Our team

 

Heidi Piotrowski, MA, RSW, C.Hyp, Clinical Director

Clinical Social Worker | Psychotherapist | Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist

 

Heidi opened hp counselling and consultation in 2016 after working in community and hospital-based mental health care for over ten years. She brings a wealth of experience in anxiety management, sleep disturbances, and chronic pain management to her practice and uses integrated psychotherapy to help her clients achieve their therapeutic goals.

Heidi  is a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist. She has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, an Honors Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lakehead University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Heidi is a trained clinical supervisor and provides clinical supervision and consultation to social workers, social service workers and psychotherapists.

Heidi is an integrative therapist who uses a variety of proven strategies to help her clients create a healthy relationship between their mind and body in order to ease anxiety, manage stress, and cope more effectively with life's challenges.

Heidi has received additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Counselling and Clinical Hypnosis (Master Clinician). Heidi is a trained facilitator of the Craving Change™ and Break the Worry Trance™ programs and has specialized training in online counselling from the University of Toronto and World Wide Therapy Online and is pleased to offer her services by telephone and secure video.

Heidi has a special interest in supporting individuals with:

Anxiety

Chronic Illness/Pain

Emotion Regulation

Sleep and Insomnia

Stress Management/Coping 

 

Meghan Pistchik, MSW, RSW

Clinical Social Worker | Psychotherapist

Meghan is passionate about supporting children and families through difficult experiences and approaches each child and family with openness and compassion. At the heart of her work with clients is the recognition that everyone can benefit from having a supportive person to listen with empathy and respect and no one should have to face life’s challenges alone.

Meghan works from an attachment and trauma-informed lens, supporting families in strengthening relationships and in developing a deeper understanding of each others’ needs. In her work with families, she has a special interested in supporting caregivers to understand and manage challenging behaviors, as well as supporting children through divorce and other changes in family structures.

Meghan has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University and has completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Infant Mental Health, Motivational Interviewing, and attachment-based interventions.

Meghan has a special interest in helping children and families with:

 

ADHD

Anxiety, including generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, and selective mutism

Fire-setting Behaviours

Grief

Parental Attachment

Self-esteem

Self-regulation

Meghan currently has a wait list of approximately 2-4 weeks. Please contact us to be added to the wait list.

 

 

 

Krysteli Needham, MA, RSW, CYC (cert.), RP

Clinical Social Worker | Registered Psychotherapist 

Krysteli is passionate about client empowerment. While integrating and working from a trauma-informed and attachment-based framework, she embraces a client centered and strengths based approach to her work. She believes in the power of the individual and utilizes evidence-based interventions in conjunction to her easy-going, compassionate and supportive approach. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families in the child welfare sector.

Krysteli is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the needs of her clients and watching them grow, develop and flourish. She prides herself on being able to help her clients use their inner strength to move through their journey by seeing challenges through their eyes. 

Krysteli has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is a Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist and Certifying Play Therapist. She has additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP-Level 1), Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), Theraplay, Attachment-Focused Trauma Treatment, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS-Tier 1), and MindMasters.

 

Krysteli has special interest in working with individuals with

Anxiety

Grief & Loss

Depression

Self-regulation

Emotion-regulation

Stress & Coping

 

 

 

Gordon Burt, RP (Qualifying)

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Candidate

Gordon empowers his clients to overcome life challenges through

solution-focused, cognitive behaviour and psychodynamic theoretical approaches. 

 

Everyone has a “GPS of well-being,” and Gordon believes that detours and roadblocks can at times leave individuals feeling lost, sad or anxious. Work or personal stressors, anxiety, childhood traumas, death of loved ones, divorce and other matters can present as roadblocks. Gordon helps clients to successfully work through these challenges in an empathetic, non-judgmental and safe environment. 

 

With over 12 years of experience and training in disability management, Gordon helps clients navigate and break free from these challenges by assisting with building new, positive pathways.

Gordon is completing his internship for his Master’s degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University, and has earned three undergraduate degrees, including philosophy, psychology and religion. Gordon believes in treating the whole person and that having harmony between the mind and body is the best position for a healthy life journey.

 

Gordon has a special interest in helping adults, teens and seniors with:

 

  • Anxiety

  • Stress and coping

  • Emotion-regulation

  • Life changes (divorce, retirement)

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

Gordon is providing counselling and psychotherapy under the supervision of Heidi Piotrowski. 

For more information or to book an appointment with any of our therapists, reach out to us.