Clinical Counselling

Struggling After Brain Injury?

Our clinical counselling program specializes in brain injury. We welcome both those with brain injury and their families/caregivers. Clinical counselling services are free (for those in financial need), or can be paid through ICBC, WorkSafeBC, or extended health care benefits.

Why Brain Injury Counselling?

When you sustain a brain injury it's common to also face mental health challenges. They can be related to:

  • grieving the pre-injury self
  • failed attempts at returning to school/work
  • social isolation
  • personality changes
  • PTSD
  • loss of, or strained relationships
  • worry about managing post-injury life

The result can be depression, anxiety, or even suicidal thoughts.

Counselling should be an integral part of your brain injury recovery, and will support your progress in other areas.

BrainTrust offers brain injury counselling with clinical counsellors.

Clinical Counselling at BrainTrust


You'll get timely access to a clinical counsellor trained in brain injury.

Specific to Brain Injury

Strategies used are supportive to your unique brain injury deficits.


You'll see the same counsellor for every counselling session.


You must have a medically documented (diagnosed) brain injury, OR be a family member/caregiver of someone with a documented brain injury.

Learn more about our eligibility criteria for those with brain injury.


Counselling services are free to those in financial need due to the generosity of our sponsors. Counselling is also available at a fee based on your ability to pay.

Call us at 250-762-3233 or send us an email to discuss your individual needs.

More than 60% of people with traumatic brain injury struggle with anxiety and depression.

reach out if you need help

Arlene Hildred

BrainTrust Client

As a client, I have to say the counselling I have been offered and gratefully received has made a huge impact in my continued recovery. It really has made a significant difference in my outlook and well being. Thank you Murphy Battista LLP. I am so happy that this service is funded and more of the BrainTrust Canada clients will have the opportunity to receive the great assistance that counselling can provide.

Our Clinical Counsellors

Along with master's degrees, our counsellors have knowledge of brain injury. Each has a unique skill set, and you are matched with the counsellor who can best meet your needs. We offer brain injury counselling at the BrainTrust offices in both Kelowna and Vernon.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Hailey is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who helps clients achieve positive change after being affected by a brain injury. Hailey works closely with clients to help empower them to rely on their strengths and reduce their biopsychosocial barriers. Hailey enjoys using a multi-disciplinary approach which will inspire clients to regain a balanced, healthy, and enjoyable lifestyle. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy are used within Hailey’s practice to create personalized wellness goals and a plan to achieve them. Hailey looks forward to meeting and supporting BrainTrust clients on their journey to wellness.


Hailey K CROP

Registered Social Worker


Registered Clinical Counsellor

Richard has a Master's of Counselling Psychology. Using a trauma-informed approach, he provides a nonjudgmental, supportive space for his clients' healing. Richard's areas of specialization include substance use, goal setting, managing grief and loss, and helping clients form a new sense of self. Effective strategies he may use include writing/drawing verbal content on a whiteboard, mind mapping, cognitive behaviour therapy, and art therapy. Richard is passionate about using his role as a counsellor to help build healthy, inclusive communities.

Richard Mortimer is a clinical counsellor who provides brain injury counselling at BrainTrust Canada.

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Deon helps our clients learn new coping tools and strategies after brain injury, resulting in improved mental health and well-being. Along with a Bachelor's degree in Child and Youth Care and a Master's in Counselling, Deon draws on a variety of approaches and modalities that she has acquired over the past 15 years. This includes using a trauma-informed model - most beneficial for those who've experienced brain injury. Deon is passionate about working with people and feels privileged to help others during difficult times in their lives. She joined the team at BrainTrust in 2018, impressed with both our agency and the 'amazing work' we do in the community. Deon is a fan of the outdoors and enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and their dog.


Deon Soukeroff is a clinical counsellor who provides brain injury counselling at BrainTrust Canada.

Our Funders

Our brain injury counselling services are funded in part by:

Murphy Battista LLP
United Way Southern Interior BC