Ava Clark
Clinical Counselling 

About Ava

Professional, Passionate and Personable

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. I have a Masters in Art Therapy from Concordia University. I am Trained in the use of EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) as well as Hypnotherapy. I am passionate about helping people reach their mental health and wellness goals with compassion, respect and confidentiality.


Adults, Teens and Children.

With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I work with a range of range of counselling needs, mental health issues and goals. I come from a client centered philosophy and respect your right to privacy. Offering services in the Castlegar area.

Effective, Confidential, 
and Clinical Treatment

HollyTree Wellness Centre 214 11th Ave Castlegar 250 608 3195

What can I help you with...
Anxiety, Depression, Life changes, Relationship challenges, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Traumas, Pain, Stress, Postpartum, Parenting, Self-exploration, LGBTQ, work related issues, and much more. Contact me to discover how we can work together to achieve your goals!   
              *Please note I am not currently working with couples or providing family counseling.


Wandering Traveler

Clinical Counselling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most evidence based and popular therapy modalities for a reason. I am certified in CBT for Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. CBT can also be useful in overcoming phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and more.Life changes, stress reduction, relationship challenges, and other issues can also be successfully addressed


Modern hypnosis is all about empowerment. During hypnosis the subconscious mind is accessed, yet you are fully in control. You can create new habits and release the old, access past lives, and understand relationships and their significance in your life. Your session will depend on your goals, and we can create a unique treatment plan to align with your highest self.

Art Class

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is a modality which utilizes the creative process for psychotherapeutic benefit. I have a Masters in Art Therapy and have been trained to help people discover and communicate feelings and issues through art, as well as experience the benefits of the creative process. Art therapy can benefit those with anxiety, depression, trauma and more.

Blue Eye on Grey Background


(eye movement desensitization reprocessing)

EMDR is a psycho-therapeutic treatment that uses bilateral stimulation to help process trauma. It is a very effective and evidence based approach to treating trauma, phobias, anxiety and for helping shift negative cognition. EMDR can only be facilitated by a trained EMDR practitioner and the use of eye movements, headphones or is engaged. Most clients find it very successful and it often works more rapidly than other types of psychotherapy. 


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

Nelson Mandela

Bridge Over River

Your extended benefits may cover our session fees (via reimbursement), please check with your current provider.

I am also currently a provider for Homewood health, Humanacare, Arete, and Lifeworks, Worksafe BC and I.C.B.C.


Fees are $120 (plus 5% gst) for a 50 minute session (effective October 2019)


Sliding scale spots may be available

(as agreed upon in advance).


  110 minute (double) session $240 plus 5%gst

$160 (5% gst added)

per 90 minute session.

Looking Out to the Lake

Cancellation Policy: 24hr notice of cancellation is required or the regular session rate must be charged as is standard. 

To inquire or to schedule your session.

*Unfortunately I am unable to take on new clients at this time.*

Please visit the Hollytree website for available counsellors. www.hollytreewellness.com

Please note my availability is currently  

Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 9-5 respectively

*In person sessions with precautions in place.

I will continue to offer phone and video sessions to maintain best social distancing practice

Some considerations when visiting in person: 

1. Please wait outside or in your vehicle, until I call/text or wave you in, for your appointment

2. Upon entry into Hollytree Wellness Center, please use hand sanitizer, before entering my office

3. If you are showing any signs of a cold/flu please schedule a phone/video session or reschedule your appointment. Please honor my 24 hour cancellation policy

4. We are taking extra precautions at Hollytree, by wiping down touch surfaces often.

Hollytree Wellness Centre
214 11 Ave
Castlegar, V1N 1J2

(250) 608-3195

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