About valley efap

Our Staff

Valley Employee and Family Assistance Program staff are highly qualified, professional counsellors who use eclectic approaches that best suit the client’s needs. Each counsellor is insured to practice privately and a member in good standing with their association or college.

Counsellors

Julia Rose

Julia Rose

BSocSc, CrM, MACP

Julia provides services out of the main office located at 84 Isabella Street in Pembroke. She has been working in a variety of capacities with vulnerable populations, including at-risk children and families, street-involved youth, homeless adults, trauma and abuse survivors, marginalized populations, families involved with Children’s Aid Society, and youth and adults with addictions and mental health diagnoses for nearly two decades.

Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa (conc. Criminology) in 2004. She continued her education and completed a professional certificate in Crisis Management/Human Psychology to competently serve clients experiencing crisis and trauma. Finally, to increase her capacity and work as a mental health professional she obtained a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is currently a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.

Additionally, Julia has completed Collaborative Problem Solving (Tier 1), is a Certified Parenting Coach, with specialized training in attachment, as well as continued education courses in family mediation, the physiological impact of trauma, trauma-informed support services for families and holistic approaches to mental and emotional healing/well-being.

Lisa Bowman

Lisa Bowman

MSW, RSW

Lisa works out of her private practice office location at 224 Pembroke Street West. She comes to our team with a Master of Social Work from Carleton University and is registered with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. During her studies, Lisa focused her program on individual, couples and family counselling from an anti-oppressive structural social work perspective. Lisa is strongly committed to staying abreast in her professional skills by continually engaging in professional development opportunities to ensure it is in line with mental health best practices. Her areas of focus include the modalities: Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed CBT as well as Grief and Loss counselling, Crisis Prevention and Intervention Counselling and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling. Lisa is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional that has over eight years of experience working with person living with disabilities. Lisa completed training as a Clinical Traumatologist with the Traumatology Institute Training Centre. She is also trained in Family Mediation and has over five years of experience working with parents to create Parenting Plans and to develop co-parent relationships. In the social service field Lisa has extensive training and working knowledge from offering therapy for individuals with a history of childhood and adult related abuse; as a survivor or witnessing. Lisa takes a special interest in supporting individuals and families of persons living with a Mental Illness such as PTSD or various work/Operational Stress Injuries. She is involved in Renfrew County community organizations and has dedicated over eight years to supporting women who have survived sexual violence. Lisa has been part of the military community as a dependent and spouse for 37+ years and has worked as a clinical Social Worker with Military members and their families. Lisa looks forward to working with employees and their families to offer the best possible professional services and supports.

Paul McCann

Paul McCann

Paul provides services in Arnprior and Renfrew.

After a successful career as a Senior University administrator at the University of Toronto, Paul McCann, Registered Psychotherapist embarked on a new career as a counsellor and psychotherapist completing a Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2010. Since 2010 Paul worked as a personal counsellor and psychotherapist at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Ryerson University, and Trent University. In July 2015 Paul moved to Arnprior, Ontario to be closer to his two adult daughters who live and work in Ottawa. Working from a mix counselling theories and techniques, including EMDR, cognitive-behavioural, solution focused, emotion focused and psychodynamic approaches, Paul helps clients deal with anxiety, stress management, depression, trauma (PTSD), anger management and life direction. From the foundation of client strengths, resources, values, and knowledge, Paul works with clients in an active manner, providing support and feedback to help them make positive changes by identifying obstacles, and deriving optimal solutions and strategies the resolution of life problems and challenges whether recent or longer term.

Volunteer Board of Directors

Ron Reiche

Board President

C.A. Reiche & Sons Ltd

 

 

 

Sheldon Reiche

Board Vice President

Roy C. Reiche, Barrister and Solicitor

 

 

 

Lillian Dunbar

Board Secretary

Times Fiber Canada Ltd.

 

 

 

Brian Cull

Board Treasurer

Community

 

 

 

Lisa Edmonds

Board Member

EGM Insurance

 

 

 

Amber McCoy

Board Member

Access Healthcare Services Inc.

 

 

Charlene Jackson

Board Member

Township of Laurentian Valley