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Psychotherapy

Team

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 Nadon-Murray, MACP, BSc
Clinical Director, Registered Psychotherapist

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:

 

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress & adjustment

  • Life transitions

  • Motherhood & parenting

  • Relationship & family issues

  • Irritability & anger

  • Self-esteem & body image

  • Trauma, assault, and abuse

  • Chronic illness/pain

  • Sexuality & gender identity (LGBT)

  • Substance use

 

 

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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 have additional training in maternal mental health, treatment of perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, and 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 (in-person & virtual)

Outdoor therapy

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $140 (plus HST) per session

Outdoor therapy ~ $140 (plus HST) per session

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

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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 (virtual)

Couples therapy (virtual) 

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $140 (plus HST) per session

Couples therapy ~ $150 (plus HST) per session

Meaghan Mackler, MA
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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.  I provide assessment and therapy to children, youth, and adults.

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Low mood

  • Anger

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Emotion regulation

  • Self-esteem

  • Peer/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 (virtual & in-person)

Therapy for children & teens (virtual & in-person) 

Randy KosloskiMA
Clinical Counsellor

I've been working in the field of Emotional/Mental Health for over 20 years. I am committed to helping improve the lives of individuals, couples, and families with the hope of creating positive contributions to society at large. I believe every small piece can affect the greater whole.

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Men's issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Coping skills

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger management

  • Divorce

  • Family conflict

  • Grief

  • Life transitions

  • Stress

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I have earned a BA in psychology from the University of Ottawa and an MA in Pastoral Counselling from the University of St. Paul’s. I'm trained in Emotion Focused and Cognitive Therapies and my style focuses on Insight and Learning models. I am also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I have also received training in Family Mediation and have helped people work through issues of Bereavement, Trauma, Conflict, and Forgiveness.

I have worked in the fields of Child Protection, Employee Assistance Counselling, and Private Psychotherapy. I have worked with people of different cultures and ages, from child to senior. This perspective adds to my holistic and common sense approach to counselling.

Services offered:

Individual therapy (virtual & in-person)

Couples therapy (virtual & in-person) 

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $140 (plus HST) per session

Couples therapy ~ $150 (plus HST) per session

Shannon Woolner, M.Ed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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, and I work with adults and youth.

 

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Substance use

  • 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 (virtual)

Couples therapy (virtual) 

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $140 (plus HST) per session

Couples therapy ~ $150 (plus HST) per session

*Evening appointments only*

Sean O'Brien, MACP Candidate
Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

I provide counselling support to adult individuals and first responders through a supportive, collaborative, and multidisciplinary approach to help navigate obstacles along life’s journey. Coming to therapy is not a sign of weakness, rather, it is a sign of strength through self-compassion.

 

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Men’s issues

  • Anxiety

  • Excessive worry

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Self-esteem

  • Sexuality

  • Social awkwardness

  • Burnout

  • Assertiveness

  • Time management

  • Skills development

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Using several different approaches, and at times, an integrative and/or eclectic approach, we will tread the path toward balance and happiness. Getting the courage to book that first appointment can be daunting, and I know your time and energy are valuable. Through collaboration we can put that time and energy into developing the most suitable approach to help navigate roadblocks and current life challenges while working toward goals.

~ Reduced fee available ~

Services offered:

Individual therapy (virtual & in-person)

Couples therapy (virtual & in-person)

Reduced fee therapy

 

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $90 (plus HST) per session

Couples therapy ~ $100 (plus HST) per session

Valerie Gosselin, MACP Candidate
Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Bonjour, Hello, Waachi'ye,

 

I’m Valerie, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing individual counselling to clients who are seeking support during challenging times in their lives. It’s okay not to be okay sometimes, and I am here to help you work through your issues in a safe, confidential environment with a non-biased and non-judgmental attitude. I have a genuine interest in helping you evolve and improve your overall wellbeing. My approach is client centered, strength-based, trauma-informed and non-directive. 

 

Some of my areas of focus include:

  • Anger Management  

  • Anxiety 

  • Coping Skills 

  • Depression 

  • Divorce 

  • Family Conflict 

  • Grief 

  • Parenting 

  • Relationship Issues  

  • School Issues 

  • Self Esteem 

  • Stress 

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I have worked as a mental health and addiction counsellor for over 6 years. If you resonate with a holistic approach, I appreciate incorporating the Indigenous Medicine Wheel in my sessions as it represents the interconnectedness of all aspects of life: Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical.  
 

In the recent past, I created and facilitated a psychoeducational program “Understanding Your Anger”. If you struggle in managing your anger, together, we can develop a personalized treatment plan. Anger is a secondary emotion; we will explore and identify the primary emotions that trigger your anger and the deeper meaning behind this normal human emotion.  
 

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Reach out today and invest in your self-care.  

~ Reduced fee available ~

Services offered:

Individual therapy (virtual & in-person)

Reduced fee therapy

 

Fees:

Individual therapy ~ $90 (plus HST) per session