Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Komoka, ON

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Kyle Vanderheyden
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Komoka, ON N0L
Based on your goals we will focus on encouraging reflection geared towards growth, development, enhancing general life skills such as increasing self-awareness through mindfulness, distress tolerance, and gaining or refining the coping skills needed to improve your level of functioning.
Taking part in Psychotherapy with Kyle involves being offered a space that you can feel comfortable sharing your concerns and being met with honesty in return. I take pride in being able to help clients assess where improvements are needed and strengths are present. While using various therapeutic modalities, I most commonly support clients through the use of CBT, DBT, solution focused strategies and a person centred approach. As a young male I have had a lot of success helping males with male related issues: relationships, self-esteem, anger, anxiety, life improvement, or simply having someone to discuss stressful issues with.
Based on your goals we will focus on encouraging reflection geared towards growth, development, enhancing general life skills such as increasing self-awareness through mindfulness, distress tolerance, and gaining or refining the coping skills needed to improve your level of functioning.
Taking part in Psychotherapy with Kyle involves being offered a space that you can feel comfortable sharing your concerns and being met with honesty in return. I take pride in being able to help clients assess where improvements are needed and strengths are present. While using various therapeutic modalities, I most commonly support clients through the use of CBT, DBT, solution focused strategies and a person centred approach. As a young male I have had a lot of success helping males with male related issues: relationships, self-esteem, anger, anxiety, life improvement, or simply having someone to discuss stressful issues with.
(226) 799-4820 View (226) 799-4820
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Naomi Krieger- London Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Komoka, ON N0L
Are you stuck? Stuck in grief, anxiety, or depression? Maybe you have health anxiety or are living with chronic illness. You might have been there for a loved one going through a health crisis- and that takes its toll, too. Perhaps you are struggling with burnout due to your job or relationship. You might be facing an uncertain life transition. Perhaps you are trying to move through trauma and its aftereffects. You want to feel better, happier, brighter in your life. You want to have energy, joy, and contentment.
Are you stuck? Stuck in grief, anxiety, or depression? Maybe you have health anxiety or are living with chronic illness. You might have been there for a loved one going through a health crisis- and that takes its toll, too. Perhaps you are struggling with burnout due to your job or relationship. You might be facing an uncertain life transition. Perhaps you are trying to move through trauma and its aftereffects. You want to feel better, happier, brighter in your life. You want to have energy, joy, and contentment.
(226) 286-4908 View (226) 286-4908
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Gina- London Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Komoka, ON N0L
Relationships are HARD, right? They certainly can be. This is can be even more true if you've experienced trauma in your earlier years. This earlier trauma can make parenting, marriage, long-term partnership and even friendships feel difficult. At times, when things feel really bad, the depression, anxiety and hopelessness can really set in. You might look at your spouse, your child or even your relationship within yourself and wonder "how did I end up here?". There are ways that you react- it feels like your body reacts way before your brain, and it makes you feel out of control. It would be so nice to feel in control and at ease.
Relationships are HARD, right? They certainly can be. This is can be even more true if you've experienced trauma in your earlier years. This earlier trauma can make parenting, marriage, long-term partnership and even friendships feel difficult. At times, when things feel really bad, the depression, anxiety and hopelessness can really set in. You might look at your spouse, your child or even your relationship within yourself and wonder "how did I end up here?". There are ways that you react- it feels like your body reacts way before your brain, and it makes you feel out of control. It would be so nice to feel in control and at ease.
(226) 741-4752 View (226) 741-4752
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London Sensory Therapy
Verified Verified
Komoka, ON N0L
Looking for a specialized clinic just for kids and teens? London Sensory Therapy is a fun, safe, and soothing space, different from the typical 'chair and table' therapy center. Our clinic offers a ball pit, swing, oversized bean bag chair, glowing bubble tube, fiberoptic lights, weighted animals etc. all to help promote a positive counselling experience for your child, teen, or young adult. We have two highly skilled Social Workers who can assess and treat a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral challenges.
Looking for a specialized clinic just for kids and teens? London Sensory Therapy is a fun, safe, and soothing space, different from the typical 'chair and table' therapy center. Our clinic offers a ball pit, swing, oversized bean bag chair, glowing bubble tube, fiberoptic lights, weighted animals etc. all to help promote a positive counselling experience for your child, teen, or young adult. We have two highly skilled Social Workers who can assess and treat a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral challenges.
