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Healing Connections operates as a trauma-informed counseling and psychotherapy clinic situated in the heart of North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Our practice extends comprehensive support to individuals, couples, and families of all ages, guided by trauma-informed principles. In addition to our physical location, we offer virtual services and actively engage in community outreach, fostering healing and growth within schools, businesses, and organizations.

We value a non-pathological, trauma-informed approach to therapy that acknowledges the complexities of human suffering. We collaborate with medical professionals, first responders, mental health experts, and organizations, offering insights into trauma-informed practices. Our commitment lies in accompanying individuals through their journey of learning and unlearning, serving as unwavering allies along the path to healing.

If you are struggling, or if you just need a little bit of support, we are here to help. Book a free 15 minute consultation to see if one of our therapists will be a good fit for your needs. 

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


Brené Brown

Meet the Team

Miranda Arellano, BA(Psy), MC, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified EMDR Therapist and Clinic Owner

Available In Person or Virtually. 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, panic, hoarding, 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 advanced training in EMDR and am a Certified EMDR Therapist. 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 also 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 Arellano, Registered Psychotherapist

Miranda Arellano, B.A.(Psy), M.C., Registered Psychotherapist & Healing Connections Owner

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Janet Fournier

Janet is available virtually. She 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) and is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). 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. Janet's warm, empathetic, and therapeutic presence will provide you with a safe place to be heard, understood, to find healing, and to grow.


Book a free 15 minute consultation with Janet today!

About Janet

Janet's Specialties: 



Coping Skills



Life Transitions

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem


Women's Issues

Fertility Challenges


Angela Gagne-Larmer

Angela is a firm believer in the potential of individuals harnessing their innate self-energy and internal resources. She is available in person in North Bay, Ontario, or virtually.

Angela has  a strong educational foundation: She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is a duly registered healthcare professional, holding credentials as a Registered Nurse and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). These qualifications enable her to recognize the intricate connections between physical, mental, and emotional well-being, allowing her to adopt a holistic approach tailored to your unique circumstances.

In her role as a therapist, Angela places her primary goal on guiding individuals on a journey towards becoming more self-led in their lives. Embracing a trauma-informed approach, she acknowledges the significance of past experiences in shaping one's current reality. By fostering a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment, Angela aims to empower her clients to explore and understand the impact of trauma on their lives.

Through an integrated approach to psychotherapy, she draws from various therapeutic modalities to tailor interventions that best suit the unique needs of each individual. This comprehensive strategy allows for a holistic exploration of the mind, body, and spirit, facilitating a more profound and sustainable transformation.

Her commitment is to support clients in cultivating self-awareness, resilience, and the skills needed to navigate life's challenges with newfound autonomy and purpose.

Book a free 15 minute consultation with Angela today.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and 
Registered Nurse (RN), BScN, MACP

Angela Gagne-Larmer

Angela's Specialties: 


Coping Skills



Life Transitions

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem



Women's Issues

Yaseen Nassereddine, 

Registered Psychotherapist

BA, MA Counselling Psychology, he/him

Yaseen is available virtually. Yaseen approaches therapy from an attachment and relationship perspective while remaining trauma-informed. His focus lies in understanding his clients' relationships with others, themselves, and various aspects of their lives, all while being mindful of any past traumas that may influence their experiences. His aim is to assist clients in reaching the goals they're striving towards.

As a reflective therapist, Yaseen integrates Jungian perspectives into his therapeutic approach. He embraces the idea that each instance in our lives is intricately connected to different aspects of our being. By blending Jungian theory with foundational principles of Attachment Theory, he helps clients explore the depths of their psyche and navigate the complexities of their emotional landscape.

Yaseen's practice is rooted in creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. Through collaborative exploration and compassionate guidance, he empowers clients to cultivate self-awareness, foster meaningful connections, and embark on a path towards holistic well-being.

About Yaseen

Yaseen's Specialties: 

Men's therapy





Therapy Modalities We Offer

EMDR Instensives

An EMDR intensive is a more immersive and therapeutic experience than traditional EMDR sessions. It typically involves several hours of therapy per day, over a period of several days, with the goal of achieving rapid trauma resolution. Learn more here


Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems approach to parts work for trauma and complex trauma

The Gottman Institute: The Gottman Method Couples Therapy

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Robin Shapiro

Most of us have different aspects, “parts,” or “ego states” of ourselves. “Ego state therapy” refers to a powerful, flexible therapy that helps clients integrate and reconcile these distinct aspects of themselves. Learn more about Ego State Therapy here.

Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization for Groups ASSYST

Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization for Groups (ASSYST-G)

ASSYST-G is a group procedure designed to fill the gap between Psychological First Aid (PFA) and High-Intensity Intervention psychotherapy after a critical incident or adverse experience when the person shows severe symptoms of psychological distress, physiological reactivity, and/or deterioration in current functioning.

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TIST or Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment was developed to provide a trauma-informed approach to the challenges of treating self-destructive behavior. Learn more here.

EMDR Phases

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. Learn more here

The Gottman Institute: IFS Immersion: Internal Family Systems, Integrating IFS across clinical applications.

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Ego State Therapy

DeTUR - Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing

An Urge Reduction Protocol for addictions and dysfunctional behaviors and the underlying causing traumas, based on the AIP EMDR model. 

Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization for Individuals ASSYST

Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization for Individuals (ASSYST-I)

ASSYST-I is designed to focus on the client’s nervous system regulation. It is utilized in rapid response settings and offered to client’s immediately after a traumatic experience (within hours, days or weeks). 


Compassionate Inquiry: Coming Soon!

By gently uncovering and addressing core emotional wounds, Compassionate Inquiry Therapy facilitates profound healing and empowers individuals to embrace authentic self-discovery and growth.

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy: The Sound Relationship House Theory

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. Learn more about the Gottman Method here

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop Leader

The Gottman Method

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology

Enhance your mental golf game with golf psychology and EMDR therapy. We can support you to master the mental game to achieve peak performance on the course.

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