Esther Nowelle / BA, CCAC, CSC
Counsellor & Intensive Outpatient Program Facilitator
Esther graduated from the University of Victoria with a BA in Psychology in 2018. She is also a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CCAC) Candidate and CSA. Through a previous role at a Sober Living Home, Esther was inspired by the guidance she and her residents had received from Lucy Price and Sue Donaldson.
Esther is now delighted to be a member of the Pegasus Team under the leadership of these strong and empowering women. Esther supports clients through their entire journey at Pegasus within her roles as Intensive Outpatient Program Facilitator & Recovery Management Coordinator. Esther is grateful for the opportunity to walk alongside her clients – free of any interruption to the therapeutic relationship – from day one of Intensive Outpatient Treatment to completion of Recovery Management and beyond. Through a strengths-based and spiritually-driven approach, cultivated from a centre of courage and renewal, Esther helps recovering individuals to discover their values and nurture their own unique healing potential. The transformation and growth Esther sees in her clients at Pegasus inspires her on a daily basis.
Esther credits her volunteer role as an Advanced Case Worker with Restorative Justice for growing her passion in helping individuals to repair harm while moving through significant and transitional moments in their lives. Through this lifeline organization, Esther gained experience and training in supporting people with trauma, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, codependency, substance abuse disorders, and complex behavioural issues. As a long-time resident of Victoria and lifetime lover of the West Coast, Esther enjoys spending time near the ocean and in nature, noting both as sources of healing on her personal path of long-term recovery. In her spare time, Esther enjoys being the best Auntie to eight nieces and nephews, volunteering, relaxing on the beach, and being of service in her recovery community.