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Psychotherapy

Team

Meet Our Team

Our JNM Wellness psychotherapy team brings you a diverse set of backgrounds, training, and experience.  You can get to know our professionals through their profiles below.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you would like some help figuring out which team member might be the best fit for your unique circumstances and needs!

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Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, BSc

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

Services: Individual Therapy, Supervision

Clinical Director, Registered Psychotherapist

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress & adjustment

  • Life transitions

  • Motherhood & parenting

  • Relationship & family issues

  • Trauma

  • Intimate partner violence & abuse

  • Chronic illness/pain

  • Clinical supervision

Areas of focus:

Shannon Woolner, MEd

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

Services: Individual Therapy

Registered Psychotherapist

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  • Trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief and Loss

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • Chronic Pain and Illness

  • Relationship and Family Issues

Areas of focus:

Lisa Penny, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist

Locations: Virtual

Services: Individual & Couples Therapy

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  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Self-harm

  • Substance abuse

  • Stress management

  • Anger management

  • Relationship issues

Areas of focus:

Meaghan Mackler, MA

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

Services: Individual Therapy, Teens

Registered Psychotherapist

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  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Low mood

  • Anger

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Emotion regulation

  • Self-esteem

  • Peer/relationship issues

Areas of focus:

Valerie Gosselin, MA

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

 

Services: Individual, Couples & Family Therapy, Children & Teens

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Anger Management  

  • Anxiety 

  • Burn out

  • Depression 

  • Couples therapy (Gottman method)

  • Grief & Loss

  • Perinatal & Parenting 

  • Divorce & Separation

  • Child & Youth (8+) 

  • Substance Use 

  • Self Esteem 

  • Trauma and Abuse

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Areas of focus:

Kelly DeSalvo, MACP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

Services: Individual Therapy, Children & Teens

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Burnout

  • Stress management

  • Coping skills

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship problems

  • Parenting/caregiving

  • Self-esteem/confidence/guilt

  • Personal identity

Areas of focus:
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Taylor Clarke, MACP 

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

Services: Individual Therapy

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Relationship/interpersonal issues

  • Life transitions

  • Trauma

  • Academic/work-related stress

Areas of focus:
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Jeff Herrera Roman, MSW 

Registered Social Worker

Locations: Virtual

Services: Individual & Couples Therapy

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Grief counselling

  • Self-esteem

  • Addiction - substance & behavioural

  • Relationships & conflict/infidelity

  • LGBTQ+ issues

Areas of focus:
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Julia Miller, MSc

Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

Services: Individual Therapy, Reduced Fee

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic illness

  • Chronic pain

  • Depression

  • End-of-life

  • Grief & loss

  • Life transitions

  • Relationships

  • Stress

Areas of focus:
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Chandan Singh-Beatty, MA, MACP (Cand)

Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Locations: Carleton Place, Virtual

Services: Individual Therapy, Reduced Fee

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Grief & loss

  • Life transitions

  • Stress

  • Work life balance

  • Perinatal support

Areas of focus:
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Meagan Peters
Client Care Coordinator

Meagan is often the first person you'll speak to when you reach out to us.  Please feel free to ask her any questions!  Meagan has lots of experience managing the administrative side of the therapy process and will guide you through the first steps of this journey.  She can provide information about our therapists, services, and current availability.  She's also happy to answer any questions you have at any point along the way!

Jen
Jen Nadon-Murray, MACP, BSc
Clinical Director, Registered Psychotherapist, CC-PMH
Shannon
Lisa

As a psychotherapist specializing in women’s mental health, I offer compassionate and supportive therapy services to women looking to address any of life's many challenges. There is no “wrong” reason for coming to therapy. Most of us could benefit from a little extra support!

 

Some of my main areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress & adjustment

  • Life transitions

  • Motherhood & parenting

  • Relationship & family issues

  • Trauma

  • Intimate partner violence & abuse

  • Irritability & anger

  • Self-esteem & body image

  • Chronic illness/pain

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I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and completed my practicum in a multidisciplinary environment where I helped clients to address mental health conditions, trauma, addictions, and physical health challenges.  Before opening my private practice, I worked in the Lanark County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program, as well as both public and private substance use treatment centres, where I was responsible for developing and facilitating trauma-focused programming for women. 

