Resources

Mental Health Support

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for individuals and families looking for mental health support. We are a community of informed professionals who provide tools for self-care and wellness.

Our wonderful mental health professionals offer support systems for individuals and families dealing with family loss, anxiety, athlete struggles, men’s mental health, depression, addiction, suicide, sleep wellness, hydration performance, fitness, and many other important topics present for both adults and children.

Below is a list of our professional partners and their specialized fields of profession.

The list is broken down into 3 Mental Health Categories:

1. Professional Counselling & Support Groups

2. Education & Resources

3. Mental Health Advocates

You can contact each professional directly for support or feel free to reach out to Love My Mind for a personalized recommendation through the form located at the bottom of the page. 

Kristin Smith RPC-C, CCPCP.cand

Kristin has a diploma in applied psychology and counselling and she provides counselling support through a place of acceptance, compassion and understanding.  She uses many different therapeutic techniques, primarily cognitive behavioural therapy.  Each individual is unique and their experiences being subjective, will have a customized treatment plan that can be adjusted as they move through the therapy process together.

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Kayla McKay

Program Manager for Possibilities Recovery Center here in Saskatoon. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Possibilities journey and creation of this center, as well to be a part of the team created to help those living with substance use.

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Brad Siroski

After many years of struggling personally with addictions, Brad decided he wanted to help people the way that so many others helped him. He initially began giving back by becoming an enthusiastic public speaker with an interesting style, connecting with his audience through poetry and honesty. His approachable nature makes him a great fit for connecting with any audience.

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Clint Moroz B.Ed., Spec.Ed., M.C. Canadian Certified Counsellor

Clint is a registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).  Clint’s private practice is The Shift, located at 267 – 3rd Ave South, www.theshiftonline.ca

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Jacinda Scott BSW, RSW, CCTP

Jacinda offers counselling and holistic wellness services delivered through a trauma-sensitive lens. Counselling includes evidence-based approaches and ancient mindfulness practices including breath work, somatic work, and trauma yoga.

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Teresa Walker

Teresa connects with others as an Inspirational Facilitator and provides Tools 4 Success that will empower you to #MakeTheMostWithYourMoments.

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Lindsay Katz

Lindsay has worked for a number of community-based organizations, building on existing models, while challenging and advocating for more effective and efficient system outcomes.

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Matt Jodouin

is a Certified Life Coach. He is known for his action-oriented approach that produces results for his clients fast! He helps clients take their thoughts, dreams and goals, and turn it into their reality.

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Ida Belete

Ida has been working in the Mental Health and Addictions sector for many years! She has worked as a Case Manager in a harm reduction facility, where she fell in love with the area of advocacy and support for those with mental health difficulties, and addictions. Additionally, she has worked with youth and families who are dealing with a variety of barriers, to help them progress and find success. Ida was in charge of a program, dealing specifically with teen parents, who are navigating the social services industry. Advocating for people who have experienced trauma and other roadblocks is a passion of hers which she participates in professionally and personally.

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Toni Klassen

Toni has been employed with SAI (Saskatchewan Alternative Initiatives) since 2009; started out providing direct support, advancing to Team Leader and then finally Coordinator all within our Vocational program. Upon finding SAI Toni realized her passion for Gentle Teaching and pursued becoming a certified Mentor and Master Mentor. Today Toni’s focus has shifted slightly to concentrate on SAI’s employee experience. She combines HR with an emphasis on culture to help employees find purpose and meaning in their role.

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Zak Krysak | The Grind

The Grind Performance was created as an idea of mine to help other student athletes with the mental aspect of their game and provide the necessary knowledge/ skills for them to perform at their highest potential on and off the field. After playing at the collegiate level I started understanding that many (if not all) student athletes dealt with mental health in one way or another. When I started talking more openly with my friends and other athletes I understood that there was a big lack relating to mental health and the mental aspect within sports. Relating to my own struggles dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Overthinking and Suicidal Thoughts - I wanted to create a resource and program in helping athletes develop proactive methods/ skills so they can succeed within their sport(s), studies and life itself. By focusing greatly on the mental side, The Grind Performance aims to help athletes navigate the many challenges and struggles so they can perform with unshakeable confidence and ease in any aspect of their lives. 

