Grace Driedger, she/her; MSW, RSW, CYA-RYT
Grace is a Registered Social Worker, in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. Grace holds a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Development Studies with a Women Studies Minor from the University of Waterloo, and a diploma in Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate program, from George Brown College. Grace is also a registered Level 1 Trauma-Informed Movement and Presence certified Hatha yoga teacher.
Grace has ten years of experience in the field. She has provided individual and group counselling to teenagers and adults who are experiencing or have experienced: addiction, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, gambling concerns, and other mental health concerns. She believes that no concern is too big or too small for an individual to access supports and resources.
Grace’s work is rooted in various theories and modalities, including: somatic and sensorimotor psychotherapy approaches, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, attachment theory, and polyvagal theory.
Grace believes strongly in the mind-body connection. She combines both movement and self-compassion in much of her clinical approach. She believes in learning to discover self- acceptance through finding autonomy and safety in our bodies.
Grace is humbled and honoured to be chosen to walk alongside folx on their journey, and ensures that the work that is done together keeps the individual’s autonomy at the forefront.
Grace feels that it’s important to bring her authentic self and sense of humour into sessions. Outside of her therapist role, Grace is an animal lover (especially cats!). She has an orange furball named Steely Dan whom she adores. She loves reading, working out, golfing, and going for walks with friends and dogs. She once won a comedic award, and used to live on Pelee Island when she was younger. Grace is excited about starting the process of obtaining her Reiki certification and will be adding these services to her offerings in the very near future.
Contact us to book an initial complimentary consultation with Grace or call (289) 677-1816.
Taylor van der Deen, she/her; MSW, RSW, CYA-RYT 200
Taylor is a Registered Social Worker, holding a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph. Taylor is also a registered yoga teacher, trained in Hatha (200-hr), restorative yoga (24-hr) and trauma-informed yoga.
Taylor believes in approaching life with an essence of curiosity, compassion and creativity. She values relationships based on authenticity, safety and collaboration and aims to bring these qualities into her work with clients. Taylor considers it a privilege to witness and hold space for ones journey.
Taylor has training in and draws from various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems and mindfulness. When appropriate, she enjoys integrating mind-body approaches such as yoga, breath work and somatic work, as well as creativity focused interventions.
Taylor has experience in community based child and youth mental health, and with women and families who have experienced family violence. Taylor has experience providing both individual and group therapies to children, youth, individuals and families. She holds a special interest in working with children and their families who are experiencing mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and concerns related to emotional regulation, parent coaching, behavioural challenges, attachment and social skills.
Above all, Taylor knows that being a human is not always easy – and we don’t have to face these challenges alone. She aims to create a space where all parts, emotions and experiences are compassionately welcomed.
In addition to being a therapist and a human, Taylor is an aspiring professional sourdough bread baker, a wannabe world traveller, a lifelong learner and an astrology lover. She loves finding joy in the small moments of life like receiving puppy cuddles or the first sip of an amazing latte.
Contact us to book an initial complimentary consultation with Taylor or call (289) 677-1816.
Rose Gan, she/her; MSc OT Reg., CYA RYT 250, Psychotherapist
Rose is a Registered Occupational Therapist who received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Science majoring in neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Rose is also a certified yoga teacher (250-hour) with additional training in trauma-informed yoga practice.
Rose has experience providing mental health support and psychotherapy in both the hospital and community sectors, working with individuals of all ages. Along with providing individual counselling to her clients, she also has experience developing and facilitating group therapy focusing on emotional regulation, anger management, and life skills. She enjoys using a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She supplements her therapy by exploring the connection between mind and body through yoga and mindful movement. She is a holistic practitioner who tailors her approach to meet the individual needs of each client.
Rose has experience working with individuals living with physical and mental health challenges. For the past several years, she has been working in a mental health and justice program. Working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system who are also experiencing mental health challenges has taught her endless lessons in cultivating a safe space where her clients feel heard and cared for. She values taking the time to learn and understand their stories in order to provide a service that is truly meaningful to them.
Self-care and leisure activities are what helps Rose to balance her life. She is a lover of scuba diving, swimming in any body of water she can find, and canoe trips with her pals. She feels at home in nature and is fascinated by learning about the wildlife around her. She loves to read, cuddle her dog, and move her body in ways that bring her joy.
Contact us to book an initial complimentary consultation with Rose or call (289) 677-1816.