B.A. in Psychology, Master of Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist and Owner of Healing Connections Psychotherapy
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 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), EMDR Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents and Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-PRECI), Acute Stress Syndrome Stabilization (ASSYST) for individuals and groups, and EMDR Integrative Treatment Protocol for Ongoing Traumatic Stress (IGTP-OTS) for individuals and Groups. I also incorporate ego state therapy and internal family systems (IFS) therapy for clients with 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.
Therapist in Training (Toronto Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education)
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.