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About Nadine

Nadine Mathews
Nadine MathewsCounsellor, BSW, MSW, RSW

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Nadine is a registered social worker (#08802) with a masters degree in social work and post graduate certificates in holistic expressive play therapy and Aboriginal Family Systems.

As a social work counsellor therapist, Nadine brings to the team counselling approaches that are person centred, response-based and which locate the problems people experience within the sociopolitical context of our society and community. She recognizes that the bigger issues we face as a society often contribute to the ways people experience “problems”. She is trained and experienced in bringing holistic expressive play therapy approaches into the therapy room.  Additionally, as a member of the Hear the Child Roster she can offer Hear the Child Interviews and reports.

Nadine has been working in the counselling field since 2001, primarily with children, youth, adults, and parents responding to oppression, abuse, neglect, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, foster care in both non profit and private practice settings. She feels a deep privilege to give back to the community she grew up in through these efforts of joining people in a counselling relationship. Nadine also appreciates the opportunity to join individuals who are working through life transitions, sexual/gender identity concerns, separation/divorce, and families looking to support themselves and their children through these experiences.  Nadine will often use Emotion Focused Family Therapy in consultations with parents/caregivers.  She is also consistently engaging in community to build her ongoing capacity to work in a culturally safe way with diverse individuals and to ensure our wonderful Kamloops community is a safe, inclusive place for all of us to live.

Nadine welcomes the opportunity to discuss and collaborate on how best to work together through counselling therapy.

  • Roots: The Loops!

  • Training: Social work, trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, expressive play therapy, emotion focused family therapy

  • Recommended book(s): The Whole Brain Child

  • Areas of study and research: Anti Violence, cultural safety, social work education, narrative therapy, expressive play therapy, child interviews.

  • What is she doing when not working: Playing and relaxing with family/friends, kayaking, hiking, running, reading, cooking.

  • Something she loves: The changing of the seasons.

  • Ways to care for self: Resting, playing, eating, laughing, creating.

  • Inspired by: The ways people try to hold onto dignity, humanity.

  • Favorite food:  Coffee.  Pie.

  • Favourite quote: No dress rehearsal, this is our life. – Gord Downie

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