My name is Zoe Olson, and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #11661.) I believe passionately in the human-spirit's ability to heal and overcome adversity when we face issues such as a mental health disorder, traumatic stress, life transition or loss. At times we may have difficulty accessing our inner healing resources thus the support of a mental health professional may be needed. It would be my honour to walk beside you on your journey to improve your mental health. Together we can formulate a plan to heal and uncover your whole self to move forward.
I began working in the mental health field while completing my BA in Psychology at the University of Victoria in 2008. Bearing witness to the complexities we often face as human beings encouraged me to continue my education and obtain a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I have since completed post- graduate trauma training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as well as have become a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist. Other areas of mental health I often work with include: Depression, Anxiety, life transition (separation/divorce, relocation, career changes, birth or adoption of a child,) substance misuse, parenting support and crisis situations. I practice in a client-centred way, with a lens of cultural sensitivity and offer gender affirming care.
The scenery and amazing communities of the Shuswap region captivate me daily. I am a wife, and mother to two little ones who keep me on my toes. I also love to read, ski, cook, adventure with my family and dog and immerse myself in music or a good podcast.