A Little Bit About The Team

 

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.

 

Katherine Hollingsworth, BA
Katherine received her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, with majors in Anthropology and Psychology.  Katherine is a born and raised local to Kelowna, and attended all education in the Okanagan.  She has been with Reach Out as a volunteer for many years before solidifying her position.
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 also runs the REACH program, where she uses her vast knowledge of the community, her compassion, and non-judgmental attitude to help clients navigate various life stages.
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 believe in themselves, and move forward in life.
Renee D’Souza, MC, CCC
Renee completed her Masters of Counselling at the University of Calgary in 2016. Through an internship at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Counselling Center, she was introduced to a modality of therapy called Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). She is currently a Level 2 AEDP Therapist who is working towards full certification.
She also practices Mindful Self-Compassion, Attachment Based Interventions, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Somatic Based Interventions, Focussing, Gestalt Interventions, Affective Neuroscience based Interventions, and simply love.
Her first career was as an educator with a large school district on the Lower Mainland (18 years), and worked mainly with non-typically developing students (Kindergarten to Grade 12) their families, and caregivers. She also worked as an educator at Sylvan Learning Center for 10 years and later ran her own tutoring company (4 years) and opened a wholesale bakery and retail coffeeshop with her husband (6 years).

Renee helps people transform emotional, psychological, and relational hurts and trauma into vitality and strength. As well, a deeper connectedness to self and others and a sense of wholeness and completeness emerges. She helps people avoid the ongoing isolation, disconnection, confusion, doubt, and emptiness which occurs when our hurts remain unresolved. Renee believes in: listening deeply, feeling deeply, empathizing, encouraging, advocating for others, teaching, offering compassion and understanding without judgement.

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