MEET OUR TEAM
Armour Addiction is home to the most innovative, dynamic, and collaborative addiction treatment team on Vancouver Island.
Not only are we talented and dedicated to recovery, we also happen to have huge hearts and care deeply about our clients.
We, as a team, will support you through your recovery and walk every step alongside you.
You never have to face your recovery alone.
Jacqueline Armour - Clinical Director & Counsellor
PhD (c), Sexologist, MA, ICADC, CCAC, CSAT, CSAT-S, CPTT, CPTT-S CARC, MSLC
My counselling style incorporates several therapeutic approaches including the IITAP, Pat Carnes Sex Addiction Task model (CSAT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy Utilizing my own personal experience and journey of recovery from addiction, my philosophy prioritizes active participation, relationship building, flexible and adaptable methods, inquiry, and reflection based learning. I believe in a client-initiative, collaborative approach to healing.
Mike quarress – COUNSELLOR
MA, CSAT-S, CCAC
Mike P. Quarress has been committed to the field of Mental Health and Addictions for over 15 years serving individuals, family’s and couples struggling with a spectrum of Mental Health issues including sex addiction and betrayal trauma.
Mike uses a number of treatment modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. Mike brings his own personal experience, knowledge and passion into the work he executes utilizing credentials as a Clinician at the Masters Level and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor with the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals. Mike is also a Certified Canadian Addiction Counsellor through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation as well as a Accelerated Resolution Therapy Clinician with the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
Geri Laurence – Somatic Therapist
As a deeply knowledgeable, intuitive guest speaker, and group facilitator with over 27 years of combined experience working in addictions and disabilities, Geri has made it her life’s work to contribute to the health and welfare of others when they need it most.
Training with world-renowned industry experts, she has both founded and worked with many different organizations that support some of society’s most vulnerable populations. For the past 5 years Geri has focused solely on supporting individuals recovering from addictions and codependency and integrates her training in somatic therapy to educate and teach participants how to resolve trauma within their nervous systems. Geri specializes in working with military professionals and individuals who suffer from PTSD. Geri completed her Somatic Therapy training with the Somatic Experiencing Institute at the University of British Columbia and is also a senior yoga instructor with 20+ years of experience recognized by the Yoga Association of British Columbia and the Yoga Alliance.
Peter Barry - Recovery coach & Continuing Care Coordinator
Peter’s journey into recovery began in 2016. A graduate of Camosun’s Mental Health and Addictions Program, Peter brings both personal experience and foundational knowledge of the many difficulties around Substance Abuse and Mental Health recovery. His extensive work with individuals in recovery-based supportive living gives him a unique insight into the many day-to-day challenges of early recovery, and the opportunities to learn and grow from those experiences. His ease and ability to connect with individuals has helped him connect with many clients on a deep, personal level and helped them achieve many successes. Having worked in, and deeply involved in the Victoria recovery community, Peter has great connections and knowledge of the services and resources available to clients to help them achieve their individual needs and goals in recovery.
Kyle Robertson - Operations Manager & Recovery Coach
Kyle is our operations manager and a Canadian Certified Recovery Coach through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation. After working for some time in the business world, Kyle realized that his true passion was more aligned with working in the addiction field and helping others. Having first hand experience with addiction, Kyle knows the obstacles and barriers many face when seeking recovery. As a kind and compassionate person, Kyle meets clients where they are at. Kyle loves the outdoors, sports and working towards new goals and achievements in life.
KRISTA CRAWFORD - RECOVERY COACH
Krista is a Vancouver Island native who has worked in the wellness industry for 20 years. After overcoming her challenges and entering a life of long-term recovery, she felt the desire to give back and help other individuals struggling with addiction. Krista is a Certified Professional Recovery Coach through the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches. When Krista is not at work she enjoys hiking, exploring the island and spending time with her two children.
Richard Osler - Poetry Therapist