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Meet Dallas

Dallas Davidson MSW RSW

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Dallas specializes in supporting those with: Adult ADHD, Substance-use/misuse (and other addictive behaviours), depression, anxiety, divorce, new-dads/parenting, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma and entrepreneurial stressors.

Dallas utilizes a number of theoretical frameworks, focused through a Trauma-Informed lens, including:  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.  Dallas has received additional training and certifications in Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused Therapies and Conflict Resolution therapies. 

Dallas also facilitates a few of the groups/workshops at Arktos, including the Adult ADHD Bootcamp and Rad Dads support group.

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Meet Nicole

Nicole Withers MSW RSW

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Nicole specializes in supporting children, young people and their families.  Her areas of expertise include: parental coaching, attachment, gender and sexual diversity, body and brain connections, traumatic experiences, communication, conflict resolution and decision making. 

Nicole has training and expertise in using: Play therapy, Acceptance and Community Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavioural Analysis, 

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Laura Schutz MA CCC

Meet Laura

Laura Schutz MA Clinical Counselling, CCC

Laura specializes in supporting adults and adolescents with symptoms of anxiety and depression, grief/loss, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, and self harming. Laura also supports parents as they navigate some of the challenges of parenting teens.


Laura has been trained in using a number of different modalities including: cognitive behavioural therapy (including trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy), dialectical behaviour therapy, emotion focused family therapy, and solution focused brief therapy

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Melanie Abbott MSW RSW

Meet Melanie

Melanie Abbott MSW RSW

Melanie specializes in: supporting military personnel and first responders, adults experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, post-partum depression/anxiety, and addictions. Melanie also has experience working with individuals of the LGBTQ community and is trained to conduct hormone readiness assessments for adults in the Province of BC.

Melanie uses a strengths-based approach to counselling (believing that everyone has the capacity for healing and wellness within them). Additionally, Melanie uses various therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Melanie is also a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist with training in conducting virtual EMDR


Melanie runs our Changing Your Relationship with Anger workshop/group and our 4 week CBT group for anxiety: Don't worry about it! 

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Meet Annie

Annie Brebner MA, RCC

Annie specializes in supporting 15-60+ year olds experiencing symptoms of ADHD, stress, depression, anxiety OCD, general interpersonal difficulties and life transitions.  

Annie has extensive training and experience working with CBT and uses a non-judgemental approach to collaborate on individual needs.

Annie is also supporting participants of the ADHD Bootcamp and ADHD Life-Maintenance workshops and groups

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Meet Eliane

Eliane Nevares MSW RSW

Eliane specializes in in a range of mental health conditions, including eating disorders, mood and anxiety issues, OCD, depression, and trauma. She extends her expertise to support those dealing with relationship challenges, life transitions, and loss.
In her approach, Eliane integrates various therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing, framed within a trauma-informed and psychosocial perspective. She is committed to fostering self-exploration and sustainable recovery in a warm, empathetic, and accepting environment.

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Meet Daniel

Daniel Afram MSW RSW

Daniel specializes in supporting: childhood developmental trauma, addictions, grief and loss, and other mental health issues (i.e. depression, anxiety).

Daniel uses a trauma focused theoretical framework and has formalized training in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. 

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