I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC Okanagan studying the role of the funeral celebrant. I will be taking an education leave in September 2023 and I am unavailable to see new clients at this time, with the exception of those through the critical incident response program or first responder health program. We have other clinicians who can assist you at our counselling centre, so please look at their information on our website: www.shuswapcounselling.ca.


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.



  • 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 – first responder or 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

Funding Sources

  • BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)
  • WorkSafe Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program
  • WorkSafe BC
  • WorkBC

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


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.


Crisis Resources

  • Crisis Text Line (Canada-wide): Text "CONNECT" to 686868
  • 24 hour Crisis Phone Line (BC): 1-888-353-2273
  • Suicide Line (BC): 1-800-784-2433
  • Access to support services for First Responders: BC First Responder Mental Health
  • KUU-US Crisis Line Society: 1-800-588-8717
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1 (866) 925-4419
  • IRSSS (Indian Residential School Survivors Society) Emergency Crisis line: 1-800-721-0066
  • free connection to mental health supports for post-secondary education students (web, app, phone) here2talk.ca
  • Text, E-mail, Call for Crisis/Suicide Prevention: The Lifeline App
  • Helpful resources and support services for men experiencing depression: Heads Up Guys
  • S.A.F.E. Society: 250-832-9616
  • Helpful resources and support services (including peer support services) for police and corrections personnel who are dealing with psychological injuries diagnosed from service: Badge of Life Canada
  • Free anxiety management program, stress reduction, and mindfulness: BounceBack Program
  • Free anxiety management strategies for coping with the increased challenges presented by COVID-19: Anxiety Canada
  • Information about anxiety, support with the Mindshift app, and a free self-help program to help you manage symptoms and shift out of distress: Anxiety Canada
  • Help for families who are supporting a family member with mental illness: Canadian Mental Health Association