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Meet Our Counselors


Monika Lux

Professional Counselor, Expressive Arts Therapist, Gestalt Therapist

BalanCHing Mindfulness Institute

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Trish Rainville

RTC, HTP., IFOT Practitioner

Nicola Valley Counselling Services

Monika is the founder of HeARTful Transformation Therapy, a combination of Eastern and Western approaches, conventional talk therapy and energy healing techniques. Her mission is to help her client rise above their trauma, re-connect with heart and soul, shine their light as the true self they were always meant to be, living their best life.

Professional counselor for five years and the Owner of Nicola Valley Counseling Services in Merritt, B.C. Worked in education for 20 years in a variety of communities. Trish' focus with clients is to meet them where they are with compassion and empathy. Strives to help build a foundation of personal knowing, strength and empowerment. You, the client, are in the driver's seat. 

Currently completing his hours for certification as an RTC. Focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, healing and personal growth. His therapeutic work is guided by holistic trauma-informed client-led approaches. Philip engages client with empathy and acceptance within a safe & respectful environment. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Philip is experienced with intersectionality & enjoys working with people from all backgrounds.

RTC Student Designation 

Philip Palendat

Working toward ACCT targets for

Registered Therapeutic Counselor

John Cooper

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Graduated from Vancouver College of Counselor Training in 2018. Had a counseling internship with Moving Forward in 2022 and just about to finish a one-year clinical concepts with Applied Jung. Now continuing with internship on an independent basis with a Jungian Supervisor. 

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