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ABOUT US

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Kelowna EMDR Clinic is the first-of-its-kind clinic in the Okanagan that primarily focuses on EMDR therapy.

 

Every day 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 growing, team.

Ashley Phillips, founder

Kelowna EMDR Clinic

Our Therapists

We are taking on New Clients

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NAOMI LAURIN

MSW, RSW, B.A. Psych

 

Naomi is a registered Emergency Medical Assistant-First Responder and has been working as a firefighter for nearly 8 years. She leans on the most up-to-date research specific to first responders’ mental health, as well as the voices of clients and fellow first responders to inform her practice. Her specialties include trauma treatment (PTSD, ASD, C-PTSD), Mood disorders (Anxiety & Depression), Identity & Addiction issues, Individual & Organizational stress and Burnout.

For more information about Naomi click here.

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Janice Tuling

MSW, RSW

Janice is a Registered Social Worker and has been practicing social work for over 20 years with a variety of populations. She  has supported many individuals living with emotional pain, attachment wounds, chronic stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, infertility, loneliness, isolation, shame, guilt, loss, grief, fear, frustration, sense of not belonging, losses of identity, lack of self-compassion and purpose. Her specialties include chronic stress & burnout, displacement & isolation, anxiety & depression, loss & grief, and infertility.

For more information about Janice click here.

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Lori Oye

B.Ed, M.Ed, MC, CCC, RCC

Lori is our Clinic's youth and adolescent therapist. Lori is not EMDR trained at the time, but she is on track to complete her training in the fall of 2024. Lori has had the privilege of serving the Okanagan community for over two decades, initially as an educator and later as a school counselor and behavioural interventionist. Since childhood, she has been drawn to supporting children in realizing their fullest potential. Lori prefers engaging in Play and Expressive therapies as well as the Walk-and-Talk approach where therapy is done outdoors. She helps her clients with social-emotional skills, coping strategies, and mindful practices.  

For more information about Lori click here.

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Alicia Gonzalez

B.A, MSW, RSW (Candidate)

Alicia is currently not EMDR trained, but she is on track to complete her training in the summer of 2024. Alicia grounds her practice in evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

 

Whether you are experiencing shame, anxiety, isolation, or are ready for a change, she looks forward to supporting your personal growth and honouring you, wherever you are in your story.

For more information about Alicia click here.

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Interested in joining our EMDR Practice?

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: info@kelownaemdr.ca

If you share our values but don't have EMDR certification, we can explore a path to you getting trained and joining our practice. 

Our Team

We have a Waitlist

EMDR Therapist Ashley Phillips
Ashley Phillips

MEd (Counselling), CCC

Ashley specializes in PTSD & C-PTSD, recent traumatic events, perinatal death, binge eating disorders and phobias & fears (e.g. needles, spiders, heights, flying, enclosed spaces). Ashley is the founder of the Kelowna EMDR clinic and has over 10 years of experience working with individuals and groups to create meaningful change in their lives.

 

For more information about Ashley click here.

EMDR Therapist Rebecca Troock
Bex Troock

MSW, RSW

Bex is a Registered Social Worker and EMDR Therapist who specializes in trauma, adverse childhood experiences, anxiety, depression, grief, forgiveness, and self compassion. Bex is a strengths based therapist with a compassionate and relational approach. Bex would be honored to assist in guiding you back to your whole & authentic self.

For more information about Bex click here.

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Interested in joining our EMDR Practice?

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: info@kelownaemdr.ca

If you share our values but don't have EMDR certification, we can explore a path to you getting trained and joining our practice. 

Our Team

Admin Team

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Jessica Ellingham

Client Care Coordinator

As your initial point of contact at our clinic, Jessica plays a pivotal role in matching you with a therapist and providing a great intake process. Jessica joined us in 2023 and brings a welcoming & empathetic ear, as well as a wealth of administrative expertise. Expect to hear from Jessica regarding bookings, new client intakes, scheduling and more. She will make sure you're well-prepared for your session, and informed every step of the way.

Lacey Molyneaux

Practice Coordinator

 

Lacey handles our back-end responsibilities ensuring that the clinic runs smoothly. She supports our intake team & handles all third-party billing and would be more than happy to answer all of your burning questions!

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Ashley Phillips, founder of the Kelowna EMDR Clinic

About 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.

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