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Jill Cowan | Healing to the Max

This is a grief support group for those have been left behind by suicide. It has been designed by professionals and fellow survivors, based on a narrative therapy style. We will be running our first, twelve week intensive group for parents, guardians, and grandparents beginning this October, 2019. A second twelve week intensive “Healing to The Max” group has been designed especially for youth and teens left behind by suicide. This group is for siblings and best friends whom are between the ages of 11 and 17 years.

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Aaron Cruz BSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

As a passionate advocate, coach, and counsellor for self-discovery and personal development, I am here to provide the space and discourse for you. I aim to assist or begin the process of guiding and uncovering parts of you that expresses your inner potential for growth, development, & holistic understanding of Self. I firmly believe every person has the strength, tenacity, and convictions to overcome challenging experiences. I'd like to support you in positive changes in your life and will tailor my approach to what you feel would be most helpful to get you where you want to be.I am knowledgeable and well-versed in expressive therapies and methods of introspection. I utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Introspective Therapy, and shadow work. I strongly believe that providing holistic knowledge and education is the key to navigating the hardships we face.

I work with individuals ages 15 and over, as well as families. have experience working with the following: Parenting (single &Co-), coaching and mental health planning, anxiety, depression, addictions, life transitions, ADHD, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues (with the Self, children, or partner). 

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Melinda Cunningham BSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

I recognize the importance of interpersonal connections to optimize personal health and well-being; therefore, I strive to create a therapeutic alliance based on safety and trust. I use a trauma-informed approach in therapy and recognize how past experiences shape us. I utilize a reflective therapeutic practice to build understanding of symptoms and behaviours to improve self-compassion and promote long lasting change.I approach each counseling relationship with respect and utilize a blend of several therapeutic modalities such as, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and strength-based approaches. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy which is a trauma-informed approach that has been proven to produce quick relief for management of various mental health symptoms.

I work with individuals 14 years and older. I have experience working with the following:PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, life stressors.I am an approved counsellor with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Victim Services.

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Chandra Decae R. Psych. (Provisional), M.Ed.

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

Speaking from my professional experience as a counsellor and R. Psychologist (Provisional), and from my own personal experience with a healing journey, I believe that the path to healing starts with reconnecting with ourselves, our present, our future, our pasts, our ancestors, our spirits, and/or our family. Who are you? What works for you? What sparks that light inside you? What makes you feel most like you? I recognize that we all have the power within ourselves to bring clarity and healing into our lives. 

In addition to my passion for psychology, I also have a passion for energy healing arts, spirituality, the moon, our energy centers in our body (chakras) and divine connection. I am trauma informed, Indigenous allied, and belong to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. I hope to walk alongside you, working with you to reconnect with yourself. 

My counselling tool bag is eclectic, bringing in tools from Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Self-Compassion Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Within my tool bag is knowledge and professional experience working with and understanding the history of Indigenous Peoples, colonization, and the impact of residential schools.

I work with individuals 10 years and older and have experience with the following: Depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, intimate partner violence, family violence, 2SLGBTQ+, gender fluidity, gender transitions, sexuality, suicide, self-harm, life transitions. I am an approved counsellor with Victim Services.

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Kristen Humphries MSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

I am a firm believer that you are the expert of yourself,  but might need guidance on exploring issues further. I value helping individuals navigate and bring awareness to the details that often go unnoticed. I have experience working with the following: Anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, life transitions, relationship issues, behaviour difficulties, self-harm, stress, difficult peer or family relationships, and self-esteem 

I work with children, adolescents, adults and families.

I am an approved counsellor with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Victim Services.

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Shannon Hurley MSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

As a counsellor, I believe it’s important to offer a safe and comfortable space that allows individuals to explore stressors and issues at a deeper level. I also believe that everyone should have a choice in what their therapy journey will look like.I offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which is an eye-movement therapy that help individuals move past trauma and other mental health symptoms in as little as one session.

