Meet Geri and Celina

About Us
 

Ravenswood brings together the contemporary Western model of recovery, trauma therapy, and the spiritual content of First Nations principles as handed down by Elders through the tradition of oral history.

01. Strategic

Ravenswood creates valuable programming including pre-intervention communication, strategizating an approach and method in which the intervention will take place, and post-treatment or aftercare programming.

02. Professional

Ravenswood Consulting is selective about where we recommend our clients attend treatment. We invest a vast amount of time and research in the treatment centres we suggest our clients attend where the environment is safe, nurturing, healthy and conducive to recovery. 

03. Loyal

Ravenswood Consulting can have an ongoing professional relationship with the client and family as per requested. We also maintain contact with the treatment centre your loved one attends over the duration of their stay. We are transparent with the family and our goal is always to help those who suffer. 

Services

What We Do Best

Individual Counselling

Couples Counselling

Family Sessions/Therapy

Addiction & Recovery Education

Family Education

Spiritual Services

The Drug Epidemic

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Drug and alcohol abuse are an ever-increasing issue in society. The rate at which people are suffering is also rapidly increasing as the availability to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for trauma is an open-door 24/7. As long as trauma and substance abuse go unaddressed and unresolved, people will continue to suffer. Statistically, we are losing the battle to substance abuse and the cost of addiction is skyrocketing. Rather than criticize the numbers facing addictions, Ravenswood Consulting works to offer solutions and problem solve. 

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Percentage of Fatally Injured Drivers Positive for Alcohol

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Percentage of Fatally Injured Drivers Positive for Drugs

Consultants

A Team Of Professionals

Geri Bemister

INTERVENTIONIST, DRUG AND ALCOHOL SPECIALIST, TRAUMA EXPERT, CRIMINOLOGIST

Geri is a behavioral scientist and a recognized expert on trauma, adverse childhood experiences, substance abuse and associated issues provincially, nationally, and internationally. Geri has been appointed to the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse Expert Advisory Committee and the B.C. Recovery Council. She has extensive therapeutic work with vulnerable and at-risk clients including infants, children, substance abuse disorder, survivors of childhood trauma, domestic violence survivors, and sexual and mental disorder offenders. Geri is from the Siksika Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy. See Geri on Intervention Canada!

Celina J. Sqwasulwut Williams

SPIRITUAL ADVISER & COMMUNICATIONS

Celina is a former journalist and student of the intercultural and international disciplinary. Celina’s academic credentials include recognition from Vancouver Island University, Langara College, and Royal Roads University. Her spiritual teachings are namely Coast Salish from the Quw’utsun’ tribal territory and Gitxsan Nations. Celina was raised within First Nations culture, and experienced life on an urban-aboriginal reservation, known as Songhees, before leaving to pursue her academic career and travel the world. Celina’s life experience has taught her that everyone needs healing and a significant part of the solution is spiritual.

The Drug Epidemic

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Drug and alcohol abuse are an ever-increasing issue in society. The rate at which people are suffering is also rapidly increasing as the availability to substance abuse as a coping mechanism for trauma is an open-door 24/7. As long as trauma and substance abuse go unaddressed and unresolved, people will continue to suffer. Statistically, we are losing the battle to substance abuse and the cost of addiction is skyrocketing. Rather than criticize the numbers facing addictions, Ravenswood Consulting works to offer solutions and problem solve. 

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Percentage of Fatally Injured Drivers Positive for Alcohol

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Percentage of Fatally Injured Drivers Positive for Drugs

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