Vanessa Nicholson Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying at Relationship Therapy Centre in Mississauga and Burlington

Vanessa Nicholson

She/Her

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In Person Therapy MississaugaVirtual Therapy

Session Fees:

$155+HST for Individual Therapy
$155+HST for Child Therapy
$155+HST for Teen Therapy
$160+ HST for Affordable Couples Therapy /Relationship Therapy /Marriage Counselling

 

Supporting Ages:

Adults 18+Children Under 12Teens 12-17

Languages Spoken:

English

Service Type:

Couple/Relationship TherapyIndividual TherapyTherapy for ChildrenTherapy for Teens

Vanessa Nicholson

She/Her

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In Person Therapy MississaugaVirtual Therapy

Particular Areas of Focus:

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Worth, Self-Confidence and Self-Growth, Relationship Challenges, Parenting Support, Child and Teen Experiences

About me as an Individual Therapist…

Hello, I’m Vanessa (she/her) and I’m a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) dedicated to providing you with a safe, respectful, and judgement-free space to show up as yourself. Reaching out for support takes strength and courage, and I want to recognize and celebrate your efforts.

My goal is to foster a comfortable and collaborative space. This will enable us to identify your strengths and provide you with guidance, support, and coping skills to produce positive change in your everyday life. In my work, I encourage inclusivity, trust, choice, and empowerment through a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive lens. I believe in a holistic approach to well-being, where we tend to our mind, body and spirit.

I strive to create a collaborative space in which Individuals feel safe and comfortable to explore parts of themselves and their hopes and goals for positive change. I emphasize the importance of exploring your social location, meaning the parts of your identity such as gender, race, sexuality, religion, ethnicity and how they intersect creating both empowerment and oppression.

In order to best meet the needs of each individual, I utilize a variety of methods, such as narrative therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and more. Regardless of where you are on your journey, I would be honoured to walk alongside you.

More About Me:

Hello, I’m Vanessa (she/her) and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying).

I have spent the last 5 years or so, working as a Child and Youth Counsellor supporting in the emotional and social growth of young people within a school-based setting.

A fun fact about me, I love being active and outdoors. I have a school bus converted into a camper that I love to spend time in near the water.

I believe in tending to our well-being in a holistic nature, and that means nourishing our body, mind and spirit. I believe in the power of community, connection and meaningful relationships as a pathway to healing and growth.

 

ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behaviour Challenges, Body Image Concerns, Boundaries, Break Ups, Bullying, Burn Out, Child Development, Codependency, Communication, Cross Cultural Challenges, Death, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Faith/Spirituality, Family Relationships, Friend Relationships, Gender Identity, Grief, Harm Reduction, Imposter Syndrome, Indigenous Experiences, Infidelity/Deceit, LGBTQIA2+ Experiences, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Loss, Marginalization and Oppression, Marriage and Romantic Relationships, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Perfectionism, Personal Identity/Growth, Racial Identity, Religion, School Challenges, Self Esteem/Self Worth, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Work-Life Balance
Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Based Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Dialogic/Collaborative Therapy, Eclectic, Inner Child Theory, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths Based, Trauma Focused, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Experience


  • 5+ years of experience working as a Child and Youth Counsellor both in the education and correctional systems
  • 3+ years of experience as a Mental Health Program Coordinator for an Indigenous-based mental health organization- Finding Our Power Together

 

Education


  • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Masters of Arts in Child and Youth Care
  • Bachelors of Arts in Forensic Psychology
  • Trauma Informed & Healing Centered Engagement from An Equity,
  • Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racist Lens (Part 1 & 2) / October 2022
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Training / June 2022
  • Restorative Practices with Peacebuilders Canada (2-Day) / May 2022
  • River of Life: Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention / April 2022
  • 2 Day Intensive Trauma Treatment: EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based
  • Interventions to Move Clients from Surviving to Thriving / March 2022
  • 2-Day Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training / April 2021
  • Mental Health First Aid / June 2021
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