Clinical Team || Freedom Counselling Vernon BC

Clinical Training and Real-World Experience

Our clinical team is here to give you the help you need when you most need it. We offer individual, couple, family, or child counselling. Our experienced staff is there to help you experience freedom in every area of your life! the Freedom Counselling clinical team boasts the highest levels of education, with a minimum of a Master of Arts Counselling Psychology. Each are members of recognized organizations and are licenced clinical counsellors. Learn more about what makes clinical counsellors different here.

Our Team

Calista Ward, Freedom Counselling, Vernon, KelownaDr. Calista Ward, M.D., M.A., R.C.C.

A founding member of Freedom Counselling, Dr. Calista Ward has been helping people find freedom for over 20 years. She has a unique combination of warmth and clinical expertise that she brings to every client. In addition, her medical training and background allow her a deeper understanding of the human experience that combines the psychological and the biological. Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr. Calista Ward today!

Special Practice Areas: • eating disorders • abuse recovery • children/teens • parenting • preventative medicine • women’s issues


Vern Ward, M.A., B.A., R.C.C.

 Vern worked in pioneering Integrated Case Management for the Ministry of Children and Families. Therefore, Vern has developed a keen eye for discerning the root causes of complex issues and communicating them in simple and effective ways. He has spent nearly a decade as a university educator. This experience and knowledge is brought with him to the counselling room. In addition, Vern is a published author of The Simple Stress Solution. Call us today to book an appointment with Vern Ward!

Special Practice Areas: • couples in crisis • communication • addictions • anger management • anxiety/obsessions • sexuality


Jadon Ward; Freedom Counselling; Vernon, clinical counsellorsJadon Ward, M.A., B.A., C.C.C.

Jadon holds degrees in both Youth Work and Counselling Psychology. Therefore, he brings both passion and insight into the emerging issues facing today’s adolescents. His work as a counsellor at Trinity Western University has given him a unique understanding about the student experience.

Areas of expertise: Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating, Internet Addiction, Self-Esteem