Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in St Thomas, ON

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steve Granger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
(226) 917-5263 View (226) 917-5263
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Sondra Budd
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA , MA(P), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R  (Online Only)
Are you feeling hopeless? Stressed? Trapped? Uncomfortable in your relationships, in your skin? Life can be painfully difficult at times, but I'll help you navigate your way through your painfully difficult time. In therapy, you will work hard, but you won't be alone, I'll be working with you as you process your emotions, your thoughts, and improve your mental and emotional health.
Are you feeling hopeless? Stressed? Trapped? Uncomfortable in your relationships, in your skin? Life can be painfully difficult at times, but I'll help you navigate your way through your painfully difficult time. In therapy, you will work hard, but you won't be alone, I'll be working with you as you process your emotions, your thoughts, and improve your mental and emotional health.
(226) 781-7173 View (226) 781-7173
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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.
(226) 702-2463 View (226) 702-2463
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Megan Dryfhout
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
You’re getting calls from the school about your child. If he even makes it to school. Your sweet little baby is almost unrecognizable. She hates herself, she hates you, and you’re an idiot for trying to help. He spends most of his time in his room glued to the phone or ignoring you. You can’t figure out what’s going on, you're frustrated, tired, and at a loss as a parent as to how to help. I get it. Parenting is hard sometimes. If your child or adolescent is struggling with issues around peer relationships, anxiety, depression, school, parental separation, gender identity, ADHD, and other types of neurodiversity, I can help.
You’re getting calls from the school about your child. If he even makes it to school. Your sweet little baby is almost unrecognizable. She hates herself, she hates you, and you’re an idiot for trying to help. He spends most of his time in his room glued to the phone or ignoring you. You can’t figure out what’s going on, you're frustrated, tired, and at a loss as a parent as to how to help. I get it. Parenting is hard sometimes. If your child or adolescent is struggling with issues around peer relationships, anxiety, depression, school, parental separation, gender identity, ADHD, and other types of neurodiversity, I can help.
(226) 779-3749 View (226) 779-3749
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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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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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Ivana Marjanovic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with difficult emotions, reduce stress, and to improve your overall well being. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment is intimidating, however after taking the initial step many clients report a sense of relief.
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with difficult emotions, reduce stress, and to improve your overall well being. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment is intimidating, however after taking the initial step many clients report a sense of relief.
(226) 640-0788 View (226) 640-0788
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Alanna Holomey-Jackiw
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to empowering clients on transformative journeys of self-discovery and growth. I believe in clients’ innate strength to guide them towards resilience and healing. I provide a therapeutic space for support, healing, and coping strategies, particularly for those grappling with anxiety or depression. Specializing in maternal mental health, I offer comprehensive support to parents, mothers, and individuals navigating relationship challenges. Whether it's postpartum adjustments or fostering positive parent-child relationships, I tailor supports to each family's unique needs.
At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to empowering clients on transformative journeys of self-discovery and growth. I believe in clients’ innate strength to guide them towards resilience and healing. I provide a therapeutic space for support, healing, and coping strategies, particularly for those grappling with anxiety or depression. Specializing in maternal mental health, I offer comprehensive support to parents, mothers, and individuals navigating relationship challenges. Whether it's postpartum adjustments or fostering positive parent-child relationships, I tailor supports to each family's unique needs.
(226) 741-0332 View (226) 741-0332
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Tim Kelly
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
Sometimes men are great at pretending everything's fine – even when life is falling apart. Trying to carry the weight of the world all by yourself is a sure path to depression, anger issues, self-medicating, lashing out, and increased stress and physical symptoms. Whether you're trying to figure out what your partner wants (what does she mean by "communicate better" anyway?), or you're needing to talk through personal, work, or family issues, I can help you get to a better place. If you're worried that you're the only one, don't. There is literally nothing you can tell me that I haven't heard or worked with before.
Sometimes men are great at pretending everything's fine – even when life is falling apart. Trying to carry the weight of the world all by yourself is a sure path to depression, anger issues, self-medicating, lashing out, and increased stress and physical symptoms. Whether you're trying to figure out what your partner wants (what does she mean by "communicate better" anyway?), or you're needing to talk through personal, work, or family issues, I can help you get to a better place. If you're worried that you're the only one, don't. There is literally nothing you can tell me that I haven't heard or worked with before.
(226) 240-4236 View (226) 240-4236
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Amanda Hindley, RN Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your sex life/ intimacy, peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your sex life/ intimacy, peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
(226) 770-4102 View (226) 770-4102
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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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Kelsey Vande Ven
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
Does your child struggle with big emotions, anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, struggles with peers or school environment? With close to 10 years experience in the field, I specialize in supporting children, youth and parents. My passion lies with supporting children improve their social skills, coping skills, emotion regulation, and overall wellbeing. I believe there are times that we all struggle and need to shift our habits which requires support. I understand that change is difficult and offer a safe place to share struggles along with helpful resources to meet your needs.
Does your child struggle with big emotions, anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, struggles with peers or school environment? With close to 10 years experience in the field, I specialize in supporting children, youth and parents. My passion lies with supporting children improve their social skills, coping skills, emotion regulation, and overall wellbeing. I believe there are times that we all struggle and need to shift our habits which requires support. I understand that change is difficult and offer a safe place to share struggles along with helpful resources to meet your needs.
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TMK Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW(H), MSW, RSW, CHyp
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
Anxiety? Depression? Overwhelmed? Trauma? I empower individuals & couples to overcome personal issues & stressful life events by providing hope, support & therapeutic guidance using clinically proven interventions. I'm a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with 20 yrs. experience who provides mental health counselling & psychotherapy. Unhealthy relationships, poor coping skills & negative life experiences can contribute to both emotional & physical distress. Hence, I offer various therapies tailored specifically to the client. Telephone, online counselling & Life Coaching as well as in-person is available. TMKCounselling.com
Anxiety? Depression? Overwhelmed? Trauma? I empower individuals & couples to overcome personal issues & stressful life events by providing hope, support & therapeutic guidance using clinically proven interventions. I'm a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with 20 yrs. experience who provides mental health counselling & psychotherapy. Unhealthy relationships, poor coping skills & negative life experiences can contribute to both emotional & physical distress. Hence, I offer various therapies tailored specifically to the client. Telephone, online counselling & Life Coaching as well as in-person is available. TMKCounselling.com
(226) 406-5131 View (226) 406-5131
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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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Kids Zen
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
We are registered Social Workers with community and hospital experience working with children and families. We are here to support your child and family with mental health and behavioural challenges through counselling support.
We are registered Social Workers with community and hospital experience working with children and families. We are here to support your child and family with mental health and behavioural challenges through counselling support.
(226) 212-5252 View (226) 212-5252
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Jennifer Kausky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
Not accepting new clients
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
My Psychotherapy Practice specializes in working with Couples, utilizing the Gottman Method, as well as individual counselling for women. I am especially pleased, and humbled, to have been selected as one of the Top Three Rated Marriage Counsellors in London! I am dedicated to providing the specific skills necessary for you to thrive in your relationship. During our work together, you will be provided with a Full Assessment and Treatment Plan, outlining your strengths and areas for improvement. You can expect to improve in the areas of Conflict Management, Friendship, Shared Dreams and Life Goals to name a few.
(226) 400-7256 View (226) 400-7256
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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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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.