(226) 212-7058 View (226) 212-7058
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Thames River Associates
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Komoka, ON N0L
Hey there and welcome to my practice! I'm Michelle, a Registered Social Worker who has been providing counselling services to children, youth and families for over 20 years in a variety of settings including in community mental health agencies, residential treatment centres, and in schools. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental experience, while working together to help you reach your desired goals. I specialize in providing treatment to children, teens and young adults for anxiety, low mood, behavioural concerns, school refusal, emotion regulation, interpersonal difficulties, and clients impacted by trauma.
Hey there and welcome to my practice! I'm Michelle, a Registered Social Worker who has been providing counselling services to children, youth and families for over 20 years in a variety of settings including in community mental health agencies, residential treatment centres, and in schools. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental experience, while working together to help you reach your desired goals. I specialize in providing treatment to children, teens and young adults for anxiety, low mood, behavioural concerns, school refusal, emotion regulation, interpersonal difficulties, and clients impacted by trauma.
(226) 907-1055 View (226) 907-1055
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Kaitlyn Cavacas
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Komoka, ON N0L
Envision a version of yourself that feels fulfilled, whole and connected. Think about how your life may look as reflected by these values. Often times, the busy pace of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and others. Pressures and expectations can make it hard to find our voice. You are not alone. Your voice is important and matters.
Envision a version of yourself that feels fulfilled, whole and connected. Think about how your life may look as reflected by these values. Often times, the busy pace of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and others. Pressures and expectations can make it hard to find our voice. You are not alone. Your voice is important and matters.
(226) 909-1614 View (226) 909-1614
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Brianna Ramsay -Clm Counselling And Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Komoka, ON N0L  (Online Only)
With a passion for helping people, Brianna has a friendly, relaxed style and is non-judgemental. She offers a safe and supportive space for people to talk about those hard things, and finding ways to thrive when it feels like things are out of control, or not what you were expecting. Brianna is currently working with individuals virtually.
With a passion for helping people, Brianna has a friendly, relaxed style and is non-judgemental. She offers a safe and supportive space for people to talk about those hard things, and finding ways to thrive when it feels like things are out of control, or not what you were expecting. Brianna is currently working with individuals virtually.
(226) 256-8431 View (226) 256-8431

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Louise LaRose
Psychologist, BCBA-D, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
Apart from offering Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, we also offer unique services such as: Mindfulness Meditation; Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
We are a private practice of psychologists, behavior therapists and assessors. We are here to help you live a better life; to figure out how you or a member of your family can change behavior patterns that are not working any more. We mostly see clients in our office and on occasion see you at your home. We treat you with respect and compassion.
Apart from offering Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, we also offer unique services such as: Mindfulness Meditation; Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
We are a private practice of psychologists, behavior therapists and assessors. We are here to help you live a better life; to figure out how you or a member of your family can change behavior patterns that are not working any more. We mostly see clients in our office and on occasion see you at your home. We treat you with respect and compassion.
(519) 639-6145 View (519) 639-6145
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Lisa J. Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Glencoe, ON N0L
Certified in Emotion Focused Mindfulness, and mindfulness based therapies including, MBSR, MBCT, Self-Compassion, and CBT, Grief and Loss, Motivational Interviewing & Positive Psychology.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
Certified in Emotion Focused Mindfulness, and mindfulness based therapies including, MBSR, MBCT, Self-Compassion, and CBT, Grief and Loss, Motivational Interviewing & Positive Psychology.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
(226) 840-6657 View (226) 840-6657
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Emerald Marie Hill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Stanley, ON N5L  (Online Only)
The modalities offered are; Acceptance and Commitment therapy, parts work, and trauma-informed, psychodynamic, narrative, mindfulness-based, EMDR, and expressive arts modalities.
I am an Expressive Arts Therapist operating acceptance and commitment focussed health and wellness camps and retreats. I work with play, art, video, comedy, writing and performance, drama, sand, games, and clay to focus on self-esteem, emotion regulation, conflict management, and relational skills. The summer camp is for ages 7-11 and operates between 9am-4pm, July and August, with registration availability daily, maximum 8 children.
The modalities offered are; Acceptance and Commitment therapy, parts work, and trauma-informed, psychodynamic, narrative, mindfulness-based, EMDR, and expressive arts modalities.
I am an Expressive Arts Therapist operating acceptance and commitment focussed health and wellness camps and retreats. I work with play, art, video, comedy, writing and performance, drama, sand, games, and clay to focus on self-esteem, emotion regulation, conflict management, and relational skills. The summer camp is for ages 7-11 and operates between 9am-4pm, July and August, with registration availability daily, maximum 8 children.
