COUNSELLING
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Struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, loss, life transitions or other life challenges? Take the first step towards healing through evidence-based strategies, and the deep work of core emotional processing.  Our counselling services use a  therapeutic approach  that is person-centered, warm, compassionate, and uniquely understanding, including a variety of clinical modalities.

COUPLES COUNSELLING

Bumps in the road are to be expected and are normal within any relationship, but getting through them on your own can at times be difficult. Couples Counselling can dramatically improve your relationship in ways that you might not expect.

Counselling offers your relationship an unbiased view and helps you establish your own set of values and boundaries as a unified couple. Seeing a counsellor to establish your boundaries with one another can offer you a mediator on topics that can be sensitive to bring up, reducing fights regarding these issues. Our counsellors will help you gain skills that will give you the tools to eventually work through issues on your own.

NEUROFEEDBACK

NeurOptimalⓇ brain training is an EEG-based neurofeedback system that allows you to “exercise” your brain, as you would your body. Neurofeedback tunes into the brain’s activity in order to provide it with a reflection of itself, through low-intensity audio and visual feedback. It’s like allowing the brain to look in a mirror so that it can make adjustments as needed. 

 

Nervous systems in all states can benefit from neurofeedback. Symptoms you might notice if your nervous system could use some balancing are: Brian fogStressLack of focus or attentionDulled creativity, Irritability or impatience, Racing thoughts, Poor sleep, Disruptions in appetite, Consistent lack of motivation or energy.

 

NeurOptimalⓇ neurofeedback works to regulate the nervous system and may reduce the severity of symptoms in such condition as PTSD , Depression , Chronic pain, Anxiety and OCD, Emotional dysregulation, Addiction and Trauma.

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Andrew Izbicki
REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Andrew is excited to work with individuals and couples towards transformative change and growth. With over twenty years experience in community mental health practice; he brings compassion, sensitivity and knowledge to the therapeutic conversation. For the last ten years he also clinically supervised a team of clinicians (counsellors, social workers and nurses) who provided individual and group therapy.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

The Satir Model, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method and Existential Therapy into his practice.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Andrew has extensive background working with mood and anxieties disorders and is  passionate about marriage and relationship therapy and men's issues.

 

POPULATIONS

Women, men, adults and couples

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Jessy Parmar BSW, MSW, RSW, RCC

THERAPIST AND SOCIAL WORKER

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I believe that at the very center of all people, tucked deeply away with our fears, traumas and insecurities are the answers to that which we are seeking. When we are able to go within ourselves and really connect with the inner guidance and wisdom we have, we birth our resilience, strength, gifts and our healing. I have so much compassion and empathy for those who are in the depth of suffering and have found the courage to walk through the darkness and into the realms of deep self-discovery and I am absolutely honoured to be able to provide this sacred space for my clients as I walk alongside them in this journey to wellness.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

Narrative therapy, Self-Relations therapy,  feminist therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Informed therapy

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Trauma, anxiety/depression, addiction, gender therapy, self-image disorders, family conflicts, self-discovery

 

POPULATIONS

Women, transgender individuals, men, youth (10+), young adults, adults and couples/families

APPROVED PROVIDER FOR​

  • Ministry of Children and Families

  • First Nations Health Authority

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Clo Nickel

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR

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Clo began a career in mental health after writing about her own struggles with an anxiety disorder and publishing the book Anxiety's Inner Voice in 2010. The anxiety and depression she wrote about in her book, drove her to find the path to her own successful healing through the skills of cognitive reframing, emotional self-acceptance, and mindful self-compassion.

Since then, Clo furthered her education to become a Registered Professional Counsellor and has gained over 6 year’s experience in both group and individual counselling.  During this time, Clo has been profoundly honored to witness and help guide her clients to not only heal, but thrive and grow into their authentic selves. Her therapeutic approach is person-centered, warm, compassionate, and uniquely understanding.The clinical modalities Clo draws on to create a tailored treatment plan for each individual.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

In addition to treating most mental health concerns, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders

POPULATIONS

Women, men,  Individual Adults

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Amanda Montroy RTC

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor

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Having worked in the Health Care field for over 17 years, Amanda has gained a wide range of knowledge about helping individuals and families who are suffering from an illness, anxiety, PTSD or struggling with their sexual identity. She gained her skill set by providing support to others, as well as from her own experiences. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and the mom of a strong daughter who beat cancer. With all of her clients, she draws on both her life experience as well as her education, and is a strong believer of partnership and collaboration to help them reach their goals.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

Families, couples, and individuals can seek support from Amanda through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

AREAS OF PRACTICE

As well as many mental health issues, Amanda also specializes in helping with grief, trauma, and struggling with identity or orientation issues related to sexuality.

POPULATIONS

Women, Men, Non Binary, Transgender, Young adults as well as Individual Adults and Couples.

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Molly Johnson
CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

Molly has a background in addiction counselling and adventure therapy, and has had the privilege of learning about human behaviour and how to guide people towards optimal mental health in several locations around the world. She finds the brain to be endlessly intriguing, and enjoys nothing more than witnessing those “Aha!” moments when a person begins to understand their own mind. She feels incredibly motivated to work alongside individuals who are ready to find a greater sense of wellbeing and a deeper connection to the healthiest version of themselves.

 

When counselling, Molly likes to take a collaborative approach. Typically, sessions will involve setting goals and intentions in order to guide self-investigation. She excels in creating a compassionate, supportive, and non-judgemental atmosphere that welcomes honest reflection.

 

Molly is a student Clinical Counsellor and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback provider, and is currently studying for her Master’s degree in Neuroscience and Psychology through King’s College London. As a student, she is supervised by licensed RCC's.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Enneagram Theory, Neurofeedback​

AREAS OF COUNSELLING PRACTICE

Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Self Esteem, Life Transitions, Habit Change and Formation

 

AREAS OF NEUROFEEDBACK PRACTICE

PTSD, anxiety and related disorders, addiction, chronic pain, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, although nervous systems of all kinds can benefit. 

 

POPULATIONS

Women, men, adults and teen