Felicia Burchell

Felicia graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and worked as an occupational therapist in private clinics in Halifax, Edmonton and Victoria before returning home to Nova Scotia to work in private practice. She worked in a selfemployed capacity while raising her three children to give her the flexibility to work in the
community and from home. In 2005, she graduated from Acadia University with a Masters in Education (counselling). She began working as both an occupational therapist and a counselling therapist in a self-employed capacity. She also worked part-time as a counselling therapist in a non-profit, working with people who use abuse in their intimate relationships. In 2021, she expanded her private practice, hiring others to help her in creating her vision to do more for more. She supervises Registered Counselling Therapists (candidates) on their journey to become fully registered. She supervises counselling interns during their practicums. In 2023, she launched Safe Shores Counselling Society to provide free and affordable counselling for those people who have limited or no access to mental health counselling. She is an occupational therapist registered to practise in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. She is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling Association and a Registered Counselling Therapist with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. I was accepted as an expert witness in determining functional capacity in both the Supreme Court of New Brunswick and Newfoundland. She has been accepted as an expert in assessing disability in the Family Court of New Brunswick. Felicia was been involved in her community in different capacities for many years with three, now-grown children, all involved in multiple sports.