Meet The Team

 

Aleysa Courtnage

Psychotherapist

I received a Masters of Arts degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2001 and have been practicing as a psychotherapist in different mental health settings ever since. In 2008 I attended my first workshop in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and fell in love with the hope, optimism and respect that drives this style of therapy.

My passion for the Solution Focused Approach has led me to both lead and attend trainings around the world. I travel throughout Canada providing workshops on this approach to mental health agencies, professional associations and conferences. I have received training in Europe from the leading Solution Focused minds in the world and have begun pursuing my own research and publication projects. In 2017 I began to pursue my PhD in Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University. My research interests are connected to Single Session Therapy, Mental Health Walk-In Clinics and hope.

 

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC). As a mother of 3, I am very sensitive to the gender-specific challenges that influence a woman’s journey through relationships, conception, pregnancy and motherhood. I am aware that in addition to joy, this journey may include moments of sadness, worry and confusion as women struggle to maintain their sense of self within changing life circumstances. The focus of my work with clients is on moving them forward in ways that are good for them instead of looking back on past regrets and problems. I believe that the heart of therapy is allowing people to recognize their inner strength, power and capacity to endure even the most challenging situations. I strive to make sure working with me is an energizing and hopeful experience. I am committed to helping you and/or your family to make things better from the first meeting. I sincerely look forward to meeting with you and/or your family soon!

Appointment Fees: $120/hour

To book, email or call:

W: https://www.acourtnage.com/

E: alesya@acourtnage.com

P: (289) 439-7503

 

Tessa Lang-Larson

Rehabilitative Manual Therapist (4th Year Osteopathy Student)


Tessa is a fourth year student at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. She is currently practicing as a rehabilitative manual therapist while completing the final year of the program. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, with a Minor in Psychology from McMaster University, where she graduated with Honors in 2016. After completing her M.OMSc at the CAO, she plans on returning to the school to further expand her passion for helping others by specializing in animal osteopathy. Tessa’s treatments focus on bringing the body into structural alignment so that all parts can work together optimally and allow the body to self-heal and self-regulate. By removing restriction within the body, it allows free flow of the arterial, venous, lymphatic, and nervous pathways, so that the body can undertake all of the necessary physiological functions required to maintain health and balance.

During her free time Tessa enjoys playing soccer and rugby, rollerblading, and going for hikes with her two dogs Charlie and Bentley. 


To book or get more information, please contact Tessa at (905) 481-1544 or tlang-larson@canadianosteopathy.ca

Appointment Fees: 

Initial $40

Follow up: $30

To book, email or call: 

E: tlang-larson@canadianosteopathy.ca

P: 905-481-1544

 

Stacey Leger

Social Worker & Family Mediator

Stacey Leger is a registered social worker, family mediator and collaborative family professional. She has a master’s degree in Social Work, post graduate certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and over a decade of experience working with children, adults and families in struggle and uncertainty.  

Stacey is dedicated to helping individuals and families find peace and purpose in their lives. Always compassionate and curious in her approach, Stacey facilitates a client & family centered process in all aspects of her practice.

Stacey’s passion for alternative dispute resolution began in 2007 after completing a post-graduate certificate at York University. She then moved on to working for Margot Hallman and Cathryn Paul, esteemed family lawyer/mediators. For five years Stacey was mentored by Ms. Hallman while completing an in-depth and comprehensive internship. Stacey is an accredited family mediator with Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and a member of the Halton Mediation Practice Group. 

Stacey’s clinical experience began in 2012 working with children in crisis. She provided clinical assessment and therapeutic treatment for youth struggling with mental health. Integrating the family and providing education was an integral part her work. In 2013, Stacey began working with adults in a similar capacity. Her clinical work extended to facilitating therapeutic groups for individuals struggling with addiction, mental health and their support systems. In addition to her private practice, Stacey works with adults and their families in acute psychiatry at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. 

Stacey has completed level I & II of Collaborative Law training and is a practicing Family Professional. She is a member of the Hamilton/Halton Collaborative Practice Group.

Appointment Fees: 

Counselling: $125/hour

Mediation $200/hour

Collaborative $175/hr

To book, email or call: 

W: hthttps://exhaletherapies.ca/

E: exhaletherapies@gmail.com

P: 519-770-9969

 

Lauren LoPresti

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner M.OMSc, OOA cert

What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Osteopathy is a client-centered discipline that is based on understanding the relationship between structure and function in order to enhance the body’s inherent ability to heal. It relies on skilled manual therapeutic techniques to assess and treat the client, guiding the natural self-healing properties of the human body.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners understand there exists a relationship between the bones of the body and all tissues that surround it. Our bodies are designed to move and therefore any restriction of motion can have a negative impact on the patient’s overall health. Osteopathic Manual Therapy helps to restore motion, relieve pain and stimulate the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate.

Who can benefit from Osteopathic Manual Therapy?

Due to the gentle and individualized nature of this therapy, Osteopathic Manual Therapy is beneficial to all age groups, from newborns to the elderly, from high performance athletes to those more sedentary, from acute to chronic conditions and everything in between.

About Lauren:

Lauren earned her Masters in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in 2017. Prior to this accomplishment, she acquired a BA Honors Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario in 2008 that allowed her to work as a registered Kinesiologist while continuing her post-secondary education.

Lauren’s fascination for the human body stems from her extensive career competing and working as a dance teacher. Understanding the movement capabilities of the body while layering it with a deep knowledge of the anatomy and physiology helps to give a biomechanical edge to her treatments.

