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Hi! My name is Amanda, in my work as a therapist I genuinely care about each client I get the privilege to work with, and I have empathy and compassion for the challenges they face. I want the clients I work with to know that they are not alone and that I’m there to support them. In session, clients often find me: down-to-earth, easy to talk to, gently encouraging of them to be curious and develop their own insights, and sensitive and attuned to their unique identity and diversity of needs.
Throughout my life, I've encountered my share of personal challenges. During these times, I found support and guidance through therapy, which made a significant positive impact on my well-being. Being humbled by my own experiences made me realize the power of therapy and the importance of having a safe and supportive space to access support.
In all my work, I bring in a trauma-informed lens. To me, this means recognizing that trauma can be anything that overwhelms a client’s thoughts, emotions, and body, and that it can have a widespread impact on a client’s life. I try to create a...more
My name is Alejandra (Allie). One of the most interesting things about my profession is learning the resilience and strength someone can build. I will be helping you to discover your potential. A key component of the therapeutic relationship is to really connect with the counsellor. To achieve this, I want to provide you with a safe space that makes you feel respected and acknowledged.
I grew up in the north of Mexico but moved to Canada several years ago; this allowed me to be culturally aware and understand the acculturation process of working with immigrants. My work has provided me with experience working with women who have suffered domestic violence, trauma, grief, sexual abuse, and people who suffer from disabilities, mainly acquired brain injury (ABI).
My primary focus has been practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and trauma intervention from a compassion-based perspective. Additionally, I help folks who want to reconnect to their partners and improve their communication skills by using the Gottman...more
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my bio. My name is Alicia, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Music Therapist. My life story and journey with my mental health led me to this beautiful career; I am a wounded healer and wear that badge proudly. In my work as a therapist, I am deeply honoured by the opportunity to partner with individuals as they experience healing and transformation in their lives. In the therapy space, whether virtual or in-person, I aim to cultivate an environment that is safe and non-judgemental. I acknowledge that we are two real human beings coming together, developing a therapeutic relationship, and that - ultimately - you are the expert on your life.
Areas of Focus
Trauma, PTSD, and C-PTSD
Co-occurring diagnoses (i.e., having more than one diagnosis/presenting concern).
I am rooted in...more
I believe in a common humanity, which understands suffering as a universal human experience. What this means is that you are not alone. Even the feeling of isolation is part of the human experience. Whether you are feeling distressed, would like to deepen your understanding of your self, or would like to experience more joy and fulfilment in your life, I offer a safe space for you to unpack and be yourself. As someone who has personal experience healing from trauma, I have an appreciation for how past experiences and traumatic events can get in the way of our ability to form trusting relationships with others. Part of my work as a therapist is to work with you to demystify and gain a greater understanding of the roots to your unwanted feelings, thoughts, and actions that keep you stuck. With this understanding, we can move forward together to begin embracing a more purposeful and fulfilling life. I look forward to getting to know you and working alongside you in your healing journey.
Areas of focus
My areas of focus include addictions/eating...more
My name is Rajni, I am a Registered Psychotherapist and have been practicing in the field for the last 12 years. Finding the right support and feeling a connection with your therapist is important. My passion and work is centered around creating healing spaces where folks can feel supported and not alone in their mental health journeys. The path of recovery looks different for everyone, and it is my goal to help individuals discover what that might look like for them. My work with clients includes, but is not limited too, exploring the mind-body connection to heal trauma, discovering how past experiences are connected to the present, unpacking thought patterns, regulating emotions, or learning how our challenges are connected to larger-system and structural realities that can be oppressive and impact our mental health. I help clients work on strategies and tools that can address some of the root causes of their challenges and build a sense of meaning. I am currently doing a Ph.D. in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. My research is on ways of decolonizing the...more
It is part of the human experience to have ups and downs in life. My passion as a therapist is holding space for those struggling or navigating through life’s difficulties. As a client centered therapist, my goal is to provide clients a warm, safe and accepting environment where they can feel comfortable to share their story. Each individual person is unique, and it is important to me to understand all of the aspects of a persons life that make them who they are.
