Stress Center Books – About Us

Changing your world – One book at a time!

Stress Center Books is a division of The Stress Center.  It was founded in Kelowna BC by Dr. Calista and Vern Ward. The husband and wife therapist duo have extensive experience between them. Their combined resume includes a decade as university educators, another decade as program coordinators for the Ministry of Child and Family Development. In addition, both are highly educated and Calista has her Medical Doctorate.

Vern and Calista have brought these varied experiences together to create The Stress Center. The result is a unique mental health experience. Clients can meet with consultants for traditional sessions in person or online. As well,  and attend weekly group sessions. However, the therapists also work with corporate and government entities as stress consultants. They work with businesses to help create a more calm and productive workspace. The center has also harnessed the power of technology to create online systems for teaching and virtual support. The world we live in today is hectic. This is one more way for people to get the help they need in the most convenient way possible.

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About Okanagan Publishing House

Stress Center Books is a partnership with Okanagan Publishing House. It seeks to provide current psychological and medical information to the general public accessibly and relateably. The goal of this collaboration is to publish books about mental health that make sense and changes the lives of their readers.

Founded in 2014 in Vernon BC, Okanagan Publishing House has sought to “publish works of art.” They are extremely proud of the books that they produce. Because of this, their volumes look as beautiful on the outside as they are stunning on the inside. Traditionally, the publishers are more involved in children’s books. Therefore, the partnership with Stress Center Books marks a bold move for the publishing house. If you are a writer looking into publishing options, or a retailer looking to distribute our books, please contact us at