MA, ICADC, CCAC, CCCS, CSAT
Associate Member of both the Canadian and International Society of Addiction Medicine Aligned with the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) recognizing International Certification and Credentialing.
Dave Burns earned a Master’s Degree in Health Leadership; His major project was based on a comparison of abstinence-based and harm reduction addiction treatment models. Dave has worked in the addictions field as an Addiction Counsellor, Interventionist, Group Facilitator, and Clinical Lead. Dave continues to provide addiction care for the federal, provincial and local governments.
If you are struggling with Addiction or Codependency issues, you’ve selected the right counsellor; this is the scope of my practice, that’s what I do. With a one size does not fit all approach, we will find ways that work for you. Getting your life back is the number one priority and I will work with you until that happens.
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MSW, RSW, CCAC
Clayton brings an extensive and rich history of experiences working in and around the addictions recovery field. Clayton is a solid proponent of recovery and carries a pervasive belief that anyone is capable of change no matter what obstacles they may be facing. With this belief in mind, Clayton employs an array of therapeutic skills in his work as a Counsellor and Registered Social Worker specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transtheoretical Model of Change, Biopsychosocial instruments of change, Indigenous Theory, and anti-oppressive practices through client-centered and strengths-based approaches.
With an intimate and personal knowledge of addiction, Clayton has completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Dalhousie University, a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Thompson Rivers University, an Addictions Careworker Diploma from McMaster University, is a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CACC) with the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF), and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW). His proudest accomplishments, however, are his three young daughters.
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Dr. Daniel Vincent
B.Sc.Med., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., A.B.D.A., AAMRO
Medical Review Officer
I am a duly qualified physician licensed in the Province of British Columbia and have a fellowship in Anesthesiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with a special interest in Interventional Pain Management and Addiction Medicine. I hold the following positions as: 1) Consultant in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), (2) Independent Medical Evaluator, Edgewood Health Network and Burns Clinical Life Options, 3) Certified Medical Review Officer, 4) Senior Analyst and Diplomat of the American Board of Disability Analysts.
Jackie LaPointe’s friendly smile and warm presence creates a welcoming environment for clients and family members. Her passion for recovery and living life to the fullest allows her to be inspired by clients as they rebuild their own lives. She has been working in the field of addiction treatment since 1997.
It is my passion to be a warm welcoming presence for clients and families when they arrive at the clinic. My sense of compassion for the difficulties families face when a loved one is struggling with mental health or addiction issues stems from my own personal experience. The team of counselors I work with at Burns Clinical Life Options are incredible human beings who put skill and heart into their work and I am inspired everyday by seeing how our clients thrive in their care.