Together we will collaboratively develop goals that would be meaningful, that are realistic, achievable and bring you closer to the life you want to live. During our time together we will develop self reflection, work through difficult emotions and thoughts, and make use of new coping skills and strategies to restore your sense of wellbeing. I believe that trust, compassion and validation are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship. Empathy is at the core of my work to genuinely care for each and every client and helping them on their journey to reach their full...more
Hi! My name is Claire Bergen, and I am a registered psychotherapist. As a therapist, I aim to create a safe, warm, and welcoming space for people to open up about their experiences. Every individual is unique and there are many reasons for seeking out counselling, therefore I make ever effort to meet my clients where they are at in their own journey. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is a powerful and essential component of the healing process.
I am passionate about taking a neurodiversity-affirming approach to therapy and working with neurodiverse populations. Neurodiversity-affirming therapy upholds the belief that individuals have differences in the way they think, learn, process, and perceive information, as well as how they interact with the world around them. I aim to provide therapy that highlights people’s natural strengths. Additionally, I take a holistic approach to mental health and well-being in session. This means considering all facets of life including emotional, social, physical, and spiritual.
Hello! My name is Anna and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. My decision to become a psychotherapist was influenced by having support through difficult early life experiences and wanting to give this same support back to the world. I am passionate about supporting clients to see their self in a more positive light, and to find a sense of meaning and belonging in life. I strive to support clients to feel understood and to make sense of their own experiences.
Areas of Focus
Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Social Anxiety, OCD, Self-esteem Issues, Trauma, Emotion Dysregulation, Relationships, Stress, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Addictions (e.g., food, substance-use), Grief.
I have experience supporting clients towards the following:
Increased sense of safety
Improved confidence and self-esteem
Increased self-love and self-compassion
Communication skills, such as assertiveness and setting boundaries
Emotion regulation skills, including for...
My name is Kandice and I am a Registered Psychotherapist. As a therapist I help people work through many different kinds of challenges, whether that is looking at how their day-to-day lives are being impacted or working through deeper-rooted concerns. There are times in life when we all struggle, helping individuals work through the challenges they face in life by walking beside them is my passion and is always the main focus in my work.
I believe that all clients are unique and are the experts in their own lives, in session I put this belief into practice by helping clients discover their own path to healing. With all the individuals I support I explore in-depth the concerns they are experiencing, including looking at the emotions and behaviours we attach to our experiences. In all my work I use a trauma-informed lens. A trauma-informed approach acknowledges the impact trauma can have, recognizes the symptoms and looks at how this can affect a person's understanding of the world and their relationships. From this approach I help clients understand how experiences of trauma...more
To give you a better sense of my work as a therapist here is a little more about me. My desire to work as a psychotherapist began with my own personal journey and experience accessing counselling services. There are moments in life when we all need support, when we deserve to be respected and validated as we navigate challenges in our lives.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and hold membership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. My educational background includes a Masters of Counselling Psychology, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health and a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Psychology and Biology.
The therapeutic modalities I primarily use are Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). My work with clients includes, but is not limited too, looking at how the past may be influencing the present, unpacking behaviours, regulating emotions, interpersonal relationships, impulsivity, and increasing mindfulness. I have extensive training and experience with a biopsychosocial approach, and provide support that...more
Hi my name is Karly and I am the Clinic Manager of KW Mental Health and Wellness.
My journey into this field started, like for many, with navigating my own mental health and accessing services. As the Clinic Manager I am often the person you will connect with first when you are reaching out to our clinic. Reaching out can be challenging and speaking to anyone especially a new person can be uncomfortable. I am here to answer questions, help you navigate services and to support you in finding the therapist that is the right fit.
I strive to create a place where people can connect and feel supported even before speaking with their therapist.more