Lauren utilizes the Osteopathic principles to correct any structural imbalances in order to promote the patient’s own ability to self heal and self-regulate.  Lauren’s treatments focus on correcting any structural dysfunctions to improve function and mobility of the joints while relieving any obstruction to the nerve, artery, vein and lymphatic pathways. When structure is corrected, function can be restored and the body’s innate ability to heal and maintain balance can be restored.

Appointments and Fees:

Initial Assessment: 60 minute consultation that includes a health history intake, structural assessment and manual therapy treatment: $110

Follow Up Treatment: 30 minute reassessment and osteopathic manual therapy treatment: $70

To book, email or call: 

E: lauren.lopresti12@gmail.com

P: 905-807-2171

 

Inner Sound – Crystal & Matt are a husband and wife team who brought together their individual experience with self healing and passion for serving others to create Inner Sound.

Inner Sound is a creative health space working with creatives, artists, musicians, designers, developers and individuals wanting to connect to their truest potential. Providing Mind Body Therapy (MBT) they offer clients the ability to connect with themselves through sound, vibroacoustics, frequencies, yoga and coaching. These techniques help reduce stress, increase productivity, positive energy and relaxation, improve pain management, cultivate better creative ideas and offer an improvement of overall health and well-being.

Their mission is to empower clients to be the leading authority of their health and body, and increase confidence in knowing exactly what their body needs and how to provide it.

Crystal Nash – Certified Holistic Health Coach

As a holistic health coach and girl mom, I’m passionate about helping women become aware of what their body is truly calling for.

After being diagnosed with postpartum depression and generalized anxiety disorder, holistic modalities became an important part of my daily routine. The way these small, simple steps changed my life and improved my health set me on this career path; keen to help moms find their balance, with joy and grace!

In 2017 I studied with the Health Coach Institute earning my Health Coach certification. Since then I have continued my studies with Precision Nutrition to enhance my knowledge and become a certified Nutrition Coach. Using techniques and research found in neuroscience, nutrition, functional medicine and spirituality, my methods offer a holistic understanding of self.

Matt Nash – Certified Yoga & Sound Practitioner

Matt is a Yoga & Sound Practitioner and father of three beautiful girls. He has a background as a musician, composer, producer and engineer, and has worked with sound and music for most of his life.   

For the past few years Matt has been exploring the power of sound physically, mentally, creatively, energetically, spiritually and emotionally. Having dealt with anxiety and depression, he understands how difficult and longing it can be facing something may not understand. Matt was able to turn to music as a way to release, unveiling the ancient and newly discovered healing properties of sound, frequency and music.

Years ago, Matt adapted yoga into his life and realized the deep connection between yoga and sound. He recently completed his yoga teacher training and is now teaching individual and group classes, mixing in his knowledge of sound therapy.

Matt now focuses on harnessing the energetic powers of sound, frequency and music to help others overcome their obstacles.

Matt studied and received his Sound Therapy Certificate from the Global Institute of Recording and Production, where he was taught by the top instructors in the field.

He is very passionate about helping others and wants to show people how they can make a difference within themselves, finding new pathways to be a better fulfilled, creative life using the energy of sound and yoga.

What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?

Vibroacoustics is a therapy that uses low frequency transducers, or speakers, built into a chair, bed, massage table, cushions, pillows and stuffed animals. The low frequency vibrates through the medium and into the body. Sound moves quickly through solid objects (bones and muscles) and 10 times faster through water, making the human body a sponge soaking up vibrations. And since everything in our body and in the universe vibrates, and has a resonant frequency, it is very important for us to receive positive stable vibrations and not the chaotic forms surrounding today’s technology and the sources disrupting our connection to natures vibration.

With the human body being so sensitive to sound and frequencies, vibroacoustic sound wave therapy focuses on the physical parts of the body as well as the mental parts of the body. It sends energy between cells, stimulating cells and neural pathways, and clearing blockages. It changes brainwave frequencies that can help patients relax and bring awareness to the body.

Studies show that physiologically it reduces oxygen consumption, decreases blood pressure, slows heart rate, slows respiration rate, relaxes muscles, increases blood flow, strengthen muscles, improve range of motion and reduces pain. Mentally vibroacoustic therapy clears the mind from anxiety, reduces stress, enhances creativity and creates peace within the body.

Services & Fees

Initial Consultation – $75

This 75 minute session includes assessment, voice analysis and 30 minute vibroacoustic therapy treatment

Single sessions – $60

Sound therapy, voice empowerment, vibroacoustic therapy, and chakra alignment

4 – 60 Minute Sessions – $200

Programs – $777 – $1,999

Contact Info: 

Emailcrystal@innersound.ca

Phone: 905.308.5555

 

Kristen Pawlick

Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Provider

Kristen’s therapeutic focus is on musculoskeletal injuries using Neurofunctional Acupuncture and manual treatment to address pain and increase function. Neurofunctional acupuncture facilitates a faster healing response for quicker return to work, sport and play.

In addition to manual treatment, Kristen is a Senior Instructor with the McMaster Contemporary Acupuncture Program and an Examiner with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.  Kristen was also the Head Therapist for CheerForce WolfPack in Oakville for 4 years. Kristen’s field experience includes the Pan American Games in 2015, University of Toronto Varsity Women’s Field and Ice Hockey programs, Women’s Ontario and Canadian Field Hockey teams and numerous local youth sporting events.

Kristen is an associate of Global Healthworks Foundation; a not for profit foundation that provides acupuncture and massage therapy to poverty stricken communities. During her trips to Guatemala with this foundation, Kristen has assisted in the training of local healthcare workers in their effort to continue excellent care.

In her spare time, Kristen is an avid traveller and yoga enthusiast.

Appointment Fees: 

30 mins $60

45mins $75

60mins $100

To book, email or call: 

E: pawlick@gmail.com

P: 905-928-5100

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