Alix is a registered social worker with the BC College of Social Workers. Her background is in anti-violence and anti-human trafficking work. She has worked with women and children experiencing violence both in Canada and abroad. Alix’s practice is rooted in intersectional feminism, and the idea that every person is an expert in their own life. She works from an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach. This foundation guides her work with clients, always placing respect and dignity at the centre of the helping relationship.
Alix has a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding. She is also a certified Sexual Health Educator and Abortion Doula.
Alix’s goal in managing KSACC is to empower clients, volunteers, and staff to find their own path to healing, and to work creatively and collaboratively with the community in ending gendered violence.
Saip & stv counsellor
Maureen is Iroquois Cree/Metis from Treaty 6 territory. Maureen has a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in psychology and a Master of Science in Counselling Psychology and has her C.C.C. designation. Maureen’s thesis focused on understanding disrupted orders of eating (eating disorders) through Indigenous Focusing Orientated Therapy lens.
Maureen draws from Emotion Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Indigenous approaches to health and wellness. Maureen’s goal is to create a safe, gentle, and supportive space where people she sits with can explore their inner experiences, create goals, work through and tolerate emotions, and celebrate successes. Maureen is dedicated to providing multicultural and trauma informed therapy.
SAIP & STV Counsellor
Hailey is a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. She works from a structural, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens and is committed to fostering a safe, gentle, non-judgmental environment in which individuals can explore the obstacles in their lives. She uses a transparent, collaborative approach to ensure that clients feel heard, connected and empowered. Hailey recognizes that every individual is the expert in their own life and works with clients to build on their existing skills. She is passionate about advocating to break down existing barriers and learning from her clients. In session, Hailey draws on various approaches, including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Attachment Theory and Family Systems Theory.
Hailey has worked with children, youth and adults who have experienced violence and abuse for over five years. She is committed to supporting individuals in finding their own unique path to healing from traumatic experiences. Hailey has a Master of Social Work, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology.
STV COUNSELLOR & Community-based victim services worker
Aidan is client centered and grounded in a trauma informed approach that supports individuals on their healing journey through attachment work and heart centered self-inquiry that synthesizes compassion with experience. Aidan has been supporting adults, children and caregivers for 7+ years and he has been practicing many modalities of healing for the last ten years. He has studied shamanic concepts with teachers, obtained a yoga certification and advanced to the master level of Reiki (a form of energy medicine). Aidan holds a human services diploma and is finishing his BA in Psychology. In September 2024 Aidan will be undertaking his Masters.
community-based victim services worker
Laura holds a B.A. of Criminology and Pyschology, as well as a post-baccalaureate degree in Political Science and a J.D. in Law. Laura is passionate about social justice work, and believes strongly that each individual is the expert over her/his/their life. Laura is committed to reducing barriers to accessing justice, and to empowering individuals to navigate the court process as comfortably and confidently as possible (should they choose to do so). In her personal time, Laura enjoys exploring local hiking trails and spending time with family and friends.
Kate is an STV counsellor. In Chase, she works with children 3-18 years old who have experienced violence in their families. In Chase and Kamloops, she provides counselling for adults who have experienced physical, psychological, emotional and or sexual violence. Kate strives to support the communities of Chase and Kamloops in line with her core values of inclusivity, open-mindedness and respect. Her counselling approach is warm, client-centered, and draws largely on narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, art and play therapy. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is working towards her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She has worked at KSACC since 2018.
Shannon has a Master’s degree in Art Therapy and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC Association of Clinical Counsellors), Registered Art Therapist (BC Art Therapy Association) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance). She has worked as a counsellor in the anti-violence field for several years, especially with children and families.
Shannon’s counselling work is informed by the expressive arts therapies, embodied approaches to working with Trauma, mindfulness-based and self-compassion-based therapies, and Response-Based Practice. She is passionate about engaging the arts for healing trauma both personally and collectively. Shannon is committed to working within the therapeutic frame as well as within communities to end gender-based violence.
Crisis Response Coordinator
Madeline holds a diploma in Human Services and coordinates the Crisis Response program at KSACC. Madeline works from a person-centered, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed lens and is committed to creating a safe and accessible environment for survivors to connect with meaningful supports. She recognizes every survivor is the expert in their own life and works with survivors to identify and build upon their unique strengths. Madeline has been providing frontline support to children, women, and 2sLGBTQIA+ folks who have experienced violence for over eight years. Outside of work, Madeline enjoys cooking, hiking/camping, and reading.
Finance & Fund development manager
Kelly is from the UK, and moved to Canada in 2012. She has numerous years of financial experience, as well as personal connections to research and donating time and money to various fundraising events close to her heart. Kelly has credentials in Taxation and Bookkeeping, while working towards her CPA designation. Kelly loves hiking with her two dogs, horse-back riding, and meditation!
Client & membership support coordinator & Public Education Coordinator
Sarah is from El Salvador and she moved to Canada in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Sarah started volunteering at KSACC in 2022 and joined the staff in 2023. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and reducing the stigma on mental health. Sarah is also a Crisis Response Worker, providing support on our 24/7 crisis line and in-person support for survivors presenting at Royal Inland Hospital. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with friends
Client & membership support coordinator
As the Client and Membership Support Coordinator and survivor of intimate partner and sexualized violence, Lindsey takes pride in creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all individuals who walk through our doors. In her final years of a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, she strives to break the systematic barriers that prevent our most vulnerable populations from accessing essential services. As a visual artist, Lindsey integrates this creative lens in her approach to victim support, using art and play to question traditional ideas of justice and foster a sense of self-expression and healing.
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