Our Counselling Team
Since early in adolescence, I loved to journey alongside people as they worked through hurts and challenges in life. I was also, for awhile, fascinated with the science of Engineering. Because I loved both science and the humanities, I first graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and worked within the field of oil and gas for 5 years as a project manager. I grew aware that my fascination with Engineering science had waned but my gift for journeying with people had not. So I completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. Since then, I have strived to be present through meaningful and transformative experiences in counselling clients.
My specialization has grown through the years in unique therapies for dissociation, trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety and attachment struggles. These therapies include EMDR, OEI, CBT and some neurofeedback. I am most influenced by existentialism and Virginia Satir’s model of transformational Family systems therapy.
Susan Lee, MEd, RCC, CCC
Susan (Sue) Lee and her family have made Prince George their home since 1997. Susan holds a Master of Education, Counselling specialization from UNBC (University of Northern British Columbia) and an undergraduate degree in Family Science and Psychology from UBC (University of British Columbia). She is a member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, RCC registration #15110, as well as a member of The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, CCC ID#10001434.
In collaboration with her clients, Sue may utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as EFT (Emotion-Focused Therapy), DBT (Dialectical BehaviorTherapy), EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and OEI (Observed Experiential Integration). She has found that body-based, sensorimotor and experiential approaches are often a good fit for clients seeking treatment for mood stabilization, stress management, relaxation, emotion regulation, difficult relationship dynamics, and processing trauma.
Susan currently works Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9-5 pm; Thursdays 11-8 pm and is available for individual (teens & adults) and couples therapy.
Nancy Alexander has lived and worked in Prince George since 1989. She has been a counsellor with children, youth, individuals and families for over 25 years. Nancy is also a certified teacher and has been a mediator with BCTF for 9 years. She has taught and counselled in elementary and high schools. As a workplace consultant and EFAP counsellor, she has provided counselling, mediation, and consulting regarding critical incidents, harassment, substance abuse, health and safety, mood disorders, marriage and family difficulties, parenting, child and adolescent development, grief and loss, anxiety, anger, depression and gender issues. Nancy has worked with different agencies and government services such as Forensics, MCFD, Alcohol and Drug services, Therapeutic Home Outreach, MCFD, and UNBC. Nancy provides workshops for parents, students and staff groups. Nancy’s counselling strategies focus on solution focused, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational change, mindfulness, EMDR, sand play and art therapy, conflict resolution and strength based change. Nancy believes in the power of a growth mindset and the possibility of change. She has 4 grown children and grandchildren. Nancy holds a master’s degree in counselling, a teacher’s certificate and is certified in EMR therapy. Nancy is an active member of the BC School Counsellors Association and the BC Clinical Counsellors Association. Nancy enjoys spending time kayaking, sailing, and paddle boarding at the family cabin, as well as gardening, skiing, and dog walking. Work life balance is a constant goal!
Currently not taking clients
A therapist since 2013, Lisa Loewen is passionate about walking along with those who desire to live a fuller and conscious life. She specializes in self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, anger management, communication, self-awareness, addictions, aggression, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and group processes. Lisa has worked extensively with a range of clients including couples, youth, women and men.
Lisa has training in trauma informed practice, boundaries training, vicarious trauma, mindfulness-based stress reduction, emotional literacy, animal assisted therapy (specifically horses and dogs), attachment theory, making sense of anxiety, equine facilitated wellness therapy, spiritual self-care, grounding breathwork, violence against women, the transformative power of writing, behavior analysis, mourning and trauma, and non-violent communication. Lisa has over 2,500 hours of one-on-one and couples counselling experience and over 1,500 hours of group facilitation experience. In addition to these trainings and experience, Lisa is completing a Masters of Counselling and incorporates a range of psychodynamic approaches into her work including Gestalt, Person Centered, Attachment Theory and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.
In 2017, Lisa was nominated for Health and Wellness Educator of the Year, Health and Wellness Innovator of the Year and Health and Wellness Advocate of the Year here in Prince George.
Lisa is currently supervised by Tanya Bedford and sessions with Lisa qualify for coverage.
When not at work, Lisa can be found painting, mountain biking, skiing and hanging out with her blended family.
Erin works with children and youth struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and general life stresses. With a background as an EA before her counselling degree, Erin brings a joy of connecting with children and youth and seeing them thrive. Her approach is influenced by a range of modalities including narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and observed experiential integration therapy. Erin builds powerful relationships to create a space where children and youth can feel seen, heard, and valued and where one’s deepest pain, fears, and dreams are safe to explore.
Outside of counselling, Erin enjoys spending time with family, working in her veggie garden, and pushing her limits as a rock climber.
Krystal is a Functional Nutrition Therapist, which is a career that has become her calling, after she made an incredible recovery from debilitating symptoms and 4 rare chronic illnesses. Through her own health journey, Krystal has become passionate about treating mental health and illness differently. Her therapy is based on her background in psychology, mental health and trauma, along with the principals of Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition. It is deeply rooted in scientific evidence. She emphasizes a natural approach to restoring optimal functioning in your body and works to resolve the root cause, not chase symptoms! She focuses on nourishment, not diets, and adding in, not restricting. Food is medicine. Mindset is medicine. Lifestyle is medicine. Together, we have the power to restore, balance, heal and create. When she is not in the clinic, Krystal can be found spending time with her amazing family, outside in nature, being active, cultivating balance, loving and appreciating life like never before.
Our Manual Osteopathy Team
Myron graduated with his doctorate of osteopathy from the National University of Medical Sciences – Spain in 2017. He has been developing his manual practice skills for 11 years as a massage therapist and is now adding to his skills. His goal is to improve the lives of all his clients.
Our Massage Team
Myron is a BC registered massage therapist and a nationally registered sport massage certification candidate. His motto is “It doesn’t have to hurt to heal”. He is active with numerous sporting group working with individuals and teams ranging in skill from professional to recreational. Although sport is a passion, he is skilled to deal with all ages and many different conditions. He lives in Prince George with his wife Tanya and two children.
Our Administrative Team
A graduate of BCIT ( Marketing & Small Business Management) and Sprott Shaw College ( Medical Office Assistant), she is invested in helping people achieve wholeness through supporting the work that BITS is dedicated to. She moved to Prince George from Vancouver, with her husband and two children, in 2011 and loves the people and lifestyle here.
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