Carrie Bove works from a strength-based approach that focuses on finding each person’s inner knowledge, power, and solutions. She uses a narrative based philosophy while adding elements of existential psychology, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. Each psychological and therapeutic technique is tailored to each individual person. Emphasis is placed on a holistic view that encourages balance in mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
Carrie Bove is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. She attended Simon Fraser University and holds an MA in Counselling Psychology and a BA with Distinction in Psychology. She is a compassionate, client-focused, culturally competent counsellor who is experienced and dedicated to providing exceptional and creative care to children, youth, and adults.
On A More Personal Level
In addition to her work as a counsellor, Carrie is passionate about photography. Her first diploma is in Professional Photo-Imaging (Langara College). She lives in Port Coquitlam with her family. For her own restorative practices, Carrie works to fit yoga and playing piano into her daily routine. She enjoys the outdoors and being active, but at heart she loves nothing more than a good pizza and a movie.
Shelby O’Callaghan believes that each person who walks through her door is the author of her or his own unique story, and that each story comprises both profound challenges and personal strengths. She works in collaboration with individuals to help them uncover their strengths and overcome their suffering.
Shelby utilizes evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) to help clients pursue personal growth and emotional wellbeing.
Shelby O’Callaghan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. She attended University of Lethbridge and Simon Fraser University and holds a Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology. She has over 12 years of experience working with individuals from age 5 to adulthood, in a variety of settings. She is dedicated to creating a respectful, accepting and authentic experience for all her clients, and utilizes a holistic and culturally sensitive approach to achieve this.
Shelby specializes in postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as grief and loss of a child. She is also highly experienced in alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation; managing life stressors and transitions; parenting support; improving interpersonal relationships; and enhancing self-worth and self-esteem.
On a More Personal Level
In addition to her work as a counsellor, Shelby is passionate about supporting local communities. She volunteers with Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland and has been a youth mentor in the past. Shelby lives in Port Coquitlam with her young family, and loves to spend time with her extended family and friends. Despite a busy life, Shelby makes sure to prioritize self-care; she loves to snowboard, practice yoga, take fitness classes, and is always up to enjoy a delicious meal or lounge on the couch and watch a good show.