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Anne Marie Shewfelt, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Individual, Couple, and Family Therapist, Supervisor
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
I work with individuals, couples, and families including children. I offer a relational approach which creates an emotionally safe, non-judgmental place for my clients to share the content of their stories, circumstances, and life experiences. I have worked with a wide range of clients within the realms of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, however at the root of nearly all presenting problems is the emotional impact of a dissatisfying relationship. My specialty in relationships has therefore enabled me to work confidently, and effectively with my clients regardless of their identified issue.
While specializing in relationships, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment Theory, and Relationally Integrative therapy. The latter draws from Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho Dynamic, Dialectical, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, Attachment and Emotionally Focused therapeutic orientations. I love what I do and I feel honored to have been able to help hundreds of clients to experience personal healing and growth.
Christina Dimakos, MA, EdD CP (candidate)
Individual and Couple Therapist
Masters of Psychology, Education Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (candidate)
I have over a decade of experience conducting psychological research in university and hospital settings. I therefore bring a strong knowledge base in theory of human development as well as relevant clinical theory and experience. I work with both individuals and couples experiencing distress or dissatisfying relationships. I take a bio-psycho-social approach to assessment and treatment – this means I pay attention to biological, psychological, and social factors that impact thoughts, emotions, behaviours and relationships. I use the principles of attachment and the modality of emotionally focussed therapy in my work with clients.
Psychotherapy is conducted in a safe, confidential setting where you are free to share whatever is on your mind. I am here to listen and respond in a kind, non-judgmental way. Together, we will explore what may be limiting you in life and create a plan for moving forward through therapy.
Research shows that the single most important factor in therapy is finding the right fit with a therapist, because it is through positive relationships that we heal. If you feel like now might be the time for change, I invite you to connect. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Paula Ghelman, MSW, RSW
Individual and Family Therapist
Registered Social Worker
I have worked in community mental health since 2013 with various populations, and health conditions. I have a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California with clinical counselling child and family specialty. I worked for an additional 3,500+ hours in Los Angeles, California, primarily working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with a range of mental illnesses and substance abuse difficulties.
I work with with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and more. I take a client-centered approach and collaboratively create a plan with my clients to achieve their goals. I use evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, integrated techniques, and psycho-education in addition to creative outlets, to guide clients to recovery.
In a world with so much uncertainty, it’s crucial to find a safe space to heal. I am a non-judgmental empath who strives to support, and always meet my clients where they are at. Together, we’ll explore your past and present, and find your own light again. You will also gain perspective, tools, and the ability to glean positive meaning from your hardships in order to rediscover your inner strength.