At Simcoe Trauma Recovery Clinic (STRC), our therapists have a broad range of specialties and expertise. Together we have a combined experience of over 60 years in the mental health field.
MA Counselling Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist (RP), OACCPP, EMDRIA
Founding member of STRC, Suzanne is currently a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and has been working in this field for over 16 years. She started with a college degree in Child and Youth Work from George Brown College which ignited a great passion for curiosity in a shared experience to facilitate well being. She then completed a degree in Psychology from Laurentian University which lead to an appreciation of evidenced-based therapy and the power of well developed research. Following that, Suzanne received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, allowing her to hone her skills and integrate her prior schooling into a therapeutic process. Finally, she earned a certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR); this incredible therapy, together with all the other therapy tools in her repertoire, have made her a dynamic, successful and well-respected therapist. Over the years she has developed a passion for working with people struggling with trauma. How trauma effects a person is very dynamic and unique — with her skill base and genuine desire for health and balance, she has truly found her calling in helping people recover from emotional trauma.
MA Counselling Psychology, Registered Psychotherapist (RP), OACCPP, EMDRIA
Jody is a psychotherapist who provides an opportunity for healing and growth. She has been working in the field of mental health for over 8 years. Using evidence based therapies such as CBT and EMDR to treat a broad range of symptoms such as anxiety and depression has resulted in positive outcomes for her clients. Creating an environment of acceptance and transparency is of paramount importance to her practice. She attended McMaster University, achieving a B.A degree and a Family Mediation Diploma. After gaining experience in the mental health field she specialized in psychotherapy and achieved a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Since then she has gained invaluable experience and training that has allowed her to focus on the root of the issue rather than just the symptoms. "I believe we all have the ability to heal emotional wounds and to thrive; my role is to facilitate that healing process."
MA Christian Psychology, D.Div. Registered Psychotherapist (RP), OACCPP, EMDRIA
L.A. is currently a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario providing therapy to those striving to cope with trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, grief and loss, relationship, workplace and personal challenges.
L.A. offers a safe environment to gain insight and confidence in which to process emotional distress. All sessions are client paced; together you collaboratively set therapeutic goals using the most beneficial approach consisting of EMDR, CBT/ACT, Narrative, Compassionate Inquiry, and/or Solution Focused Therapy. She also offers specialization in: Child/Parent ASQ Assessments, PTSD Service Dog Team Consultations, Psycho-education, TASC, (Trauma Awareness Skills Course), and group work for individuals and families. L.A.’s experience as a first responder instilled a passion for emotional and mental health, pioneering trauma and crisis education and program development locally and nationally. Trauma and crisis management became her educational focus. Emergency, CCU and Palliative Spiritual Care experience also deepened her appreciation for the resiliency of the human spirit under extreme circumstances. L.A. has earned her MA in Christian Psychology and Doctor of Divinity through Joint Commission of Chaplain Accreditation and Education, Trinity Theological Seminary. Christian Counselling is available upon request.
Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Addictions Specialist
Brit is currently a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario providing therapy to individuals experiencing trauma, loss and grief, substance use concerns, relationship challenges, and psychosocial stressors. Her career began fifteen years ago providing counselling to street-involved youth, followed by working with individuals with acquired brain injury, where she received training on brain function, the impacts of trauma on the brain, neuro-plasticity and the science of brain healing. Brit completed studies in Addictions Counselling and has specialized in therapy with individuals on their recovery journey from addiction and concurrent mental health to wellness.
Brit offers a relational, integrative, holistic and highly individual therapeutic experience that blends elements from various theoretical approaches toward personal growth, self-awareness and healing.
Brit holds a strong belief in our ability to heal through our willingness to look within and our commitment to create change and become the very best version of ourselves. She is very passionate about helping others learn to trust in themselves, their process, and their ability to live a life of health and happiness.
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, EMDR Therapist, MSW, RSW
Jessica is an energetic Social Worker with a passion for working alongside her clients and helping them heal emotional wounds. She has experience with a broad range of psychosocial and mental health challenges, including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, depression, trauma and addictions. Jessica creates a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere and she works in collaboration with her clients to support them in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life.
Jessica has training in evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and other strength based modalities. She is dedicated to professional growth and expanding her knowledge in the field of mental health.
Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Laurentian University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, specializing in advanced mental health. She is a member in good standing with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW), and she is also a part for the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). Jessica is also a certified personal trainer through Can Fit Pro and believes in a healthy body and healthy mind approach to wellness.
M.P.S., Registered Psychotherapist
In my childhood I was always searching for more understanding of myself and others and of my spirituality. Communication has always been my love and interest, both intellectually and emotionally. Communication, self-reflection and spirituality are the threads that wind through my life experiences and tie them together.
I became a speech-language pathologist in 1982, then working with adults in rehabilitation. I went on to complete a degree in teaching and another in environmental education, always seeking a profession that would allow me to share what I was really learning – how to be more truly oneself. I spent time on the self-help path for many years, sought my own therapists and learned about native spirituality from Mohawk and Ojibwa Elders. I completed my training as a spiritual psychotherapist at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton. I studied for 13 years with Lennie Tan, an apprentice of both Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements, Mastery of Love) and Bernadette Vigil (Mastery of Awareness: Living the Agreements). This is where my understanding of self-love, awareness and who I truly am really manifested and has been the catalyst and a culminating factor in my journey. I learned that we are all mirrors for each other and that the stories we tell are not who we really are, but simply the stories that we tell ourselves. At the core, we are unconditional love. I am grateful for all that I have learned and I am committed to be an open heart and provide a safe, unconditional support for others in their search for a more authentic life, for joy and for happiness.