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Cole Levitt

BEd, MEd, CCC

Cole’s career has been as an educator, child and youth mental health clinician, and clinical
counsellor. Specifically, he has experience as a behaviour specialist, which has provided
him with unique insight into children who use concerning behaviour as language. The
foundation of Cole’s work is based on the assumption that when people experience
suffering, it is common to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or confused about what to do. It is at
this place that he can be helpful by engaging in thoughtful conversations and contributing to

long term, meaningful change.

Cole’s passion, and the concentration of his practice, is around helping children and families
who are navigating high stress, concerning behaviours and family conflict. He works from
an attachment lens to build strengths, remove blame and support those who are exhibiting
high levels of anxiety, or who have a history of traumatic experiences. Additionally, Cole
works closely with young athletes to help them to navigate big emotions, regulate and
improve their overall performance. Cole’s services include individual sessions, family

therapy, and psychoeducational group work.

New clients, please email Cole for availability prior to using the online booking link

below, thank you.

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Elyssa Krutop

BA-Psyc, MEd, RCC, CCC, PhD Candidate

Elyssa works as both an organizational consultant and a clinical counsellor.
As an organizational consultant she brings a deep understanding of human behaviour to practicing organizational effectiveness. She offers expertise in areas of organizational culture, psychological health and safety, and disability management. She has worked extensively in the area of occupational injury and recovery processes. Using evidence based practices, Elyssa offers psychology based interventions to enhance employee motivation, strengthen leadership skills, and implement psychological health and safety practices into your organization. Using data collected from your organization, Elyssa can offer feedback and recommendations to enhance the satisfaction of your workforce, prevent psychological injuries, and improve organizational culture.

As a Clinical Counsellor, Elyssa's area of concentration includes working with individuals who are struggling with occupational stress & trauma, PTSD, and workplace conflict. Recognizing the connection between people and the environment in which they live is essential to her practice. Elyssa uses a client centered approach as a foundation for her work and is trained and certified in EMDR, DBT, CBT, and Trauma counselling. Elyssa works extensively with people in high risk occupations such as, first responders, correctional workers, and health care providers. She finds success in supporting people through traumatic or stressful workplace incidents using various approaches.

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Ken Ellis

BA, BEd, MEd, CCC

I have been working with families for over 25 years, as an educator and a counsellor.  I enjoy helping people navigate life’s obstacles.  I like to teach people new skills, while acknowledging we all have a legitimate way of being that needs to be recognized and respected.  I think helping people recognize their own power fosters the strength and resilience needed to face life’s challenges. I have helped clients with various needs and have extensive experience helping clients on the autism spectrum, and clients with developmental disabilities.  My practice is neurodiversity affirming, and I am comfortable working with clients of all ages.
My approach is diverse.  I have a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but I believe there are many paths up the mountain. Therefore, I have studied and have familiarity with other modalities, including Applied Positive Psychology, trauma intervention, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe the approach must fit the needs of my clients.
I am available for sessions in person, online and by phone. I have recently expanded my weekend hours and am currently welcoming new clients. It’s important to find the right person when entering into a counselling relationship. If you would like to set up a free phone consultation, to see if my approach is compatible with your needs, please reach out.

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Urszula Zawadzka

BSc-Psyc, MSc-Psyc, MA, RCC, CCC

“I believe that counselling is a collaboration between a client and a therapist. I provide a caring, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that everyone has a potential to excel, but sometimes through different life experiences, we lose sight of our abilities.”

Urszula’s experience includes working with trauma, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, relationship issues, addictions, as well as high performance, stress and workload management, dealing with pressure and motivation. Urszula holds a Master’s in Counselling as well as a Masters in Psychology of Sport and Performance. She assists her clients in overcoming obstacles in order to achieve their potential, live productive lives, improve their relationships, and gain the confidence needed to achieve their goals. In her counselling work Urszula applies a client centred approach, and uses CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. She also applies the principles of Feedback Informed Therapy to ensure that the sessions meet clients’ goals and expectations.

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Sierra Haw

BSc, BEd, MEd, RCC

It is inevitable that at some point in our lives, we will all experience stress in one of its many forms. Difficulties with relationships, jobs, loss, health, trauma and even the relentlessness of a fast-paced lifestyle can lead us to feel overwhelmed and even helpless.

