If you are looking to engage the services of a master’s level intern, Julie Clarke Therapy has a team of interns ready to serve you, learn more about the team below.
Emma is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and practicum student, completing her Master’s in Counselling Psychology. She received her undergrad degree in Therapeutic Recreation and has been a Recreation Therapist for four years working mainly in forensic mental health. During her experience working with trauma survivors, she developed a passion for supporting individuals through their healing journey.
Emma helps individuals with a variety of mental health difficulties and specializes in counselling those who want to work through topics of trauma, substance use, harm reduction, depression and anxiety. Additionally, with her lived experience with ADHD, she stives to support people understand neurodiversity and learn to thrive.
Emma understands that every situation is unique and her approach to counselling is holistic, collaborative, and trauma-informed. She provides psychotherapy where she draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Maya Angelou said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Emma’s goal is to support people as they progress along their wellness journey; encouraging them to value the characteristics that got them through. While seeking help can be hard, change and transformation starts with great strength.
Session fee’s: $100.00 (+ HST)
Emma is booking for May 2023, please contact [email protected] to be added to her waitlist for services.
Lynn Izzard is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (www.crpo.ca), she is considerate, attentive, warm, and empathetic. She has a special interest in working with individuals (16+).
Lynn’s style is solution-focused, building upon your strengths so you may step outside the symptoms of your life’s challenges and towards recovering and restoring your overall well-being. Lynn seeks to cultivate hope, choice, and resilience so that you may feel and know wellness.
Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are just a few of the symptoms that can linger after stress and tragic events. Lynn wants to help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
As Gabor Maté reminds us,
“Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you”.
In distinguishing the event(s) from the person, we may begin the walk toward self-healing and self-love. In accepting that ‘we’ are not our circumstance, we rise and become better able to secure a sense of connection with our loved ones; the foundation of traumatic growth.
Lynn intends to provide a neutral safe space; listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan for both immediate and long-term support.
She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University plus she has additional training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Suicide Prevention, Cultural Competency, and Behavioural Psychology.
Lynn will be accepting new clients for appointments starting in January 2023. If you wish to book with Lynn please contact [email protected] to secure your spot.
Session fee’s are $125.00 per session.
Rita is taking new clients as of May 2023.
She has an educational background in Kinesiology and Health Sciences and has over 20 years of experience working with traumatic brain injuries.
She has experience working with individuals of all ages and diverse populations with a wide range of concerns including anxiety and depression.
Rita draws from aspects of different psychotherapy theories such as CBT, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and narrative therapy using an integrative approach. This can be valuable for providing flexible, personalized, and holistic treatment to address physical, emotional, and psychological needs. Rita has found that recognizing and incorporating strengths into treatment helps build hope, resilience, and coping skills to face life’s challenges.
Rita will be accepting new clients for appointments starting in May 2023. If you wish to book with Rita please contact [email protected] to secure your spot.
Session fee’s are $100.00 per session.
Stephanie is a practicum student, completing her Master of Arts Counselling Psychology degree. She is also a yoga teacher and enjoys working with movement and mindfulness to help clients build a more resilient nervous system. Additionally, Stephanie is working towards becoming a certified Yoga Therapist, integrating yoga philosophy, breath work, and mediation into her work with clients.
Through body-based somatic modalities, Stephanie helps clients to re-regulate their emotional systems by helping them to reset their emotional patterns or in yoga philosophy their samskaras. As Bessel van der Kolk writes, “In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them.” Through connection and curiosity, Stephanie encourages clients to get reacquainted with their internal experience, and to their already existing inner strengths. She helps clients to focus on physical sensations and connecting to their environment, so that they might one day become more grounded and present in their own bodies.
Stephanie enjoys working in a holistic way, acknowledging the mind, body, and spirit. She draws from a variety of modalities; including Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal Theory, CBT Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Trauma-Informed Care, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She understands that life can be stressful and challenging, and she considers learning to cultivate self-compassion to be fundamental. When Stephanie is not with clients or on her yoga matt, she loves spending time in nature with her dog River or at home with her two cats Samson and Salem.
Stephanie will be accepting new clients for appointments starting in May 2023. If you wish to book with her please contact [email protected] to secure your spot.
Session fee’s are $100.00 + HST per session.