Nicole Ripley
Director / Registered Clinical Counsellor

Born and raised in Nelson, BC, Nicole spent many years working, travelling, volunteering and studying across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She is a mother of three children. Nicole is driven by improving her own as well as others well-being. She has worked in the Okanagan Valley as a Traumatologist for the past six years, specializing in traumatic injury. She has recently relocated with her family back to the West Kootenays with excitement to provide counselling services and get back to her mountain life.
Nicole holds proficiency in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of psychological issues, including depression & anxiety, addictions and trauma/PTSD. She has diverse experience providing clinical services for people experiencing chronic pain, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), transitional life issues (i.e. bereavement, occupational), child behavioural or emotional concerns, stress, relationship and parenting issues, and other life adversities.
Nicole provides counselling using an integrative approach to self-improvement, however she relies on modalities such as:


• Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

• Dialectical (DBT)

• Emotionally-Focused and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

She also offers services via eTherapy Online in both video, phone and text format.Nicole works with many EAP and extended health providers. She is registered with several subsidized agencies including Crime Victims Assistance, ICBC, WorkSafeBC, First Nations Health Authority and more.

*Nicole is not currently accepting new clients.

Bev Hutchinson
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Bev holds her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Yorkville. She has a special interest in couples, anxiety and fertility issues. Clients who utilize Bev’s services will benefit from her wealth of life experience coupled with her knowledge of the latest evidenced-based therapeutic treatments.

Throughout the counselling process, Bev places an emphasis on building and strengthening a productive working relationship with her clients. She also collaboratively creates holistic treatment plans with clients centered on their needs and goals. These flexible road maps help the clients move from where they are now to where they want to go. During the therapeutic process she also infuses humour, empathy, acceptance, straight-forwardness, and compassion into her sessions.

Bev has a wide therapeutic breadth and is familiar with CBT, DBT, humanistic methods, motivational interviewing, and solution, compassion and trauma focused therapy interventions. In addition, she has her Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She looks forward to positively impacting and supporting you on your journey to wellness!

Personally, Bev and her family are owned by five unruly beagles. These beagles like to take us camping, hiking and on many other outdoor adventures.

Areas of Focus:

  • Couples Counselling
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Fertility
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Office locations: Online Sessions Only Serving the Okanagan and Kootenay Communities


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Nikki Williams
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Nikki is a Masters Level, EMDR trained, Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Nikki’s practice is rooted in person-centred principles, which means that no matter your reason for seeking counselling, you will be met with an open, empathic, and non-judgmental counsellor.  Nikki has experience helping clients work through experiences of depression, anxiety, addictions, PTSD and trauma.


Nikki also has a background in child development with specialization in Infant and Parent relationship. Nikki has worked extensively with people with diverse abilities including Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Nikki uses an integrative approach to counselling drawing from EMDR, Mindfulness, Action and Commitment Therapy and Person-centered approaches. Nikki has a strong interest in developing skills in the area of Narrative therapy to work through issues of addiction, trauma, and grief and loss.


Tel: (250) 470 7375

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Jennifer Reid
Registered Social Worker

Jenn is a registered social worker who has worked in diverse mental health settings in Canada and the UK for over 18 years. Her counselling approach is grounded in compassion, empathy, curiosity and relationship. She creates a safe space to provide clarity, instill hope, encourage bravery and remind you of your strengths.

Her speciality is supporting people with anxiety, depression, severe mental illness, chronic suicidality, substance use, gender and sexuality exploration, body image, self harm and grief.  She uses an integrative approach drawing on modalities such as; mindfulness, cognitive behavioural interventions, compassionate inquiry, DBT and harm reduction.


Areas of Focus

  • depression/anxiety
  • addictions and substance use
  • caregiver support
  • gender and sexuality
  • chronic suicidal ideation
  • personality disorders
  • mental health and addiction education
  • body image
  • healthy boundaries