National President - Jeremiah LaFollette

Jeremiah is a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and the Alberta/Northwest Territories Director with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA).

 Jeremiah currently owns and operates a private counselling practice in Calgary, Alberta named New Life Counselling and has over 25 years working in the Not-for-Profit sector including working with clients with traumatic brain injury, challenges of homelessness and families involved with Children’s Services.

Counselling modalities and styles include an integrated/eclectic approach supporting individuals and couples dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety and depression. Other areas of support include relationship challenges, anger, various addictions, crisis, grief and loss. Various counselling tools and techniques are incorporated such as Trauma Informed Care, Triple P Parenting, Motivational Interviewing, Signs of Safety, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Hobbies and interests include a passion for teaching, public speaking, summer BBQ’s, playing the guitar, hanging out with friends, and developing meaningful relationships with his 5 children and amazing wife and best friend of over 20 years.

 

Past-President - Lisa Brown-Rooke

 

National Vice-President - Rory Boutilier

 

 

 National Treasurer - Femi George

 

 

 National Director for Alberta and NWT - Anna Swanepoel

 

 

 National Director for BC and Yukon - Susanne Currie

 

 Susanne Currie is a Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor and Provisional Supervisor who operates her own practice and provides assistance to students at the Kelowna College of Professional Counselling. Drawing on her managerial and counselling abilities, as well as her extensive knowledge of diverse industries, she has also achieved success as a published author, spokesperson, training consultant, and social media representative.

 

 

 

 

 

National Director for Saskatchewan - Kristin Smith

 

 

National Director for Manitoba and Nunavut - Mia Guenther

 

National Director for Ontario - Brandi Cowl 

 

 

National Director for Atlantic

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Head Office Staff 

 Executive Director - Eva Kelades, RPC, MPCC 

Eva Kelades

Eva has been providing mental health services since 1991. Expanding her education and skills, Eva became a Registered Professional Counsellor with the CPCA in 2006 and has been a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling since 2011.

Eva has consistently engaged in community work and has passionately served in a variety of local and national non-profit organizations. She has supported a number of organizations such as the Elizabeth Fry Society and as Director and Mentor of community children and youth programs as well as Media Director to a street program working in the inner city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2010, Eva began her service to the CPCA as the National Director for Atlantic Canada becoming Vice-President in 2013 and then National President in 2015. In each of these positions, she worked along the path of exceptional strategic planning with the National Board of Directors ensuring the highest standards of “Excellence in Competence." 

Eva then began her tenure as Executive Director in the spring of 2017 and as interim Registrar (until November 2020) at the request of the National Board of Directors. She is enjoying making her imprint on the teamwork of Head Office with the creation and revision of many important components of policy, standards, and procedures of the organization. She enjoys success when the benefits and values of membership expand, and when clinical counsellors & psychotherapists, registered with the CPCA are recognized and approved for membership in regulatory colleges and as mental health service providers for third party insurers.

Eva’s belief is that collaboration creates the best work, and she has proven this to be true through her efforts with members, staff, board members, committee members, education providers and other counselling organizations.

Eva’s goal in serving the CPCA has always been to support the competency-based model for certification of professional clinical counsellors and to serve and expand its membership nationwide.

 

National Registrar - Russ Webb, MA, CT, RPC, MPCC

Russ WebbRuss Webb has been a member of the CPCA since 2015 while teaching in the Addictions Counselling Program at Medicine Hat College and having a private practice in Medicine Hat Alberta.  He served on the CPCA Board of Director for the Alberta and NWT region for 5 years and has also served on the board of the Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta (ACTA) since its inception in 2018.  It is this entity that will become the new regulatory college for Counselling Therapy in Alberta.  At the end of 2020, Russ took on the position of Registrar for the CPCA to help support the development of the organization and to serve its membership. 

Russ loves working with clients but also enjoys the challenges of continuing to build the CPCA.  Although he works for the CPCA, he still resides in Medicine Hat where his practice is located.  Russ deeply believes in the competency model registration of professional clinical counsellors and has come to enjoy supporting professionals in their journey with the CPCA.

 

 

 

Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.