I work with individuals 14 years and older, and have experience working with the following:Trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, concurrent disorders, substance use, schizophrenia, OCD, suicidal ideation, self-harm, grief/loss, life transition, and 2SLGBTQ+. I am an approved counsellor Non-Insured Health Benefits and Victims Services.

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Connie Masuskapoe BSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

I am passionate about supporting people through their most challenging times.  I understand the difficulty in allowing yourself to be vulnerable while sharing your story and I will hold a safe space for you to do so. I will provide a comfortable place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, values and life experiences. I can help you discover the underlying issues that interfere with you sense of wholeness and inner peace, build your strengths and assist with developing healthier coping strategies.

I work with adolescents, adults, and families.I have experience working with the following:Dissociation, abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress, impact of residential schools, intergenerational trauma, and behavioral issues.I am an approved counsellor with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Victim Services.

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Heather Kernohan MSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

Hi! I'm Heather and I live and learn on Treaty 6 Territory. I'm married and have two young daughters that always keep me laughing and learning (and let's be honest, crying some days!)

I have been a registered social worker practicing in Saskatoon for the last 16 years. Most of my career has been spent on the front lines in the areas of trauma and crisis intervention. In the last couple of years, I have shifted to clinical counselling and have found my fit. My area of interest is inner-child work and understanding the origins of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

I work with teens, adults, families and couples. I practice from a generalist-ecclectic approach which is fancy language for prioritizing the therapeutic relationship and working together to explore various theories or techniques that fit for each individual's needs. I have experience working with the following: childhood trauma/inner child work, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress and emotional dysregulation, relationship difficulties, parent/teen conflict, life transitions/stages development, and self-esteem & confidence issues.

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Marla McMillan RPN

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

I build strong therapeutic alliances with my clients to provide holistic care and support. I am a registered psychiatric nurse with experience working in emergency, acute and community mental health care. I believe that each person has the capacity to heal and to do this they need a space that they can feel safe and supported in. I use a trauma informed approach with my care and have experience working with adults, children and groups. I have training in Somatic experiencing, critical incident debriefing, Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

I work with children, adolescents, and adults and have experience with following: Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, OCD, ADD/ADHD, suicide, self-harm, addiction, forensics, trauma, PTSD, substance use, and loss/grief/bereavement. I am an approved counsellor with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Victim Services.

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Kathy Nicolacopoulos

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

I am a certified Advanced Usui Reiki Practitioner that has been practicing Reiki for over four years. My work is focused on empowering clients to be active participants in their own well-being. I channel this healing energy using a series of hand placements and body scanning techniques. This Reiki energy transfer encourages emotional and physical wellness. Through this energy transfer, the body is able to restore balance to the mind, body, soul, and spirit.

I have experience with the following:Reiki Energy Healing sessions on people, cats, dogs, and horses, Chakra balancing, and Distance Reiki

The use of crystals may also be combined in the healing session to further relax the client and enhance the Reiki energy.

I work with individuals of any age.

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Kathleen Rogers MSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

I believe that we are all capable of growing through difficult times if we put the time and effort in to do so. I am here to support you in finding the strength and courage to look within yourself and make positive, lasting changes in your life. As a yoga teacher and counsellor, I utilize a number of mind-body approaches in addition to more traditional counselling approaches.

I work with children, adolescents, adults and families, with experience in the following: Anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues (peer or family), behavioral difficulties, ADHD/ADD, grief/loss/bereavement, and self-esteem. I am an approved counsellor with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Victim Services.

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Megan Sloboshan BSW, RSW

Evolve Counselling & Wellness.

I believe that healing is within our capacity and with patience, time and understanding we can grow through suffering and work towards healing to become stronger. I have training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy and use a variety of other approaches.

I work with children, adolescents, and adults and have experience working with the following: Addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, self-esteem, stress, trauma, & behavioral concerns.

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Chelsey Danish (she/her) RSW, BSW, BA

Whole Heart Counselling & Connections.

Owner, Clinical Counsellor, Speaker, Survivor, and Resident Badass.

