Counselling Interns

How does Crossroads Collective offer affordable Counselling?

At Crossroads Collective, it’s important to us that we get our services out to everyone possible. We know that financials can often be a trigger for people who are interested in the services but don’t feel like they can spend that amount of money on them, this is when our counselling interns can become interesting for you or your loved ones.

Thankfully, at Crossroads Collective in Kelowna, we have a solution for you. We know just how important counselling is for individuals. From one-on-one talk therapy to family and marriage counselling, having someone to discuss things with is important. This is why we offer affordable, accessible & qualified counselling interns services. Want more information? Download our Affordable Counselling at Crossroads Brochure.

Our team of counselling interns provide all services on a sliding scale for payment. Services include:

Our rates

Our intern rates for services are dependent on your need and income. Standard rates on our sliding scale are typically $40-80 per session. However, we know that everyone is faced with different circumstances – and we do have the opportunity for lower rates to accommodate your needs. Please contact our clinic to discuss your circumstances and we will ensure you get services. Our belief is that there should be no barriers to mental health services, so please reach out to get started with our counselling interns services!

Our counselling interns

When you work with one of our counselling interns, you’re working with someone who is eager and excited about their career and helping others achieve wellness. At Crossroads Collective, we only accept the best of the best. All of our Masters of Counselling Students are supervised by an accredited supervisor with additional training in mentoring and guiding our student interns.

We offer supervision for counselling interns specializing in play therapy, child and youth, adult counselling, couples counselling, high conflict, music and art therapy. We provide students with the opportunity to gain speciality training in these diverse and in-demand areas of counselling. And, when we provide this opportunity, it provides affordable services to those in need.

Why Hire A Counselling Intern in Kelowna?

There are a lot of reasons why people choose to work with our counselling interns in Kelowna. After talking with some of our esteemed clientele, we have boiled it down to 6 main reasons why you should consider Crossroad Counselling for this amazing service:

Affordable

As mentioned earlier, the rates for counselling interns are lower than if you decided to
work with a licensed professional. It allows people with a lower income to have access to
the services that they need today.

Flexible

Licensed professionals will work mostly during office hours. Interns will often be available during the evening and after working hours. It might be more convenient for you to meet after working hours and not have to worry about taking time off.

New Perspective

Our counselling interns in Langley and Kelowna are learning and up to date on the latest treatments and interventions. They bring a fresh look and perspective to ailments and issues that can be afflicting you.

Quality

One of the biggest misconceptions about counselling interns is that they do not
offer quality services. Not only are they qualified, they also benefit from supervision from our seasoned practitioners.

Dedicated

Our interns are excited to work with you. They want to prove themselves & continue learning every single day. They are committed to the process and eager to help you.

Professional

Crossroad Counselling hires only interns that can provide professional services. During the interview process, they need to show that they have integrity and that they are committed to go above and beyond.

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Youth, Adults

SPECIALTIES: Individual and couples counselling, Personal development, Chronic Disease Counselling and Grief, Co-parenting counselling and blended families

Katerina Medina
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English & Czech

I am an Intern in Clinical Counselling. I completed a Master’s degree in Psychology from Harvard Extension School, Harvard University in Cambridge MA, placing on the Dean’s list. I am currently completing a diploma program in Clinical Counselling from Kelowna School of Professional Counselling. I love the human mind, psychology and am very passionate about being a clinical counsellor.

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I have spent most my previous working career supporting individuals and families in their struggle with mostly physical health. I worked as a Primary Care Paramedic for 12 years and a Respiratory Therapist for 10 years. This experience allows me to be very understanding, compassionate and supportive while helping you navigate and work through issues and obstacles to achieve your goals and maintain a good quality of life. I strongly believe that body and mind are equally vital. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, inclusive; and compassionate space for everyone I work with.

SERVICES I provide include:

Individual and couples counselling

Grief and issues surrounding chronic health problems

Trauma and Post-traumatic stress

Personal development

Life transitions

Depression and anxiety

Co-parenting counselling and blended families

Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Children, Youth, Adults and Family Therapy

SPECIALTIES: Play Therapy, Neurodiversity, Autism, ADHD, Behaviour Support and Service Coordination, 2sLGBTQIA+

Domonique Murdoch
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English

Everyone experiences challenging times in their lives. Taking the first steps towards healing can be difficult, but I would be honoured to support you along your wellness journey. I offer support to all ages, including children, youth, adults and elderly individuals. I also proudly offer neuro-affirming and 2sLGBTQIA+ affirming care. I am passionate about social justice and advocacy.

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I prioritize providing a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions. My counselling approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and a commitment to empowering individuals on their journey toward personal growth and well-being.

I have completed my Bachelor of Arts degree with a psychology major; with additional coursework focused on sociology and anthropology. These courses provided me with a deepened respect for the systems’ perspective that I have integrated into my counselling approach. I am currently working toward my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.

My areas of specialty include:

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Neurodiversity
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • 2sLGBTQIA+ clients
Michael Zibauer - Counsellor

DEMOGRAPHIC: Adults, Children, Teens, Families, Couples, Groups

SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Self-esteem, Personal development, Grief and loss, Relationship issues, Parenting, Career counselling

Lea Ivanitz, B.Ed.
Intern Counsellor

Languages: English

During times of stress and uncertainty, reaching out for help can feel difficult, but vulnerability is the catalyst to growth and sometimes we need a helping hand during life’s inevitable challenges. As someone who has navigated many life complexities and experienced the benefits of professional mental health care, I know how powerful this work can be. Creating a safe space for judgement-free exploration to work through your past and present struggles is very important to me as well as working collaboratively to reach your goals.

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While teaching high school for twenty years, I developed my passion for empowering youth in discovering their unique abilities, individual worth, and potential. My experiences as a teacher and mother of two have provided me with many skills and insights that I feel will complement my abilities as a counsellor.

There is no “one size fits all” in therapy, so I use a holistic, culturally sensitive, multi-lens approach that includes a variety of techniques and strategies to help understand and work through your specific concerns. With over 400 hours of yoga teacher training, I also bring an understanding of the mind-body connection along with the power of movement, breath, and meditation to my counselling practice. 

Overall, my goal as a counsellor is to help others pave a path towards their best life. 

For individual or couples, I can provide support with:

  • Self-esteem, confidence, and personal development
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Career exploration with youth
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Burnout
  • Helping parents and children with strategies to deal with ADHD and ADD
  • Assertiveness / Boundaries
  • Trauma and Post-traumatic stress
  • Communication building
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Grief and loss
  • Career planning
  • Access to assessments and diagnosis
  • Referral to local psychologists for assessments and testing
  • Referral to local behavioural consultants and creating a behavioural intervention team
  • Mediation with school districts and IEP planning

Types of therapies and techniques I offer include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness and breathing techniques

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our interns counselling services or if you want to learn more about Crossroad Counselling, please feel free to reach out to us today. Our team is here to help and guide you through difficult times.

We are here to support you along your journey.

We are now accepting both virtual appointments as well as in-person appointments.  Click below and schedule your first visit today!

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