ABOUT

karen_gustafsonKaren Gustafson
Biography

Karen Gustafson is founder and counsellor at Bear Creek Counselling and a
grad of Trinity Western University, where she received her MA in Counselling
Psychology.

Having lost her husband in a vehicle accident, Karen shares: "I have deep
compassion for those going through times of crisis and grief". Her heart
also reaches out to those struggling with personal, marriage, or family
crises.

Karen utilizes a variety of counselling models including Family Systems, Gottman's principles, Career Counselling models, biblical principles, Attachment Theory, and "Observed Experiential Integration." Other tools - sand tray and art therapy - may also be relevant in some situations,
as well as play therapy work with children.

Karen's work and life experience includes:

Counsellor
Bear Creek Counselling
Grande Prairie, AB
Counsellor Focus on the Family
Langley, BC
Counsellor Burden Bearers Grande Prairie, AB
Peace River, AB
Counsellor/Intern Fraser River Counselling Langley, BC
Counsellor/Intern Ministry for Children &
Family Development
Chilliwack, BC
Camp Director Bear Lake Bible Camp
Grande Prairie, AB

 

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Tina Hackett-Myles
Biography

Tina holds Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Social Work and a Masters in Counselling Psychology.

Tina is a Registered Social Worker. She has worked with clients struggling with mental health, addiction, domestic violence and developmental disabilities.

Tina believes in a holistic approach to counselling and draws from solution focused, systems theory, cognitive behavioral theory and attachment theory in her work with clients. Tina brings a humanistic perspective to her work wherein clients are viewed with the potential to grow and learn from past experiences and to develop new skills to address the challenges they encounter.

Tina is in the process of gaining certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and is available to work with individuals and partners struggling with sexual addiction.                                            


Miguel Godau
Biography

Miguel Godau has a Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University.  He has experience working with diverse client settings including depression, anxiety, grief work, self-harm, existential issues, family conflicts, couples counselling, sexual identity struggles, addictions, and work in multicultural and correctional settings.
Miguel's heart's desire is helping people to build a more sustainable personal & family life.  "Each individual has the key to unlocking their struggles, though sometimes people need help discovering this key."  Having observed struggles within his own and other families, he sees that with stronger communication and emotional skills, families can grow closer. 

Miguel includes a blend of therapeutic models and techniques to meet client needs- including:  Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Jungian Sand Tray Therapy, Existential Theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Bowenian Family Therapy, Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Model of Addictions, Career Counselling Models, and Observed Experiential Integration.

Miguel’s work and life experience includes:

Family Counsellor /Team Leader    

Agassiz Harrison Community Services      

Agassiz, BC

Counsellor Intern       

Ministry of Child and Family Development

Hope, BC

Men’s Employment Skills Group Facilitator    

Fraser River Counselling

Abbotsford / Langley , BC

Building Healthy Relationships Facilitator

Pacific Correctional Institution

Chilliwack, BC

Mentor/ Foodbank Assistant Director

Highland Valley Foodbank

Logan Lake, BC

Humanitarian Work

 

Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico

 

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Dave Allen | Counsellor Intern
Biography

Special Offer: $80 / Session to see Dave Allen

Promoting personal and family wellness through thoughtful self-discovery.

Dave moved to Grande Prairie from Vernon B.C. and holds Bachelor degrees in Psychology with Honours and Social Work from the University of Regina. He is currently in the final stages of completing his Masters in Counselling Psychology.

As a registered Social Worker, working in Child Protection for over 15 years in Nunavut, British Columbia and Alberta, Dave has primarily worked with individuals and families in crisis. These experiences led Dave towards his passion of working with people who are experiencing trauma and stressful experiences.

Dave approaches his work with individuals, families and couples, in a nonjudgmental way knowing that there is no one approach that is right for everyone; therefore, he practices from a relational perspective blending theory from the humanistic and existential with an individual concept.

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