Appointments: Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 3pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9am to 5pm
Dr. McEachern is a Registered Psychologist and the Principal of Kelowna Psychologists Group. She works with individuals, couples, children and their parents. As the Principal of KPG she also helps to find the "best fit" for referrals to her fellow professionals, to ensure that no one has to wait for timely service at KPG.
Dr. McEachern was born and raised in Kelowna. She joined the founding partners of Kelowna Professional Group in 1994 and became the first full time female psychologist in private practice in Kelowna. She continues to offer a comprehensive range of services to children and adults, including marriage counseling and business consulting.
Therapy is a personalized, with a client centered approach drawing from a diverse training background including cognitive (dialectical) and behavioural techniques, a review of personality factors, life context, and co-authored goals. Dr. McEachern enjoys challenging cases where other therapy has had limited success.
Dr. McEachern has consulted to businesses with regards to marketing strategies, program development, and group interventions to improve system dynamics. Confidential consultation is available.
Areas of experience are diverse but two specialty groups worthy of mention are RCMP and Veterans, to whom Dr. McEachern provides first responder assessment and treatment services.
Dr. McEachern enjoys public speaking on a number of topics and has been invited to a variety of venues as far east as Montreal and to the northern reaches of Whitehorse. She welcomes speaker invitations, and all demographics will enjoy her memorable style that is at once both informative and speckled with humour. Her goal is for people to leave with understanding, practical ideas, and renewed hope. Subjects for small work groups or larger educational forums (of both professionals and public groups) have included motivation, healthy personality goals, psychological factors affecting health issues, organizational team building, depression, anxiety (stress management lifestyles), parenting strategies, and healthy marriages and families. She continues to say ‘yes’ to new venues, and enjoys many return engagements. Schedule an appointment to discuss your next presentation. Dr. McEachern also responds on short notice to media requests for mental health subjects.
Dr. McEachern is currently working on a book series that sets out to demystify mental health issues and provide practical solutions, in short order. She is a team player and consults with medical doctors, rehabilitation professionals, and lawyers for a variety of illnesses and injuries. Dr. McEachern is an expert witness at all levels of Court in British Columbia and has never been disqualified as such. She is a member of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, the British Columbia Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Canadian Registry of Health Service Providers.