Registered Clinical Counsellor.
Master’s in Counselling Psychology.
Registered Yoga Teacher
In my practice, I work collaboratively with clients in defining problems and developing solutions. My purpose is to help you gain a clearer understanding of what is true and necessary for you while providing guidance and support in working toward change.
My clinical practice incorporates twenty-five years of training and experience in the treatment of:
- Anxiety, depression, trauma and phobia
- Eating and other behaviour disorders
- Grief and loss
- Parenting challenges
- Couple’s Counselling
In my work with individuals, I incorporate the therapeutic benefits of Mindfulness with both Cognitive-Behavioural and Somatic Experiencing therapies. I believe that all of us have an innate ability to heal our emotional wounds. My experience has shown me that when we attend to both the mind and the body in the healing process, desired change can occur much faster and with greater ease. These changes are experienced immediately as well as over the long-term.
I am trained in various treatment modalities including Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience (DARe) (see www.drdianepooleheller.com) and Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) (see www.sightpsych.com).
As well as individual therapy, I work with couples to help them achieve and maintain a more meaningful connection with one another. Fifteen years of marriage has made me ever more sensitive to the stresses and changes that can negatively impact a committed relationship. From minor tune-ups to major problems, I have found the Bader -Pearson Developmental Model to be invaluable. Using this model as a road map, I am able to guide couples toward a deeper understanding of the root causes of their conflicts and, at the same time, provide concrete and effective methods to more easily deal with them.
I welcome any inquiries into my services!