Sandra has a Masters in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University in Ottawa. She is Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario, a Canadian Certified Counsellor, CCC, with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. Sandra's belief in the value of art in the therapeutic process lead her to specialize in Art Therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. She has also completed her training in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Her experience involves having worked with; anxiety, depression, grief, substance use, self esteem, trauma, end of life issues, and school related issues such as bullying. Sandra offers a compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere that supports utilizing your inner strengths to achieve your goals. She enjoys working with individuals from 3 to 103. Sandra Grew, M.A.,CCC, Art therapist, RP 613-435-9299 ext. 1 or 613-297-2602
Hilary is a Registered Social Worker, & a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. She graduated with distinction from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor or Arts in Psychology, & from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master of Social Work. Hilary had 12 years of experience in community mental health, both as an outreach worker & as a therapist, prior to opening her own practice 3 years ago. She has also worked extensively with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse & other trauma. She has expertise in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, borderline personality disorder, & trauma recovery, among others. Hilary offers short & long term counselling, using a client centred, eclectic approach tailored to her client's individual needs. She draws on solution focussed, strength based, cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural & psychodynamic therapies. Hilary is also trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction. Hilary works with adults aged 18 & over, both individually & in groups Hilary MacKenzie, MSW, RSW 613-435-9299 ext. 6
JESSICA IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Jessica is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an active member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University/University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Major in Psychology from Carleton University, graduating with highest honours. Jessica believes each client coming into her office, even if given the same diagnosis, will have a different story, their circumstances and subsequent difficulties being as unique as DNA. Therefore, she utilizes an integrative client-centred approach with her clients, exercising techniques from various theories including Schema Theory, CBT, Experiential and Family Systems; tailoring each treatment plan to the needs and learning style of her client. Jessica provides short and long term counselling in areas including but not limited to: post traumatic stress disorder and trauma, mood disorders (i.e: depression), anxiety, chronic pain, suicidality and crisis intervention, and interpersonal issues. Jessica specializes in counselling individuals age 16 and up. Jessica Taylor, M.A., CCC, RP
Jessica is a Certified Canadian Counselor who specializes in working with adults, teenagers, and couples individuals facing a variety of concerns. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carleton University and her Master in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University in Ottawa. She is a member of the Ottawa Employee Assistance Program Association as well as The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, work related issues, anger, personal development, self-esteem, shame, and trauma. More recently, her focus includes working with individuals and couples with sexual concerns such as sexual dysfunction, sexual desire, and sexual positivism. Jessica offers a collaborative approach in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Her approach to therapy is eclectic, using a variety of methods such as object relations and self-psychology, cognitive behavioral, systems, and interpersonal. She is dedicated to professional development, and frequently attends seminars, workshops, and works towards new certifications. Jessica McGuire, M.A., CCC, RP 613-435-9299 ext 5
Heather is a registered social worker obtaining a Masters of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University (1989). During the past 25 years her experience in medical settings focused on issues related to grief, loss, post-traumatic stress, and adjustment. Heather also spent over 10 years in a child & adolescent mental health clinic. She has experience in a wide range of concerns relating to children and adolescents with a focus on family therapy and parenting issues. Heather has also specialized in separation and divorce issues (with an emphasis on children and parents). Having lived for many years in a military community has allowed Heather to understand & treat the unique needs of military members and their families. Her clinical approach is eclectic with extensive training in solution-focused brief therapy. Heather enjoys working with individuals, couples, children/adolescents and families to help facilitate change and improve quality of life. Heather Mckeown, MSW, RSW 613-435-9299 Ext. 2
Shiva has a Master’s degree in Counselling and Spirituality and is a member of Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). She has over ten years of experience helping individuals, couples and families create stronger and more fulfilling relationships. As a client-centered therapist, Shiva is committed to making a safe and caring environment for every one of her clients. Listening to you without judgement, she will assist you to reflect on the nature and origin of the issues you are facing and discover your path towards strength and healing. If you are facing challenges as a couple or family, the therapy sessions will help you understand the negative dynamics of your current relationship and identify the unfulfilled needs that may be causing disconnection and isolation. With this understanding, you and your partner or family members will be accompanied to adopt healthier, more positive ways of communicating, and to lay the foundation for a warmer and more intimate relationship. Shiva has experience addressing a broad range of client concerns including anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief, phobia, career change and work-related stress, couple and family communication challenges, coping with aging parents, parenting issues with young children and adolescents, couple intimacy issues and infidelity. Her therapeutic approach is integrative and collaborative. Tailored to each client’s requirements and goals, she draws on theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems and Attachment Therapy. Shiva is sensitive to her clients’ cultural and religious values and their practice of spirituality. She is fully open to your preference to integrate exploration of these dimensions of your life in the process of therapy or to leave it out. Shiva Yan M.A. Languages: Fluent in English and Farsi, Basic Chinese 613-700-7882
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