Welcome to Heartways Counselling

Counselling Outreach in the South Okanagan & Similkameen

Heartways Provides Counselling Outreach

Counselling outreach is a form of counselling that meets people where they are at: at their work, their home, or in a space that they feel safe.

Counselling outreach allows individuals to open themselves more to navigation.

Counselling aims to connect individuals to their greatest asset – themselves! The journey from the heart to the mind does not have to be done alone.

At Heartways Counselling, we believe that together is better.

We provide additional support outside of your counselling sessions. Navigating mental health and addictions requires time, energy, and caring support from experienced professionals. Lived experience also plays a role in offering solutions that are proven to get positive results!

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Meet the Heartways Counselling Team

Aaron Esler

Clinical Counsellor

Aaron Esler has been working in the helping profession and supporting individuals and their families living with mental health challenges and addiction for over 18 years. He has lived experience regarding his own mental health and addiction issues that spanned over 20 years. As a result, he brings valuable insight into a variety of treatment approaches regarding addictions, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other concurrent disorders. Click to read more…

Mike Mai

Group Facilitator & Addictions-Related Support

Mike Mai has been working with people who live with addiction for over 15 years. He leads groups in relapse prevention, meditation, self-awareness, and uses a client-centered approach and cognitive behavioral therapy. Through safe dialogue, empathy, and compassion he helps people break through deniability and supports them in making change. Click to read more…

Shannon Gugyel

Clinical Counsellor

Shannon is new to the Okanagan but has decades of experience as a people helper. From educational psychology to family systems therapy, Shannon has worked in various settings like non-profit organizations, post-secondary institutions, government group homes, churches, and with first responders as a volunteer chaplain. Click to read more…

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Counselling & Outreach Services for Mental Health & Addictions

Heartways Counselling assists you in the reclamation of your highest self while peeling back the stigma of addiction and/or mental health issues. As facilitators, we create a safe space for you to unpack your hurdles and bridge the gap between where you are, and where you desire to be. We collaborate with you to create tailored treatment plans, guiding you back to what matters most.