[home]

Professional Practitioners

Dave Owen, RSW
#3691
owen@strathconacounselling.ca

Paulette Dilks, MA, RCC
#0808
dilks@strathconacounselling.ca

Hank Oke, I.C.A.D.C., R.R.P.
Addictions Counsellor
oke@strathconacounselling.ca

Michael Pratt, M.Sc.
Registered Clinical Counsellor (#2430)
pratt@strathconacounselling.ca

Dr. Lori L. Ladd
Registered Psychologist (#1480)
ladd@ecclesia-counselling.com
office@ecclesia-counselling.com

Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888

Kids and Teen Helpline 1-800-668-6868

St Joseph Psychiatric Reception 250-339-1495

St Josephs Hospital Outreach Nurse 250-890-3712

Campbell River Hospital Crisis Nurse 250-287-7111

Michael Pratt

Registered Clinical Counsellor (#2430), M.Sc.

It’s safe to say that I have found my way by exploring opposites. I have been a high school drop-out and a university instructor, a logger and an artist, I’ve lived in the northern interior and the southern coast, I’ve been trained as a scientist yet I rely on my intuition.

After leaving the woods in my late 30’s I returned to school and completed my grade 12 in Sechelt before moving to Prince George to attend the University of Northern BC. I completed an honours degree as well as a master’s of science in psychology and all but my doctoral thesis for my Ph.D. Studying psychology as a science, I was devoted to pursuing assessment and treatment of mental illness from an empirical perspective, training to become a “scientist/practitioner”. I was fortunate to have been mentored by strong and inspirational therapists who encouraged me to devote myself to pursue “best practices” with clients in order to promote mental and emotional wellness. I am grateful for the fact that among these best practices, I was encouraged to use my intuition and listen on a deeper level to the stories my clients tell me.

I have been a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors for over a decade and have worked with hundreds of clients in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, past abuse, relationship problems, various lifespan issues including identity and transition, men’s issues and promoting healthy masculinity, and strategies for gaining self-awareness. My motto is, “That which we are conscious of, we can work on. That which we are not conscious of, works on us”.