BSW, RSW, MACP
Registered Addictions and Mental Health Counsellor (British Columbia)
I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction for over 20 years. I am deeply passionate about supporting integration and guiding clients toward their own skills and wisdom for optimal health. I understand that health and recovery is a dynamic process that involves integrating the spiritual, emotional, physical, and psychological. My approach is guided by compassionate inquiry grounded in gratitude, resilience, purpose, and meaningful connections. I recognize and honour the unique attributes each of us brings to change and the various stages of life.
Areas of Specialty: Addiction, Trauma and Grief.
Modalities: Body-Centered therapy, Nature-based therapy, animal-assisted therapy, Indigenous approaches to wellness, Integrative Complementary Medicine, Sound Therapy, Breath Work & Expressive Arts.
Credentials: Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University (New Brunswick), Bachelor in Social Work from University of Victoria (with Honours), Certification in Expressive Arts Facilitation (Flora Aube Art of Allowing Academy, California).
Insurance: BCSW Registration # 10120
Languages: Fluent in both French and English (oral and written).
BA Hons, JD, MA (Addictions Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Addictions Counsellor (Ontario)
I have extensive knowledge and experience in addiction and co-occurring related mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. I focus on building strong therapeutic connections with my clients through a structured, empathetic, understanding, and client-centered approach. I received my Masters, including clinical practicum, in Addiction Studies and Counselling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School in Minnesota – the world-wide leader in addiction treatment. I have also extensively volunteered at community-based mental health organisations, and prior to joining the Wagon clinical team, provided clinical counselling at the Bellwood treatment facility in Toronto.
Areas of Speciality: Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Family Support, Process Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma
Credentials: Master’s in Addiction Studies/Counselling from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School, Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Certificated Addiction Counsellor (CACCF), SMART Facilitator, training, education and workshops in the following therapeutic modalities: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Twelve Step Facilitation, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Adlerian, Person-Centered, Family Systems, and Trauma-informed care.
Insurance: BlueCross Registration #
Certified Addictions Counsellor (Ontario)
I am very passionate about recovery, having both personal and professional experience. I have been involved in the recovery community for over 16 years. After completing my own treatment, I began volunteering at the treatment centre that helped me. It was so rewarding for me that I started on the path towards helping others recover from addiction and lead healthy lives that would sustain long-term recovery. My client-centred approach to therapy is based on an understanding that recovery is not the same for everyone. Depending on each client’s situation and needs, I use different approaches — CBT, DBT, SMART, 12-Step, individual, and/or group counselling. I strive to guide my clients into finding the right solution for them through the exposure of a variety of tools that they can draw upon daily.
Areas of Specialty: Addiction, Process Addictions, Concurrent Disorders
Credentials: CCAC accredited Addictions Counsellor, Addiction Care Worker Diploma from McMaster University, courses in Concurrent Disorders and Psychology at McMaster and Athabasca Universities
Languages: English and Swedish
B.A.Sc, PGC (ADTP), MACP (Candidate), RP (Q)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Addictions and Mental Health Counsellor (Ontario)
I have worked in the addiction and mental health field for 10 years. I am passionate about helping people on their journeys to recovery. I work from a client-centred approach, knowing that each person has their own story, and will require different areas of focus. Through CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing skills, my goal is to work with you to achieve your individual goals.
Areas of Specialty: Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, Stress, Relationships, Conflict Resolution
Credentials: Pending Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University (completing August 2020). Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Youth and Family, Post Graduate Certificate: Addiction Treatment and Prevention
Insurance: Registration # 009491 (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario)
BA, MC Counselling Psychology (Candidate)
Addictions and Mental Health Counsellor (British Columbia)
I have worked in the field of addiction and mental health for five years. I am enthusiastic about the process of recovery and self-empowerment. I work from a holistic approach that promotes self-discovery. I recognize and value collaboration in creating an integrative healing experience.
Areas of Specialty: Addiction, Mindfulness, Performance, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Trauma
Credentials: Pending Master’s in Counselling, specializing in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University (completing in April 2021); Bachelor of Arts, Major in Psychology and Minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice from University of British Columbia
Student Memberships: Canadian Psychological Association: # 94573, Psychologists Association of Alberta: #1964, Canadian Sport Psychology Association
B.SC, M.I.T. PCC
Thérapeute spécialisée en Toxicomanie (Quebec)
Je travaille en intervention et réadaptation des dépendances à la Clinique Nouveau Depart depuis plus de 7 ans. C’est un domaine que je connais depuis plus de 30 ans. Je me spécialise dans l’évaluation des points forts des personnes qui ont un problème de dépendance dans le but de les aider à se rétablir et à retrouver son autonomie. Je crois en l’importance d’aider la personne à développer son potentiel et ses ressources. J’adapte mon approche selon les besoins de chaque individu.
Spécialités : Dépendances et troubles concomitants, Réduction des méfaits, Résolution de conflits avec la méthode:Nonflict, Coaching professionnel et personnel.
Diplômes :Universite de Sherbrooke – Maîtrise en intervention en Toxicomanie
Université de Montréal – Bac es Science
Coaching de gestion – Accredited coach training program
Million peacemakers – nonflict
Langues: Français et Anglais
Membre de ICF international coaching fédération, certification PCC
Membre certifié de CACCF Canadian Addiction counsellors certification federation
Coach certifié Million Peacemakers
M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Ontario)
I have extensive experience working in the field of mental health in different inpatient and outpatient facilities throughout Southern Ontario. I have facilitated group therapy and provided individual counselling.
By providing a warm and understanding atmosphere we can engage in a process of change and embark on a journey of self-growth and healing. I see therapy as being a trip through a meandering river, in which – by having been through various meandering rivers – I can help make suggestions to guide the journey, while ultimately, you will be navigating. I use different approaches to therapy, depending on where you are at. Some individuals respond best to a blend of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, while others benefit from an insight-oriented therapy approach. We will determine the best approach to use together.
Areas of Specialty: mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders
Credentials: BSc. (McMaster), M.Ed. (OISE/University of Toronto), member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists on Ontario (CRPO).
Languages: English and Spanish
MScOT, MOT, BSc
Registered Occupational Therapist (Ontario)
I am passionate about mental health and the journey towards living authentically and in alignment with one’s values. Using a values-driven and functional approach, I work with my clients collaboratively to assist in working towards their unique goals and living a rich and fulfilling life.
I have previous clinical experience in the areas of chronic pain and traumatic brain injury, working both in individual and group-based settings. Depending on a client’s needs, I use principles of behavioural activation and application of healthy coping skills to promote engagement in clients’ identified meaningful activities.
Areas of Specialty: Mental Health, Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Chronic pain, Traumatic Brain Injury
Credentials: Master’s in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto; Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario
BSW, MSW (Candidate)
Registered Social Worker (Ontario)
My counselling approach is person-centered, holistic, and influenced by my over ten years of experience as a yoga teacher, specializing in therapeutic and mindfulness yoga. Open-minded and compassionate, I maintain a non-judgmental approach in my work with individuals and groups and am honoured to support clients in (re)discovering their resiliency, power, and unique paths to healing.
Areas of Speciality: Addiction, Trauma, Embodied Mindfulness, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Anti-Oppressive Practice, Biopsychosocial, Body-orientated therapy.
Credentials: Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, pending Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University, SMART Recovery Facilitator, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.