(548) 490-1541 View (548) 490-1541
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Cindy Steffy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
Life is filled with many challenges. We all use coping mechanisms that appear to make sense for these challenges. Sometimes these coping mechanisms stop working or cause us other difficulties when they are used for longer periods of time. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which we can work together to develop skills and strategies that lead to change that can be maintained over the long-term. I am trained to offer Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have facilitated many treatment groups using these techniques. Mindfulness groups currently on hold.
Life is filled with many challenges. We all use coping mechanisms that appear to make sense for these challenges. Sometimes these coping mechanisms stop working or cause us other difficulties when they are used for longer periods of time. I provide a safe and comfortable environment in which we can work together to develop skills and strategies that lead to change that can be maintained over the long-term. I am trained to offer Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have facilitated many treatment groups using these techniques. Mindfulness groups currently on hold.
(226) 782-0743 View (226) 782-0743
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Lori Broughton
Registered Psychotherapist, BASc, CDP, MACP
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
Working through anxiety, depression or symptoms of living with a diagnoses may draw from strategies of Mindfulness, CBT or DBT.
My space is a small cabin located within 5 acres of outdoor space. This allows for a very naturalized counselling experience. Walk and talk along the trails, Adirondack chairs deep within the wooded area or the shelter of the small cabin are your choices, for each appointment. The space allows for relaxation and grounding to be experienced very naturally.
Working through anxiety, depression or symptoms of living with a diagnoses may draw from strategies of Mindfulness, CBT or DBT.
My space is a small cabin located within 5 acres of outdoor space. This allows for a very naturalized counselling experience. Walk and talk along the trails, Adirondack chairs deep within the wooded area or the shelter of the small cabin are your choices, for each appointment. The space allows for relaxation and grounding to be experienced very naturally.
(548) 900-0167 View (548) 900-0167
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Elizabeth Townsend
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
I also utilize mindfulness, play therapy, and art therapy techniques in my work.
I believe relationships and connections are foundational to our mental health and well-being. When we feel connected to others we are better able to explore, heal, and adapt. My goal is to support people at any age with learning new skills, exploring emotions, and sharing experiences. When working with me you can expect an open, warm, and non-judgmental perspective.
I also utilize mindfulness, play therapy, and art therapy techniques in my work.
I believe relationships and connections are foundational to our mental health and well-being. When we feel connected to others we are better able to explore, heal, and adapt. My goal is to support people at any age with learning new skills, exploring emotions, and sharing experiences. When working with me you can expect an open, warm, and non-judgmental perspective.
(226) 756-0053 View (226) 756-0053
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Richard Lyke, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have formal training in several therapeutic disciplines and over 25 years experience; listening, being present, using brief and long term therapies, couples therapies, EMDR, CBT, body-centered therapies, compassionate mindfulness, strategies for self-care and life coaching.
I help clients identify and work toward their specific goals to address a wide range of issues, including; anxiety, depression, addictions, life transitions, personal and work-related stress, relationship conflict and distress, separation, reconciliation, relationship building, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is confidential, friendly and non-judgmental; facilitating happier, healthier, more engaged, relaxed and satisfying lives. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for people of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds, couples and families.
I have formal training in several therapeutic disciplines and over 25 years experience; listening, being present, using brief and long term therapies, couples therapies, EMDR, CBT, body-centered therapies, compassionate mindfulness, strategies for self-care and life coaching.
I help clients identify and work toward their specific goals to address a wide range of issues, including; anxiety, depression, addictions, life transitions, personal and work-related stress, relationship conflict and distress, separation, reconciliation, relationship building, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is confidential, friendly and non-judgmental; facilitating happier, healthier, more engaged, relaxed and satisfying lives. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for people of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds, couples and families.
(226) 771-5302 View (226) 771-5302
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John Pilgrim
Registered Social Worker, MScEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
I utilize CBT, EMDR, Somatic (body) techniques and facets of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.
LHSC Employees and Families - -Direct billing to GreenShield- -When did you last feel truly connected to yourself, to the people around you and to your environment? Anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, depression, ADHD, Motor Vehicle Accidents and job and school-related issues can disconnect people from the lives they want to live. As a therapist, I have worked with people to help them discover and pursue the lives they wish to live. I use a conversational, Polyvagal, body-oriented, highly positive, strength-based, thought-changing style of therapy to assist people to determine and achieve their goals in life.
I utilize CBT, EMDR, Somatic (body) techniques and facets of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.
LHSC Employees and Families - -Direct billing to GreenShield- -When did you last feel truly connected to yourself, to the people around you and to your environment? Anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, depression, ADHD, Motor Vehicle Accidents and job and school-related issues can disconnect people from the lives they want to live. As a therapist, I have worked with people to help them discover and pursue the lives they wish to live. I use a conversational, Polyvagal, body-oriented, highly positive, strength-based, thought-changing style of therapy to assist people to determine and achieve their goals in life.
