Meet, Damian.

As an experienced therapist, trained Theologian and Pastoral Care and Counselling expert, Damian Devonish, B.A., M.Sc., RP, understands the transformative power of addressing spiritual imbalances alongside emotional and physical needs. This highbred, integrative approach attends to all aspects of the self, supporting each individually while also bringing them together to create One Harmonized Whole.

A person-centred therapist at his core, Damian practices with a dedication to Congruence, Empathy and Unconditional Positive Regard. Drawing on the best practices of psychotherapy, Damian takes an eclectic approach to treatment, emphasizing the importance of holistic healing.

Congruence – The willingness to transparently relate to clients without hiding behind a professional or personal facade.

Unconditional Positive Regard – The therapist offers acceptance to their client for who he or she is without conveying disapproving feelings, actions or characteristics and by demonstrating a willingness to attentively listen without interruption, judgement or giving advice.

Empathy – The therapist communicates their desire to understand and appreciate their client’s perspective.

Damian

Qualifications

Damian Devonish, B.A., M.Sc., RP
Master of Counselling, 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Theology, 2005
(Majoring in Pastoral Care & Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist - I.D# 004673
Psychodynamic Therapist - I.D# capt601
Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor -
I.D# 15-000-274
Certified Life Coach
15 Years in Practice

Jennifer

Qualifications

Jennifer Slay, B.A.(HONS), BSW, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Registered Life Coach

Meet, Jennifer

Jennifer has 21-years of counselling experience and specializes in facilitating therapy for depression and anxiety. She is a dynamic motivational speaker, certified life coach, therapist, author and trainer having earned an Honors bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Social Work and a master’s degree in Social Work.  She was chosen as one of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth the II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for her community work and as one of Canada’s women of confidence in the national publication, Chatelaine magazine.

As an educator, Jennifer has created workshops, online programs and delivered various speeches that support and encourage people to overcome fear to reach their full potential.  Her latest endeavors have been creating educational platforms through All Women L.E.A.D. (www.allwomenlead.ca) workshops, anti-racism training through Shifting Perspectives and a co-produced TV show on RogersTV called Melanated View.

Jennifer lives by the motto – to whom much is given, much is required – and is prepared to share and grow with others.

Meet, Pamela

Pamela is a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario Art Therapy Association. Pamela completed her post graduate diploma in Art Therapy through the University of Western Ontario and received her undergraduate degree in Visual Arts minoring in Psychology also at the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Fundamentals in Addiction certification from Fanshawe College.

As a warm hearted, empathetic individual, Pamela believes that each person is unique and holds within themselves the unlimited potential to overcome life’s obstacles and to reach their personal, professional and relationship goals. She believes that within themselves each person possesses the ability to relate to their individual life experiences with understanding, compassion and acceptance of themselves. Pamela believes in a holistic approach to wellness and achieving goals through developing people’s individual strengths.

With extensive experience working in the addictions and mental health field, Pamela offers talk-based counselling and psychotherapy, art therapy and play-based therapy focused on youth and young adults. She helps to support families in understanding their children's experiences and difficulties to provide them with support in their role as a parent.

Pamela works with children, youth and adults from diverse ethnicities, life experience, occupations and those of the LGBTQ+ community. She welcomes clients experiencing depression, stress, anxiety, social isolation, PTSD & trauma, addiction, emotional and behavioural issues, attachment issues, separation/divorce issues, strengthening family relationships, family stress, school-related stress, workplace stress and those who are looking to overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.

Pamela

Qualifications

Pamela Michienzi, RP, BA., DipAT, FA Cert.
Registered Psychotherapist
Art Therapist