Hi! My name is Claire Bergen, and I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying). As a therapist, I aim to create a safe, warm, and welcoming space for people to open up about their experiences. I hold a membership with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I have a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is a powerful and essential component of the healing process.
I aim to take a holistic approach to mental health and well-being in session. This means considering all facets of life including emotional, social, physical, and spiritual. The therapeutic modalities I primary use are Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused therapy (CFT).
I use these modalities within a client-centered, trauma informed and anti-oppressive framework. This includes acknowledging how trauma experiences effect people in their day-to-day life, taking into consideration the power dynamics that exist in society, and working towards empowering clients who have experienced oppression, trauma, and discrimination.
- Licence: Ontario / 11658
- Developmental Disorders
- Trauma and PTSD
Types of Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
- Compassion Focused