(877) 746-4404 View (877) 746-4404
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Christine J.c. Ellwood
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
My passion lies in helping individuals overcome life's challenges using narrative therapy, alongside mindfulness-based strategies, hypnosis, and expressive arts techniques.
Offering home visits in SW Ontario or virtual sessions to individuals anywhere in Ontario. (Travel fee added for home visits.) Available most weekends, holidays, and occasional weekday evenings.
My passion lies in helping individuals overcome life's challenges using narrative therapy, alongside mindfulness-based strategies, hypnosis, and expressive arts techniques.
Offering home visits in SW Ontario or virtual sessions to individuals anywhere in Ontario. (Travel fee added for home visits.) Available most weekends, holidays, and occasional weekday evenings.
(226) 705-0398 View (226) 705-0398
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Kimberly Pereira
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Port Stanley, ON N5L  (Online Only)
These can include, solution focused strategies, Brainspotting, Parts Work, NLP, Time Line Processing, Mindfulness or Hypnosis.
You are the "strong one". The natural leader at work, in your biz, in your family, or with your friends. You keep things to yourself because you don't want to "burden" the people you care about, but secretly wish you could run away. You feel things deeply & have a vision for creating change in the world but, over-empathizing, deep thinking, imposter syndrome, or anxiety, hold you back. You feel frustrated, angry, defeated & don't understand why. Your self talk is judgey & you just can't seem to get people to hear or understand what you're trying to say. You need a safe place to be real & vulnerable without pressure or expectation.
These can include, solution focused strategies, Brainspotting, Parts Work, NLP, Time Line Processing, Mindfulness or Hypnosis.
You are the "strong one". The natural leader at work, in your biz, in your family, or with your friends. You keep things to yourself because you don't want to "burden" the people you care about, but secretly wish you could run away. You feel things deeply & have a vision for creating change in the world but, over-empathizing, deep thinking, imposter syndrome, or anxiety, hold you back. You feel frustrated, angry, defeated & don't understand why. Your self talk is judgey & you just can't seem to get people to hear or understand what you're trying to say. You need a safe place to be real & vulnerable without pressure or expectation.
(226) 605-0019 View (226) 605-0019
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Kris Bannerman Therapy & Yoga
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
I use an integration of Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE) and cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches to support clients during their self-growth and healing journeys.
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
I use an integration of Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE) and cognitive behavioural therapeutic approaches to support clients during their self-growth and healing journeys.
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
(226) 779-4249 View (226) 779-4249
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Brianne Bennett
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BApsych, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
I have been working in the Social Work field since 2010. For the first 2 years, I assisted those who struggled primarily with their mental health. From 2012 up until early 2019, I specialized in addictions of both youth and adults. Lastly, since 2016, I have provided private counseling supporting a variety of ages and presenting concerns. Issues range from anxiety, as the most prominent, to grief, couples, bullying and more. Social Workers are trained with various techniques in order to relieve their clients of whichever burden they may be carrying. It is my passion to listen and help develop a plan to move forward in your life.
I have been working in the Social Work field since 2010. For the first 2 years, I assisted those who struggled primarily with their mental health. From 2012 up until early 2019, I specialized in addictions of both youth and adults. Lastly, since 2016, I have provided private counseling supporting a variety of ages and presenting concerns. Issues range from anxiety, as the most prominent, to grief, couples, bullying and more. Social Workers are trained with various techniques in order to relieve their clients of whichever burden they may be carrying. It is my passion to listen and help develop a plan to move forward in your life.
(519) 900-7069 View (519) 900-7069
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Vicki Wiebe
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
In this stage of my career, I am being called to coach and support others in the mental health field to thrive in their work through providing clinical supervision services to professionals. As an RP, I want to utilize my experience and create an authentic relationship and learning environment so that new clinicians can develop their competence and skillset. As an experienced clinical leader, and Gallup Certified Manager, I can also offer a unique strengths based assessment using Clifton Strengths. I will work with you to understand how your unique talents can achieve a balance and satisfaction in the important work that we do.
In this stage of my career, I am being called to coach and support others in the mental health field to thrive in their work through providing clinical supervision services to professionals. As an RP, I want to utilize my experience and create an authentic relationship and learning environment so that new clinicians can develop their competence and skillset. As an experienced clinical leader, and Gallup Certified Manager, I can also offer a unique strengths based assessment using Clifton Strengths. I will work with you to understand how your unique talents can achieve a balance and satisfaction in the important work that we do.
