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Greetings!  My name is Don Straub.  I have over 40 years of experience as an educator, high school principal, pastor, and professional counsellor.  A few years ago, I upgraded my counselling skills with a Masters degree in Professional Counselling.  I am a certified clinical counsellor by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  I am presently employed full time as a clinical counsellor for The Bridge Youth and Family Services working with addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, and much more.  I have extra training in the Gottman method of marriage counselling as well.  I continue my private practice in the evenings.  I have facilitated groups in personal development and emotional healing for several years.  Life has been my greatest teacher.  I have experienced the loss of two spouses through death.  I continue to learn from others, including my present spouse, 10 children (including their spouses), and grandchildren (some of whom struggle with disabilities).  My counselling methods are tailored to the cultural and spiritual background of my clients.  I have been trained in a variety of counselling methodologies, but I primarily use cognitive behavioral approaches because of their proven effectiveness as psychotherapeutic approaches.  One of the underlying assumptions  of cognitive behavioral therapy is that my aim is to make myself redundant by transferring to my clients the knowledge and skills that they need to function independently.


For your free initial appointment phone 250 869 7137 or  click here to email me

I have experience and training in many areas such as:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • marriage preparation
  • couples counselling
  • grief recovery
  • anger management
  • abuse & trauma
  • much more

It's not what happens to us but our interpretation that determines the outcome.
Counselling Fees

I will provide a 50 to 60 minute intake and assessment session for $25.  At the end of the session, if I think I can be of help to you and if you choose to continue, a fee will be worked out that you will be able to afford (Between $25 and $105 which includes GST).  Contact me to set up a counselling appointment (250 869 7137).

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