 Our bodies are designed to allow us to cope with the typical stressors that we come up against in daily life. Unfortunately, the systems we use to manage challenges sometimes become overwhelmed or fail to function in an optimal manner; this can lead to symptoms that can be difficult to manage alone.

Counselling provides a collaborative relationship in which challenges can be explored in a safe and supportive way. Sierra uses a client-centered approach as the foundation of her work and believes that we all contain within ourselves the resources needed to make meaningful change in our lives.

Through counselling, clients can begin to understand the connection between their biology, psychology, relationships and behaviours. Sierra utilizes her understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment and interpersonal neurobiology to
support clients in integrating their experiences so that they can experience more fulfilling relationships and balanced lives.

Sierra’s practice involves working with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. For the past fifteen years, she has worked across the education system as a classroom teacher, inclusive education teacher, behaviour specialist, counsellor, and administrator. She is a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCC).

Sierra also specializes in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and provides mental health and organizational consultation. Her areas of expertise are employee health and wellness and organizational culture.  

Sierra currently does not work with school-aged children or the parents of school-aged children in order to avoid conflicts of interest in her other roles.

Sierra is available for phone, video and in-person appointments.

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Jeff Goodrich

BA, MEd, RCC

I have worked as a teacher/ counsellor in the public school system for nearly 30 years with children of all ages from K-12.  I worked toward my teaching credentials at Trinity Western University and SFU before embarking on a Masters program at UNBC.  In 2018, I began counselling outside of the school system, working primarily with couples and adults.  At some point most everyone needs to be heard by an objective listener – I look forward to this opportunity.


I enjoy seeing motivated clients take strides toward fulfilling their potential. My lifelong
involvement in exercise and sport has led me to develop a keen interest in what motivates
individuals and groups to reach their potential – I believe that everyone has the capacity to improve and to grow.  No issue is too big or small -- If it matters to you, then I embrace the challenge of working toward solutions with you.

I sincerely and humbly hope that my clients' lives will be enriched after having spent time with me.  To that end, it’s very important to me that our time together is well-spent – Your time is too valuable to be wasted.


On a personal note:  My wife and I have been married for over 30 years -- we have three adult children that we are very proud of.  After living for many years in northern BC, we moved to Kamloops three years ago and we’re happy to call it home.

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Kirsten Flinn

BA, BEd, MACP, CCC

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Every person is unique, and my approach with you will depend on your needs. As a therapist, I provide a non-judgmental space for you to tell your story, and together we can progress toward your health goals. I work with kids, adolescents, and adults navigating challenges related to ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, diverse learning styles, stress, and trauma. I know that getting to appointments can be a barrier, and I am happy to meet in person, by video, on the phone, or a hybrid of those.


I integrate, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and self-compassion, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and narrative therapy (NT) into our work together. I have fulfilled certification as an ADHD professional, and I am currently training in the field of Somatic Experiencing.


Additionally, I have over a decade of experience working in the education system as both a classroom teacher and learning assistance and resource teacher (LART), and can help kids, parents, and educators navigate the unique stresses school can present. 


I was born and raised in Halifax, on the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people. I’m grateful to now live, work and play on Secwepemcúl’ecw, the beautiful lands of the Secwepemc peoples. 


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Kim Geoghegan

BEd, MACP, CCC

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Kim has over 20 years of experience as an elementary educator and a passion for working with youth and their families. Today’s youth face many challenges that can impact their mental health and well-being. Kim welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals and families to improve overall functioning, build on strengths, develop skills, and navigate difficult times. She offers support in a variety of areas including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, self-esteem, Autism, ADD/ADHD, coping skills, behaviour, addiction, family conflict, school issues, and trauma. 
Kim understands the importance of developing a trusting, non-judgemental, supportive therapeutic relationship where you feel heard, understood, and respected. Working from a client centered, collaborative approach she can help you explore your challenges, strengths, and opportunities for growth. Kim is committed to providing her clients with a meaningful, evidence-based therapeutic experience that meets their individual needs.
Kim is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who earned her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. She offers in person, video, or telephone appointments. Call 250-571-4048 or email kgeoghegan@alignedcounselling.com if you are interested in a free consultation.

