Mental Health

Objective

To provide emergency and comprehensive Mental Wellness support in the form of clinical counselling to Mamas and their families in our community who are experiencing an emergent need for prompt and subsidized access to registered trained mental health professionals. Trauma counsellor on staff holds M.A and 3 years post masters training in self-regulation therapy (CFTRE.com).

Program Outline

The Mamas for Mamas mental wellness program takes aim at providing increased access to activities, and programs contributing to the mental wellness of our mamas at no cost to participants and subsidized outreach activities that promote well being. This includes, but is not limited to access to registered clinical counsellors, referrals to individual and group counselling with follow through support, mindfulness groups, access to physical activities, parenting support for transitions such as separations, divorce, etc. Making holistic healing available to all mamas regardless of socio-economic background.

Please see Grief and loss program outline or details on pregnancy and infant loss mental health services.

Participants

Participants in this program will be self or community-based referrals and intakes with an expressed financial need to promote quality of life in this area.

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Meet the Team

Shannon Christensen, MA, RCC

Shannon provides oversight, development and manages funding for the Mamas Mental Health Program. Specialized trauma counsellor with post masters training in self regulation therapy through CFTRE, a form of somatic therapy. Shannon’s focus has been on treating women and children dealing with trauma and chronic mental illness. Currently acting in a supervisory role only, not taking new clients.

 

shannon@mamasformamas.ca

236-420-0075

Melissa Twomey, MA. RCC

Melissa is our trauma counsellor and supervisor of the Mamas mental health program. She provides individual trauma counselling to our Mamas and support to the rest of the Mental Health Team.

 

mentalhealth@mamasformamas.ca
236-420-0075

Hilary Davies

Clinician

 

clinician@mamasformamas.ca
236-420-0075

Holly Munro. MA. RCC

Family Counsellor

 

holly@mamasformamas.ca
236-420-0075

Kim Valade

Community Service Intake Coordinator.

 

kim@mamasformamas.ca
236-420-0075

Ellen Reimer

Community Counsellor.

 

ellen@mamasformamas.ca
236-420-0075