David Van Trump, RPC-C
David is driven towards living with compassion and holds an open posture for learning more about who he is. Along his journey he has learned to value the art of sympathy and a desire to see others discover and reach their untapped potential. David’s patience stance and listening ear make others feel at ease while navigating the various seasons of life. Believing that client’s themselves hold the keys to their breakthroughs he focuses on building an atmosphere where the client feels supported, accepted, and understood. Bearing challenging burdens together, creates room for the client to exhale and gives them the space to uncover unseen solutions that align with their own beliefs and values. As a result, they are empowered to implement changes in their lives that line up with their personal goals.
David graduated with a diploma in applied Psychology and Counselling. David is registered in the province of British Columbia by the Canadian Professional Counselling Association as a Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate.
David loves being active and enjoys working out at the gym as well as hitting the tennis ball back and forth while enjoying the social and competitive aspect that tennis offers him. To balance the rush, he experiences from tennis he finds peace and enjoyment in hiking, fishing, and engaging his mind with a good book. David also has a passion for traveling, road trips, while learning about others along the way and is looking forward to his next backpacking adventure.
Fun Fact: A recent discovery of his love for fixing things has led him to discover the joys of ‘Do It Yourself’ projects. He recently replaced the turbocharger in his car with the guidance of YouTube videos and the support of his mechanically minded/gifted neighbor. Although he doesn't like when his car breaks down, he now is able to look at it as an opportunity to discover learning about new parts and how they function.
Graduate in Applied Psychology & Counselling - Kelowna College of Professional Counsellors
Bachelor of Arts in History – University of British Columbia Okanagan
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
Registered Professional Counsellor - Candidate (RPC-C)