Ashley Phillips, founder of the Kelowna EMDR Clinic
Kelowna EMDR Clinic
Hello, my name is Ashley Phillips and I am the founder of the Kelowna EMDR Clinic in the Okanagan. Over the course of my counselling career I noticed how frequently my clients’ problems stemmed from some experience of trauma earlier in their lives. In fact, prevalence of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and other mental health issues in our society indicates to me that many of us have
unresolved psychologically traumatic experiences that continue to adversely affect our daily lives. So when I learned about the effectiveness of EMDR therapy in treating traumatic memories, I was naturally drawn to it. I ended up studying EMDR therapy under Sue Genest who is widely considered to be one of the best EMDR trainers in Canada.
When I started using EMDR therapy in sessions with my clients, it felt very satisfying and rewarding to see how quickly my clients were making progress. And because I recognize that there are many more people who can benefit from EMDR therapy than I can treat personally, I decided to start Kelowna EMDR Clinic, where I could work alongside other excellent EMDR practitioners.
We are the first-of-its-kind clinic in the Okanagan that exclusively focuses on EMDR therapy.
Everyday we strive to be the go-to place for EMDR therapy in Kelowna. We do that by creating and cultivating an environment that attracts and retains the best EMDR therapists to our currently small, but growing, team. Right now we have two EMDR therapists to serve you. I anticipate that as we establish the clinic, our team will quickly expand.
Our EMDR Therapists
As the founder of the Kelowna EMDR Clinic, Ashley is a strong advocate of the EMDR therapy and enjoys using it in sessions with clients to help navigate the challenges that life brings. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals and groups to create meaningful change in their lives. Ashley specializes in the treatment of binge eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. For more information about Ashley click here.
With over 7 years of counselling experience and a voracious appetite for learning and professional development, Erin loves helping people on their journey towards greater health, happiness, and healing. She helps people navigate a number of different issues and situations, but she specializes in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. For more information about Erin click here.
We want to build a team of EMDR-trained counsellors who are dedicated to on-going professional development. We aim to create a fun, fair, and respectful environment. If you are the type of person who is more interested in working with clients and helping them get better than in figuring out how to build and run a counselling practice, we'd like to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you share our values but don't have EMDR certification, we can explore a path to you getting trained and joining our practice.