Registered Clinical Social Worker
200-347 Leon Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 8C7
T: (250) 212-3220
Experience and Qualifications
More than 35 years of experience in adult, child and family counselling.
B.A. Psychology, B.S.W. (Social Work)
M. Ed. Counselling with focus on child and family development/psychology/therapy
With more than three decades of working with children and families Sharla brings training in child development, psychology and mental health, as well as skills she has developed in establishing rapport with children and adolescents in order to bring forth their needs and views. These perspectives and input can result in parenting plans that will maximize their development, sense of self and security, connection, and family relationships. Sharla strives to bring the voice of the child(ren) to the process in a way that is least stressful and most supportive and respectful in accordance with their cognitive and emotional development.
One of her foremost guiding principles is to empower the child to have input into the decision-making without making them feel responsible for the outcome, or the effect on the adult parties involved. Our intent is to address the needs of the children as paramount, bringing motivation for collaborating to maximize co-parenting. Hearing the voice of the child in their own words often breaks through adversarial impasses and decreases the conflict levels so parents can work together in the best interests of the child.