Heartwood's Founder and Owner
B.Ed., M.Ed. (School Counselling), RCC
Katie is passionate about helping families build meaningful connections. She works to empower children and parents through mutual respect, empathy, and effective therapeutic practices. Katie fosters a safe, secure space for families to share their hopes, challenges, and successes.
Katie is known for her skills in forging strong relationships. She believes in helping children develop a strong, confident voice, and excels in facilitating balance and harmony for families facing challenges. Her areas of strength include Narrative and Play Therapy, child advocacy, and parenting skills.
B.A., M.C., CCC
Darcie is inspired by the resiliency that can be found in people from all walks of life, and in every corner of the globe. She believes there is strength to be found in everyone: that sometimes it just takes a nurturing hand,
an understanding ear, and an open heart to create opportunity for individuals to find what is innately within themselves. It is through genuine connections and feelings of care and compassion that individuals can begin to feel worthy and cared for, capable of achieving their goals, and improving their sense of well-being. Darcie values the therapeutic relationship and the importance of creating a safe space where clients can explore and challenge themselves.
In addition to working with couples, children and youth, Darcie is particularly passionate about providing competent support for queer and trans folks. Her counselling approach is relational and integrative, most closely aligning with person-centred theoretical ideas and concepts. Darcie strongly believes in the power of being present for the client, providing them with care, empathy, compassion, genuineness, and positive regard. Throughout the counselling process Darcie also utilizes approaches such as CBT, SFT, mindfulness, art, and play therapy techniques.
B.F.A., D.V.A.T.I., M.C., RCC
Come as you are... Darion believes in everyone’s innate capacity to heal and is honoured to witness others on their own path of being human. Your time with her will involve warm, compassionate, and collaborative conversations and practices that emphasize your experiences, beliefs, values, and perspectives. In her practice, Darion greatly values the therapeutic relationship that you create together - a connection in which you feel deeply heard, seen, and safe.
Darion offers an integrated approach drawing from many therapeutic practices, such as person-centred therapy, attachment theory, somatic psychotherapy (trauma theory), and art therapy. It is often experienced as highly individualized, body-centred, gentle, and holistic. She primarily works with adult individuals seeking support in life transitions, anxiety and/or depression, trauma (big and little), self-esteem and self-worth, and emotional regulation.