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I have a Master’s degree in education and worked in the educational system for 22 years.  While in education, I observed a consistent increase in mental health issues affecting youth in particular, which prompted me to pursue a profession where I could be more helpful. I trained with North America’s leading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy expert, Dr. David Burns as well as the the renown Julie and John Gottman for couples therapy. I am a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) with the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association (CPC).

Wendy Blancher BEd, MEd, RPC
Registered Professional Counsellor


I strongly believe that the collaborative relationship between counsellor and client is the most important aspect of your success, so I work hard to create an environment of warmth, trust, safety, and respect. This environment facilitates the healthy, collaborative process required to foster personal growth and change. I am committed to quality, evidence-based therapeutic practices to improve emotional and relational well-being. My goal is to equip clients with personal awareness,  emotional resilience, resourcefulness, and the capacity to cope with stress. I work with clients to build on the strengths and virtues that make life more fulfilling.

I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to address issues such as:
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • addiction and substance abuse
  • suicidal impulses
  • stress
  • trauma
  • low self-esteem
  • grief
  • job and career concerns
  • parental alienation
  • mental and emotional health issues
  • relationship problems.

I welcome tweens, teens, adults and mature clients.

The client-counsellor relationship is deeply personal, and I consider it a privilege to assist you to your path of renewal.  Contact me today at [email protected] for more information or book an appointment below.

Kelowna Office
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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Gottman Level 1 Couple’s Therapy
  • Certification Life Coaching
  • Mediation Training
  • Critical Stress Management
  • Parental Alienation
  • New Ways For Families – High Conflict Institute
  • Cognitive Behavioural, Solution-focused, Reality Play, and Motivational Therapy
Work Experience

My work experience spans over 40 years with a diverse population – individuals and/or families in transition or crisis. In the last decade, I opened a successful counselling practice in Saskatoon, and in the fall of 2019, I co-founded Incentive Counselling in the Okanagan.  I have specialized training in cognitive behavioural therapy, reality therapy, motivational therapy, solution-focused therapy, couple’s counselling, play therapy, interest-based mediation, critical stress management, parental alienation, high conflict divorce, and various other therapeutic modalities.

Connie Lupichuk BSW, MSW, CLC, RSW
Registered Social Worker and Senior Consultant


I am blessed to do the work I love and see each person as unique and valuable. I create a safe place where trust can flourish, and you can share your worries, fears, hopes, dreams and longing without shame or judgement. I promise to treat you with compassion and respect, to be honest, committed, and caring. 

I am a Registered Social Worker who assists couples and adults with:
  • Depression and Mood problems       
  • Anxiety Disorder     
  • Stress (Personal & Workplace)     
  • Bipolar Disorder     
  • Grief & Loss     
  • Post Trauma     
  • Relationships  Infidelity (Affair Recovery)     
  • Separation & Divorce     
  • High Conflict (Conflict Resolution)     
  • Parental Alienation     
  • Emotional Regulation (Anger)   
  • Assertiveness (Self-Esteem)     
  • Career     
  • Family Conflict     
  • Boundaries (Codependency)     
  • Crisis Intervention
Benefits of Counselling with me:
  • Building skills & resilience to deal with life challenges
  • Feeling hope and optimism
  • Becoming more self-confident and empowered
  • Overcoming painful experiences and emotions
  • Forgiveness of self and others
  • Competency in managing mental health challenges
  • Trust in decisions made for children during separation and divorce
  • Learning to let things go that are not in your control
Connie’s Therapeutic Toolbox
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy     
  • Mindfulness     
  • Reality Therapy       
  • Motivational Therapy     
  • Psychotherapy     
  • Guided Imagery     
  • Life Coaching techniques     
  • Mediation techniques     
  • Humour

Contact Connie today at [email protected] for more information or to request a quote for services, or click the link below to book an appointment.

Penticton Office
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