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Bill Schuilenberg, RPC, MPCC, CSAT

For 22 years, Bill was a successful cabinetmaker in Alberta, and in those years, he had the satisfaction of working on many different and unique projects, but his favourite thing to do was build kitchens. "When I get to the job site to install the kitchen, the house is just a box. When I leave, it's a home." 

 

After developing a genetic health condition determined to be chronic and incurable, he took the opportunity to return to school at 41. With credentials in hand, he opened a private counselling practice with his wife, Susannah-Joy, in Kelowna, BC. In 2008 he followed Susannah-Joy to Kuwait where they practiced for seven years. While overseas, Bill added significantly to the breadth and depth of his counselling experience in a diverse and multi-cultural psychology center. In 2015, after returning to Canada,  he co-founded William & Associates Counselling Services in partnership with Susannah-Joy.  Bill actively pursues education in order to keep his skills current, and he completed his certification as a Sexual Addictions Therapist in July of 2019.

Bill works with men and women by offering support in addressing stressful life circumstances, intimacy disorders, sexual addictions and Bill also helps couples navigate their relationship challenges. Focusing on a compassionate, non-judgmental process, he helps to clarify patterns of thinking and behaviour which in turn, creates the opportunity for change. 

Fun fact: Bill is an avid Formula One fan, and has his own racing setup in the Mancave including life size screen and custom built racing seat. He's raced every F1 circuit multiple times and uses this pastime as self-care.

Education

2019

Certified Sexual Addictions Therapis, (CSAT)
#2016-2474

2012
Emotional Fitness Coach, (MAC, UK)

2005

Diploma of Professional Counselling

Professional Credentials

Canadian Professional Counselling Association

#1922

Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)

Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC)

 

International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals

Member #2016-2474 

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Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg, RPC

 

Susannah-Joy specializes in therapy for trauma, including Acute Stress Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and Developmental Trauma. She has extensive experience locally and globally working with First Responders, adult survivors of childhood abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, & psychological) victims of violent crime, intimate partner violence,  refugees, military (active duty & retired), victims of war, and human rights abuses. She also has years of experience working with individuals and families dealing with medical trauma, chronic health conditions, and catastrophic diagnoses.

 

Susannah-Joy holds safe and confidential space for people wounded by life to process and resolve painful experiences which have impacted quality of life. Focusing on the specific needs of each individual client or couple, she brings years of experience to the therapy room, a huge toolbox of techniques and interventions, and unshakeable compassion throughout the process.

Her interest in trauma blossomed early, in the context of academics. Susannah-Joy came to recognize that many individuals are traumatized, through no fault of their own, in the effort to get an education. This experience led her to pursue an understanding of trauma in all its forms and she continually adds  to her knowledge and experience as a specialist in this area of clinical practice. 

Fun fact: Susannah-Joy thinks one of the best things in the world is spying on fishes. So far, she's been able to snorkel while visiting Egypt, St. Kitts & Nevis, the Maldives, and Belize.

Education
Professional Credentials

2018

Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling
Specialization in the Practice of Psychotherapy

2007 - present (& ongoing)

1000+ hours' education, training, & certifications in trauma therapy.

2005
Diploma of Professional Counselling

2004

Master of Religious Education (Seminary, International)

Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)

Past Positions

Member (2017-2019) – Registration Process Working Group, FACT-BC

National Registrar (2015-2017) Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

Past President (2013-2015) Middle East Psychological Association

Founding Member (2010) Middle East Psychological Association

Past President (2005-2007) BC Chapter, Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Member #1901

Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA)

Member #1171

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Carol J. Loney, MA, RPC, MPCC-S, CCTP-II, ACS

A gifted psychotherapist and educator, Carol brings an enthusiasm and wisdom to her work that is grounded in her professional and therapeutic skills, anchored by her 35 years of experience uplifting lives in empowering ways. Supporting and encouraging individuals to 'find their voices' as they move towards creating, nurturing, and sustaining a healthy perspective of life, Carol is compassionate, wise, and creative in the process. 

