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Healing Connections is a small counselling & psychotherapy practice based out of North Bay, Ontario, Canada. 

At Healing Connections Psychotherapy, our mission is to provide trauma-informed support to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. Our commitment also lies in nurturing healing and growth within our community, including schools, businesses, and organizations. We achieve this by sharing knowledge about trauma-informed principles, resources, and actively fostering positive change in the community and beyond.


Our approach is rooted in a non-pathological, trauma-informed model of human suffering, allowing us to empower individuals, businesses and organizations and promote well-being. We are dedicated to supporting medical professionals, first responders, mental health professionals, and mental health organizations by offering guidance on trauma-informed principles to enhance their ability to support and facilitate healing and wellness. Together, we can create a world where healing is accessible and transformative for all.

Learning and unlearning is a journey and we are here to take that journey with you.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”


Brené Brown

Meet the Team

Miranda Arellano (formally Leblanc), MC, Registered Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy Clinic Owner

When I was younger, I had a really good experience with a therapist that changed the direction my life was headed. That experience led to my desire to help others and eventually, after pursuing many other dreams, I signed up for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Soon after, I completed a Master of Counselling Psychology degree and registered as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). As a Registered Psychotherapist in the North Bay, Ontario area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients. I have experience and training to support clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, CPTSD, relationship challenges, addiction, anger management, chronic pain, grief, infidelity, and daily or work-related stress. 

My lived experience with trauma, led to my passion for helping others with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. I have additional EMDR related training in DeTUR (addictions), ego state and internal family systems (IFS) therapy for complex trauma. As a client of EMDR, I can attest to its powerful effects, and I am grateful to utilize this wonderful modality in my practice.  I also love working with couples and am trained in the Gottman Method couples therapy. I specialize in treating affairs, addictions, and trauma in couples. I truly care for all of my clients and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. I look forward to hearing from you and walking with you on your healing journey. 


Miranda Leblanc, BA (Psych), MC, Registered Psychotherapist & Healing Connections Owner

Therapist in Training (The Toronto Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education)

Janet Fournier

Janet has a degree in Sociology from the University of Toronto and is in her final year as a graduate level practicum student with the Toronto Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education. She is also a member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). In addition, Janet holds graduate and/or additional certificates in Positive Psychology, Mindful Meditation, Grief Education, Holding Space - Coaching Level, and Therapeutic Harp.

Janet's student therapy skills are steeped in therapeutic modalities and grounded in a holistic, person-centered approach. She integrates mindfulness with relational, existential, humanistic and holistic based therapies, and has a special interest in working with couples who are struggling, and individuals who are dealing with grief and loss, fertility challenges, miscarriage, anxiety and trauma, to name a few.

Janet's warm, empathetic, and therapeutic presence will provide you with a safe place to be heard, understood, to find healing, and to grow.


About Janet

Therapy Modalities

Miranda uses an integrative and client-centered approach to treatment. She is also trained in EMDR therapy and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health problems.


The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. 

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