well she became deeply connected to the yoga community of Prince George, earning both her 200hr and 500hr Yoga Teacher Training designations from South Okanagan Yoga Academy.
Regan is an enthusiastic learner who draws inspiration from many therapeutic models, but as an empath she leans strongly toward a person-centered approach in her counseling. She believes in creating a safe, warm environment for her clients so they may feel heard and respected. She works with individuals and couples with a variety of life, and mental health challenges.
Regan loves yoga & meditation, her backyard forest, paddle boarding, flowers, and fresh, local food.
Regan is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, membership # 10000692.
Dahne Harding, RCC
I chose a career in counselling because I believe in the resilience of the individual and the power of community to create lasting change.
Counselling has been a deeply profound and therapeutic part of my journey as I have moved through various personal and professional transitions in my life. As I learned about myself, I have come to see others in a more nuanced and compassionate way.
Areas of counselling expertise:
- Individual (gender, identity, addiction, trauma)
- Group processes (creative recovery, relapse prevention, seeking safety, anxiety/depression)
- Therapy modalities Dahne uses in her counselling practice
- Client centered, trauma informed practice: motivational interviewing, CBT, DBT insight oriented, psycho educational and solution focused techniques
- Experience working with clients with concurrent disorders within a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model
- Experience working with marginalized adults and children; knowledgeable in regards to inter-generational effects of residential schools and other mechanisms of colonization
- Currently providing individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, assessment, and referral services
Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor
I have a deep and abiding respect for the resiliency of the clients I serve. I’m able to stay in the moment while simultaneously holding the long term goals of the client. And above all, I maintain a professional commitment to ethical standards of practice.
Education and professional development
- Master of Arts, Gender Studies, UNBC
- Master of Education, Counselling, UNBC
- Brief Action Planning (in progress)
- Core Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training – Mental Health 2017
- DBT Clinical Training (Dr. Michele Galietta) – BC Corrections/Justice Institute of BC 2016
- 17th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference 2016
- Vancouver CBT and DBT Clinical Skills Conference 2016
- Certificate in Conflict Resolution/Third Party Mediation Justice Institute of BC 2016 – ongoing
- Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
- Theory of Conflict Resolution
- Mediation Skills I
- Dealing with Defensiveness in Conflict (pending June 2017)
- Concurrent Disorder Certificate, CAMH 2015 – ongoing
- Concurrent disorders
- Basic psychopharmacology
- Healing and Treating Trauma, Addictions and Related Disorders, 2013
- New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment – Bessel Van der Koelk, 2013
- International Conference on FASD, 2013
- Northern Interior Health Core Addictions Program Training, 2012
- Suicide intervention (ASIST), 2006
- Alternatives to Violence, Level 1, 2004
Dahne is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Membership #11328.