Masks are still required when entering our office space due to the regulations of the doctor in our shared space. However, in sessions we can remove masks, or keep them on if you prefer. I leave that decision to you and your comfort level. 
 
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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

Gabriel Roy-Wright, MC, CCC

I grew up in Saskatchewan but was called to the mountains and relocated to the Canadian Rockies at the age of eighteen. Since then I have lived abroad, on the coast, and now call Rossland, BC my permanent home. 

 

My upbringing instilled in me a strong desire to contribute meaningfully to my community and society. I have always found I am at my best when I am able to help others in a significant manner. My drive to contribute coupled with an interest in human decision-making led me down many paths.

 

On my journey to becoming a counsellor I completed a number of experiences that sharpened my ability to understand, listen, and empathize with others: getting an undergraduate degree in psychology, working as a research assistant, volunteering to teach underserved youth snowboarding, working on a crisis line, and lastly, as a support worker– integrating adults with autism into their community in Trail, BC.

I completed my practicum at Child and Youth Mental Health services (CYMH) under the guidance and supervision of Sean Larsen. It was under Sean’s expert guidance that I found my clinical focus. I have always found it rewarding working with children and youth, but my time at CYMH exposed me to the benefit that I could bring to families struggling with interpersonal and mental health concerns.

 

As my practice has grown I realized the distress many parents were experiencing in their romantic relationships. I took Gottman Method Couples Therapy to provide couples counselling to our community and meet this acute need.

 

I honour confidentiality, openness, connection, and engagement. I seek to incorporate these values into my counselling practice.

 

My clinical focus is couples and families but I am passionate about helping clients from any age group: children, adults, or seniors.  I want to empower my clients through education and collaboration to foster independence and resilience.

 

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
― Maria Robinson

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”

Henry David Thoreau

 

CONTACT KOOTENAY COUNSELLING

Serving: Rossland, Trail, Warfield, Fruitvale, Montrose, Castlegar, Nelson, Grandforks, and the greater Kootenay-Boundary region

2038 Washington Street

P: 250-362-5035   F: 250-412-6473

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