 

Since then, I have become further specialized in working with women, particularly those in the prenatal, postpartum, and early parenting years. I am a Certified Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Professional, and I have additional training in women's mental health as well as infant & early childhood mental health. I am passionate about working with new moms and their babies/children, taking a strengths-based, supportive approach to boosting mom’s mental wellness while nurturing attachment with their little ones.

 

My approach is based in cognitive behavioural therapy and is always client-directed. I am a firm believer that you are the expert in your own life, and my role is to provide the guidance and support to help you find your way onto your own chosen path. With a focus on strengths, goal setting, and psychoeducation, I aim to empower my clients to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential. 

 

I’m currently offering in-office, virtual, and outdoor services.  Being outside in nature is an important part of my own self-care, and I love sharing those benefits with my clients!  Please don’t hesitate to ask if you’re curious about whether outdoor sessions might be a good option for you. 

 

Virtual sessions are provided by phone or secure video. Many people are uncertain about virtual therapy in the beginning, but have found it to be just as helpful as traditional face-to-face therapy. Plus, you get the added bonus of doing it from the comfort of your own home! I have completed extensive training in providing mental health services via telehealth to give you a seamless and safe virtual therapy experience. 

 

I never want childcare to be an issue for you, so babies and young children are always welcome to be present for any type of session!

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Outdoor therapy

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $175 per session

Outdoor therapy ~ $175 per session

Clinical supervision ~ $175 per session

Availability:

Waitlist 

(except supervision)

Shannon Woolner, M.Ed
Registered Psychotherapist

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re feeling the need to make some changes in your life and are trying to figure out how to go about this. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that life is hard, and at times overwhelming. It takes courage to acknowledge the need for support, and you have already made an important first step.

My goal is to offer you a safe space by listening to you with openness, curiosity and compassion. I will strive to create a supportive environment in which you feel free to explore your thoughts and feelings, and identify your goals. Perhaps you hope to ease your suffering, deal with trauma (past or present), free yourself from an unhealthy behaviour, or adjust to life transitions. Whatever it may be, we will collaborate to determine how to most effectively help you move forward.

Regardless of your specific goals, my hope is that our work together will help you achieve increased wellness mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually.

 

I graduated with an M.Ed (Counselling Program) at the University of Calgary and a BA in Psychology and English at Trent University. I have been working in the field of addiction and mental health for more than 15 years.

 

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief and Loss

  • Stress

  • Life Transitions

  • Chronic Pain and Illness

  • Relationship and Family Issues

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Based on your presenting concern (ex. depression) and personal characteristics, I will draw from a variety of evidence-based strategies in our work together. I have training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training).

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $160 per session

Availability:

Mondays ~ daytime & evening

Tuesdays ~ daytime & evening

Wednesdays ~ daytime & evening

Lisa Penny, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist 

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. 

 

I work with adolescents, adults, and couples.

 

Some areas of focus include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Trauma

  • Grief

  • Self-harm

  • Substance abuse

  • Stress management

  • Anger management

  • Relationship issues

I believe that each person’s journey in counselling is unique and use an integrated approach. My theoretical orientation includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. 

 

My goal in therapy is to provide support to my clients in a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while working collaboratively to help them reach their goals and needs. Together, we can find strategies and tools that can help increase your ability to cope, heal, and grow.  I am here to support you in taking the steps needed to make the changes in your life that you desire, working with you to help you overcome your struggles and supporting you as you start your journey of healing.

 

Virtual sessions are provided by phone or secure video.  If you have any questions about virtual therapy before we get started, I would be happy to walk you through the process and make sure you're comfortable.

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Couples therapy

Locations:

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $170 per session

Couples therapy ~ $180 per session

Availability:

Weekdays ~ daytime 

Meaghan
Meaghan Mackler, MA
Registered Psychotherapist

Sometimes in life, we are faced with challenges and difficulties that may prevent us from functioning effectively.  I strive to help guide individuals through some of their most personal and painful experiences by providing a non-judgmental environment where they can feel connected, supported, and understood.  My overall goal is to help my clients increase their personal insight, promote healthy behaviours, and improve upon or teach new methods for coping. 

