Therapists

 

At Your Life Design Inc. we have a team of professionals that are Registered Social Workers and Canadian Certified Counsellors. They are experienced, compassionate and ready to help.  All of our therapists have access to group supervision from a Ph.D. level Clinical Psychologist with 20+ years of direct clinical experience.  They also engage in regular peer consultation. You have access to a team with more than 100 years of experience in helping others.  To learn more about our therapists, click the individual images below.

Services by Registered Social Workers (RSWs) and Certified Canadian Counsellors (CCCs) may be covered by your health plan.

Registered Social Workers are authorized as “medical practitioners” under the Income Tax Act for the purposes of claiming medical expenses on income tax returns.

Fees (tax included):

Individual Session – 50 mins – $140

Individual Session – 75 mins – $160

Couples Session – 50 mins – $150

Family Session – 50 mins – $225

 

Registered Social Workers (RSWs)

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Jill Stewart, Founder

BSW, MSW, RSW

Specialty: Working with busy professionals, professional helpers and caregivers experiencing stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress, grief and loss, and/or personal or work-related relationships issues.

Magan MacDonald, Clinical Director

BSc, BEd, BSW, MSW, RSW PhD Candidate

Registered to see clients in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia

Specialty: Working with children and their parent(s)/guardian(s) – works with children age 4+, providing consultation and strategies. Expertise in working youth and young adults experiencing anxiety and depression in addition to couples counselling.

Donna Galloway,

BSW, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered to see clients in Ontario or Prince Edward Island

Specialty: Working with adults living with PTSD, addictions or other mental health concerns.

 

Candace Matheson,

BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Specialty: If you are thinking of pregnancy, are pregnant, or have had a new baby, Candance is the pick. She specializes in and all things perinatal. Expertise in providing assistance to parent(s) of youth and working directly youth as well.

Canadian Certified Counsellors (CCCs)

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 Heidi Lutz,

BA, MEd, CCC, CT

Specialty: Working with students and young adults. Assistance with self-esteem concerns, depression, career counselling, school related stress and anxiety, as well as supportive counselling and life skills enhancement.

Karen Milligan,

BEd HRD, MEd, MSCE, CCC, CT

Specialty: Offers EMDR (eye movement desensitization rehabilitation). Training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Working with people living with PTSD, trauma and or generalized anxiety.

 Lori Gard,

BA, BED, MED, MSGC, CCC, CT

Specialty: Couple and Family Therapy. Working with children (age 10+), youth, and adults families using Solution-Focused (SF) Brief Counselling and Therapy.  SF has been helpful for supporting those with anxiety, depression, trauma, dysregulation, PTSD, stress, along with many other difficulties. Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Who do we help?

 Our therapists have expertise in variey of areas. These are only a few of the reasons you may want to work with a therapist. 

You feel that all you do is work, and not feeling your best

You are caring for someone with a chronic or terminal illness

You are very shy and want strategies for self growth

You look happy on the outside, but feel terrible on the inside, and just going through the motions

You are feeling like you race from one thing to the next, and are not really enjoying life

You are a parent and want support

You are a person with an intellectual disability or caregiver going through transitions 

You want to gain more self awareness

You want to gain skills and strategies to improve your emotional intelligence

 

You have experienced trauma and want to start healing

You have experienced sad things in your life, that you think are affecting you

You are struggling with some form of addictive behaviour

You have had a difficult upbringing and want to explore how this is impacting your life today

You have experienced the death of a loved one

You feel resentment about things that have happened. You want to get “better”, instead of “bitter.” You are becoming someone you don’t want to be as a result of what life has thrown at you

You are having trouble asking for what you need in your relationships

You need someone to be a sounding board for you

You feel like you are always giving to others, but don’t know how to take care of yourself

You have experienced bullying 

You are currently living feeling stressed and fearful, with feelings of no control

You are trying to “adult” but feel overwhelmed and need strategies and skills

You are a young adult not knowing what you want to do for a career

You are grieving a loss

You are a busy professional trying to hold it all together

You don’t have the life you want right now

You are a teenager going through some difficult things

You have experienced a transition like retirement, a move, a change of school or job, or a relationship

Online therapy from home

Reach out to explore who may be best the best match to work with you.

Located and operated from:

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abegweit Mi'kmaq First Nation

info@yourlifedesign.ca

902-316-0745

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