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Kirsti utilizes an integrated person centered approach to assist those who are struggling with mild impairment in cognitive, emotional or behavioral functioning, as well as clients seeking to enhance and expand their life satisfaction and experience.  With genuine caring and nonjudgmental acceptance Kirsti will work with her clients to develop a strong working alliance as they explore the stumbling blocks that sometimes arise on life’s journey.  Kirsti’s hope is that her clients feel a strong sense of resilience, strength, hope and optimism at the conclusion of their time together.

Kirsti was born and raised in Norway and upon graduating from Augustana University College worked in administrative roles for both the Norwegian and Canadian governments.  Kirsti is passionate about helping others and has a special focus on first responders and their families.  As a volunteer with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team she is part of a group that provides informative and restorative retreats for police officers and their spouses. 

Kirsti recently graduated from the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling with a Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling, with a specialization in Professional Counselling.  As a candidate for the Registered Professional Counsellor designation through the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association, Kirsti will be practicing as an entry-level counsellor while under the supervision of Dr. Kendell Banack. 

Email:  kirstiskinstad@gmail.com

Phone:  780.678.9846

Accepting new clients Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9-4:30. Video conferencing can also be arranged.

Fee:  $90