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About

Pegasus Recovery Solutions was founded in 2007 to provide comprehensive services to people dealing with substance abuse.

We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery, so we offer a range of options to fulfill individual needs and circumstances.

The team at Pegasus has extensive experience in treating substance use disorder and the skills to provide the right level of support and direction throughout every step of the recovery process.

Sue Donaldson / RSW, CCAC, ICADC, CEC

Director, Counsellor, Interventionist

Sue has worked as a counsellor, life coach, interventionist and consultant in addictions and mental health since 1995. She has helped thousands of people to transform lives of suffering in addiction to thriving in recovery. She is well regarded for her expertise, commitment, integrity and professionalism in the addictions treatment field in Canada and the US.  She has excellent, long-standing relationships with many other service providers and all of the component parts of addictions treatment in both the public and private sectors so she is able to consistently ensure that people get the right help at the right time. Sue’s professional associations include the British Columbia College of Social Workers, Canadian Association of Social Workers and Pennsylvania Certification Board.

Lisa Aubrey / BSW, RSW, CCAC, CDSC

Monitoring Program Director

Lisa received her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Northern British Columbia (2000) and a postgraduate certificate in Substance Abuse Counselling from the University of the Fraser Valley (2006). An experienced counsellor, case manager and facilitator, Lisa spent 20 years in rural and northern social work, primarily in mental health, addictions, domestic and sexual violence, and criminal justice.

As the director of Pegasus Medical Monitoring , Lisa is DATAC and DOT certified in biological monitoring.  She is passionate about her role in assisting people in maintaining their abstinence and integrating recovery. In a lifetime filled with adventures, Lisa believes that living and working in recovery has been the greatest one yet.

Lucy Price / BSW, RSW, CCAC

Intensive Outpatient Program Director

Lucy holds a degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria and is a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CCAC), with over a decade of counselling experience. Lucy was also honoured as the 2016 You Unlimited Woman of Mentorship and Leadership for her work in the Victoria recovery community. Lucy has a wealth of experience working in residential treatment, second stage housing, and outpatient treatment. This experience enhances her connection with clients, regardless of where they are on their recovery journey.

Lucy is passionate about walking alongside her clients in a way that promotes dignity and respect; and embraces an approach where client’s strengths and experiences are validated. Lucy is experienced in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and is committed to addressing the unique needs of individuals while assisting them to develop new coping strategies and relapse prevention skills.

Lucy works from a trauma informed, client-centred, anti-oppressive practice framework and is dedicated to providing compassionate, empathetic care to her clients.

Doug Hilton / MSCRCC

Counsellor

Doug Hilton is a Registered Clinical Counsellor; he has been working in the field since 1992. Over time he has specialized in working with children, teens, adults and seniors in small communities and bigger centres. Doug has worked exclusively trauma, addictions including problem gambling, behavioural issues and psychiatric conditions.

Doug utilizes his training in EMDR, EFT, Hypnosis in his work with clients.  He is also a certified Chi Kung instructor (since 1994) and practitioner. Chi Kung is Chinese medicine through the use of meditation, massage and movement. He studies with Grandmaster Mantak Chia in his training centre in Thailand. He combines his various counselling methodologies and Chi Kung to provide a holistic service that works on mind, body and spirit.

Doug and Master Chia have co-authored a book entitled EMDR and the Universal Healing Tao. The book teaches people about the connections between depression, anxiety, trauma and addictions and describes a new treatment and self-help technique to address those issues.

Doug is also the Clinical Service Provider for the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program in Victoria. Problem gambling services are provided free of charge.

Lisa Nixon / CPC, CPRC, CNRC, SEP (c)

Recovery Coach & Sound Healing Practitioner 

As a recovering codependent with over a decade of experience working in the field of addiction recovery, Lisa can deeply relate to the stress and overwhelm that comes along with the family disease of addiction. She is so grateful to be a witness to the change that happens during the process of recovery.

As a recovery coach Lisa specializes in: anxiety, self-regulation, stress and overwhelm, self-care, body image issues, holistic recovery, spirituality, mindfulness, and embodiment. Through a collaborative, strengths-based approach with emphasis on accountability and self-management, Lisa supports her clients to develop their own plan for recovery resilience. Lisa believes in creating a partnership of equals with her clients to co-create a manifestation of a satisfying life in recovery. Through the development of client-driven goals, Lisa helps clients move beyond abstinence towards a rewarding and balanced life in recovery.

Lisa recently completed a Diploma in Addiction Medicine through the BC Centre on Substance Use and her first year of Somatic Experiencing at Bastyr University. She is also a certified Sound Healing Practitioner. In her free time Lisa loves to sing, explore Vancouver Island on her motorbike, and spend even more time with her dog Josie.

Nicola Donaldson /  CDSC

Monitoring Program Administrator

Nicola joined the Pegasus team in 2011 and has over 15 years experience in office administration and management. She possesses a wealth of personal knowledge regarding long-term abstinent recovery from substance use disorder, and is also the resident IT expert, bookkeeping and accounting wizard and general administrator extraordinaire. Nicola was born and raised on Vancouver Island and is eternally grateful to be able to raise her three young children here as well.

Jessica Van Alten / RAC

Registered Acupuncturist

Jessica realized a strong desire to be in service to others early in life. This led her to study the human mind and body, earning credentials as a Social Service Worker (SSW, 2001), Holistic Nutritionist and Shiatsu/Tuina Practitioner (CHHP, 2006). Her experience in these professions inspired further education to learn more about treating complicated health conditions. She moved to Victoria to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the 4-year intensive program at Canadian College of Oriental Medicine, and then graduated in 2013 at Pacific Rim College as a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac).

Jessica’s passion and respect for Chinese Medicine continues to grow. She recently joined the team at Pegasus Recovery Solutions to offer Auricular (ear) Acupuncture protocol on Thursday mornings as part of the outpatient recovery program. At her general practice in downtown Victoria she offers Acupuncture, Cupping, Tuina and TCM nutrition, with a special focus in treatment for stress and pain reduction, mental and emotional imbalances, digestive disorders, and women’s health. Jessica’s approach to treatment is focused and gentle. She believes in considering the uniqueness of each individual and helping clients feel empowered toward a healthy and balanced life.

Geometry Integrated Health
827 Broughton Street, Victoria BC
250-590-3757
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jessica@geometryvictoria.ca

Mia & Katy / Office Companions