Her history is unusual, and as a result, Carol brings an eclectic and extensive experience to the therapy relationship. The daughter of a Russian immigrant, she lived through poverty, hardship, and tragedy in the context of a family shaped by those experiences. That reality resulted in an unshakable compassion and empathy for those impacted by life events, and had the further impact of instilling a passionate love of education. Returning to school in her 50's (having left school in grade 10 to help on the family farm), she earned a graduate degree in counselling, collecting the Graduate Award for Proficiency & Excellence in Counselling from the Faculty of the program.

By virtue of her extensive experience in a variety of professional contexts, William & Associates asked Carol to take on the role of Internship Coordinator and Senior Clinical Supervisor. In this role, she coordinates and oversees the interns in providing mental health counselling in the Affordable Counselling and Low Fee Therapy programs. In addition, she supervises community professionals in person and online, encouraging and supporting professional skills development, practice governance, and clinician mental health.

Fun fact: Carol is a small-project quilter, and collects fabrics and patterns "just in case." She's pretty sure she could make a unique quilt block every day for one year without repeating.

Education

2012

Complex Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse Intervention

Justice Institute of BC

2009

Critical Incident Stress Management - Weber State University

1999

Sexual Abuse Leadership Training - Muskegon, MI

1998

Master of Arts in Biblical Counselling - Briercrest College & Seminary

Graduate Award for Proficiency and Excellence in Counselling

1987-1989

Reality Therapy/Choice Theory Internship - 1000 hours

Professional Credentials

 

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

Member #1942

Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC)

Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC)

Qualified Clinical Supervisor (QCS)

Approved Clinical Supervisor (US) #3155

International Association of Trauma Professionals

Charter Member - American Association of Christian Counsellors

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Wanda McKenzie, RPC

 

Ladies! Are you hitting a wall someplace in your life? Perhaps you are second-guessing your skills or abilities, your relationships or career, your
parenting or something else that is resulting in shaky confidence. Does your life lack clarity or purpose? You may be in transition – a new city – an empty nest – a new retiree! Are you facing loss, conflict or resentment? Have you lost your voice – can’t see your path ahead? Do you Feel like your
life/career/faith is unravelling and long for a safe place to explore your questions or doubts?


What we work on and how we collaborate in a session depends on YOU! I have an integrative approach, meaning that I have many tools in my bag to assist in your process. I employ a Blended Counselling/Coaching approach.


My blend of education, life experience and a passion for life-long learning has equipped me with a multitude of resources from which I draw on, and
apply, in a way that is unique to your situation. One of the resources I find effective in Resolving present and future concerns is the application of
Solution Focused Coaching tools.


My love for both people and learning has led me to continuously collect information, articles, books, courses, organizations or individuals who
regularly become excellent resources for my self and others. Through some challenging situations in my own life, I made the transformative choice to seek out a wise counsellor. I learned to listen to my inner wisdom/intuition – to trust my gut. From that experience I knew I wanted to provide other women with an empowering safe space.


After raising two lovely children and supporting my husband in our business, I returned to school to become a Registered Professional Counsellor. I
graduated in 2014 and specialize in personal development for women.


Fun Facts: Stacks of books, friends and family are must haves! I spent my 50 the bday driving a Lamborghini on a racetrack in Vegas. A few years later,
at the invitation of a nephew I jumped out of a plane. Oh yeah, I love roller coasters, too!

Professional Credentials

Diploma in Applied Psychology & Counselling (2014)

Kelowna College of Professional Counsellors

 

Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) #3430

Level 1 Certified Trainer, DISC Personality Insights


Application of Solution Focused Counselling & Coaching - Certificate

 
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Andrea La, RPC

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About Us

William & Associates is a full service counselling psychology practice with an internship program for practicum students and candidates for licensure.

With global experience, cross-cultural expertise, and a commitment to the values of relationship and community, co-founders Bill and Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg work to make therapy an affordable choice for anyone seeking help.

William & Associates therapists provide compassionate care, empathic listening, and confidential support in all areas of mental health and wellness.