Dr. Carey Penner is a Registered Psychologist providing counselling and psychological services to Chilliwack, BC and the surrounding areas. With nearly two decades of experience as psychology professor and a combined thirteen years of experience working as a Counsellor and a Psychologist, Carey is well equipped to help people navigate their path and adjust to life’s demands. He brings a solid base of knowledge and a well developed skill set to his professional relationships along with a gentle, caring, and understanding approach to the people he works with. He currently provides counselling and psychological services to people living throughout the Fraser Valley.
Carey is local to British Columbia. He was raised in the greater Vancouver area and then later in Northern BC. He has lived in Chilliwack for the last 15 years where he enjoys the beauty of the region as well as the recreational activities (i.e., mountain biking) that it offers.
Carey has thirteen years of combined clinical experience working first as a Counsellor and more recently as a Registered Psychologist. His clinical experiences encompass a variety of settings including individual private practice, group based practice, and post-secondary institutions. He has worked effectively, helping individuals address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, career difficulties, life transition, stress management low self-esteem, and compulsive behaviour.
Education is a core value for Carey. He has completed twelve years of post-secondary education in the field of psychology and holds three degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Trinity Western University, a Masters of Science degree in Psychology from Western Washington University, and a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. His commitment to education is evidenced by his active engagement in ongoing professional development.
Carey is an effective educator, having developed and directed an undergraduate counselling program for nearly 20 years. His teaching experience involves three different post-secondary institutions and numerous courses including Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Counselling, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Adult Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, Counselling Issues, and Theories of Counselling. He has also presented his research at various psychology conventions and conferences.