Kerry has completed her BA in Child and Youth Care and her MA in Counselling Psychology. Kerry is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 20 years of counselling experience. She specializes in working with children and youth, family counselling, and parental support. Areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma counselling. Kerry is trained in the Social Thinking Model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Exposure Response Prevention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Sexual Abuse Intervention Training.
Kerry has a passion to help strengthen individuals and families and believes that the sky’s the limit for growth and potential. It takes a community to raise a child and she is honoured to be a part of that journey!
MSW in Clinical Social Work, RSW
Holly received her Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) from Thompson Rivers University and her Master’s in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from UBC Okanagan. She has additional training in Restorative Justice from Simon Fraser University. Holly is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the BC Association of Social Workers (BCASW). Holly has training in psychodynamic counselling, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Holly has 10 years experience working with children, youth and their families in a variety of areas and specializes in these areas: working with at-risk youth, family support work, lifestyles and life transitions work, parenting education and support, anxiety counselling, Autism, and social skill development.
Holly strongly believes in working collaboratively with the family because it takes a community to raise a child!
Anne Ross, BScOT (OT)
Anne is a registered occupational therapist and an honours graduate from Queen’s University.
Her experience includes over 20 years with the public education system as a consultant and collaborative team member for children ages 5-19. Her practice involves assessment and treatment of children with both physical and developmental disabilities. Anne has extensive experience with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder; she is a member of the RASP (Registered Autism Service Provider) list and is trained in the Social Thinking Curriculum.
As an occupational therapist, Anne is concerned with children who have challenges that interfere with successful participation and performance of every day activities.
She takes a practical approach to helping children develop skills and strategies to overcome these challenges, reveal potential and nurture self-esteem. Anne is committed to working toward goals that are meaningful to the child and family.
Cynthia’s fifteen years of classroom experience teaching a variety of grade levels, followed by three years of individual tutoring as Head Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center, enables her to tutor a wide range of students. In a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment, Cynthia and her students work together to discover and foster individual learning styles. Working with Cynthia increases student confidence and helps learners to widen their potential choices in the future. Cynthia believes learning should be pleasant and encourages interest by engaging students in educational games as well as formal instruction. She is rewarded by students’ successes, increased confidences, and enjoyment of tutoring sessions.
Mitch Clingo, M.Ed, RCC
Mitch received his Bachelors of Arts (Major in Psychology) from Simon Fraser University and his Master’s in Education (Specialization in Counselling) from Thompson Rivers University. He specializes in working with youth and adults within Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) and Systemic Family Models. Areas of support include anxiety, depression, grief, anger, Autism Spectrum Diagnoses, ADHD, OCD, and others. He aims to support people with understanding our selves and others while making sense of the complexities and expectations of modern life.
Mitch places a strong focus on operating from a place of holistic health, strengthening factors such as sleep, nutrition and exercise; utilizing experiential and recreational strategies in addition to traditional counselling.
Mitch is also an experienced Career Educator, able to support youth and adults plan/explore potential careers as well as all preparations to obtain employment such as networking, resume/cover letters and interview skills.
Carolyn Hladik, MA; RCC, RSW
Carolyn obtained her BSW from UBC here in the Okanagan in 2008. She spent her next eleven years as a social worker in the Central and North Okanagan communities before pursuing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology.
Her experiences as a social worker created a deep appreciation for ensuring clients are supported in their environments and are also connected to all available community resources and services. Carolyn works with children and youth, as well as adults and families who are experiencing various mental health challenges. These may include anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment ruptures, autism, ADHD and FASD.
Carolyn employs various counselling modalities from cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness, to narrative therapy and social thinking models. She is trained in attachment focused EMDR. Carolyn values ongoing professional development and is committed to continued training in evidence-based therapies. In all her work, she is led by a client-centered perspective that is strength based and culturally curious and competent.
Hellmut Noelle, M.Div., MA, CCC, RCC, CCC-S
Hellmut is a Registered Clinical Counsellor & Certified Canadian Counsellor with his MA in Counselling. His specialty is facilitating recovery with a special interest is working with male survivors of sexual abuse. He believes that abuse and trauma do not destine a person to lifelong victimhood. Instead these can become steppingstones to a more meaningful and content life. Other forms of counselling include helping individuals in their struggles with depression, loss & grief, and anger management. He also provides couples’ counselling when people in a relationship need guidance to solve their difficulties or just need help restoring vitality. This includes numerous tools for improving their communication skills.
In addition, to counselling Hellmut is also a Certified Canadian Counsellor Supervisor (CCC-S) who is available to help professional counsellors receive clinical supervision, file review or guidance through challenges including complaints against their practice.
Scott Hladik, MSW, RSW
Scott received his Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Degrees from the University of Calgary and is a Registered Social Worker in the province of BC. Scott has over 25 years of experience working with children, youth and families experiencing a variety of personal and family issues.
Scott’s education, experience and ongoing professional development has led to specializations in the areas of parent support, co-parenting after separation, men’s counselling, family and couples counselling, managing conflict in the family, seniors support, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
Scott takes a holistic, strength based, collaborative, and systems approach in his work with the goal to help clients alleviate stress and be better able to manage life’s challenges.