Therapists

To book an appointment with a therapist or to receive a callback, email office_admin@validitycounselling.org

 

Jenny DeReis, mc pSYCH, CCC: co-owner and therapist

For more information check out the “About Me” page on the main menu.

TRACY LARSON: ma PSYCH, BCACC, Co-Owner and Therapist 

Tracy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.  She holds a specialized certification in Stress and Wellness from the Canadian Stress Institute.  She works with children, adolescents and adults.

Tracy’s clinical interests include stress and wellness, chronic pain management, therapy for sleep issues, caregiver burnout and associated mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addictions. She has over 28 years’ experience working with adults and youth in educational, recreational and mental health and she works with a broad spectrum of clients with a wide range of issues.

Professional Associations:

Registered member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

IDA ALLEMAN: bcacc

Ida is a dedicated and experienced counsellor who has worked with children, youth, couples and families in Prince George since 1994. She is an Adlerian Therapist and has vast experience working with individual and family issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, learning disabilities, medication management, and domestic violence. She excels in conflict resolution, group process and child advocacy. Ida is an adoptive mother and a registered member of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.

Professional Associations:

BCACC BC Association of Clincial Counsellors Registration # 2869 Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee Diocese of Prince George Prince George BC Canadian Blood Services Donor Advisory Panel BCFPA Foster Parent Association British Columbia California Association

BRENT GOERZ, MSW RSW CTS

When the storms of life come, there are times that you require a navigator who can assist you through trouble waters. It takes a courageous and strong person to admit when you need guidance and acknowledge that you need some assistance from a neutral third party. My commitment to you is that I will assist you in getting back to pilot your ship, and we will work together on mutually identified goals. In time, you will be able to look back on these struggles and say, “I took the road less travelled and it has made all the differences.”

Brent has been trained in EMDR (an evidence based trauma intervention tool) for over 15 years. He has training in narrative and art therapy with a passion for metaphor. He is open to explore one’s sense of spirituality and determine how this fits within a person’s world view. He has extensive experience with crisis and takes a mindfulness approach when focusing on rebalancing the mind, body, and soul. Brent is comfortable working with people who struggle with strong emotional reactions and helps people reframe or redirect this energy towards growth and renewal.

Brent is a certified traumatic stress specialist with the Association for Traumatic Stress Specialists. As such, he is qualified to provide organizations with training in workplace stress management, compassion fatigue, burn out and vicarious trauma.

Professional Associations:

Brent is registered social worker.  Membership # 02-5056

LIZ NEVILLE-MCVEY, CCC

Liz is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, C.C.C. who holds a Master of Education in Counselling from the University of Northern British Columbia.

As an integrative counsellor with a person centered approach, Liz aims to offer a safe, calm and non-judgmental space for clients to explore the challenges that they are facing.

Liz blends aspects of humanistic, emotionally focused, expressive, and CBT therapies, including mindfulness practices. She enjoys working with a diversity of clientele from all walks of life.

Her areas of experience include trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship conflict, confidence/self-esteem issues, abuse, addictions and grief & loss.

REGAN BEEBE,

Regan Beebe is a counselor living in Prince George, BC. She received her Master’s in counseling from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016. During her practicum at the Community Counselling Centre downtown Prince George, Regan became pregnant with twins. Her two boys arrived just weeks after completion of her program. After 2.5 years of full-time motherhood Regan is excited to be working at Walmsley, and connecting with her community again.

Regan completed her BA of Psychology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2009, shortly before moving to Prince George. Before pursuing her Master’s Regan received a diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. As well she became deeply connected to the yoga community of Prince George, earning both her 200hr and 500hr Yoga Teacher Training designations from South Okanagan Yoga Academy.

Regan is an enthusiastic learner who draws inspiration from many therapeutic models, but as an empath she leans strongly toward a person-centered approach in her counseling. She believes in creating a safe, warm environment for her clients so they may feel heard and respected. She works with individuals and couples with a variety of life, and mental health challenges.

Regan loves yoga & meditation, her backyard forest, paddleboarding, flowers, and fresh, local food.

EMMA VAN VLIET, RSW

Emma graduated in 2015 from Western University with her Bachelors of Social work. She has experience working with various clients and prides herself in offering a safe, non-judgmental space to support people to explore their barriers and solutions. Emma uses an underlying person-centred, strengths-based approach while integrating other therapeutic tools to suit client needs.

Professional Associations:

Emma is a member in good standing of the British Columbia College of Social Workers. Membership # 13212

SEAN HOGAN, mc pSCYH

Sean has been working with children and youth in a counselling capacity for over a decade. He obtained his Psychology Degree from UNBC and his Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.  Sean has extensive training and experience in working with both Autism and FAS. He uses play therapy, Rogerian counselling, and developmental psychology to help children find their way through the challenges of growing up. He finds that with the proper support children can discover themselves and find their own unique path to a healthy childhood.