Michelle Brans MACP RP,
Director & Registered Psychotherapist
Since 2012 I have helped hundreds of children, youth and families move from chaos and overwhelm, into peaceful connected living.
I have been dedicated to the field of child, youth & family mental health for the past decade- working as a Consultant, Educator, and Coach in both the private and public health-care sectors since 2007.
I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology, and am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. I have received training and certifications in: Emotion-Focused Therapy (including an externship in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy); Mindfulness & Compassion-Based Therapy; Marriage, Family, and Cultural Systems; Attachment & Developmental-Based Care; Holistic-Integrative Wellness; Ecopsychology and Nature-Guided Therapy; and Women's Wellness.
I am a published Author, and a passionate speaker and educator on Wellness through Life Transitions such as Motherhood, Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood. I am also an avid scholar of Holistic-Integrative Mental Health practices, which serve to connect mind, body, and soul.
My Current Practice is with:
Teens & Emerging Adults (aged 12-24 years old); with a specialization in Teenage Girls
- problems with friends and school
- failure to launch into adulthood, and difficulty planning for future
Woman in Emerging Motherhood, in collaboration with The Womb (Burlington)
- postpartum anxiety & depression
- loss of self
Family & Couples Counselling for Parents
- marriage conflict
- family conflict
- loss of communication
- poor family problem solving
- stress & overwhelm
...it takes a village to raise a child.
Jennifer Lynne Walker MSW
Lead Child & Family Therapist
I have an honours undergraduate degree in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. With close to twenty years in a professional helping role, my past roles include Camp Director, International Volunteer Coordinator, Case Manager, Child and Youth Advocate, and Social Worker. I have 15 years of experience in Child Welfare and have lived and worked in both Africa and Asia, which allows to me to offer culturally-sensitive care.
It is my privilege to walk alongside children and families, individuals and youth during both the struggles and celebrations that define us. I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend – just like you – and I am also an experienced social worker and therapist. I’ve struggled through loss, I’ve struggled through parenting, I’ve struggled to find balance and I enjoy working toward wellness, hope and change. Extending empathic support and encouragement is my goal for each interaction.
A little note: Visit back shortly for a full list of my tribe of community partners. These are the professionals we LOVE, and who work together to form a circle-of-care around the children & families we support.
Are you ready to start your journey to wellness and peaceful & connected parenting today?
We would love to join you, and guide you and your family's journey to wellness. Take a moment to reach out & connect to book your
Complimentary 30-Minute Discovery Call
That way we can get to know each other better.