Counsellor Brett Peterson, M.A., has been a psychotherapist /mental health Worker for the past 20 years, 10 of which were devoted to helping people with addictions. He received his clinical training at UBC, where his concentration was in family therapy and where he conducted research in healing from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He combines elements of Eastern and Western psychology to help people heal from trauma, depression, anxiety and grief. A meditation teacher for the past decade, Brett also offers meditative tools for working with difficult emotions. Brett was one of six therapists chosen to work with people from the Doukhobor community members who were taken from their parents as children and forced into residential schools in the 1950s.