Mac McMillan is a clinical counsellor located in Kelowna, BC offering individual, couples and family counselling in-person or by phone or secure video. Mac has over 30 years experience helping people overcome addictive thinking and behaviour, strengthen relationships, and work through issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. Mac likes to give people practical steps and exercises they can do to heal, learn and grow emotionally, mentally and relationally.
Mac has developed six ways to increase self-respect, which he feels is the bases of healthy thinking and relating. He has also uncovered four steps to healing the past, which allows clients to move forward with more peace and joy in their lives and relationships. In order to accomplish all this, Mac utilizes the strengths and insights of each client, while employing approaches of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), Solution Focused Therapy and Pastoral Counselling when applicable. Many clients have remarked that Mac’s empathy, insights and practical guidance has been instrumental in changing their lives.
During the last 30 years, Mac has counselled people in the Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Asia and Nunavut. He has worked in non-profit societies, private practice and government. Mac has a special place in his heart for the aboriginal peoples of Canada and has assisted many in their journey to heal from significant trauma and abuse. While overseas, Mac facilitated small group seminars such as, “Understanding people and problems” and “The enemies and allies of the soul”. He also taught English, math, Phys. Ed, and public speaking in Thailand and China.
A full list of Mac’s areas of expertise is below.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Spiritual Guidance
- Self Esteem
- Anger Management
- Body image
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Wellness Balance
- Narrative Therapy
- Solutions Focused Therapy (SFT)