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Depression

Depression in Kelowna Kelowna is a beautiful place to live but it is hard to appreciate the daily things in our lives when we are struggling with depression. Let’s say that after years of working for a company you are laid off or get fired. You would feel...

Addiction

Addiction in Kelowna Though living in Kelowna has many opportunities to connect and enjoy outdoor activities it also has many people who are feeling distressed and disconnected. Being distressed and not coping with life’s challenges can lead to addiction....

Anxiety

Busy in Kelowna? It is normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially if you live a stressful life. But what happens when it moves from regular anxiety to more intense troubling feelings. When anxiety is more chronic and persistent, we start to...

Let’s Talk About Relationships….

Life is a series of learning experiences and many of its lessons come in the form of human experiences. Most of us think that the relationships that are pleasurable are blessings in our lives. But every single person we come in contact with provides a unique...

The Cycle of Addiction

Addiction and early childhood experiences are connected. Developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld says that 75% of our emotional mapping happens in early childhood. What if we didn’t talk about feelings in our family, didn’t get warm hugs and the words “I love...

More peace

I have been working with Annette for a few months now. My family was concerned with my anger issues and I was frustrated with continuous conflict. Annette helped me understand triggers, perception and to question why and what it really means. I now evaluate rather...

Struggled with alcohol and low self esteem

Annette was an instrumental person in my life. I was struggling with an alcohol problem and had such low self esteem. She felt safe and I could talk with her about anything. I slowly started taking steps in my recovery and I stopped letting myself down. She believed...

Eternally grateful

Annette has been very helpful to my kids and myself as a counsellor. She has many qualities which make her a natural at what she does. Her authentic, caring, kindness and compassionate ways when actively listening to our issues helped us to develop a trusting...

Fear

Let’s start with a definition of fear: fear is both the cause and effect of feelings, thoughts, or actions that get in the way of you accepting yourself and realizing your full potential. In other words, fear has one job which is to keep you safe from not feeling...