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Sarah Ryan

RSW, BSW, MACP

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Sarah is an experienced and compassionate counselor with a genuine passion for working with families, couples, individuals, and youth. With a person-centered, strengths-based approach, she believes in honoring the agency and dignity of each client, empowering them to navigate life's complexities and discover their true potential.


With over 15 years of professional experience working with children and families in Kamloops as a registered social worker, family counsellor, support worker and educator, Sarah has developed an understanding of the unique dynamics and intricacies that families, couples, and youth face. Her background in social work has provided a wealth of knowledge around attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, family systems theory and trauma informed practice, all of which allows for a tailored approach to counseling for clients from all walks of life.


Sarah recognizes that each person's journey is unique and will work towards creating a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can express yourself openly and feel heard. Sarah believes that by fostering a collaborative therapeutic relationship, clients can access the tools they need to overcome challenges and achieve personal growth.

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Mantej Mahil

BBA, B.Ed., M.Ed., RCC

Welcome to My Counselling Practice!


My name is Mantej Mahil, and as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), I draw on my diverse life and professional experience, as well as my deep empathy, to support my clients.


My Journey


Over the past 10 years, my career in education has led me from classroom teacher to additionally pursue school counsellor. As both a classroom teacher and a school counsellor, I have had the privilege of teaching students from kindergarten through grade 12.  These roles have given me a deep understanding of the diverse challenges individuals and families face at different stages of life. Life prior to my career in education provided varied experiences from working in the banking and the industrial sectors, and also from my pursuit of competitive sports. This diverse background has provided me with unique insights into navigating the complexities and pressures found in different career and life paths.


However, my journey hasn’t been without its personal challenges. I faced significant injuries that required multiple surgeries, changing the course of my life and leading to major adjustments. These experiences caused physical changes to my body with physical pain and emotional struggles. These challenges prompted me to reevaluate my life and career paths multiple times. I learned to navigate these obstacles by making necessary lifestyle changes and completing the personal work needed to reach my new goals. As I overcame each challenge, I emerged stronger and more resilient. This journey ultimately led me to become a counsellor, where I could help others overcome their own hurdles. My life experiences have profoundly shaped my approach to counselling, fostering a deep sense of compassion and empathy for my clients.


My Counselling Philosophy


I am committed to creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for all individuals. I deeply value cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and understood. My approach to counselling is collaborative, working together with clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely.



Areas of Expertise


My counselling expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including experience with: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression 

  • Family and Relationship dynamics

  • Pain and injury management

  • Financial stress 

  • Body and Self-image

  • Cultural challenges 

  • Performance pressure

  • Stress management

  • Career counselling


Whether you are dealing with mental health challenges, relationship strains, academic stress, body image issues, or are on a journey of personal growth, I am here to support you.


Together, we will work towards:


  • Building Resilience: Developing the strength to bounce back from life’s challenges.

  • Developing Coping Strategies: Finding effective ways to manage stress and emotional difficulties.

  • Fostering Self-Awareness: Gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences.

  • Achieving Personal Goals: Setting and reaching goals that lead to a fulfilling life.

  • Nurturing Personal Relationships: Building and maintaining healthy, supportive connections with others.


My Commitment to You


I believe in the strength of every individual to overcome obstacles and thrive. My commitment is to walk alongside you every step of the way, offering support, understanding, and guidance as you navigate your path towards holistic well-being.


Get to Know Me


Beyond my professional life, I am passionate about sports and performing arts. I enjoy playing a variety of sports, including pickleball, hockey, paddling, mountain biking, rugby, basketball, football, and tennis. Additionally, I used to perform stand-up comedy, which has given me a unique perspective on life and the ability to find humour in everyday situations. I believe that our foibles make us human, and I embrace curiosity and resilience in all aspects of life.


Thank you for taking the time to read part of my story so that it can offer you the awareness of how my life experiences professionally and personally can support you.


We all have our own story, and I would love to hear yours!

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Allison

Office Manager

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