Our staff have extensive experience in dealing with addiction, mental health, life skills, family issues, and abuse issues (among other training). Our Clinical counselling team in our Residential Treatment programs hold Masters Degrees with some also being Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC).
Our teams participate in ongoing educational training opportunities to keep current with the latest developments in the field of addiction and mental health treatment.
Along with professional training and education, the staff at The Crossing Point are real, down-to-earth people who want to help you or your loved one. The Crossing Point prides itself on a highly skilled and compassionate staff that works hard for clients. Our staff also understands addiction and knows when to draw boundaries, challenge clients, and encourage clients to see things differently. We value balancing support and guidance with honesty and responsibility. Our staff want to empower clients, but also want to be honest with them when they are using old behaviors that no longer work for them. Lastly, The Crossing Point’ staff always works as a team and it is this team oriented focus that helps to deliver such a top-notch program.
Jack Swieboda, MA, CACCF, Addictions Counselor III
Jack has been with Valiant Recovery / The Crossing Point since June, 2021. Jack has been counseling for close to 40 years, working in both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment centers and private practice.
Jack is a Canadian Certified Addictions Counselor with CACCF, a professional member with CCPA”, and a Level 3 Addictions Counselor with AHS, holding a Masters in Rehabilitation from Poland. He has continued to upgrade his Education since his arrival in Canada in 1980, holding numerous certificates. and comparative education studies at the University of Toronto.
Previously Jack has held positions as clinician with Interior Health BC, Addictions counselor III with Alberta Health Services, Acting Director and Case manager for TRONDEK HWECH IN first Nations Self Government, and English teacher/ Manager.
Christy Brown: Relapse Prevention Specialist, EMDR trauma therapist
Christy has spent over 17 years of her life doing what she loves; counselling teens, women, men, and couples. In addition she was a full time youth ministry counsellor for 4 years, and trained and volunteered with Hospice.
Christy has a passion for people, helping them with challenges and getting to the core reasons, the WHY behind their addictions, and compulsions. By helping them work through courses such as co-dependency, boundaries, grief and loss, and forgiveness, she is able to see lives strengthened. Helping individuals suffering in there marriages and relationships, is one of her favourite areas, she has extensive experience and training in this area as well.
Christy also enjoys spending time in the kitchen creating good “home style cooking”.
“I enjoy spending time with the clients and getting to know them on a real level and relate to them as a person. I like to laugh, have fun and have a good sense of humour, because although things might be tough and hard work, it is important to laugh and see the light side as well as dig deep and get things dealt with.”
Kari Dittman, RPS
Kari joined Valiant Recovery in 2017, after managing a women’s addiction facility in Alberta for 5 years.
Kari loves her job and loves overseeing the center to assure that all the daily needs are being met. Kari is a relapse prevention specialist and facilitates a large variety of group sessions. When not teaching groups you may find her in the kitchen preparing delicious meals, or organizing the center to make everyones stay pleasant
Irina Gaudet, MA Psych
As a Psychologist in Russia since 2005, Irina worked for both the Technical College and Services and the Mental health center of Psychology. After Coming to Canada in 2018, Irina continued to provide private counseling via video conferencing, back oversees and had her degree converted to a Canadian Masters.
Irina holds a Masters degree in Specialty Psychology Management Degree in Specialty Psychology Management Degree in Entrepreneurship.
Kari , BRI-Interventionist, Genesis Relapse Prevention, Intake Specialist.
Chief Executive Officer
Royce with his wife of 25 years, oversee all aspects of Valiant Recovery Treatment Centers. Prior to Valiant Royce owned and operated his own businesses since 1996. He has taken on many challenges in life, and overcome them with confidence and faith.
Royce in his spare time enjoys time with his wife and 2 daughters, and has a passion for giving of his time and resources in the audio department at their local church, and other churches abroad.
LeeAnn Dockrill: BRI-Interventionist, Genesis Relapse Prevention
Chief Operating Officer
LeeAnn oversees all aspects of Valiant Recovery Treatment Centers with her husband Royce, together they make a strong team.
LeeAnn’s voice is the voice you will often hear when calling the center for admissions. When shes not ansering phones shes providing support to staff, working on schedules, and managing programming.