Kelowna Toyota Mental Health Program

We Are Community Driven


To provide emergency and comprehensive Mental Wellness support to Mamas and their families in our community who are experiencing an emergent need for prompt and subsidized access to mental health professionals. Our in house social worker addresses emergent needs and will direct you the appropriate resources or to our trauma counsellor on staff who holds an M.A. and 3 years post masters training in Self-Regulation Therapy (

Program Outline

The Mamas for Mamas mental wellness program takes aim at providing increased access to activities, and programs contributing to the mental wellness of our mamas at no cost to participants and subsidized outreach activities that promote well being. This includes, but is not limited to access to registered clinical counsellors, referrals to individual and group counselling with follow through support, mindfulness groups, access to physical activities, parenting support for transitions such as separations, divorce, etc. Making holistic healing available to all mamas regardless of socio-economic background.

Please see Grief and loss program outline or details on pregnancy and infant loss mental health services.


Participants in this program will be self or community-based referrals and intakes with an expressed financial need to promote quality of life in this area.

Meet the Team

Shannon Christensen, MA, RCC

Shannon provides oversight, development and manages funding for the Mamas Mental Health Program. Specialized trauma counsellor with post masters training in self regulation therapy through CFTRE, a form of somatic therapy. Shannon’s focus has been on treating women and children dealing with trauma and chronic mental illness. Currently acting in a supervisory role only, not taking new clients.


Melissa Twomey, MA. RCC

Melissa is our trauma counsellor and supervisor of the Mamas mental health program. She provides individual trauma counselling to our Mamas and support to the rest of the Mental Health Team.

Kim Valade

Community Service Intake Coordinator.

Ellen Reimer

Community Counsellor.

Connect with out team

Just because we can’t come together in person for a fundraising event, doesn’t mean we can’t come together as a community who looks after each other.