Mental Health Clinician

Available Monday to Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

To make an appointment, please call reception at (250) 376-1296.

The KAFS MHC provides trauma-informed and culturally-appropriate services to individuals who need help with their mental health.  Services may incorporate traditional ways of healing including connecting with family, elders, community, the land and traditional teachings.

What services does the KAFS MHC offer?

The KAFS MHC is available for individual appointments.  In addition, the KAFS MHC hosts a weekly psycho-education group focused on understanding mental health and mental illness. Finally, The KAFS MHC is able to conduct presentations on mental health and mental illness for larger groups of people.

Who can access KAFS MHC services?

Services are available to individuals between the ages of 15 and 65 years of age that are living on and off reserve and rural areas.  Status, non-status, Metis, Inuit, multicultural and two-spirited populations are able to access KAFS MHC services.

Who is the KAFS MHC?

My name is Jonathan Pfeiffer and I am excited to be back at the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS). About 10 years ago, I had the opportunity to be the KAFS director of youth services. While in this role, the youth which I mentored got to do some really amazing things. They were featured on the Kamloops CFJC-TV news, as well as the Kamloops Daily newspaper. Additionally, the youth had the opportunity to travel to Ottawa where they were able to perform their own original music in front of 1000 of their peers as part of a national youth conference.

How is the KAFS MHC qualified to work in mental health?

To meet the requirements for this position, I completed a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) with honors through Thompson Rivers University and a Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology through the University of Calgary.  I am now in the Doctor of Education program in Child Studies and Education through the University of Toronto.

What is the KAFS MHC’s approach to mental health service?

As a clinician, I have a very wholistic approach. My focus when working with clients is on the balanced development of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual domains. I also believe that the client is the expert as they know most about their own lives and what tools best serve them. My role, as a clinician, is not to direct the client but to listen and walk beside the client as they go on their journey.

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