Eliot Lowey, MA in Applied Behavioral Science, RPC #1102 - Director
Eliot is the founder and director of the Cascadia Counselling Clinic Ltd established in Victoria BC in 1995. Specialties include stress and anger management, marriage and family counselling, mental health issues, assistance with life transitions, grief and loss, and parenting challenges. He has worked with Federal and Provincial Ministries, Municipalities, non-profit societies, and public and private schools in the areas of leadership development, effective teams, managing difficult employer and employee situations, as well as addiction, mental health and stress related issues. Cascadia has also authored six train-the-trainer programs at the federal, provincial and regional levels, and eight additional programs in the area of building individual and organizational health. As an instructor, Eliot has taught at Royal Roads University, City University, Camosun College, the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, and the Leadership Institute of Seattle.
Cheryl Adams, MEd, RCC #2287 - Clinical Director
Cheryl is the Clinical Director of the Counselling Clinic. As the Clinical Director, she is responsible for liaising with our funders and community partners, organizing groups, assigning counselling files to associates, providing supervision and support to clinicians regarding Best Practice and hiring clinicians. Cheryl is also a practicing clinician at the Clinic, seeing individuals, couples, teens, and co-facilitating groups. Her areas of specialty are stress reduction, anger and emotions management, violence prevention, child protection risks, relationship issues, mental health, and spiritual connection. She is passionate about assisting people to access their own places of personal power and areas of strength, in order to make positive changes and address the challenges they face in the most effective manner possible. Cheryl was the project leader on a community violence prevention program project for a Northern BC community, and as an instructor has taught at the Justice Institute Vancouver as well as City University Langford.
Eileen Lowey, MA, RPC #3290
Eileen has been with Cascadia since 2009 working with individuals, youth and families. At Cascadia she has co-facilitated the Relationship Violence Program and has worked in all aspects of addiction including facilitation of the Responsible Driver Program counselling and education groups. She has provided individual and group support for adults with addictions in various settings including Medical Detox, in-patient stabilization and residential recovery services with Island Health. Her mental health experience includes training at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children’s psychiatric unit and working in residential rehabilitation services for schizophrenic youth in Victoria. Her approach is strongly based in mind-body integration in order to assist those facing addictions, anxiety, depression and trauma to find a greater vitality in their lives.
Darlene Mathews, MA, RCC #1032, RSW #12502
Darlene is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Social Worker. She has over 25 years of experience as a counsellor, therapist, advocate, and coach promoting biological, psychological, psychiatric, social, and spiritual health for individuals, children, adolescents, families and couples. Her passion for children and their families has been at the forefront of her practice. She specializes in helping others with emotion regulation, healthy communication and problem solving. She also co-facilitates the Relationship Violence Program. Darlene is astute, intuitive and personable, which aids in assisting others to reach their goals with greater confidence.
Scott Campbell, MA, RTC
Scott Campbell has spent several years working in social services and mental health and is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. He works with MCFD referred clients to resolve family, relationship and parenting challenges, and counsels individuals who seek to improve their quality of life. He also co-facilitates the Relationship Violence Program and the Preventing Violence in the Family Program. As a certified Connect Parenting facilitator, Scott works with groups of parents to build attachment and encourage healthy communication within the parent/child relationship. He has experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings, including addictions groups with Corrections Canada, a recovery centre for at risk teens, and with Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health in Esquimalt. Currently he also works with Inclusion Works, a community-based support program for young adults with disabilities.
Yuko Kawasumi, MA, RCC #13961
Yuko is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working with children, youths, individuals, parents and families. As a counsellor at Cascadia, Yuko mainly works with parents and youths to provide individual support for their various family and relationship challenges. She also works with international high school students to provide on-going counselling support. As a group facilitator, she co-facilitates the Preventing Violence in the Family Program. She also provides administrative support at the agency. Yuko is originally from Japan. She has experience working with children and youth using expressive art, play therapy and assisting families going through various family changes and transitions. Yuko is excited to be part of Cascadia Counselling Clinic, and she is committed to work with each client to facilitate a positive and meaningful change in their lives and for their family members.
Erica Briggs, MSW
Erica has been working with Cascadia since Fall 2017. She is passionate about counselling individuals through life transitions and supporting them through their life path. She has studied several methods of personal growth theory and practice and makes a space for others to explore their own personal histories and narrative, Inviting them to look at and accept themselves in a more helpful way and examine what impedes their personal goals and desires. She works with a holistic, compassionate, and explorative approach. Her background is working in the justice system in various capacities and has compassion and understanding for those navigating that system. Aside from individual counselling, Erica also facilitates groups that focus on healthy communication and violence prevention.
Lucinda Taylor, MSW, RCSW #09258
Lucinda is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and clinical counsellor with twenty-two years of experience in Canada and the United States. She received her MSW from Portland State University and worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon and Washington prior to moving to British Columbia in 2003. Lucinda has worked with individuals, couples, groups, children and families. She has also been a case manager and team leader in mental health, provided on-call emergency mental health services, as well as assessments and consultations with the elderly. As a private practitioner, Lucinda covered a diverse range of issues while working with individuals, families, and groups. Through her experience of the importance of joyful relationships, mindfulness, balance, creativity, and healthy choices, Lucinda has learned to support others compassionately in realizing their own hopes and possibilities. Lucinda lives in Victoria with her partner of the past thirty years and enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening and painting.
Dr. Peter Meuser, R. Psych. CPBC #489 - Consulting Psychologist
Dr. Peter Meuser, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology; University of Ottawa, 1976 & 1978), and is a seasoned practicing Clinical/Forensic Psychologist, continuously Registered in BC since 1979 (CPBC, BCPA, CPA, CRHSP). Peter has been Cascadia’s consulting psychologist for the past 15 years. He provides clinical supervision, as well as a full range of psychological assessments for clients. As a former RCMP Police Officer (A/Cst.), Peter is recognized by Provincial and Supreme Courts as an Expert Witness, widely respected by Courts, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Legal community for comprehensive Psychological/Legal and Forensic Assessments, which he has conducted with hundreds of high-profile, complex legal cases since 1990. His multi-professional Agency, “DR. MEUSER & ASSOCIATES, INC.,” services BC, Haida Gwaii, and the Yukon Territories, offering specialized psychological, forensic, risk, parenting capacity & addiction assessments, corporate consulting, and counselling services. Advanced, organizational, writing, clinical, statistical data-analysis and people skills are his forte.
Kyoko Urano, BA - Office Administrator
Kyoko holds a bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria. She is interested in the areas of Child Development, Mental Health and Addiction issues. She also completed courses of the MS Office Certificate Program at Camosun College. In the past, she worked in the Information Technology field in Victoria BC and Tokyo Japan as a customer and technical support agent. As an administrator, Kyoko conducts phone intakes, organizes group programs, takes care of all office tasks, created and maintains the Cascadia website, and interfaces with clients and all community partners.