Confidential assistance includes an intake interview and assignment to a counsellor who will provide service. We are able to schedule meetings in your home or in our office.
Valerie, BSW, Clinical Supervisor Valerie has over 18 years experience in supporting individuals and families to overcome challenges in their lives, embrace their strengths and resiliencies, while envisioning their hopes and dreams for the future. She has raised 8 children and enjoys 21 grandchildren. Valerie is Metis and has worked extensively with Indigenous people and understands the importance of cultural competence and safety. Her experience includes assisting others challenged with their relationships, poor mental health, addictions, grief, trauma/ intergenerational trauma, parenting, family violence and child protection involvement.
Sharon Storms, BSW, MSW has over 15 years experience supporting children and families and working in a school setting. Sharon focus' on collaborating as a team to find solutions to the challenges children and families face. She focus' on capacity and strengths to create solutions to the challenges the individuals she supports experience. A lot of her experience is in play therapy and working with children who have experienced trauma, anxiety, and who struggle with self regulation. She has extensive experience working with school personnel (teachers and administrators) and parents to create plans for children's social, emotional and academic success.
Francisco RPC, BA Psych is a clinical Psychologist from Chile, his native country. His experience is mostly in the fields of trauma, anxiety and depression. He encourages clients to discuss emotions and experiences, design personalized plans for meeting short and long-term goals and helps develop strategies to improve people's lives. He is empathetic, calm and maintains a positive attitude, always looking forward to helping people manage and overcome mental and emotional issues. He believes that promoting change in individuals has a positive community impact.
Jenni Radmacher, RN is currently taking her Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and will specialize in sex therapy upon graduation. Jenni has ten years experience as a Registered Nurse, including five years in rural mental health and addictions. Jenni is passionate about working with gender, sexual, and relationship minorities and providing a high-standard of support to marginalized and oppressed individuals, validating the struggles and traumas of minority stress. Jenni is calm, empathetic, and listens deeply to words that are said and unsaid in sessions, providing reflections and questions that enhance the client's self-awareness. Jenni believes in recognizing the strengths of every person and the importance of freeing ourselves from shame in order to truly see who we are and be self-actualized as the best versions of ourselves.
Family Support Program
A family counselling program that assists the whole household. Parents, teens and/or children.
Funding support for the Family Support Program provided by MCFD.
Free, short term counselling available for a variety of issues including communication skills, anger management, marital, grief and stress.
Funding support for the Adult Counselling provided by United Way of BC and “We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.”
Community Living Support Program – Mental Health
A community service for adults affected be serious and persistent mental illness that provides individual support to enhance day-to-day living and the quality of life. Referral by Vernon Mental Health (250) 549-5737 or call Valerie at 250-547-8866.
Addictions Counselling, Information and Prevention
The purpose of this program is to provide individual and group counselling services to youth and adults in the Community of Lumby and surrounding area who are experiencing issues related to substance misuse.
Funding support for the Community Living Support, Mental Health and Addictions Counselling provided by Interior Health
School Based Outreach
A counselling and support program for students where environments at home or in the community are impacting their ability to be successful at school. Referrals through school based support teams. For CBSS, JW Inglis, Cherryville and Crossroads.
Funding support for the School Based Outreach program provided by School District 22.
It is Whitevalley's mission to promote the health and well-being of those in our community. Thanks to MCFD, Interior Health, Community Gaming and United Way, we are able to offer counselling services free of charge to those living in and around Lumby.