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.
** I am accepting new clients. Ask about a free 15 minute consultation to see if I am the right fit for your therapy needs. ** I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). I have been studying psychology for over 8 years and I have earned my Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP). My passion is to empower others. I recognize the strength that it takes to seek support and I strive to create a trusting, judgement-free relationship with my clients.
I am a registered social worker (RSW) specializing in working with children, youth, families and adults. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with various issues including trauma, adoption/permanency issues, parenting, LGBTQ, parenting, self esteem/self concept, grief/loss.
Are you fed up with someone just telling you to breathe? Blended family dynamics reducing you to panic attacks? Is past trauma interfering with making good and safer decisions? Do you just need to figure things out and tell your story in a non-judgment zone?
So many young people today are struggling with sleep, feeling sick and/or avoiding school, fighting with parents about seemingly simple routines or expectations, spending too much time on technology, are moody and/or irritable or hurting themselves? As a Registered Psychotherapist with 25+ years experience providing support to incredible young people, I can help. I provide caring and non-judgemental support to young people and their families/caregivers who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, conflict with parents, sleep issues, bullying, anger, trauma, gender dysphoria, sexual identity, attachment, self-injury, addictions, ADHD and self-esteem etc.
At JNM Wellness, we offer compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals and couples looking to address any of life's many challenges. My own approach is based primarily in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) 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 unpack the past, work with the present, and find your way onto your desired path for the future. With a focus on strengths, goal setting, and psychoeducation, I aim to empower my clients to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential.
Being human comes with a lot of ups and downs in life, and sometimes the downs can feel too hard to handle. We may keep stuffing things down because we don’t have time to focus on the hard stuff – life is still happening and we need to keep moving. We want support from others, but don’t know where to turn. It’s hard to share our stories with others, especially when it’s uncomfortable to allow ourselves the space to feel the emotions of them too.
I offer client-directed, professionally guided individual, parental, family counselling to facilitate the change you desire. My passion is leading people from feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or stuck due to unhappy, unhealthy life experience, to feeling empowered, unstuck, positive and in charge of their lives.
The decision to access counselling is a personal one. Whether you've been to a counsellor before, or you are just starting to explore the options, thank you. Not just for reading this - but for taking the time to look into what is available and what may be right for you. People generally come to therapy for a reason, such as a specific event that they would like to discuss, or to work through uncomfortable emotions. Together, we can prioritize goals, explore and work through issues, develop new coping strategies, and create a plan to determine next steps.
If you want to learn, to grow, and to heal you can go to therapy. Therapy is unique in that it treats problems (medical model) as well as improves an already decent life (wellness model). Therapy is effective for helping painful experiences become tolerable. It is a proven method for changing harmful thinking, relational patterns, and behavioral patterns. By helping achieve your potential and a healthy well-being, it can also be used to make good lives great. It can even expand and explore spiritual aspirations.
Welcome! I look forward to meeting with you. As a Registered Social Worker, I offer individual counseling/therapy in person, or virtually. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, and I look forward to joining you on your wellness journey. I have extensive experience working in community mental health and health care settings. I value ongoing training and education, and am able to offer treatment based in CBT, DBT, ACT, Narrative therapy and EMDR. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, life stress (work, relationships, parenting), grief, and trauma.
As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a space that is safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental for you to explore any challenges you may be facing. I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, while working collaboratively to help you reach your goals and needs. Together, we can find strategies and tools that can help increase your ability to cope, heal, and grow. Some of my areas of focus include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, substance use, self-harm, anger, stress management, and relationship issues. Sessions are offered for adolescents (14+), adults, and couples.
Are you looking to connect with a counsellor who can understand the pressures and frustrations that we are all faced with? Someone down to earth and practical? If you are wanting to address needs around stress, lifestyle management, workplace or relationship conflict, being a caregiver or supporter to others, healthcare stress and trauma please feel free to reach out. With a background as an RN, counselling, narrative & solution focused therapy with an excellent working understanding of trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, depression etc.
Are you struggling with the pandemic? Feeling stressed or depressed? Have you experienced a trauma, a difficult event, loss of a loved one, or some one on the job, or are you having difficulties with a relationship? Would you like to have relief from your emotional pain? Resolve past traumas? Discharge life stress issues? Would you like to have stronger self esteem, more self confidence, and increased productivity and satisfaction in life? Richer more satisfying relationships?
At times in our lives we feel lost, overwhelmed and need focused support and reflection to shift our attitude and uncover what it truly creating barriers and stress in our lives and shift towards a healthier and more positive authentic version of ourselves. My goal is to listen and respond with acceptance, compassion, and empathy, providing the space for you to safely explore what is causing you stress, anxiety or sadness, or what is stopping you from feeling fulfilled in your life. Together I believe we are capable of making positive progress towards your goals, especially with the support of being truly understood and validated.
Life can be tough and our inner struggles can become overwhelming. Navigating the depths of our own distress may be a daunting task. Luckily, we don't have to be alone. I provide therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors and couples from all backgrounds, in an environment that is open, safe and judgement-free. I have experience working with a range of issues: PTSD and trauma, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, substance use, relationship issues and more. Learn more about my approach to therapy, office locations, other FAQs through my website.
SPECIALIZING IN POSTPARTUM AND PERINATAL SUPPORT. Nothing in life prepares you for your new role as mom. You can read all the books, take the classes, talk to all your friends, but until that squalling newborn is placed in your arms - no one can explain to you what it all means and feels like. And just as each of our relationships are unique to who we are- so is our adjustment into becoming mothers. We will carry our strengths but also our wounds into this new role. And although we may expect endless joy we may also find depression, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness.
Dr. Stradwick provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. Areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief and loss, developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and chronic pain/illness. She offers a range of psychological services, including Neurofeedback/Biofeedback, Psychotherapy/CBT, Mindfulness Training, and Psychological Assessment. The therapeutic approach with clients is holistic. She utilizes an attachment-related, client-centered framework to provide an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport. She incorporates CBT, psychodynamic, and interpersonal based techniques to assist each client in developing greater self-awareness as well as to facilitate symptom reduction,resilience, and personal growth.
If you have connected with my profile it is likely because you or someone you care about is considering counselling. Reaching out for support is a difficult decision and it takes strength and courage. I believe that everyone can benefit from counselling at different times in their life. Whether it's a specific stress, a loss, a disconnect in a relationship, or general feeling of discomfort or dissatisfaction, counselling can help improve your health and happiness. Everyone carries unique strengths and resources to be harnessed. I will support you to identify your resiliency, using a warm, compassionate, strength-focused approach.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Carleton Place are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Carleton Place then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Carleton Place, or Child Psychologists in Carleton Place.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Carleton Place psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Carleton Place specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.