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In-person and Online Therapy 

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” - Victor Frankl 

"Trauma is a fact of life. It does NOT have to be a life sentence." - Dr. Peter A. Levine

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Cheryl Smith RPC

As a Registered Professional Counsellor I draw from various evidence based practices from which I'm trained. My primary therapeutic modality is influenced from my ongoing training in Existential Analysis and Somatic Experiencing. I believe in working with the whole person. This includes discovering and bringing insight to the cerebral part of our life experience and also to the somatic bodily affects our experiences have had on our nervous system.  


Life can be unsettling, overwhelming, even traumatic at times. Self-esteem can waiver, relationships can be difficult, we can become anxious, depressed, experience guilt, loss and sadness. All are normal parts of the human experience, yet not always easy to navigate on our own. My belief is that through a dialogical relationship with a compassionate other, while listening to the information our body provides, healing is very possible. You will receive compassionate guidance toward greater insight into your present condition; whether it's a current situational issue or deeper wound. 


Many of us are somewhere along the continuum of developmental trauma. Emotional support that was missing in our childhoods, may have contributed to this. Some of us have had instances of shock trauma, whether it be an accident, assault, surgery or other. We may have experienced both. I use Somatic Experiencing and Attachment theory techniques to help rewire your nervous system from the effects of trauma. 


Intimate partnerships can be the most important relationships in our lives, ones that require an incredible amount of nurturing. I aim to create an environment which assists couples in acquiring skills to strengthen communication and connection. In hopes to effectively cope with challenges and transitions from a place of love and understanding. Individual uniqueness is celebrated as are an understanding of individual needs and how these elements show up in the relationship.

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