My vision was to create a therapeutic clinic that feels like a home - a place you can kick up your feet, relax, and feel safe. We have created an amazing therapy team that is dedicated to supporting our community members. I am currently not taking clients for individual therapy but will be offering group therapy services in the future. At Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation my time is split between providing supervision to therapists, consultation services for trained EMDR therapists, psycho-educational assessments, and group and individual therapy. I provide supervision to Ph.D Students, Psychology Interns, as well as Clinical Psychology Candidates and Psychological Associate Candidates who are working toward registration with the Psychological Association of Manitoba. I am an avid learner and continue to expand my knowledge base to provide quality services in both therapy and supervision. EMDR consultation services are provided to therapists who are trained in EMDR Therapy. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR Consultant, and EMDR Trainer. My training in a variety of evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, somatic therapies, and play therapies allow me to be flexible in meeting your needs whether you are a child, teen, or adult. I am able to adapt to the needs of individuals and families to support them in their journey to discovering peace of mind. Abby, a golden retriever service dog, assists with therapy. Abby loves to greet people in the waiting room and puts a smile on the faces of those she meets.
My practice integrates Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; ACT) within the context of collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationships. I received my Master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Manitoba and completed my clinical psychology internship at the Student Counselling and Career Centre at the University of Manitoba. My clinical interests include helping adults with anxiety (e.g., generalized, health, social, panic, phobias), depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), health concerns, stress management, life adjustment, return to work difficulties, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also have extensive experience working with individuals with chronic pain and spinal cord injuries, as well as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to my work with adults, I also enjoy helping young children (4-10 years), and their caregivers, with anxiety (e.g., separation, social, generalized, phobias, school refusal), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), behavioural difficulties (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder - level 1/Asperger's Syndrome) and parenting concerns.
As a clinician, my primary focus is helping you feel better, improve your life, adjust to change and tackle adversity. I draw upon a variety of evidence based treatments in order to tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your unique individual needs: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure of Response Prevention and Mindfulness-based practices. My clinical interests include helping adults cope with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic pain, sleep issues, and chronic health adjustment. I obtained my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba and completed my clinical psychology internship at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I offer an integrative therapy experience drawing from Psychodynamic, Attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Client-Centered approaches. My clinical interests include working with individuals with mood or anxiety concerns, trauma related symptoms, life adjustment, stress management, grief, and anger. I have experience with helping couples who are in conflict, and families with parenting concerns or behavioural concerns in children. I attained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba and completed my clinical psychology internship though a consortium of Stony Mountain Institution, Forensic Psychological Services, and the Couples Counselling Project. I am registered as a C. Psych. with the Psychological Association of Manitoba. At Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation, I provide therapy and assessment services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Often, we get “stuck” in a pattern of thinking, feeling and reacting. Things start to take on a script, in terms of how we see ourselves, other people and the world. Together, we will find a way to make things more effective for you and rewrite that script. We will find the strengths you possess and foster them, while exploring your challenges to develop lasting solutions.I have substantial experience working from within a trauma-informed approach, addressing both historical and acute trauma experiences, as well as a large variety of other personal struggles, symptoms and mental health concerns. My areas of interest and experience include stress, adjustment, self-destructive behaviours, dysregulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal dynamics, as well as the impact of mood and anxiety disorders on daily living.I understand the importance of building rapport and work to provide care with genuine positive regard and authenticity. Using a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Mindfulness (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy, we will work together to develop a plan that fits you, as an individual, to bring you relief, increased feelings of effectiveness and improved quality of life.I obtained my Bachelor of Arts – Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Windsor in 2006. I am registered for Independent Practice with the Psychological Association of Manitoba. I have worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient care, community mental health, and a correctional/forensic setting. In addition, I have had the opportunity to expand my knowledge through training in the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). My professional experience includes both assessment and intervention for adult populations.
