Theresa has a variety of certifications that enable her to work effectively with people across the lifespan. She is a Trauma Specialist, Certified Play Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist (Ontario) and Certified Counselling Therapist (Nova Scotia). She has experience using a variety of evidenced based interventions. She has won provincial, national and international awards and has many publications. Contact her to discuss your needs.
Theresa is a Medavie Blue Cross Insurance provider and also accepts cash payments.
Sessions are billed immediately after session occurrence on a sliding scale plus applicable taxes.
Payment can be made by email transfer.
Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists
Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists
Certified Play Therapist Supervisor Canada/UK/ Australia
One of two Certified Play Therapists in Nova Scotia
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education UBC
Currently completing Birth Doula Certification – Canadian Doula Association (Phd study of Significant Life Events)
Theraplay Level II
(Part of PhD studies- Study of Significant Life Events)
Ordained Ecumenical Reverend
Can officiate weddings, baby naming ceremonies, and entrustment ceremonies for foster/adoptive parents, Celebration of Life ceremonies- Bancroft Centre for Spiritual Awakening
Sacred Dying Foundation- Death Doula
British Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference - EMDR with Children refresher
Participated in International Play Therapy Study Group and trained with Dr. Charles Schaefer (Perscriptive PT), Dr. Terry Kotman (Adlerian PT), Dr. Athena Drewes (CBT- PT) and others for seven years ( England, Ireland).
Began Play Therapy PhD Research at University of South Wales
Current completing research on the use of Sandtray Worldplay© (Play Therapy) with older adults reviewing significant life events.
Thanatology (Death and Dying) Record of Achievement - Sheridan College Brampton, Ontario
https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/thanatology-death-and-dying.aspxStillbirthday Doula Program
Creative Problem Solving Levels 1 and II
Sheridan College/ International Centre for Studies in Creativity Buffalo State-http://creativity.buffalostate.edu/
Named a British Association for Play Therapy Supervisor http://www.bapt.info/
Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Psychotherapy
Thanatology Record of Achievement - (5 courses Death and Dying) Sheridan College
Working with Trans Clients – HRT Assessments
Creative Problem Solving Levels I and II
Completed Teaching and Learning Academy – Sheridan College
Certified as a Canadian Child and Play Therapy Supervisor
Identified as an Expert Witness in Toronto Family Court
M.A. in Counselling Psychology- Yorkville University- http://www.yorkvilleu.ca
Certified as a Canadian Child and Play Therapist
Non- Violent Crisis Intervention ( CPRI ) Certification
Sandtray/Worldplay Graduate with Dr. G. de Domenico Level 6 of 6 successfully completed
Named 2009 Alumnus of Distinction- Humber College
Member of the 2009/2010 Association for Play Therapy Leadership Academy
Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse - Testifying in Court
University of Toronto - Parent Capacity Assessment Certification
EMDR with Children
B.A. Liberal Arts - 2009 Waterloo University. Waterloo, Ontario http://uwaterloo.ca/
Certificate in Child Abuse Awareness
Diploma in General Social Work
Part I - Rapid Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Part II- February 2010
Invited to participate in Wroxton International Play Therapy Study group with Dr. Charles Schaefer (Wroxton, England) June 2008, 2009, 2016 Presented workshops in June 2009, 2010, and 2014.
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Diploma in General Social Work
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss - Awarded 2008 Clinical Specialist of the Year for North America
University of Waterloo- Certificate in Studies of Child Abuse Awareness
Dr. Daniel Hughes- Salem Family Services-Building the Bonds of Attachment workshop
National Institute for Trauma and Loss -Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist Certification
Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy Association - Play Therapy Certificate Program focusing on various Play Therapy models and techniques
Level One Theraplay workshops
Trauma Assessment - Six day course/certification Level I Training, facilitated by Gerry Crisci
S.A.F.E. Canada-Level I Facilitator/Training to effectively work with children and teens who “self-mutilate”.
Violence: Silent and Deadly-Domestic Violence Awareness training with Colleen Kamps
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Training with Dr. Greg Dubord- Director of the Toronto Cognitive Behavioral Institute
Child Care Worker -Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. Toronto, Ontario
Completed three year Advanced Diploma now known as Child and Youth Worker
Awarded Jack Filkin Award in first year for highest academic standing