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.A. (Psychology), M.Ed. (Applied Behaviour Analysis)
Becca is dedicated to working with children, youth, and families of all walks of life. She believes in working collaboratively with families to identify their personal and family goals. Becca has experience working with both neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals and enjoys learning from the perspectives of those with whom she works.
When working with children, Becca uses a play based approach, incorporating positive behaviour support and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Becca also enjoys working with teens and young adults. She believes in using evidence based practices while maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship. Becca is a Category A Behaviour Consultant on the Registry of Autism Service Providers.
MTC (Master Therapeutic Counsellor), MA (Counselling Psychology) - In Progress
Theresa believes in you and your innate ability to thrive. She works collaboratively to gently help you shift from a place of fear or confusion to a place of truth and peace, leaving you empowered with a new perspective. She believes life’s challenges can be an opportunity for healing and growth through connection. She offers a safe space to show up exactly as you are and supports you in who you want to become.
Theresa’s work with individuals, groups and couples is experiential, therapeutic and educational. She draws on her decade of experience teaching yoga and practising meditation to offer a holistic, body-centred approach. Theresa also draws on cognitive behavioural (CBT), person-centred and solution-focused (SFT) evidence-based practises.