ABOUT US

Working side by side with you on your journey is a privilege. We offer a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space where you can speak open and honestly, in confidentiality. Our approach not only focuses on relief from distress, but also helps to develop new tools and clarity of thoughts and feelings through open exploration. A process that can ultimately open up 

greater inner strength, joy, self-compassion, and serenity.

The decision to seek help can be difficult, and for most people it's scary. My approach is focused on helping individuals and couples improve their most important relationships, health, and well-being. My approach is built on compassion, thoughtfulness, intuition and a deep desire to create a safe and caring environment to explore your inner world, thoughts, and feelings.

I am a Registered & Master Therapeutic Counsellor licensed with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada, and an EFT & Gottman Method Couples Therapist.

As a Canadian​ Certified Addiction Counsellor, I have training and experience in assessment, counselling, intervention, and treatment of substance abuse and addiction related disorders as well as working with families who are affected by someone else's struggle.

Growing up in a small B.C. town, I learned the importance of connection to community and to the great outdoors. I love spending time with my family, whether hiking, camping, participating and coaching in team sports, skiing, or kayaking. Music is also very close to me, and I have blessed with many opportunities and settings to "unwind".

I have also been fortunate to work with some wonderful local organizations such as The BC Para-Alpine Team, North Okanagan Hospice Society, School District 22,  and the Thompson Okanagan Football Club. 

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CHRIS BADER

RTC, MTC, CCAC