About J.B. Cole, MSW, RSW

I hold a masters of social work from the University of Washington with a focus in Multi-Cultural and Ethnic Practice and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW reg#10132) and a member in good standing with the BC Association of Social Workers (BCASW). As a member in good standing for over 10 years, a requirement to adhere to a Code of Ethics and receive on-going professional development.

My counselling practice provides for children age 5-13, play therapy and for individual counselling for teens and adults in an approach which combines Cognitive Behavior (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Emotion Focused and down to earth conversations around change and noticing patterns that limit our full possibility.

As a member of the Kelowna community since 2007, I work collaboratively with Parents, Families, Children, Adolescents and Individuals. I have worked in medical settings, rural community based, within schools and preschools to teach emotional and behavior skills. I enjoy facilitating groups and continue to champion a strengths-based approach for meeting life’s challenges.

For the past 2 years I have been affiliated with the YMCA Mindfulness programs as a facilitator and contributor to this important community program. I have completed mindfulness based trainings and I am certified facilitator of SMART – Stress Management And Resiliency Training (UBC).

Working 5 years as a medical caseworker for the International Rescue Committee a refugee resettlement agency.

Talk therapy can be helpful for addressing anxiety, depression, transitions in relationships or careers, school success, self-regulation and goal development.

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