A Little Bit About The Team

Tracy Williams, MSW, RSW, BCCSW 

Tracy Williams is a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.  She is educated through University of British Columbia – Okanagan, and held her Master’s degree in Social Work since 2011, and her Bachelor of Social Work since 2002.  Tracy’s experience is primarily in Family and Mental Health counselling, and she has worked all age groups.  Tracy also has acute care experience, working in hospitals with individuals with complex health and psychosocial issues.
Particular interest areas in counselling are separation and divorce, loss and grief.
Being a Counsellor with Reachout has been rewarding, as family counselling is Tracy’s passion and she enjoys working with a variety of clients with a spectrum of issues they bring to counselling.  Tracy practices from a systemic lens, viewing the individual as part of a larger system, with unique family and social dynamics.  Treatment modalities include; Solution-focused, Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Possibility Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing, but treatments are matched with client needs.  Tracy  is also an artist and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artist’s.  Tracy enjoys bring creativity into counselling through expressive therapy with clients, which often provides alternative to ‘talk therapy’, and allows clients to express themselves
in a more creative way.
Carley Wells, MSW, RSW, BCCSW

Carley is a graduate from the Clinical Social Work program at the University of British Columbia. During her time in the program and the associated UBCO Interprofessional Clinic, she expanded her experience in working with children and youth with moderate to severe mental illnesses, and was able to further develop her skills in supporting mental health and well-being.

Carley is passionate about mental wellness and providing people with a safe place to heal and grow. Working within a holistic and generalist social work framework, Carley works to develop treatment plans unique to each individual in order to best support them and the changes they want to see. Her areas of focus are: anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, mental wellness.

Tamiko Keating, HSW

Tamiko is registered Human Service Worker, and received her education at Okangan College.  During her practicum, she worked with women struggling with addiction and mental health.  Tamiko runs the “REACH” Program, with is an outreach based program where she meets youth aged 13-24 from Peachland to Lake country wherever they are. This can entail anything from housing support, addiction support, mental health support, food, clothing, income assistance, disability assistance, health appointments, to tutoring, job and resume preparation, and even just listening to what these youth have to say.
Tamiko is passionate about what she does and believes that we need to support our youth as a community, and listen to what they have to say, and what their concerns are. If we listen not to respond but with an open mind and an open heart, it is surprising what we can learn. I enjoy collaborating with numerous organizations, brainstorming, and coming up with ideas that will help our youth, and help them get into the community so they feel like they belong somewhere. Tamiko cares greatly about marginalized populations of people and loves that she is able to make things a little easier for the youth that come her way.
Katherine Hollingsworth, BA
Katherine received her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, with majors in Anthropology and Psychology.  Katherine is passionate about mental health, and has been with Reach Out as a volunteer for many years.  She runs the “Great 2B Me Program” where she focuses on self-esteem, self-development, and assists clients in their journey of self-discovery.  Katherine uses MBTI testing, as well as Gallup’s Strength Finders to not only help her clients understand who they are, but works with them on developing their strengths, and recognizing their skills and talents.  She uses these assessment results and works with her clients one-on-one to uplift their strengths, and allow them to see how amazingly unique they are.  She believes that everyone is a unique, special, and truly awesome individual, and works with her clients to help them believe all their wonderful qualities
Katherine loves helping all those who walk through the doors at Reach Out, she is the friendly face you see when you walk into our center. If she could change one thing in this world, it would be that everyone loved themselves unconditionally.  It is through that framework which Katherine sees each client who enters our agency.
Katherine is dedicated to self-love, and promotes all her clients to work together developing, re-creating, or finding that place where they can confidently, and wholeheartedly say “It is GREAT To Be Me”

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