Marci Copes-Genereux (MSW, RSW)
Member: Alberta College of Social Workers
Let me introduce myself: I am a farm girl from northern BC, crazy about kids of all ages, and very grateful for God's gift of grace and unending love. It is my privilege to join Burden Bearers, share people's burdens, and help them along life's journey. I endeavor to create a safe, accepting environment where people are enabled to break free from negative experiences and patterns, leaving more and more room for peace and possibility. My therapy of choice is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) which falls under the umbrella of Energy Psychology. I do also draw from other methods, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Bowen Family Systems Theory. I have experience in the area of family violence, with young offenders, parenting after divorce, with trauma, anxiety and depression. I am open to working with any issues; let me share in your pain and we'll lighten the load together.
Pat Stuka, MA in Marriage and Family Counselling
Certified Member: Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors
I returned to my roots in the Peace Country with its trees, water and proximity to the mountains! I bring with me a holistic approach to counselling in three areas: physically (as a nurse), emotionally (as a counsellor), and spiritually (as a Christian).
As I sit with others, I invite their stories (Narrative Therapy), I assume community (Family Systems Therapy), and I encourage the strengthening of relationships (Emotion Focused Therapy). Though I counsel in many different areas, I specialize in working with young adults and couples. I also sit with men and women who have been affected by sexual abuse (self-injury, eating problems, shame, anger, etc.), and I have lead support groups as the need arises.
I look forward to the privilege of walking alongside those who wish to express the experiences in their lives that have shaped them, and to consider other experiences that reveal a picture of their strengths.
James Walker (M.Ed Counselling Psychology Reg. Psychologist)
In July of 1993, my wife and I and our first two children returned home to Grande Prairie after I completed my university training. I worked for the next five years at P.A.C.E. Sexual Assault Treatment Center, while becoming registered as a psychologist in Alberta. During that time my wife and I were blessed with the births of our third and fourth children. From P.A.C.E., I moved to Catholic Family Services. After eight enjoyable years there, and the birth of our fifth child, our family headed out for an adventure in the world of missions that lasted about one year. In 2008 we celebrated the arrival of our sixth child, and I began to provide Individual, Couple and Family counselling at Burden Bearers.I have experience and skill working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, relationship problems, parenting, and anger management. I utilize a combination of cognitive therapy strategies, insight-oriented interventions and educational approaches. For those clients whose hope is in Jesus, and others who are open to it, I utilize prayer and Scripture as appropriate. It is my hope and prayer that by the grace of God and the skills and knowledge I’ve acquired over the years, that those who seek help from me will be make significant progress toward achieving their goals.
Frank Winsor (B. Religious Studies, MA in Counselling, CSAT - candidate)
Through most of my adult life as a pastor, I have been involved in helping people find their way through some of life's complexities. Sometimes these complexities involved marital conflict, grief, depression, spiritual struggles, anger, relationship problems, and abuse. Human beings have been created to live in harmonious relationships with others. Sometimes however, these relationships are anything but harmonious and can become discordant.
After spending almost 30 years as a pastor, I decided to return to school to further my education more specifically to be a professional counsellor. I seek to integrate psychology and theology. Since every person is created body, mind, and spirit, to neglect any one of these aspects is to neglect bringing healing to the whole person. I approach counselling therapy from an eclectic (assorted) perspective, using various therapies (i.e. emotion-focused, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and family systems) as tools to assist in healing.
I value every person as a person created in the image of God (Gen. 1:16) with infinite worth. No matter your position in life, you are valued by God and His desire is for you to live in harmony with him, yourself and others. I offer myself as a tool to be used by the Great Potter in helping you find this harmony.
Rebecca Burlet (MA in Counselling & Psych)
Member: Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors
Through my work as a dorm mom, group home worker, camp cabin leader, counselling teacher’s assistant, mom and now therapist, I have grown to love walking with people through life’s challenges. I find great joy in seeing people come to a healthier more wholesome place in their journey. I know that for some a bright hope for the future can be hard to fathom. I enjoy helping people discover the possibilities for new life and being there to help them hold onto hope even when it may feel like it is hard to find.
I tend to lean towards Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centered and Solution Focused therapies. I am willing to work with any areas of interest or matters of concern that you might have; however, I do have a special interest in couple’s therapy and working with those struggling with addiction. I seek to create a place that is safe and judgment-free. I know that it can take a lot of courage to come to counselling and I would count it a privilege to be able to meet with you.