Chelsey’s areas of focus:

Adolescents (12-17), Adults, Families & Couples

Mental Health

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Dynamics & Coaching

Family Dynamics

Sexuality

Queer Issues

Identity

Body Dysmorphia

Gender Dysphoria

Self-Love

Post-Partum/ Motherhood/ Parenthood

Healthy Coping Strategies/ Emotional Expression

Communication Skill Development

Goal & Intention Setting

Empowerment

Trauma

Suicidal Ideation/ Behaviour

2SLGBTQ+ Friendly

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Jillian Galambos (she/her) RSW, BSW, MSW

Whole Heart Counselling & Connections.

Student, Clinical Counsellor.

Jill’s areas of focus:

Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families

Mental Health

Depression

Anxiety

Grief and Loss

Chronic Illness

Death Anxiety

Trauma

Somatic Experiencing

Medical Social Work

Family Separation

Post-Partum/ Motherhood/ Parenthood

Healthy Coping Strategies/ Emotional Expression

Body Dysmorphia

Self- Love

Family Dynamics

2SLGBTQ+ Friendly

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Dalyce Mah (she/her) RSW, BSW, MSW

Whole Heart Counselling & Connections.

Student, Clinical Counsellor.

Dalyce’s areas of focus:

Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families

Trauma

Mental health

Anxiety

Depression

Perinatal and parental support and wellbeing

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal grief and loss

Building emotional support plans for birth and postpartumIntrusive thoughts

Mindfulness

Nervous system literacy and regulation

Medical social work

Stress management

Healthy coping strategies/emotional expression

Relationship difficulties

2SLGBTQ+ friendly

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Nicki Dawyduk (she/her) RSW, BSW

Whole Heart Counselling & Connections.

Clinical Counsellor.

Nicki’s areas of focus:

Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families

Trauma

Suicidal Ideation/ Behaviour

Mental Health

Depression

Anxiety

Substance Use

Healthy coping strategies/ emotional expression

Relationship dynamics

Empowerment

Stress Management

Parent/ Child Conflict

Family Separation

Self-confidence

Stress Management

2SLGBTQ+ Friendly

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CMHA

The Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatoon Branch is a community-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping build healthy communities and ending the stigma around mental illness.

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Sask.Alternative Initiatives (SAI)

offers daytime supports (vocational, recreational and/or volunteer), home support and supported independent living programs. We provide choices and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Everyone in our community shares the privilege of living a life of dignity and respect as a participating citizen, which is why we partner with those we support to design personalized lifestyle options suited to the individual’s values, needs, dreams and desires.

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Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service

CRISIS RESPONSE - 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency service for anyone experiencing a crisis. Response occurs over the telephone, in the office or in the community.

Call Now: (306) 933-6200

CRISIS MANAGEMENT SERVICES (CMS) provides intensive case management for people who have significant and enduring mental illness, and who are considered to be hard to serve, and difficult to engage. In addition, Crisis Management clients often present with concurrent substance abuse, challenging behaviors, homelessness, legal involvement, and a pronounced inability to self-manage.

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YWCA

The YWCA Saskatoon offers short-term emergency shelter for all women and children who are in need of a safe place to stay for up to 30 days. We have staff available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are inclusive, accepting, and give our clients much more than just a warm bed for the night. Our shelter welcomes clients experiencing everything from domestic abuse, homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues.

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Eden Page Music

Eden Paige began her creative journey with music and storytelling at a young age, which has now evolved into songwriting. Eden’s compassion and honesty come through in her work and speaks directly to the heart.

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McKay Career Training

he Mental Health and Addictions First Responder Program is a two-year Diploma course. This one-of-a-kind program focuses on the ongoing struggles our communities are facing. We will explore topics such as mental illness, addictions, homelessness, trauma and more to address these complex issues.

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Possibilities Recovery Centre

Possibilities Recovery Center is a not-for-profit intensive outpatient program that opened in 2020. The Center fills a gap within the health care system. Our community is facing an addiction crisis. Substance Use in Canada is a problem that not only ruins the lives of those living with the disease and their families but also costs taxpayers $22.8 billion annually. When a person compulsively uses drugs or alcohol, their behaviours do not exist in a vacuum. The consequences from those who are living with addiction, of which there are many, carry outward in a capacity that heavily, and often tragically, affects their loved ones.

