Meet Chantale I'm the therapist for you if: You would like to have a deeper understanding of your attachment “blueprint”: the styles, patterns, strategies and past experiences which shape how you think, feel and act You feel anxious in relationships and would like to learn strategies to increase calm, joy and trust in your mind and body You have a pattern of people-pleasing, overworking and feeling burnt out, and you want to set boundaries, communicate assertively, increase self compassion and meet your own needs You’d like to have warm, collaborative and thoughtful conversations that incorporate multiple perspectives, creative strategies and resources Session Types: Individual Therapy Availability: Virtual & In-Person Specialties: Attachment, Anxiety, Boundary Setting, Communication & Conflict Resolution, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Relationships, Mindfulness, Parentification, People Pleasing, Polyvagal Theory, Relationship Anxiety, Self-Compassion, Stress Management, Trauma, Valued-Based Living, Work-Life Balance. Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Mindful Self-Compassion, Person-Centred & Strengths-Based Counselling, Polyvagal Theory, Trauma-Informed Therapy. Favorite Resources: Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller (Book) How to Meet Yourself: The Workbook for Self-Discovery by Dr. Nicole LePera (Book) The Attachment Project: https://www.attachmentproject.com/ Chantale's Bio Education & Experience: Chantale is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guelph. Chantale is an active member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Prior to joining Bliss, Chantale spent several years working for a national nonprofit organization providing phone support, system navigation, and organizing advocacy campaigns. She has also worked in Family Health Teams providing individual psychotherapy to hundreds of teens, adults and seniors. Therapeutic Style: Chantale is described as a caring therapist with a warm and empathetic approach. She is dedicated to building a foundation of trust, so that you can feel comfortable to share what you wish to discuss and feel genuinely acknowledged and understood. She values collaborating with you to discover creative solutions, and she is ready to share resources that add to what has been discussed in session. Chantale truly recognizes that the therapeutic relationship is often one of the first models of secure attachment, and she will walk alongside you in therapy, at your pace. Therapeutic Approach: Chantale practices from an attachment-based and trauma-informed lens. She is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindful Self-Compassion, Polyvagal Theory, and Solution Focused Therapy. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Somatic Attachment Therapy. Personal: Outside of her therapeutic work, Chantale finds joy in exploring hiking trails, Zumba classes, travelling, and finding new cookbook recipes. Many Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and extended health care plans will cover services rendered by a Registered Social Worker.