For your mental health and wellness

Meet the Team

Kate is passionate about helping people in our community and is dedicated to those who are seeking personal development and change. As a new mother to two little girls, Kate understands the challenges that life can throw our way, and brings that understanding to the counselling setting. Kate is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC), specializing in clinical counselling for individuals, couples and families. She is passionate about working with children, teens, and adults struggling in areas such as stress, anxiety and depression. Kate is a relatable therapist, who uses a client centred approach to help individuals overcome whatever obstacles may be in their way.  She has extensive experience in working with individuals with ASD and other cognitive disorders, with students in the University setting and in a case management role. Kate’s philosophy is based on the idea that through authentic connections and strength based interventions, clients can move forward through their next steps in life. Please get in touch to learn more!   

Praveen is a committed Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) possessing a broad range of experience in delivering comprehensive counselling and case management services. She is accomplished at fostering meaningful relationships and developing effective short-term and long-term plans to achieve client goals. Praveen is passionate about helping clients identify their core issues and genuinely wants to hear your story. Praveen’s approachable demeanor and natural sense of humor encourages her clients to share their issues and concerns in a safe environment, which helps start the healing or turn-around process. Her expertise covers a wide range of concerns including addictions, surviving violence or abuse, depression, anxiety, co-dependency and grief. Therapeutic approaches utilized are dependent on client needs and are primarily client-centered.

In any given moment, we
have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.

-William Shakespeare

We care for our client's well being

Testimonials

  • Kate Schouten has been an integral support in my son’s life and future and the success he has become!

    We met her in the summer of 2016 and she worked with Jade for 3 years whom has high functioning autism. He was floundering at age 17 as to what to do with life and had many social issues that family can’t always resolve at times.

    Meeting Kate was the biggest blessing any family who has a member dealing with a host of issues could ever pray for!

    She has a fundamental deep natural ability as well as the education to relate to clients and understand their needs, boundaries, abilities and expectations. She has an acute sensitivity to guide them and create confidence in them to get through the hurdles us parents don’t always know how or understand or in what direction to go next.

    My son has a full time job now, he is happy, confident and successful and on his way to full independency which gives me peace of mind for his life and future that I never would of thought possible in 2016.

    Kate was a catalyst in preparing Jade for life which continually has and will always replicate through all areas of his future.
    She will always have a special place in our hearts forever and we are so grateful to have been one of her first families to be involved in her great works.

    Shana Kerr

    KELOWNA BC