Who We Are

Our interventionists Jade, Janice and James, have handled over 500 interventions with a 95% success rate, and have the experience to ensure that you get the results you need.

We are with you every step of the way – we care. You can trust us to get your loved one the help they need. With offices in Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria, we will travel anywhere in North America or internationally to facilitate an intervention.

We provide professional guidance and support throughout every aspect of the intervention, letting our clients know that they are being served by competent and caring professionals.

Recognizing that each intervention is a unique experience for the family or business, we believe what works for one group, may not work for another. Nothing is taken for granted and we ensure that everything is done to make the intervention a success.

Our Approach

Meet the Team

 

James Dunn

James Dunn

    • Certified Board Registered Interventionist BR II
    • Member, Association of Intervention Specialists
    • Member, Network of Independent Interventionists
    • LLB – Bachelor of Law
    • Master of Arts – Conflict Resolution
    • Associate Director, Lawyers Assistance Program of B.C.
    • Past Member, Law Society of B.C.

James’ experience as a lawyer and mediator provide him with the necessary skills to take charge of difficult clients dealing with addiction problems. In addition to his law degree, James has a Masters of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management. He is the Associate Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of British Columbia, and has extensive experience working with professionals such as lawyers, judges, and doctors with addiction or mental health challenges.

Learn more about James on LinkedIn | Read about James’ own Story of Recovery

With outside help and the family united, we can bring the bottom up for a loved one and offer recovery and a new way of life.

Janice Dunn

Janice Dunn

    • Member, College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C.
    • Registered Psychiatric Nurse
    • Advanced Satir Certificate
    • Motivational Interviewing; Preparing People for Change
    • Transtheoretical Model of Change
    • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
    • Member, National Eating Disorder Association

Janice graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1992.  Throughout her career Janice coordinated a Sexual Abuse & Family Violence Program within the First Nations community using Virgina Satir’s family system approach to healing and recovery.

Janice’s work with Mental Health & Addiction Services involved coordinating a program for seniors facing psychiatric challenges as well as Psycho Social Rehabilitative nursing in a residential setting using the Trans theoretical Model of Change & Principles of Motivational Interviewing.

Prior to joining Successful Interventions as an interventionist, Janice created a private practice focusing on Eating Disorders.

“I knew while studying nursing that I had a passion for working within a group situation; witnessing incredible transformations among each individual in the group.  I have always felt honoured and privileged to be part of people’s change process.  I love intervention work because I can draw on all my skills and knowledge in mental health and addictions, my experience with the family system model and from my own experience of recovery for an eating disorder”

Learn more about Janice on LinkedIn

Intervening to help a troubled person and their family is intriguing, challenging and a rewarding service.

Jade SeabrookJade Seabrook

  • Board Registered Interventionist (BRI), AISCB
  • Member, Network of Independent Interventionists
  • Member, Association of Intervention Specialists
  • ARISE  and Systemic Family certified Interventionist
  • BA, MA at Athabasca University – Counselling Psychology
  • Certified Suicide Interventionist, CVICS
  • Motivational Interviewing and Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Crisis and Conflict Resolution Certified
  • Relationship Violence Group facilitator

Jade’s personal background, as well a professional experience makes her well suited to work with individuals, organizations, youth and families dealing with addiction, mental illness, trauma and other destructive behaviours.

Compassionate and caring about the struggle and pain of addiction, she has focused her career on helping people find recovery and resources needed to rebuild their lives. She knows that often without help from the outside, things do not change. She is skilled at assessing situations independently and providing a personalized recovery plan and follow-up, with support at every step.

Jade’s previous experience also includes group facilitation for substance use, women centered issues, mental illness, emotions management and relationship violence.

 
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Jim MyklebustJim Myklebust

    • BA and MA Degrees in Counselling
    • Johnson Method Interventionist Training, Foundations Associates
    • Critical Incident Stress Management Trainer
    • Clinical Supervisor – Out patient/Inpatient Addictions Treatment
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program Manager
    • Faculty Appointments – University and Community College
    • Member Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Jim’s career in the areas of mental health and addictions treatment began over thirty years ago. During this time, he has worked with adolescent, young adult, and adult populations from different backgrounds and cultures, all with a variety of issues and concerns. Jim has worked in out-patient mental health, out-patient addiction programs as well as short and long-term residential treatment programs. He has managed Employee and Family Assistance Programs, Residential Addiction Treatment Programs in both the U.S. and Canada and held Faculty Appointments at the University and Community College levels. Jim completed both a Bachelors and a Master’s of Arts Degree in Counseling and has attended numerous continuing education seminars on different treatment modalities that have proven to be effective in assisting others to find their way on the journey to health, hope and happiness.

Twenty-four years ago, Jim’s own spiritual path and personal recovery took shape and has grown to include participation in 12-step support group meetings and traditional spiritual practices. Jim brings into every session, his gratitude for sobriety and his love of working with individuals who have so much to offer to their families and communities once they embrace the gifts of balance and recovery.

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It is always an honor and a privilege to be invited into a family in crisis. There is no better feeling than to help them find the way through the difficult times that addiction brings a family.