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Brenna Bote

"Brenna's savasana will make you sweat!" or "I feel like I've given myself a deep tissue massage!" or "I felt like my muscles ACTUALLY melted away from my bones. Never have I ever been so relaxed in a meditation practice!" are just a few glimpses down the rabbit hole of experiences that you will take away from Brenna's classes. Brenna's gifts lie in her ability to feel what her students are thinking. Since every day has different ebbs and flows, the practices are geared towards balancing out the mind through physical practice. Essentially, whatever the students are feeling when they walk through the doors, they receive in their physical practice. The students really do guide Brenna's classes. Brenna views herself as merely a translator of thoughts and emotions into physical movements.

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Tim Shanks | Next Level Benefits

Our ownership group carries over 50 years of combined experience in the Employee Benefits & Group Retirement sectors. This combination of experience and innovation has created our unique and cutting edge brokerage. Our goal is not to be the biggest brokerage but to be the best at what we do. Our service platform is second to none and separates us from our competition! Our passion is working with businesses and people offering support and insight.

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You Are More

The You are More Project is a mental and sexual health initiative. This project will help give our youth a voice to reclaim what was taken from them after their experiences with sexual violence. Through our events we will explore what mental and sexual health are, ally ship and reconnect with our bodies and communities through movement.

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Randi Karpenko | Self Alignment Centre

A Centre for internal growth - we are located in Saskatoon, SK and are Saskatchewan's first and only organization providing a proactive approach towards normalizing mental health.

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CMHA Saskatoon

The Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatoon Branch is a community-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping build healthy communities and ending the stigma around mental illness

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Everlast Recovery

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) impact many individuals and, in some cases, can result in serious complications. While there are multiple causes of TBIs, contact sports can often result in multiple blows to the head and subsequent brain injuries.

Individuals with TBIs may be more likely to develop mental health disorders, including substance use disorders. Additionally, individuals with a substance use disorder may be more likely to develop a TBI during their use.

If you or a loved one has experienced a TBI and may also struggle with addiction, it is important to understand TBIs, what addiction is, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and available treatment options.

Fortunately, there are many successful treatment methods available for individuals with addictions and substance use disorders and strategies that a treatment center may use specific to the issues that result from a TBI. 

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Evolve Counselling & Wellness

Evolve Counselling & Wellness, came about as a result of our shared love and experience in the mental health community and wellness sector of Saskatoon. During our time in the field, we noticed that there was a lack of clinics that take a holistic approach to mental health. The social workers in us jumped at the opportunity to create a space and provide a service that aims to meet people where they are at in their mental health and wellness journeys. Our service is confidential, judgment free and trauma-informed. Our doors are open to all ages and demographics, and we look forward to guiding you along in your journey!

Mission: Our team aims to meet clients where they are at in their journey, by utilizing a variety of therapies.

Vision: To provide our community with a safe welcoming space in which to grow and heal. 

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Whole Heart Counselling & Connections

Everyone is welcome in the Whole Heart Counselling & Connections space. Whole Heart is about being your authentic self and it does not matter what shape or form that comes in.  From all ages, to sexualities, to genders, to the pronouns you use, your cultural background- you are welcome. This is a judgement free zone. Come as you are.

Whole Heart strives to provide traditional therapy techniques with new and unique methods.  

At Whole Heart we “feel the feels”.  It is important to not sugar coat our feelings. Your feelings are valid.  With that being said, a large part of the experience you will have in our office or at a workshop is placed on positivity, building solutions, and letting things go.  We WILL make room for the good. 

Whole Heart believes in progress and not perfection. There is no such thing as perfection, rather, I am content and in a good and solid place.

Whether in session, over a computer screen,  or in a workshop- We can’t wait to meet you! 

We provide clinical counselling from Registered Social Workers. Counselling sessions include children, adolescent, individuals, couples, and families. We also provides massage therapy, hypnotherapy, and reiki in our space.

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