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Ariel Brown  Founder, B.A., M.A., C.C.C.

In 2010, I moved to Saskatchewan from my home country, Trinidad and Tobago, to pursue the education and training that have contributed to the professional I am today. Over the years, I have worked and volunteered in a variety of roles and positions that truly highlighted the uniqueness of the human experience and the power of internal resources. My passion has always been to help others recognize their own strengths and abilities to overcome adversity. Honouring individuality and developing strong alliances has helped me through many transitions and hurdles, and I hope to do the same for others in times of need and distress.

As a humanist at core, my approach aims to be person-centred, culturally sensitive, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. I apply the principles and interventions of person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, eye movement and

desensitization therapy, attachment theory, compassionate inquiry, and the Gottman Method.

Areas of Practice: Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Body-Mind Regulation, Boundaries, Codependency, Communication, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Family of Origin, Gender Identity, Grief/Loss, Immigrant and Refugee Issues, Interpersonal Violence, Marginalization, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Parenting, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression, Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, Socioeconomic Stress, Transitional Stress, Trauma

Additional Training: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training (enrolled), Birth and Reproductive Trauma (enrolled), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Facilitator, Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels I and II, Basics of CBT: Essentials, Compassionate Inquiry Self-Study Short Course, Narrative Therapy: Foundations of Theory and Practice, Narrative Therapy: Applied Skills of Narrative Practice, Standard First Aid - CPR/AED Level C, Group Crisis Intervention/Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Facilitator, Anger Management Facilitator, Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) Certified User

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"Make not your thoughts your prisons.”

~ ​William Shakespeare 

Tracey Zwozdesky  B.S.W., R.S.W.

In 2018, I decided that I wanted a career change and began looking into education opportunities. Through life experiences in the few years previous to my search, I was led to Social Work. After 5 years of attending full-time school, working full-time, and raising my 3 children, I completed my education. Over the years, through my work and life experiences, I have come to learn that everyone has the ability to heal and make positive changes in their life. My passion is to help other people to recognize the strengths within themselves that can sometimes be difficult to see. Through my life experiences, the one thing that has helped me is to know that my thoughts and feelings are validated with no judgment, and I strive to do this for others.

I believe that everyone has the right to live a full and meaningful life and that everyone has the ability to heal and make positive changes. I will provide a safe and confidential space for you to begin your

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healing journey in a supportive, comfortable, and nonjudgmental environment. I use a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, empathetic listening, as well as validation, to ensure that you feel seen.

Areas of Practice: Addictions, Grief and Loss, Interpersonal Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, Trauma

Additional Training: Trauma Informed Care, Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Certificate, First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Assessing for Suicide in Kids (ASK) Certificate, Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence Certificate, Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) Certified User

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“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”

~ ​Fred Rogers 

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Carrie Driedger  B.S.W., R.S.W.

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In 2014, I began to pursue my journey in social work. After completing my education and working in several areas in the field, I recognized what it was I wanted to narrow in on, and who with. I became passionate about the lasting effects of trauma, and about how I could help others work through the challenges they are faced with currently as a result. More specifically, my passion grew through advocacy for victims of crime, survivors of abuse, and those affected by childhood and workplace trauma. Clarity on my direction came after relocating to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where I continue my career as a mental health therapist, using my experience, education, and ability to authentically connect with others to achieve a more fulfilling life.

I strongly believe in the power that connection plays as the energy that exists in a therapeutic relationship when people feel seen, heard, and valued without judgment. My approach is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques. I believe that self-

awareness is a key component of change towards growth and healing through an exploration of your experiences, beliefs, and emotions. I look forward to walking with you on your journey to gain awareness, find healing, and the fulfillment you deserve!

Areas of Practice: Anxiety, Attachment, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Boundaries, Caregiver Burnout, Communication, Danger Assessments, Depression, Intimate Partner Domestic Violence, Emotional Regulation, Goal setting, Grief/Loss, Shame, Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, Procrastination, Childhood Trauma, Workplace Violence and Trauma

Additional Training: Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment (OFT) Virtual Training for First Responders, Domestic Violence Workshop Certification, Walking the Prevention Circle, Suicide to Hope Intervention Training, Suicide Prevention Training Program, Response Based Practice Training, FASD Training, First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse, Safe Injection Practice, CBT Motivational Interviewing, Danger Assessment and Risk Training, Danger Assessment for Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, Motivational Interviewing and Assertiveness Engagement, The Mandt System Training, The Working Mind First Responder Training, Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Dementia Care, Victims Assistance in Crisis and Court Support, Safety Planning, ADHD Screening

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

~ ​Martin Luther King Jr. 

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JOIN OUR TEAM

We are always seeking aligned professionals to add to our team.

 

If you are a Registered Psychologist, Social Worker, Canadian Certified Counsellor, or Registered Professional Counsellor, we'd love to hear about your interest in joining our practice. We invite full-time and part-time (minimum 8 hours per week) contract opportunities.

Responsibilities

Provide virtual clinical counselling services

Manage referrals and intakes

Manage client files

Access clinical supervision as required by licensing body or association

Engage in ongoing professional development

Attend mentorship provided by Founder

Network and self-promote

Requirements

Masters level education in Psychology, Bachelor of Social Work, or equivalent

Registration with regulatory body (e.g., SCP, SASW) or membership with a professional association (e.g., CCPA, BCACC)

Have valid professional liability insurance

Have a confidential space to provide virtual counselling

Have own cell phone and computer

Provide a criminal record check with vulnerable sector check

How to Apply

E-mail cover letter and resume to info@heartseasetherapy.com

Please indicate the following in your application: theoretical orientation, preferred client demographic, years in practice, plan to engage in ongoing supervision, preference for full-time or part-time (minimum 8 hours per week) hours, and weekly availability

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