About Us

About Us

Our mission is to provide high quality therapy to help individuals build resiliency, overcome challenges and reach their life goals.

Our services operate under a strengths-based, trauma-informed model. We believe every individual has the power and strength to work through adversities, and our job as therapists is to help individuals acknowledge their strengths, build upon them, and heal to live happy and successful lives.

Strengths Based Approach

We provide client-led, collaborative therapy that focuses on individuals strengths and abilities in order to foster motivation for growth.

Holistic, Individualized Service

We understand there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to therapy. We are an inclusive organization that celebrates differences and the uniqueness of every individual. We provide a customized therapeutic approach to help clients overcome challenges and build resiliency.

Evidence Based Practice

We provide a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Therapeutic approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Trauma-Focused cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solutions Focused Therapy
  • Arts Based Therapy

Our Therapists

Ashley Dunn, MSW, RSW, EMDR Clinician

I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree and over 18 years of experience providing support to adults, children and youth. Throughout my career I have helped support clients through a wide range of issues including: anxiety, trauma, addictions, bullying, human trafficking, sexual violence, and depression. I use a strengths based approach to guide my therapeutic interventions and empower clients to reach their goals. I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a postgraduate degree specializing in Indigenous trauma and resiliency.

***Currently on maternity leave. Not accepting new clients until March 2023. Waitlisting for EMDR Therapy***

 

Rose Muzorewa, Phd., MSW, RSW

I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist and hold a Doctoral in Policy Studies and a Master of Social Work degree. I am  a passionate mental health advocate and have an in-depth understanding of various psychotherapy modalities including trauma Informed therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. I specialize in treating trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and addictions issues. I use a strengths-based approach to work collaboratively with my clients to develop effective treatment plans that enhance resiliency and enables individuals to live rich and fulfilling lives.

***Currently accepting new clients for individual (adults, children & youth), couples and family therapy. Virtual sessions only***

 

Dakota Forman, Registered Psychotherapist, B.A. (Psych), M.A.C.P, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. My role is to collaborate with you to help you achieve your therapy goals. Whether you are hurting and in need of help to heal and rebuild; or you are looking to develop tools to help you get through life’s difficulties, I am passionate about working with you as a team to help you achieve those goals. I truly believe that within every person, there is a deep well of resilience and the answers for which you are looking. My job is to help you uncover them. With a Master of Counselling Psychology, and several other training certifications (including Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, Gottman Methods Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy training), I strive to provide a non-judgmental, empathic space to work toward your therapeutic goals

***Currently accepting new clients for individual (adults 18+) and couples therapy. Offering both in person & virtual sessions***

 

Stephanie Lavega, MSW, RSW

I am a registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree. Over the past 16 years, I have had the pleasure of working with adults, children, youth and families; supporting a wide range of need through individual, family and group therapy sessions. I am down to earth and approach my clients with compassion, a sense of humour and a realistic mindset. I enjoy meeting new people and having the opportunity to work alongside you to help with issues of stress, low mood, anxiety, relationship dynamics and other emotional obstacles that might be interfering with your overall mental health and wellness. I employ a client centred approach that encompasses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TFCBT), narrative therapy, strengths based and solution focus modalities. I look forward to meeting with you, listening and supporting you along your journey. Today’s a new day!

***Currently accepting new clients for individual (adults, children & youth) therapy.***

Kayla Wood,   Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), B.A. (Psych), M.A.C.P, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, I also hold an Honours Degree in Forensic Psychology, Diploma in Behavioural Science, and Behavioural Psychology. I believe that therapy can be a tool to foster self-development, self-understanding, self-acceptance and compassion. I pull from a variety of modalities to meet my client’s needs. I use Trauma-Informed Approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I take a strength-based and person-centred approach – I believe you are the expert of your experiences. I have experience working with anxiety, mood disorders, depression, first responders/nurses, relationship issues, life stages, OCD, and grief. I look forward to supporting you in a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space.

***Currently accepting new clients for individual (adults, children & youth) therapy. Offering both in person & virtual sessions***

 

Nancy Latimer,   Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed.

I am is a Registered Psychotherapist with over 18 years experience providing mental health support to adults. During my career I have helped clients through addiction, grief, anxiety/depression, trauma and life-transition.  I use a strength- based approach to help guide clients to understand their potential. I have post-graduate training in addictions, cognitive behavioral and cognitive processing therapy, solution focused, narrative and couple’s therapy. In my work, I collaborate closely with clients to develop a unique and customized treatment plan that encourages insight and resiliency.

***Currently accepting new clients for individual (adults 18+) and couples therapy. Offering both in person & virtual sessions***

 

Phyllis Vaz, MSW, RSW, EMDR Clinician

I am a Registered Social Worker with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work Degree. I am a highly empathetic individual who is extremely passionate about helping individuals who are seeking support to improve their mental health. I work collaboratively with my clients in creating a path towards their healing. I utilize a strength- based approach, believing that all individuals possess strengths that can be highlighted in every session. The therapeutic modalities I use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Mindfulness Based Strategies and Solution Focused Therapy. I have many years of experience supporting survivors of various forms of trauma, incorporating a Trauma Informed and Anti-Oppressive framework within my therapeutic approaches. Some of the issues I have experience supporting individuals with include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and grief. I will ensure that you feel validated and heard in every session. I look forward to helping you gain tools and resources that can help you with the problem that is currently impacting your life.

***Currently on maternity leave. Not accepting new clients until July 2023***