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Online Counseling with Erle Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC

Erle Jaeger is a Registered Clinical Counselor in private practice in the City of Kamloops and area. In addition to seeing clients “face to face” in their own homes, Erle also provides online therapy directly from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Erle provides individual, group, marriage and family therapy. Individual Therapy Sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”, is a process through which clients work one- on-one with a trained therapist - in a safe, caring, and confidential environment - to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to increase each individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning. Certain psychotherapies are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders. There are over a thousand different named psychotherapies, some being minor variations while others are based on very different conceptions of psychology, ethics (how to live) or techniques. Most involve one-to-one sessions between client and therapist but some are conducted with groups, including families. Therapists may be mental health professionals or come from a variety of other backgrounds, and depending on the jurisdiction may be legally regulated, voluntarily regulated or unregulated. Young people seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy. Marriage Counseling , also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways. Marriage counseling is often provided by licensed therapists known as marriage and family therapists. These therapists have graduate or postgraduate degrees and many choose to become credentialed by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Marriage counseling is often short term. Marriage counseling typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation. Family Therapy, can help you improve troubled relationships with your spouse, children, or other family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Your family may pursue family therapy along with other types of mental health treatment, especially if one of you has a mental illness or addiction that also requires individual therapy or rehabilitation treatment. For example: Family therapy can help family members cope if a relative has schizophrenia - but the person who has schizophrenia should continue with his or her individualized treatment plan, which may include medications, one-on-one counseling or other treatment. In the case of addiction, the family can attend family therapy while the person who has an addiction participates in residential treatment. Sometimes the family may participate in family therapy even if the addicted person hasn’t sought out his or her own treatment. Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and bring you closer together. (Definition by Mayo Clinic Staff) You can ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a therapist. Family members or friends may give recommendations based on their experiences. Your health insurance company, employee assistance program, clergy, or state or local mental health agencies also may offer recommendations.

About Erle Jaeger

Erle Jaeger is competent Mental Health Professional with 30 years’ experience in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. His professional experience includes work in the fields of mental health, social services and criminal justice. His education and clinical experience, has led to him to being experienced in individual, marriage and family therapy. He has worked with issues related to domestic violence, crisis intervention, in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders, recovery from trauma, child and adolescent issues, work in addictions and work in aboriginal communities. Erle is a graduate of the University of Alberta, Edmonton Baptist Seminary and Loma Linda University. He holds graduate degrees in Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Erle is also a Registered Clinical Counselor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors and is also a FNHA approved service provider. Aboriginal people wanting counseling are covered by government funding set aside for that purpose. Click on the logo below for more information on FNHA’s mental health benefits.
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Who Should Not Use Online Therapy! Online therapy is not for everyone. Several kinds of issues are generally not suitable for this approach to helping people: If you are experiencing a crisis, online therapy is not for you - seek help from your local ER or crisis center. If you are struggling with violent impulses (family violence, battering or homicidal thoughts), online therapy is not for you. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behavior, or If you have a serious psychiatric disorder and are under the care of a psychiatrist, online therapy is not appropriate for you. What to do if you are in crisis! Most communities have publicly accessible mental health services. This is your first resource when looking for help, especially if you cannot afford seeing a private practitioner. If you are in crisis your local Hospital Emergency Center is where you should seek help especially if you are experiencing psychotic or suicidal thoughts.
There is no question that we live in extraordinary times. With the latest requirements related to social distancing, it is an understatement to say that people’s anxiety, worry, fear and stress are at an all-time high. The delivery of mental health services has been greatly affected by new government regulations regarding “face to face interactions” within clinics, hospitals and private practices. This is creating difficulties for people needing access to mental health services during this time of crisis. To help meet this demand for easier access to mental health services, Erle has transitioned his practice to provide video, phone and e-mail consultation directly over the Internet. All technology used for our remote sessions adheres to the privacy laws and standards as set out by the BCACC and will be PIPA/PIPED compliant, offering end to end encryption and Canadian-based servers. Online sessions will take place through video using Zoom or phone/e- mail counseling. Contact instructions, privacy and confidentiality will be discussed and agreed upon during the initial consultation. Payment must be received prior to the session via e-transfer.
Emergency Phone Numbers If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call one of the numbers below: 9-1-1 - in an emergency. 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) 310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668- 6868 to speak to a professional counselor, 24 hours a day. Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service at: 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in BC) or 604-660-9382
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Online Counseling with Erle

Jaeger, BA, M.Div., M.Sc., MFT, RCC

Erle Jaeger is a Registered Clinical Counselor in private practice in the City of Kamloops and area. In addition to seeing clients “face to face” in their own homes, Erle also provides online therapy directly from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Erle provides individual, group, marriage and family therapy. Individual Therapy Sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”, is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist - in a safe, caring, and confidential environment - to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to increase each individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning. Certain psychotherapies are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders. There are over a thousand different named psychotherapies, some being minor variations while others are based on very different conceptions of psychology, ethics (how to live) or techniques. Most involve one-to-one sessions between client and therapist but some are conducted with groups, including families. Therapists may be mental health professionals or come from a variety of other backgrounds, and depending on the jurisdiction may be legally regulated, voluntarily regulated or unregulated. Young people seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy. Marriage Counseling , also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways. Marriage counseling is often provided by licensed therapists known as marriage and family therapists. These therapists have graduate or postgraduate degrees and many choose to become credentialed by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Marriage counseling is often short term. Marriage counseling typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation. Family Therapy, can help you improve troubled relationships with your spouse, children, or other family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Your family may pursue family therapy along with other types of mental health treatment, especially if one of you has a mental illness or addiction that also requires individual therapy or rehabilitation treatment. For example: Family therapy can help family members cope if a relative has schizophrenia - but the person who has schizophrenia should continue with his or her individualized treatment plan, which may include medications, one-on-one counseling or other treatment. In the case of addiction, the family can attend family therapy while the person who has an addiction participates in residential treatment. Sometimes the family may participate in family therapy even if the addicted person hasn’t sought out his or her own treatment. Family therapy can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and bring you closer together. (Definition by Mayo Clinic Staff) You can ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a therapist. Family members or friends may give recommendations based on their experiences. Your health insurance company, employee assistance program, clergy, or state or local mental health agencies also may offer recommendations.

About Erle Jaeger

Erle Jaeger is competent Mental Health Professional with 30 years’ experience in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. His professional experience includes work in the fields of mental health, social services and criminal justice. His education and clinical experience, has led to him to being experienced in individual, marriage and family therapy. He has worked with issues related to domestic violence, crisis intervention, in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders, recovery from trauma, child and adolescent issues, work in addictions and work in aboriginal communities. Erle is a graduate of the University of Alberta, Edmonton Baptist Seminary and Loma Linda University. He holds graduate degrees in Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Erle is also a Registered Clinical Counselor with the BC Association of Clinical Counselors and is also a FNHA approved service provider. Aboriginal people wanting counseling are covered by government funding set aside for that purpose. Click on the logo below for more information on FNHA’s mental health benefits.
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