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West Kootenay Counselling Services - Nelson

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Summary

At West Kootenay Counselling Services, our mission is to provide compassionate and effective mental health support to individuals in the West Kootenay region. Our team of dedicated Clinical Counsellors and Registered Social Workers is committed to helping clients navigate life's challenges and achieve their emotional well-being.

At West Kootenay Counselling Services, we offer a diverse range of services, including individual, couples, family, and group therapy, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients in the West Kootenay community. We understand the specific dynamics and pressures that individuals in this region may face and strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can openly explore their concerns.

Our therapists utilize evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and other therapeutic modalities, to address a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, and more. We are dedicated to providing personalized care, working collaboratively with clients to develop treatment plans that align with their goals and values.

At West Kootenay Counselling Services, we believe in the power of therapy to promote growth, resilience, and well-being. We are here to support you on your journey towards a happier and healthier life.

Want to learn more about this service’s work with Two-Spirit, trans, LGBQ+ people?

We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC  to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.

See below for responses for this listing.

Want to learn more about our screening questions and filters?


Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?

—Yes

Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues have experience providing services that support clients with navigating gender dysphoria*? *TransCareBC describes gender dysphoria as a term "intended to describe the distress some trans people experience with relation to their gender identity, particularly if they would like to transition but have not yet done so".

—Yes

Please tell us how equipped you feel to support a client in determining if/when their mental health symptoms are related to their gender-related experiences or other factors? Please describe your response choice below.

—Very confident

Do you/your colleagues understand the difference between gender dysphoria and mental health conditions/symptoms that are unrelated to gender dysphoria or distress?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received.

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit, queer, or trans Indigenous individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?

—Yes

Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?

—Yes

Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?

—Yes

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.

—Yes

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?

—Yes

Address

384 Baker Street
Nelson, BC
V1L 4H5

Languages

Services available in these languages

  • Hindi
  • English
  • French
  • Punjabi

Last updated: January 3, 2024
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