“...we are parts of the work of art....we are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.” - Virginia Woolf
Don Collett MDiv, RCC, RMFT is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapist. He is also a Registered Clinical Counselor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors. Don provides therapeutic services in a wide range of mental health settings, including BCI Consultants, Bianca Rucker and Associates and his own private practice. For the last eight years he has specialized in service to front line health care workers and their families, including Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Physicians. His most recent interests focus on intergenerational trauma, and couple therapy amidst the renegotiaion period before retirement. Through his years of practice he has in his practice therapists and clergy who come to him for their own therapy.
He believes in giving back. Besides his past work with those on the margins when he worked in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, he is past president of the British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (BCAMFT). Recently he was awarded the inaugural Bianca Rucker Award for Distinguished Service for his work during his five year tenure as President of BCAMFT.
Don is also a writer and is interested in how spiritual issues intersect with daily life. His first book, Universal Spirit: The Seasons of the Christian Year in the Company of Northrop Frye, was published in March of 2019 by Wood Lake. He practices out of offices in Vancouver, Victoria, North Vancouver and Online. Don lives in Victoria.