Linda Kelly, MSW, RSW
CEO, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist,*Certified Clinical Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Specialist
Linda believes that real change starts with individuals; with sincere conversations, understanding, and deliberate steps to build better lives. She has been providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families since 2009, working primarily with First Nation clients from remote communities to resolve longstanding historical and intergenerational trauma. Her primary areas of practice include post-traumatic stress, grief, anxiety, depression, and building healthy relationships.
Seija Grant, MEd CP, RP
Seija enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds (cultural, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation) from emerging adults to mature adults. She strives to create a safe environment for clients to explore their inner experiences, and to start working towards a more empowered self. She got into the field of psychotherapy due to a natural interest in helping others and learning about people. Seija’s areas of interest in clinical practice include mental health, trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and emotion management. She works from a trauma-informed perspective and has additional certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Seija would be pleased to meet you, and to work collaboratively on your goals for counselling.
Kristen Sohlman, MACP, RP
Kristen's areas of interest in clinical practice include mental health, addictions, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, as well as cultural competency and couples and family therapy. Kristen was drawn to the field by learning who she is and by making a conscious decision to advocate for others. In doing so she is doing what she loves and loves what she is doing. Kristen recognizes that throughout life we all travel on a continuum of health and wellness, and also recognizes that at times it is difficult to admit that we all struggle with mental health-related issues. Through her client-centered, Emotionally Focused Therapeutic approach and ability to be present with those that she works with, Kristen can listen without judgement.
Kelly Halonen, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Kelly's areas of interest, to name a few, include mental health, trauma, and sexual abuse survivors. She has experience working with a wide age range of people who are experiencing homelessness, addiction, trauma, and various mental health struggles. She also has experience working with youth in the area of corrections and addictions. She believes that change comes from working together in an open, genuine, and nonjudgmental space. She works from a trauma-informed perspective and has recently obtained additional certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
Lara Hollway, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Lara is a social worker who is experienced in supporting individuals and couples in times of transition, and healing from trauma. She acknowledges how hard it is to reach out for help, and at the same time knows what a profound relief it can be to find someone who is offering you the support that you need. Lara will hold a skillful space for you to explore your history, emotional reactions, and current challenges. She is deeply committed to working hard with you to reduce your emotional pain, and to increase your capacity for healing and growth in your life right now. Lara has a diverse background of experience which includes working with families in conflict, LGBTQ2 individuals and couples, sexual abuse survivors, eating disorders, and people who are struggling with mental health issues such as psychosis, depression, and anxiety.
Laurie Vance, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Laurie is a Registered Social Worker MSW, RSW and has years of experience with online counselling, working up north, 2SLGBTIQ+ and forest therapy brings a wealth of skills and experience to the team. She has worked with all ages and stages of people along life’s continuum. She has lived and worked along the James Bay coast providing mental health and addictions support to the Cree people of Mushkegowuk Territory. She has worked closely with women and children fleeing domestic violence, individuals living in poverty, homelessness, individuals who have come into contact with the law, end-of-life care and grief support for families, those experiencing mental health issues. Laurie is passionate about land-based healing and holds a certification as a Nature and Forest Therapist. She relies on the theories and teachings of Self-compassion and Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy and has a helpful gender-based lens when it comes to some aspects of psycho-education. Laurie’s focus is to support her clients in their healing journey bringing together a mind/body/spirit balance.