(226) 756-1464 View (226) 756-1464
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Darryl DeRoches
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
I believe that our lives are best lived with a sense of purpose, and my purpose is to be of service to others. As such I work with people to help support them in identifying and addressing their challenges and assist them with being present in their lives. I am grateful to work with: First Responders addressing work, incurred trauma and personal issues related to their service. Persons who identify as part of the LGBTQ +, Kink and ENM communities in a culturally sensitive and sex positive environment. An important focus of my practice is working with men regarding their sexual health/functioning. Especially post cancer diagnosis.
I believe that our lives are best lived with a sense of purpose, and my purpose is to be of service to others. As such I work with people to help support them in identifying and addressing their challenges and assist them with being present in their lives. I am grateful to work with: First Responders addressing work, incurred trauma and personal issues related to their service. Persons who identify as part of the LGBTQ +, Kink and ENM communities in a culturally sensitive and sex positive environment. An important focus of my practice is working with men regarding their sexual health/functioning. Especially post cancer diagnosis.
(226) 780-8662 View (226) 780-8662
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Soulscape Services: Psychotherapy & Wellness Hub
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAHons, RP
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
Therapy shouldn't feel like a chore. While it might sometimes be hard to hear what is discussed in therapy, overall you should leave feeling like you've gained something useful or even transformative. Over time, you should feel you are getting stronger, more resilient and have shed layers of fear and anxiety. Of course this process can be overwhelming at times and you might not always progress on the timeframe that you thought you would, but when therapy goes well, you should feel more settled and more clear about your life. You should gain understanding about yourself and others and have a renewed sense of purpose and passion
Therapy shouldn't feel like a chore. While it might sometimes be hard to hear what is discussed in therapy, overall you should leave feeling like you've gained something useful or even transformative. Over time, you should feel you are getting stronger, more resilient and have shed layers of fear and anxiety. Of course this process can be overwhelming at times and you might not always progress on the timeframe that you thought you would, but when therapy goes well, you should feel more settled and more clear about your life. You should gain understanding about yourself and others and have a renewed sense of purpose and passion
(226) 212-3592 View (226) 212-3592
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LWG Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P  (Online Only)
Welcome to The Light Way Group Counselling! We are a group of health professionals who unite with a bright vision for the world in service to others. We provide one-on-one and group services. Find us online to schedule an appointment or browse our Light Way Groups Schedule - Coming Soon!
Welcome to The Light Way Group Counselling! We are a group of health professionals who unite with a bright vision for the world in service to others. We provide one-on-one and group services. Find us online to schedule an appointment or browse our Light Way Groups Schedule - Coming Soon!
(249) 500-8910 View (249) 500-8910
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Counselling Services of London - Natasha Minor
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
Even though your life looks good from the outside, something just doesn’t feel right. No matter how much you accomplish, you continue to feel guilty, small and like you’re not enough. When you think about it, you probably don't even know who "you" are or what you enjoy anymore. Maybe you never really did know. It may feel as though stress has taken over your life. Work is no longer fulfilling, your home life & relationships are suffering and you feel defeated at the end of the day. All of this leaves you feeling overwhelmed, down and confused, and you're not sure how to move forward.
Even though your life looks good from the outside, something just doesn’t feel right. No matter how much you accomplish, you continue to feel guilty, small and like you’re not enough. When you think about it, you probably don't even know who "you" are or what you enjoy anymore. Maybe you never really did know. It may feel as though stress has taken over your life. Work is no longer fulfilling, your home life & relationships are suffering and you feel defeated at the end of the day. All of this leaves you feeling overwhelmed, down and confused, and you're not sure how to move forward.
(226) 270-1242 View (226) 270-1242
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Lauren Hare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
Teens and young adults have so much going on and can really struggle. Even when they look good on the outside. Between school stuff, friend drama, boyfriends, girlfriends, breakups, jobs, sports, and trying to cope and manage with everything coming their way, it's no wonder they blow up, shut down, and lose it. And when parents try to help, they're "nagging" or "don't understand." Counselling can help them find their way back. I work teens to help figure things out and manage their big feelings in a healthier way, letting them feel more in control, reduce anxiety and depression, and help get them back on track.
Teens and young adults have so much going on and can really struggle. Even when they look good on the outside. Between school stuff, friend drama, boyfriends, girlfriends, breakups, jobs, sports, and trying to cope and manage with everything coming their way, it's no wonder they blow up, shut down, and lose it. And when parents try to help, they're "nagging" or "don't understand." Counselling can help them find their way back. I work teens to help figure things out and manage their big feelings in a healthier way, letting them feel more in control, reduce anxiety and depression, and help get them back on track.
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.