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Low mood

  • Anger

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Emotion regulation

  • Self-esteem

  • Relationship issues

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Using an integrative approach, we will work collaboratively toward positive change and an overall sense of greater stability in your life.  During our first session, we will get to know each other and start to build the rapport necessary for a successful therapeutic relationship.  You will get the opportunity to tell me about yourself and the reason(s) that brought you into treatment.  I will incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities that best suit each client’s unique personality and situation.

 

Taking the first step to get help can be scary; however, by communicating openly and honestly, we can work together to ensure you get the best possible experience out of your therapeutic journey.   

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Therapy for teens (13+)

Outdoor therapy

 

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $160 per session

Therapy for teens ~ $160 per session

Outdoor therapy ~ $160 per session

Availability:

Mondays ~ daytime

Fridays ~ daytime

Valerie
Valerie Gosselin, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Life is an ever-evolving journey, filled with ups and downs, twists, and turns. Sometimes, we just need to hit pause to reflect, reassess, and recharge. Do you feel stuck? Whether in a job, a relationship, or life in general? Seeking counselling is a proactive step toward understanding oneself better, gaining clarity, enhancing overall well-being, and building resilience. If you struggle with anger, together, we will explore and identify the primary emotions that trigger your anger and the deeper meaning behind this normal human emotion.

 

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Burnout

  • Coping Skills

  • Child & Youth Counseling (Ages 8+)

  • Couples Counseling (using the Gottman Method)

  • Depression

  • Divorce & Separation

  • Grief & Loss

  • Perinatal and Postnatal 

  • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Substance Use & Addiction

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Trauma and Abuse

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My therapeutic approach is grounded in empathy and authenticity. With a decade of experience in mental health and addiction, I offer a unique and unbiased perspective. I have a genuine interest in helping you work through your challenges and increase your life satisfaction.

Feel free to book a free 15-minute consultation to find out if I would be a good fit for you.

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Couples & family therapy

Therapy for children and teens (8+)

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

 

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $150 per session

Therapy for children and teens ~ $150 per session

Couples & family therapy ~ $170 per session

Availability:

Mondays ~ evening

Wednesdays ~ evening

Saturdays ~ daytime

Kelly
Kelly DeSalvo, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Life can sometimes find a way to make us stand still in our tracks. It can be challenging to find our footing and start moving forward again. I use a compassionate, unbiased approach to listen and assist in skill development and learning techniques to help deal with daily stressors, whether big or small, that can restrict our ability to complete everyday tasks or to take on new challenges. It can take a lot of courage to reach out for help. I work to provide a safe space, so you feel confident taking the first step toward your goals.

Some of my main areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Burnout

  • Stress management

  • Coping skills

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship problems - couples, families, parent-child

  • Parenting/caregiving

  • Self-esteem/confidence/guilt

  • General discovery & personal identity development

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My educational background has provided me with a toolbox of techniques and therapeutic approaches which will provide many resources to allow us to collaborate to meet your needs. My therapeutic method centres around a biopsychosocial approach to care, understanding that many aspects of life impact and contribute our experiences of mental wellness. I take a client-centred, strength-based approach to working with individuals who are finding themselves weighed down with stressors of everyday life.

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Therapy for children & teens (8+)

Outdoor therapy

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $130 per session

Therapy for children & teens ~ $130 per session

Outdoor therapy ~ $130 per session

Availability:

Wednesdays ~ daytime & evening

Thursdays ~ daytime & evening

Fridays ~ daytime

Taylor Clarke, MACP
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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Hello and welcome! 

 

I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to create a safe and supportive space for growth and healing. I strongly believe that everyone has the capacity to change and heal, and I approach therapy with empathy, respect, and non-judgment. Every individual is unique and comes to therapy with their own lived experiences, therefore, I tailor my approach to meet each person's unique needs. My therapeutic style is integrative, drawing from several evidence-based modalities. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop personalized strategies for overcoming obstacles and achieving their goals. 

