Hello! I’m Charlene
I have been practicing in the field of mental health for over 15 years, and I am at my absolute best when I am helping others. Nothing brings a bigger smile to my face then seeing a client laugh when they overcome another one of life’s big obstacles.
After completing two undergraduate degrees (1999 and 2001), I completed my Master’s level training in Counselling Psychology in 2006 and became a Certified Canadian Counsellor. Since then, I have continued to do further training in speciality areas such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Brainspotting. Currently I am a Registered Psychotherapist working in Private Practice.
My approach to therapy is one of support, encouragement, and collaboration. I truly believe that the path of self discovery that we travel is one where I walk beside you, as you do the sometimes difficult work that comes with self–healing. I have had great success treating many types of difficulties by interweaving evidence-based therapeutic practices, with this supportive and empowering approach. Ultimately, I believe that you as the client have the strength, knowledge, and power within you, to heal yourself. I feel privileged to be your guide to help you reach your goal.
As a therapist I’ve treated children, adolescents, and adults, and helped them manage anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, relationship and attachment Issues, and behaviour related problems. If you are struggling with something, and feel that you would like to meet, I invite you to reach out to me and have a free 30 minute phone or video consultation. This way, we can decide together if we are a good fit. Because ultimately, it is often the supportive and caring therapeutic bond that we share that helps to promote your healing.
I wish you all the very best in your personal growth and healing.