Lucy is part of our affiliate sister group, Kelowna Professional Group
Appointments: Monday 11am to 5pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am to 5 pm and Friday, 9am to 4pm
Lucy is NOT accepting new clients and this time.
Lucy Snider has been working in the field of mental health since 2009 treating adults, couples and at-risk teenagers. Originally from the UK, she spent 10 years in London working for the British National Health Service (NHS) and in private practice. She received her Master’s Degree in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy from the renowned Tavistock Relationships training centre in London and her Undergraduate Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She also holds a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and an Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy. She has additional training in Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitisation (EMDR).
Individual Counselling: Lucy is pleased to provide CBT treatments for symptoms of anxiety, depression, workplace stress, low self-esteem, family issues, grief, sleep disorders, PTSD and trauma. She accepts clients from the Crime Victims Assistance Programme, ICBC, Veterans Affairs Canada and First Nations Health Authority. She can also provide support around career changes and other life transitions.
Couples Counselling: Lucy has extensive training and experience in working with relationship and sexual difficulties, including with survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence. She also has considerable experience in the field of sexual health and sex education. She can provide treatment for sexual dysfunction where no organic cause can be found and is experienced with helping people explore their sexual and gender identity. She is an approved hormone and surgical assessor for TransCareBC. For more information, Lucy has an expanded website at www.bcsexualwellness.com as well as a podcast about sex and relationships called Naked Exchange which you can find on most streaming platforms.
Lucy prides herself in empowering her clients to realize their goals. She is approachable and thoughtful in co-authoring a specific care plan with you whilst providing a safe, non-judgemental space for you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings. She is skilled in using an integrative approach to facilitate the most effective therapy for each client.
Lucy is pleased to be able to offer Zoom video counselling for people who may have difficulty leaving their home due to mobility issues, concerns with anxiety, or anyone living in a remote area who cannot make it to an in-person session in Kelowna, BC. Please contact the office for further details.
There are special insurance considerations when choosing Lucy Snider as your clinician. As she is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), some extended health care insurance companies may not offer reimbursement for treatment sessions with her. If you are planning on seeking reimbursement for sessions, please ensure that you contact your insurance company to confirm if they will reimburse sessions for a Registered Clinical Counsellor. It may be possible for Lucy to receive background consult and sign off on receipts by a Registered Psychologist (some insurance plans who only approve Registered Psychologists may accept this arrangement with prior approval) if required. Please contact the office for further details.