Our Clinical Counsellors || Freedom Counselling Kelowna BC

Clinical Team: Highly Qualified with Real World Experience

The Freedom Counselling clinical team is highly qualified. All have at least a Master’s level education and are members of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, with Registered Clinical Counsellor status. In addition to this, however, they have a wealth of practical experience which stem from years of experience in the private, government, and educational psychological sectors. Backed by our satisfaction guarantee, don’t wait! Make moves for change today. ​

DR. CALISTA WARD, M.D, M.A, R.C.C

Calista Ward, Freedom Counselling, Kelown, Vernon, Clinical Counsellor

Calista has worked in a wide range of settings in the course of her medical and professional training and clinical practice, and brings to her counselling a wealth of experience. She is able to relate with ease to others and help make them feel comfortable. She is skilled in listening to clients, evaluating their situation, and developing a treatment plan that will meet with success. Her knowledge of medical factors that may be influencing a client’s condition is an important component of her expertise.

“I am constantly amazed at the power of the human spirit to reach beyond what it thought possible in order to fly free. I am honored to be a part of this process.”

– Dr. Calista Ward

Counsellors Special Practice Areas:

• eating disorders • abuse recovery • children/teens • parenting • preventative medicine • women’s issues

VERN WARD, B.A, M.A, R.C.C

Vern Ward, Freedom Counselling, Kelowna, Vernon, Clinical Counsellor

With over 15 years of professional experience, Vern has developed a diversity in his therapeutic approach that stems from his involvement in the mental health system, as well as addiction recovery, educational, and private practice settings. He has served as a consultant to government agencies working with clients with a wide range of clinical issues. In addition to his skills as a mediator, facilitator and trainer, his years teaching psychology at university also underline his knowledge of current research and practice. Vern is also a published author. Find out more about his book, “The Simple Stress Solution”, here.

“Although connecting with clients is the most important part of therapy, I love helping them identify and change negative patterns of behavior using concrete, effective strategies.”

– Vern Ward

Counsellors Special Practice Areas:

• couples in crisis • communication • addictions • anger management • anxiety/obsessions • sexuality

Jadon Ward, M.A., B.A., C.C.C.

Jadon Ward, Freedom Counselling, Kelowna, Vernon, Clinical Counsellor

With degrees in both Youth Work and Counselling Psychology, Jadon is keenly aware of the emerging issues that are facing today’s youth. This education is complimented by his expereince working with students as a counsellor at Trinity Western University and as a Youth Worker. He brings both knowledge and passion to the counselling process. Clients should expect a warm smile, a listening ear, and positive spirit.

“My hope is that through counselling each person can discover for themselves a passion and purpose for life, and that they can see practical and productive changes in their lives.”

– Jadon Ward

Counsellor’s Special Practice Issues:

Youth Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Disordered Eating

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