The A Team

Meet The Team

Clinic Director

David Fung | BSC, RFMT

David Fung, M.Sc, RMFT, brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice with over 20 years of clinical experience. A background in systemic/postmodern psychotherapy, and attachment-based therapy enables David to act as a “change agent” to help others work towards their full potential. He’s on the faculty of The Okanagan Learning Circle Institute for Family Therapy, is a charter director of The Learning Circle in Family Therapy, and has worked with The Neufeld Institute. He currently serves as a Board Member of the British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Through his extensive experience in a wide range of fields, he’s developed a passion for working tirelessly to serve others and create lasting relationships.

Therapist, Brain-Based Coach

Jennifer Buhrmann | MSW, RSW

Jennifer has a 20-year history in counselling and mental health, Jennifer utilizes cognitive behavioural, solution-focused and positive psychology approaches. She brings her authentic self and genuineness to every client she encounters. This creates a speed of trust, giving clients a comfort to reveal their stories and allow an openness that facilitates deep meaningful conversations. She believes the focus needs to be on building and revealing people’s strengths versus fixing their weaknesses. Everyone has the capacity and energy to truly thrive. As a ‘Brain-Based’ coach, she will help you discover new insights and inspiration to achieve your life dreams.

Over the years, she facilitated and designed anxiety, depression and insomnia groups. She acted as the provincial FRIENDS trainer, collaborating with Dr Lynn Miller. She holds a MSW from UBC and a Coaching certificate from the NeuroLeadership Institute.

Therapist

Barb Gladue | MC, MTA, SRT, CPC

Barb has over 30 years of experience to her practise. She originally started out as a Music Therapist working primarily in Palliative care; and then expanded her skills to include a Masters in Counselling. She specializes in being a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. She also has extensive of experience in the areas of Domestic Violence, Couples Reconciliation and Relationship Issues.

Barb brings compassion and convenience to her counselling practice, as she offers both in person and online counselling services. She offers specialized counselling for those persons with scheduling conflicts or who live in the most remote areas. Her warm demeanor and skilled expertise creates a comfortable and hopeful environment for progress for clients.

Family Therapist

Ellen Maniago | MSC, RCC

Ellen’s warm, calm and welcoming approach in helping people who are experiencing complex family and individual difficulties, gives her the platform in guiding people towards life change. Ellen holds a Masters Degree in couple and family therapy from the department of family studies She has been professionally counselling for more than 16 years.

Ellen’s counselling style includes working from a developmental and systematic perspective. She believes that families are the cornerstones of society and is passionate about assisting families in strengthening family bonds and relationships. She has developed many professional skills over the years including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD, emotionally focused couples therapy, and mindfulness to reduce stress. She is also a child specialist working with families dealing with the transition of separation, divorce and assisting them in developing a positive parenting plan.

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Personal and Professional Coach

Cheryl Molenaar | CPCC, CDWF

Cheryl Molenaar is an inspiring, intuitive leader who uses humour & authenticity to move people and organizations into a place of purpose and fulfillment. She has a contagious passion to help others discover their unique strengths, identify obstacles and discover motivating strategies to achieve goals that matter. She believes every person has potential because every person matters. She partners with clients to see them maximize their potential with clarity, action and purpose. She received her training as a Certified Professional Coactive Coach from CTI, an industry leader and ICF accredited program. She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Cheryl is also certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQI 2.0). She has over 20 years of experience as a leader in the non-profit sector.

Professional Development Strategist

Ron Shlitt

Ron is the President and CEO of The Stronger Group Corp, the certified StandOutTM Facilitator for the Marcus Buckingham Company and a Certified Performance Coach within the Gallup Organization. His wide range of practise has given him the experience necessary to provide leadership throughout all levels of an organization. Over the last 25 years he’s developed his trade by working with every human demographic imaginable, in order to guide individuals in their search for a well-balanced life. His time spent with both non-profit and government organizations have given him a broad based perspective on various personalities. Ron has a passion for seeing potential in people turned into greatness and loves to help make it happen.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Calista Ward | MD, MA, RCC

Calista is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with an M.D. She offers client’s more than just remarkable qualifications and a warm, welcoming environment. She provides effective strategies and perceptive insights developed from over 15 years of experience. She is able to relate with ease to others and help make them feel comfortable. She is skilled in listening to clients, evaluating their situation, and developing a treatment plan that will meet with success. Her knowledge of medical factors that may be influencing a client’s condition is an important component of her expertise. Her medical training has equipped her to be aware of the physiological factors that are present in many psychological conditions, such as stress, anxiety, and eating disorders. She offers a unique position to develop treatment plans that meet your needs in a holistic way while keeping you at the center.

Therapist

Ed Weiss |  THM, MC, PHD in Counselling

Ed has been working with youth and young adults for over 33 years. Ed founded Reach Out Youth Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides counselling and care to young people struggling to navigate through the challenges of an extended adolescent journey. Identity development is a major component of The Long and Twisting Path to Adulthood. Ed has been effective in helping many young adults with their identity formation.

Ed’s academic accomplishments include a Th.M., M.C, and Ph.D. in Counselling.

Ed’s community contributions include his partnership in establishment of The House, as well as being one of the founding directors of Third Space. He serves at the campus of UBCO as a therapist in partnership with Third Space MIND and Student Union.