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
“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