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Lori Oye
YOUTH Therapist 

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Top Specialties:

  • Social-Emotional Skills, Coping Strategies and Mindful Practices

  • Play and Expressive Therapies

  • ADHD, Anxiety, Depression

  • Walk and talk (nature-based therapy-seasonal for adolescents/adults)

Other Specialties:

  • Trauma/Attachment Injuries

  • Healthy Relationship Skills 

  • Divorce Support for Children 

  • Parent Coaching and Support

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Grief and Loss

  • School Difficulties

Expertise & Career


  • Master of Counselling from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.

  • Master of Education (M.Ed) in Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Educational Technology from Okanagan University College

  • Teacher Certification Program from Okanagan University College/Vancouver Island University

Meet Lori Oye

Hello! My name is Lori and for over two decades, I’ve had the privilege of serving the Okanagan community, initially as an educator and later as a school counselor and behavioral interventionist. Since childhood, I’ve been drawn to supporting children in realizing their fullest potential. Witnessing the way children perceive and interact with the world has always fascinated me. I’ve observed that when children endure pain, their behaviours often serve as expressions of that hurt. I firmly believe in the transformative power of play for children. Through play, children naturally navigate their experiences, articulate their feelings, and find avenues for healing.


My aim is to guide my clients, no matter their age, towards a place of inner peace, belonging, and profound healing, liberating them from the burdens of shame, guilt, and loneliness. As Brené Brown, a leading expert on vulnerability and shame, beautifully expressed, “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” Through compassionate counseling, I seek to create a space where children and adults can bravely confront their stories, embrace their vulnerabilities, and embark on a path towards healing and self-love.

In addition to my professional endeavors, I’ve received my most profound training through the joys and challenges of raising two daughters who are now emerging into early adulthood. Witnessing their growth, learning, and self-discovery has been the greatest joy of my life. When I’m not engaged in helping others on their healing journeys, you can often find me savoring the breathtaking views while hiking or exploring the local wineries. I also find immense pleasure in the simple joys of reading, playing board games, and sharing moments of connection with friends and family over coffee or dinners.


  • Indigenous Cultural Safety Course – PHSA BC

  • Treating Anxious Families: Active and Process-Based Approaches to Get Families Moving -Lynn Lyons, LLC

  • CBT Essentials (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)-APT Canada

  • SFT Essentials-APT Canada

  • ACT workshop-APT Canada

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy-Level 1 (Gottman Institute)

  • Dealing with Big Emotions – Seminar by Lori Fender (Counselor and SD#23 Behaviour Support Teacher)

  • Ross Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Model Workshop

  • Play is The Way: Teaching Social Emotional Skills Through Guided Play

  • Creating a Culture of Character: Encouraging Social Responsibility with Virtues

  • Methodology courses for all the core subjects.

Lori is currently accepting new clients and is available Mon, Wed, and Thu (4:00-4:50pm/5:00-5:50pm/6:00-6:50pm) and Saturday (10:00am-2:00pm).

You can book in with her online here.

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