Some of my main areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Relationship/interpersonal issues

  • Life transitions

  • Trauma

  • Academic/work-related stress

My guiding philosophy is that you are the expert of your life, and therapy is a collaborative journey where we explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe and confidential environment. I am committed to fostering self-awareness, helping you build effective coping skills, and supporting you as you navigate life's challenges. I believe in harnessing your strengths to promote resilience and facilitate meaningful change. 

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $150 per session

Availability:

Tuesdays ~ daytime & evening

Thursdays ~ daytime & evening

Saturdays ~ daytime

Jeff Herrera Roman, MSW
Registered Social Worker
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Jeff (he/him) is a registered social worker with 10 years of experience and is based at The Ottawa Hospital. He obtained his Master of Social Work degree at Carleton University with a specialty in clinical mental health and works collaboratively with patients living with anxiety, depression, addictions, and marital difficulties. Jeff also works with marginalized members of society and the LGBTQ2+ community. 

Some of his main areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Grief counselling

  • Self-esteem

  • Addictions: both substance & behavioural

  • Relationships and conflict/infidelity

  • LGBTQ+ issues

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Jeff aims at creating a safe positive space where clients can feel free to express themselves without judgement, and employ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and strengths based counseling to empower clients for change. Jeff himself has a keen awareness that each client is unique and requires a treatment plan to meet the needs and wants of each individual. 

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Couples therapy

Locations:

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $150 per session

Couples therapy ~ $170 per session

Availability:

Saturdays ~ daytime 

Sundays ~ daytime 

Julia Miller, MSc
Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Julia

Life often does not go according to plan and sometimes we need support navigating its challenges. I am passionate about supporting others in living their best quality of life possible. I believe this is best done by creating and holding a safe, non-judgmental space to support self-awareness, curiosity, expression and change.

Some of my main areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic illness

  • Chronic pain

  • Depression

  • End-of-life

  • Grief & loss

  • Life transitions such as aging, divorce &retirement

  • Relationships

  • Stress

Each individual has a unique life experience and I believe that you are the expert on your life. I view my role as a counsellor as a supportive guide and ally on whatever journey you happen to be on. I offer an empathetic, inclusive, integrated and collaborative approach while using a strengths-based, person-centered, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed perspective to assist you in achieving your best possible outcomes. I utilize evidence-based strategies best suited to your specific needs in a holistic way.

 

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I completed my Master of Science in Aging and Health through Queen’s University and have taken many other programs and trainings related to supporting health and well-being.

All services supervised by Jen Nadon-Murray (see bio above).

~ Reduced fee available ~

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Reduced fee therapy

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $100 per session

Availability:

Wednesdays ~ daytime

Fridays ~ daytime & evening

Chandan Singh-Beatty, MA, MACP (Cand.)
Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Chandan

Sometimes, life’s experiences can derail our foundation, and we can find ourselves lost, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed. We may think we are alone and find it hard to reach out for support. It takes courage to take that step, to reach out and realize we are not alone, that there are others along the path here to support us. I am one of those people on the path of life who would be honoured to join and walk with you on your unique healing journey. You are not alone.

Some of my main areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Grief & loss

  • Life transitions

  • Stress

  • Work-life balance

  • Perinatal support

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Using an integrative and compassionate trauma-informed approach and drawing upon various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy (NT), and Client-Centered Therapy, my passion is to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore together your unique life challenges and work through them using tailored evidence-based strategies so that you can discover your innate strengths and resilience and feel empowered. Life can be meaningful and fulfilling, filled with possibilities, hope and joy.

 

I am currently completing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Adult Education from the University of Toronto, and I am also an Accredited Associate Coach from the International Coaching Federation.

All services supervised by Jen Nadon-Murray (see bio above).

 

~ Reduced fee available ~

Services offered:

Individual therapy

Reduced fee therapy

Locations:

Carleton Place

Virtual

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $100 per session

Availability:

Mondays ~ daytime & evening

Tuesdays ~ daytime & evening

Thursdays ~ daytime & evening

Fridays ~ daytime & evening

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