With over 14 years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of McGill and Lethbridge University specializing in Counselling Psychology, I am currently serving as a Counsellor who works with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, panic, grief, loss, adjustment, anger, body image, disordered eating, stress, burnout, caregiver stress, chronic pain, and acquired brain injury.
I employ a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused methods. My action-oriented therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I explore past events only as they are relevant, but will not dwell on the past; instead, I am interested in helping you stay in the present and focus on moving towards creating the kind of future you look forward to living.
I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
I take a holistic wellness approach, as I believe that your overall lifestyle influences your mental health. I will address and offer strategies to improve your bio-psycho-social well being. For example, proper nutrition, quality sleep habits, benefits of regular exercise, the importance of a healthy friend/family support network, and leisure activities that are rewarding and re-energizing.
Registered Psychotherapist (RP), College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C.), Canadian Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
E-Counselling level 1 certificate, University of Toronto:Faculty of Social Work
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Groups, Providence Care
Stress, Burnout, and Trauma in the Workplace, Compassion Fatigue Solutions
Nancy Richardson, Counsellor & Life Coach
Hi there! I provide Counselling using several evidence-based and
therapeutic interventions, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Grief and Trauma Counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Life Coaching, WrapAround Facilitating as well as certification and practices in Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Expressive Art Therapy.
I have been counselling, coaching & supporting adults, adolescents, children, families and groups since 1989. I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues that include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, anger management, domestic violence, sexual assault, addiction and a variety of other life transitional issues.
I understand that our past has influenced our present but it doesn’t need to dictate our future. My mission is to assist clients in building upon natural and hard-earned strengths and developing coping skills that will increase their ability to manage emotions effectively, improve self-esteem and better handle difficult life situations.
It is a privilege for me to be a part of my clients’ journeys towards achieving their goals. I believe that clients
know best where they want this journey to take them, and that with the right tools, compassionate support and
personal determination we can reach that destination.
Post-Graduate Certifications & Awards
Adult Education, University of Toronto
Life Coach, George Brown College
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CAMH/OISE
Grief and Trauma Counselling, University of Toronto
WrapAround Facilitator, WRAP Canada
Integrative Attachment and Trauma
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention
Sexual and Domestic Violence Detection and Intervention
Care for the Caregiver Trainer
Contact Nancy: [email protected]