Our Team

 

AREAS OF STRENGTH
  • Trauma

  • Couple counselling

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

  • Anger management

  • Sexuality issues  & sexual identity

  • Compassionate fatigue

  • Seniors

  • Mental health issues (depression, stress, anxiety)

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

Ray St-Amour

MSW, RSW

  • Ray loves working with people, having new experiences and new challenges both as a therapist in her private practice and as an educator.

 

  • Has worked in the field of woman abuse, and as a Mobile After Hours Crisis Worker for a mental health agency 

 

  • Currently working as a Mental Health Therapist for a local organization as well as seeing clients in her private practice 

 

  • Ray has over 30 years of experience working with children, youth, and individuals in various settings. Over the last 10 years Ray has also been working with couples and seniors.

 

  • Ray uses a mixture of various therapy modes as she believes that each client is unique and may respond in a different way to various therapy modalities. 

 

  • Ray has a Master of Social Work, a Bachelors in Social Work, a Bachelors of Education, and a Bachelors in Social Science, double concentration in psychology and sociology

 

  • Ray is a member of College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

 

  • She is also a member of Ontario Association of Social Workers

 

  • Ray continues to add to her education, by taking specialty training to help her better serve her clients.

 

  • She is a lifelong learner, with a zest for knowledge and a passion for helping others rise up to their full potential

 

  • Ray is passionate about helping her clients reach their full potential. Ray is genuine and transparent in her sessions with clients. Her goal is always to help you, the client, reach your full potential. In the  first appointment you will establish your goals for therapy and they will be reviewed regularly to see if they have changed and if you are on your way to reaching them.  Ray’s goal is to see you improve and rise above the challenges that brought you to her door. Ray is bilingual, being French Canadian and can service clients in either French or English.

     

 

EDUCATION
  • MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Clinical Traumatologist training certificate from the Traumatology Institute, Toronto

  • Anger Solutions certificate

  • Completed Level 3 Training Gottman Method Couples Therapy

  • Completed Couple's Institute one year Developmental program training

  • EMDR basic traning completed  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

 
AREAS OF STRENGTH
  • Behaviour management with children and adolescents

  • Trauma

  • Family Therapy

  • Concurrent disorders

  • Autism Spectrum D. youth

  • Sexuality issues & sexual identity

  • Mental health issues (depression, stress, anxiety)

  • Parent-youth conflict

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

Marianne Breadner 

MSW, RSW

  • Marianne specializes in working with children and youth and their families.

 

  • Marianne has worked with youth in various settings over the past 35 years.  These include residential treatment facilities, open custody settings, women’s shelters, schools, and mental health agencies.

 

  • Marianne utilizes various modes of therapy including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and narrative therapy.

 

  • She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops on such topics as anxiety, child sexual abuse, dealing with loss, diversity issues, youth and self harming behaviours, children who witness women abuse, and working with LGBT youth.

 

  • Marianne has piloted and facilitated groups in cognitive behaviour therapy for anxious children and teens, social skills, anger management, self esteem, LGBT youth, and conflict resolution.

 

  • Marianne has a B.A. in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and  a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work from York University.

 

  • She continues her professional growth by attending numerous workshops and conferences.

 

  • Marianne is a Registered Social Worker with the College of Social Workers

 

  • She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers

EDUCATION
  • MSW from York University

  • Bachelor of Arts: Social Development Studies from Waterloo University

  • Certificate in Child abuse from Waterloo University

 

HISTORY OF MARAY COUNSELLING

Maray simply came from combining the names or Marianne & Ray, the two therapists that make Maray Counselling.  We have been open since 2006.

HISTORIQUE DE MARAY COUNSELLING

Maray vient simplement de la combinaison des noms Marianne et Ray, les deux fondatrices de Maray Counselling. L'entreprise existe depuis 2006.

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