Meet Our Team
Her approach to working with clients is transparent and authentic, meaning that she shares with clients what she is thinking and why. She believes in creating a relationship that builds trust and respect, creating a safe environment for her clients to explore the most sensitive and painful areas of their life. She works together with her clients to match their uniqueness with approaches and strategies that are most likely to lead to success – however they have defined it.
All people are unique and so no one process will work for every client. She draws from various psychological theoretical orientations including cognitive behavioural (CBT), EMDR, client-centred, and solution focused frameworks. She has experience working with a broad range of problems within both long term and brief models of therapy, and will draw from these various approaches depending on a client’s particular needs and presenting issues. She is deeply committed to helping clients to develop the tools they need to address their difficulties, to understand themselves more fully, and finally, to live a better and more fulfilling life.
In working therapeutically with people, Dianne operates from a collaborative and strengths based approach. Ultimately, her belief is that all people inherently possess the potential for success and happiness. Part of her work will concentrate on identifying her clients’ innate strengths and abilities and how they can harness these strengths so that they can overcome obstacles in their lives. She finds that this approach enables individuals to find creative, satisfying, and long lasting solutions to their problems. The end goal of successful therapy is for clients to leave with a new level of insight that allows them to achieve growth and increased self-esteem which leads to feeling empowered and able to cope with future problems. As needed, she incorporates cognitive behavioural, solution focused, and narrative approaches to therapy.
Alyssa is a deeply empathetic and compassionate therapist that works collaboratively with clients to aid in their empowerment, belief in the self, and ability to create positive change to enhance their quality of life. Alyssa believes that each client is unique with regards to the way they view who they are, their experiences, and how they interact with the world around them and tailors her work to suit their specific needs. Alyssa believes it is important to foster a non-judgemental and genuine therapeutic environment. Alyssa utilizes a holistic and eclectic approach in her therapeutic work including modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Family Systems.
Dr. Collier strives to provide a warm, supportive environment for her clients to explore what is troubling them. Her belief is that compassion and respect should be key components to the relationships she has with her clients. She maintains a health-oriented approach, working with clients to maximize their potential. Her treatment services are individualized to address each client’s difficulties and personality style, keeping in mind the context within which they live their lives. She strives to increase clients’ awareness of their difficulties, the underlying reasons behind their behaviour and decisions, and the obstacles that may prevent them from making positive changes in their lives to allow them to cope better.
Utilizing a basic caring, respectful, compassionate approach, she draws from a broad range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Insight-oriented, Interpersonal, Humanistic, Supportive Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.
Lindsay uses her genuine warmth and empathy for human struggles to connect with clients in a way that fosters collaboration and openness toward psychological growth and change. She finds that this approach helps clients to feel empowered while working toward their desired goals, and allows them to find ways to achieve such things as behavioral change, processing of past trauma, handling of conflict, or managing worry, low mood or grief.
She draws from a variety of evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Motivational Interviewing and other client-centered approaches.
Jennifer strives to create safe and comfortable therapeutic relationships with her clients by being fully present, engaged, supportive and non-judgemental. At the same time, she fosters a collaborative approach which enables clients to be proactive participants in the process of change allowing them to reach their personal treatment goals. Jennifer draws upon her vast experience in the mental health field to meet each client where they are in the moment, assessing particular needs and applying a variety of empirically supported psychotherapeutic modalities tailored to each client’s presenting concerns.
Odil experiences joy in guiding clients towards their unique path using a therapeutic approach that is integrative and eclectic. She engages in a person-centered approach, drawing on concepts such as self-discovery, mindfulness, self-love, self-acceptance, and self-compassion. She utilizes a wide range of techniques drawing from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She works in collaboration with individuals to recognize their strengths, develop healthy coping skills and create positive life changes in a safe and non-judgmental setting. Through this collaborative approach, she works to empower individuals to move forward in leading a more complete and fulfilling life.
Alex appreciates the courage it takes for an individual to seek support and uses her empathy and compassion to create a safe and welcoming environment. She is client-centred and tailors her therapeutic approach to the client’s unique goals and motivations for seeking support while building on strength and resiliency. She works from a lens of Motivational Interviewing to apply her clinical skills, including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Family Systems and Mindfulness-based approaches.