COVID-19 Notice

To all of my valued clients:

The COVID-19 pandemic is still evolving globally and remains a public health concern. The safety of our clients and families is our highest priority. As a result, we are recommending telehealth appointments as much as possible, but I am offering some limited face to face sessions.

We are following the guidelines of our Public Health officials and will continually evaluate the recommendations.

Please be well and take good care of yourselves during this challenging time.

Your mental health matters

With care, Cappi Bowers

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About My Practice

My name is Capreece and I am part of the Shuswap Clinical Counselling Centre. I am a down-to-earth mental health professional based out of Salmon Arm. My practice has focused on instilling hope in clients who experience mental health challenges related to stressful life experiences. I embrace a client-centered counselling approach which means that I listen to the client with curiosity and an open heart. I also embrace a wide range of therapeutic approaches to ensure I don’t try to fit you into a prescribed box. In Salmon Arm, I am embedded in the community fabric, being a registered service provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program, the WorkSafe Critical Incident Response Program and the BC Emergency Health Program, and First Responder Health. I am also proud to be working alongside the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. I am also involved in my community as a licenced funeral director and funeral celebrant.

When we experience grief, loss, trauma or stress in our lives, it is normal for things to unravel. My passion is helping people who have experienced a traumatic/stressful experience, those who are grieving, and those who are impacted by mental health challenges or disorders. Many people find that talking with a safe, confidential person, who can listen in a non-judgmental manner can be very beneficial. My clients are children, adolescents, adults and families.

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Services

  • First Responder Health
    • I am a certified Occupationally Aware Clinician, which means I am specially trained to understand Emergency Workers' unique worlds and stressors. While I am trained to treat serious mental health challenges, my primary focus as an Occupationally Aware Clinician is assisting Emergency Workers prior to the emergence of serious psychological disorders that put life and work at a standstill. I apply evidence-based treatment services that build on the strength and resiliency of any client – from police officer to paramedic to any Emergency Workers family member.
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI)
  • Family and relationship stress
  • Parent and Child Conflict
  • Adjustment problems
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+ Support; Gender Affirming Care
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Life Transitions
  • Crisis Management
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Occupational Stress Injuries
  • Workshops
  • Funeral Celebrant
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Funding Sources

  • BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)
  • WorkSafe Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program
  • WorkSafe BC
  • WorkBC
  • Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)

Please check with your extended health provider to see if your plan covers a Registered Clinical Counsellor.

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About Me

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I was born and raised in Salmon Arm, and I grew up helping out in my family’s funeral home. My experience at the funeral home influenced me to pursue a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology. I have stayed active at Bowers Funeral Home as a licenced funeral director and a certified funeral celebrant. Grief and loss has always been a part of life that I have been drawn to learn more about, as grief underlies so many aspects of the challenges we face.

I am happy to be back in my hometown raising two teenagers with my husband, Mike. We also have 2 dogs and a cat that keep us occupied. We are a pretty active, social bunch who enjoy the outdoors and our social time with family and friends. I also like to be outside getting in as many runs as I can, and mountain biking is at the top of my list of fun things to do.

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Resources

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Follow this link to get in touch: Kids Help Phone

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

In BC, mental health, substance use and addictive behaviour are within the scope of the organization.

Through our family of over 100 local, provincial and national locations across Canada, CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and supports tailored to and in partnership with our communities. Mental health begins where you live, learn, work and play. Together, we are making a difference.

If you or someone you know needs help now, don't hesitate to use one of the emergency resources here: CMHA - Find Help Now

If you are in crisis, please contact one of the following crisis supports:

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