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COUNSELLING
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Counselling is a type of therapeutic intervention that involves a trained professional, often referred to as a counselor or therapist, who provides guidance, support, and non-judgmental listening to individuals or groups who are facing challenges or experiencing emotional distress. The goal of counselling is to help clients gain insight, develop coping skills, and make positive changes in their lives.

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 brain fog, stress, lack of focus or attention, dulled 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 conditions as:

PTSD, Depression, Autism, Chronic pain, Anxiety and OCD, Emotional dysregulation, Addiction, 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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Jade Piper MSW,BSW,RSW

Registered Social Worker

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Life can be messy and hard, period. As human beings we need connection and are not meant to navigate life alone. The relieving reality is that we don’t have to. As someone who has experienced many hardships and challenges of my own, I know firsthand the sheer grit it takes to keep going and the bravery involved in finding support.


I am not the expert of your life, but rather you are and I can support you as you learn to discover and listen to your own inner healing intelligence. I use a holistic integrative approach that I believe is imperative to any healing journey. There is no one size fits all modality as we are multifaceted, complex beings and our minds, bodies and spirits are deserving of equal attention and care.


If you are seeking a genuine, compassionate, skilled professional who has over ten years of experience in the mental health field to journey with you on your path, it would be my privilege to support you.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

Integrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Existential/Spiritual Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed, Person-Centred Therapy

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Anxiety & Depression, Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders & Body Image, Faith Deconstruction, Grief & Loss, Maternal & Paternal Mental Health, Mood Disorders, Psychedelic Preparation & Integration, PTSD, Spiritual Exploration, Substance Use & Addiction, Traumatic Events

POPULATIONS

Individual Adults and Teens (16+)

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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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Courtney Smith RCC

REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR

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Since a young age, I always knew I wanted to help people. As I grew up and went through my own hardships, the field of counselling became more intriguing every day. Learning about the brain was something I was drawn to since high school, as it plays a critical role in human life and mental health. I have been in the field of mental health and counselling for about 7+ years and primarily work with children, youth, and young adults.


It takes a lot of courage to start counselling and by providing a safe, open, and stable place to start this journey, is an imperative part of my practice. Another focus of mine is to ensure support, guidance, and empowerment to the clients I work with. Being able to work alongside clients and watch their progress/growth, is such a rewarding experience. I believe that it is important for a counselor to respect the client’s autonomy and to work collaboratively with them, throughout the counselling journey.


During the therapeutic process, showing compassion, empathy, honesty, active listening, flexibility and a judgement free zone, could guide a deeper connection and conversation to be had. I strongly feel by meeting the clients where there at, finding out there needs, and adjusting accordingly, can improve the overall outcome of counselling.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Nature-Based Therapy (Ecotherapy). I utilize a Biopsychosocial approach, which means I consider the Biological, Psychological, andSocial Factors that contribute to clients.


AREAS OF COUNSELLING PRACTICE
Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Traumatic Events, PTSD, Managing Anger and Emotions, Life Transition, Low Self-Esteem, Habit Change and Formation, Relationship Concerns, Grief and Loss.


POPULATIONS
Children (5
-11), youth (12+), and young adults

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Molly Johnson 

Clinical Counsellor

NEUROFEEDBACK

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-judgmental 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 RCCs.

 

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

Individual Adults and Teens

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Jenny Sudermann MSW, RSW

REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKER

EMDR Qualified Practitioner

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I have an abundance of respect for people that come to counseling because I understand how vulnerable and strange it can feel. It takes a huge amount of courage to heal, and to work through issues that are uncomfortable, especially with people you don’t know at first. I became a counsellor and social worker because I have experienced my own trauma and I was fortunate enough to have some amazing counsellors to help me heal. This motivated me to become an EMDR trauma therapist. It would be my honour to support you in your healing journey.

APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING

Your voice in our counseling sessions will be respected and heard. I work hard to develop a trusting relationship with you because I believe emotional safety for you is truly vital for your healing process. My goal is to create a space for you to feel truly safe to be your authentic self. Feel it to
Heal it!

AREAS OF PRACTICE

I have extensive experience working with complex trauma and I am an EMDR qualified practitioner. I am also certified in dialectical behavior therapy. If you prefer solution focused talk therapy, we can do that too! For couples sessions my approach is to help create connection and safety between partners while building a foundation of solid communication skills.

POPULATIONS

Women, transgender individuals, men, youth (12+), young adults, adults and couples/families
Ages 6-11 *Existing clients only*

APPROVED PROVIDER FOR​

  • First Nations Health Authority

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