Registered Social Workers
Hello! I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2008 with a Masters of Social Work. I am registered social worker with the Manitoba College and began my private practice in 2009. Since then, I have worked as a Mental Health Therapist in such First Nation communities as Pukatawagan, Sagkeeng, Swan Lake, Waywayseecappo, and Garden Hill. I have expertise in working with separated families and teenagers. Starting in 2021, I started working exclusively out of my office in Selkirk, Manitoba using in-person, telephone, and video counselling depending on the specific client’s needs.I have been providing counselling for over 20 years. I specialize in individual (adolescents and adults) and family therapy. I can help with such challenging situations as grief, trauma, divorce, relationship conflict, anxiety, and depression. The form of therapy I use is a cognitive behavioural approach with aspects of solution-focused techniques. I am also trained using EMDR Therapy and I am on the First Nations and Inuit Health provider list.I have had the honour of working with many different people from various cultures and orientations. I look forward to the opportunity to help you in a supportive and accepting therapeutic environment.Thank-you for taking the time to read my BIO. I am here to help!
Gail is a passionate advocate for people experiencing social and emotional distress. She works with clients to help them build the skills to live each day from a place of courage, connection, and compassion. With over 27 years of experience as a social worker, Gail has worked in a variety of agencies including mental health, employee assistance, and the Winnipeg school system. She’s comfortable working in sessions with individuals, couples, and families. In addition, she has provided services for both youth and adults.Gail has provided counselling services to a wide array of clients struggling with occupational stress, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, as well as emotional and behavioural concerns. Her area of focus has been on helping clients understand anxiety and traumatic stress and assisting them with developing their strategies for coping.A client-centred, solution-focused clinician, Gail works to build resiliency with clients to help meet their goals. She is a registered social worker with the Manitoba College of Social Work and obtained her Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Manitoba.
I work from a strength-based perspective and use a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and play therapies in order to work collaboratively with children, adolescents and their families in achieving their goals. I have experience in treating anxiety and stress, adjustment difficulties, trauma, and behavioural and emotional regulation difficulties in children and adolescents. Play an important component of the therapeutic process for the children I work with. I obtained my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from The Institute for the Psychological Sciences, in the Washington, D.C. metro area. At Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation, I provide therapy services in both English and Spanish under the supervision of Dr. Penner Hutton.
A general goal I have as a psychotherapist is customizing my approach to the unique personality, needs and concerns of my clients. I provide therapy for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, death anxiety, stress management, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic approach integrates client-centered, existential, and psychodynamic psychotherapies. In addition, I have been trained in and use a variety of other approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and mindfulness. I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba after completing my residency at the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. I have been providing psychological services in various capacities in both the public and private sectors for over ten years.
I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in reaching their goals. My integrative approach to therapy draws from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy skills (DBT), and client-centered approaches. I have experience in treating anxiety (generalized anxiety, phobias, panic), trauma-related disorders, depressed mood, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and stress management. I attained my Masters in Clinical Psychology (University of Manitoba) and am now working towards independent practice as a Psychological Associate Candidate (supervised). At Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation I provide therapy services under the supervision of Dr. Penner Hutton.
I offer an integrative therapy experience, drawing from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Client-Centred approaches. I have provided therapy in diverse settings including community-based and hospital environments. I have experience working with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, stress management, and family dynamics. When working with children, I incorporate play and creative interventions to maximize results.I obtained my Psychology Bachelor of Arts-Honours degree from the University of British Columbia, and my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree at the University of Manitoba. I am in the process of completing my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba. At Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation, I provide therapy and assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of Dr. Penner Hutton.
I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Chieti G. D’Annunzion, Italy in 2006, followed by a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the Centro Nazionale di Alta Formazione, Rome, Italy in 2013 as well as a Master’s of Clinical Psychology from the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy in 2013.I tend to incorporate various approaches to therapy including Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Client-Centered approaches. I am also trained in Brainspotting, a focused treatment method that works to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. For the past 8 years, I have been working in the field of mental health and addictions providing services to both adolescents and adults. A diverse training background and work experience has led to my ability to work with a variety of presenting issues and populations. My clinical interests include working with people who have experienced trauma, mental health issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and co-occurring disorders), grief and loss, stress, relationship challenges, and addictions. At Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation, I provide therapy services under the supervision of Dr. Penner Hutton, as I work to obtain my Independent Practice designation as a Psychological Associate.
I utilize an integrative approach to therapy that includes aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), attachment-based and client-centred approaches. I have experience working with a range of issues and disorders. Interests include working with people who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, parenting stress, perinatal issues, and women’s health issues.I obtained my Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Manitoba as well as my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. I am currently completing my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. At Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation, I provide therapy and psycho-educational assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of Dr. Penner Hutton.