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

 

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: $120

Follow Up Treatment: 30 minute reassessment and osteopathic manual therapy treatment: $80

To book, email or call: 

E: lauren.lopresti12@gmail.com

P: 905-807-2171

 

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 $80

45mins $95

60mins $120

To book, email or call: 

E: pawlick@gmail.com

P: 905-928-5100

 

 

Alex Sellors, MSW, RSW
Sellors Counselling & Trauma Therapy

 

I am a Registered Social Worker and therapist. I completed my master’s degree in social work in 2017, but have been working in the mental health and social services field since 2014. My professional background includes counselling and psychotherapy, as well as hospital acute care and emergency crisis services. My passion and area of specialization is PTSD and trauma. I am trained and experienced in treating various forms of trauma and I have the unique experience of going through my own trauma recovery journey.


I offer both general counselling and trauma therapy. My approach is not only trauma-informed, but trauma-focused if that is requested. I adhere to the 3 phase model of trauma treatment, which requires safety and stabilization (i.e.. learning to cope with distress) before moving into trauma processing. My preferred approach is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), however I often integrate other modalities, including DBT, parts work therapies, somatic approaches, and brief solution focused therapy.


Working through trauma is not easy, but I believe it is possible.  The goal in trauma treatment is to not only learn to cope with difficult emotions and memories, but to heal from it as well. My hope is to provide a space where we can safely address the challenges you are facing and work towards improving your quality of life.  If this sounds like something you are looking for, please reach out and we can arrange a free 15 minute telephone call to see if we would be a good fit.

Fee: $160/50 min session


Website: https://www.sctraumatherapy.com/

Phone: 289 -917 -0411


Psychology today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/alex-sellors-hamilton-on/909026

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