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Counselling / Psychology / Mental Health
Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring abou...
Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life.
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Claire has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) and member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario for 5 years. Using a non-diet and weight-inclusive approach she helps her clients to heal their relationship with food and their bodies. She focuses on promoting overall health and wellbeing in a supportive, non-judgemental way.
Claire has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) and member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario fo...
At the core of Julie’s work is the belief that people are people, and problems are problems. People are not their problems. Sometimes problems feel like such a big part of you, it’s hard to see where you begin and it ends. Regardless of the problem, Julie believes that the essence of who you are is not defined by your emotional, relational, or motivational issues.
Julie works with all of her clients from an anti-oppressive framework where you are considered an expert in your own life experiences. Julie and her clients work together in finding how their experiences line up with research and adapting their mental health care to meet what they are feeling and dealing with in their day to day life.
Julie builds therapeutic relationships by discovering her client’s stories through curiosity and unconditional positive regard. Julie brings warmth, presence, and passion to all interactions with her clients.
Julie brings her educational background in feminist theory to her therapy practice, along with 4+ years of experience working with women who are victims of intimate partner violence. Her clinical interventions strongly consider each client’s social location to breathe societal, cultural, and personal context into their experiences.
Julie has also worked other settings such as short term crisis counselling, youth counselling, and emergency shelter services.
At the core of Julie’s work is the belief that people are people, and proble...
Meet Christa, a registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario,
with a background in Psychology. Christa offers a compassionate, warm and always welcoming approach
to her sessions.
Counseling is not simply a job to Christa, but a genuine expression of kindness, and
desire to help others feel seen and understood. She is honoured by clients, who are courageous enough
to trust in the therapeutic process and share their stories with her. She believes in the healing power of connection, and strives to ensure that each client feels comfortable, accepted and fully supported during their journey in counseling.
Christa has supported individuals with a wide variety of mental health issues in her career, from family conflict, to trauma, anxiety, depression, gender identity, ADHD, but her specialty is in the treatment and recovery from eating disorders. Christa’s approach is founded in Attachment Theory, with an understanding of how important relationships set the foundation for overall health and emotional well -being. With familiarity in many therapeutic approaches, Christa will work with each client, using a model that fits best to them. Christa’s passion to support clients with eating related issues came from
a deeper understanding of eating disorders and the impacts of malnutrition on mental health issues.
Christa believes that feeling comfortable in your own body is something that every person deserves, and
her aim is to support the development of a guilt-free relationship with food for each one of her clients.
Meet Christa, a registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ont...
Hayley Danziger Kramer
Hayley is the clinical manager at The Balanced Practice. She is a certified nutritionist and has trained in psychotherapy. She has spoken on panels and served on the committee for the National Initiative for Eating Disorders and is a strong advocate for making eating disorder treatment accessible. She believes in the importance of reducing barriers that may prevent people from seeking or receiving the help they need. As clinical manager, Hayley has the opportunity to continue her mission to support those who suffer from food and body image issues alongside a team of skilled clinicians. Hayley believes all individuals deserve access to quality care and supports the clinic with fostering an inclusive, safe environment for everyone.
Hayley is the clinical manager at The Balanced Practice. She is a certified nutritionist and has ...
Meet Katie, an anti-diet Registered Dietitian. Katie is passionate about helping people make peace with food and their body so that they can focus more on the things that bring them joy. She believes that all bodies deserve respect, and that every individual deserves a life free from diet culture. Katie strives to create a safe, supportive space for clients to share their experiences, and works together with clients to explore next steps on their road to recovery.
Katie offers one-on-one counselling in english only.
Meet Katie, an anti-diet Registered Dietitian. Katie is passionate about helping people make peac...
Marie-Pier is a registered dietitian part of the College of Dietitian of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada. She also has a degree in psychology (B.Sc. Psychology).
She believes in integrating psychology (mindset, thought, beliefs and emotions) and nutrition to provide her clients with the best possible care. She strives for quality of care and science based treatments. She believes in personalized care for her clients, as each individual is unique. Her mission is to help individuals heal their relationship with food and their bodies so they can stop dieting and start living.
Marie-Pier is a registered dietitian part of the College of Dietitian of Ontario and Dietitians o...
RD, CDE, CIEC
Jasna is an anti-diet Registered Dietitian (RD) based in Ottawa, Canada. She believes in a weight-inclusive approach and that your food experience should ultimately be enjoyable and tailored to you! She aims to create an environment where people feel empowered to learn skills and make lasting changes. Jasna uses intuitive and mindful eating as one of the foundations for helping clients develop behaviours they feel good about.
Jasna is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor (CIEC), and she has worked in healing eating disorders, disordered eating and emotional eating since starting her career in 2010. Jasna is a parent to two young children and also specializes in mom and baby nutrition. Jasna has struggled with severe food allergies and related food anxiety and chose to become a dietitian as part of helping others also heal their relationships with food and their bodies.
She has delivered several workshops to health care professionals and taught nutrition courses at CPIT college in New Zealand. Jasna has written articles for print and electronic media including Keeping On Magazine and Healthinfo, and she is a contributing author and editor to the textbook Culinary Rehab.
Jasna offers one-on-one counselling (Bilingual in French and English).
Jasna is an anti-diet Registered Dietitian (RD) based in Ottawa, Canada. She believes in a weight...
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Kellie offers a weight neutral, trauma informed and client centered approach to sessions. Kellie’s focus when working with clients is first and foremost to develop a strong therapeutic alliance, which becomes the foundation for working together to overcome challenges and reach goals.
Kellie offers an integrative approach to therapy incorporating elements of various modalities to offer a customized approach for each client. Kellie’s clinical focus is on those with eating disorders, disordered eating and associated challenges including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image concerns, grief, trauma and interpersonal challenges.
Kellie is passionate about supporting others in reclaiming and nurturing their relationship to themselves and their bodies, while releasing limiting rules and beliefs. Kellie believes there is power in discovering what truly nourishes you so you can live an authentic and empowered life.
Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario...
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