About Calming Minds Welness
Lori Glenn – How my journey began…
I began my journey learning how to navigate the world with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), experiencing first-hand the adversity and challenges that come with striving, achieving, relapsing and maintaining wellness and balance.
Sometimes your biggest obstacles can become your greatest positive focus in life. Dealing with ADHD has led me from childhood challenges, to diagnosis, to my ongoing therapist education and finally, I’m now on a mission to help others with ADHD and a variety of other challenges.
It has been a humbling journey fostered by awareness, understanding, compassion, support from many others, strength and courage. I understand and honor your courage in reading my message, and taking the next steps of your journey towards healing, wellness and balance.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.
– Brene Brown
My Therapeutic Style…
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 10+ years experience and training.
I offer a compassionate and understanding perspective of your challenges, grounded in both experience and theory. I have been helping people with addictions and mental health issues since 2005, based on widely diverse training and work experience, including Attention Deficit Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and other mental health concerns.
My approach in psychotherapy is also diverse – I do not offer only one method of treating all problems.
I combine the following approaches as needed …
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
First Stage Trauma Treatment
Indigenous cultural competency
Intuitive Eating Health at Every Size Approach Attachment Based Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
My approach takes into consideration your strengths, challenges, stressors and barriers while offering support and strategies that empower you.
I will collaborate with you and meet you where you are in your journey, and give you strategies that will give you the confidence and tools to overcome future challenges and adversity beyond the therapy environment.
“Give a person a fish and they will eat for a day. Teach a person to fish and they will eat for a lifetime.”
– (Modified from) Lao Tsu
I offer a safe and inclusive space where you can be vulnerable and focus on yourself as a priority. Taking a holistic approach towards integrating our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual selves can guide you to a place where you’re …
- more authentically YOU
- feeling genuinely OK
“Having courage does not mean we are unafraid”
– Maya Angelou
15+ years experience. Authentic and respectful help for addiction, eating, ADHD and more.
Calming Minds Therapy
975 Elgin Street West,
Cobourg, On K9A
We offer video and phone sessions.
Lindsay Hannah R.P. (Qualifying)
Lindsay will be joining Calming Minds Wellness & Therapy May 1, 2022 and comes to us with a strong background in mental health, substance use and trauma. Lindsay will have evening and weekend availability.
Making change can feel like a daunting process. I am glad you are here. I support change through curiosity and being in the present moment. Though your past is important to help us understand your story, it is important to focus on how we can change in the “here and now”. Suffering and distress can manifest in various ways, mentally, emotionally and physically. Listening and understanding to the cues your body gives you will arm you with the necessary tools to make changes in alignment with your goals. Only once we bring our thoughts, feelings and behaviours into our awareness can we make the necessary changes to heal and grow.
I work collaboratively with folks to assist them in achieving their goals while uncovering their strengths with a focus on healing and growth. I have experience in the areas of mental health and substance use, with a specific focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma. Depending on your individual needs, I will use techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), solution focused therapy (SFT), motivational interviewing (MI), and psychodynamic theory.
I look forward to sitting with you and hearing your story while allowing you to shed light on the things you feel are most important to you. The client-therapist relationship is of the utmost importance so please reach out so we can determine if we are the right fit before moving forward.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi
Our Team of Interns
Stef Wood R.P. (Qualifying)
Meet Stef Wood! Stef is a counselling therapist intern and she will be joining Calming Minds Wellness & Therapy on September 6th 2022. Stef comes to us with a strong background in mental health, spirituality, and mindfulness. She will be offering counselling session times at convenient times including, the evening, weekends, and during the daytime. Stef is available for therapy sessions both in person (at the Cobourg office) and by secure video or phone.
Hi, I’m Stef Wood. Before training as a therapist, I was first a mental health advocate and I worked within the yoga and mindfulness community. This background has greatly influenced my approach to therapy. You can expect a person-centered, collaborative and holistic therapy experience during our sessions. I welcome diversity and culture, I am able to incorporate spiritual aspects of your life (if this is helpful to you). We will look at your strengths and see how these unique aspects of yourself can help (along with clinically proven therapy strategies) in working towards healing and growth. My mental health training includes a specific focus on anxiety, depression, and transgenerational trauma. Depending on your individual needs, we may incorporate aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT), and stress reduction interventions.
If you are looking to enhance your understanding of yourself, and your relationship to others, I’m here to support those goals with you. I can walk with you and support you with this important desire. Stepping into your healing journey is a time of transition; change can be challenging and stressful, but you don’t have to do it alone. I offer support for effective change through mindfulness and other mental health strategies. Stress can manifest in many forms, even in the body, and it is my intention to help you to cultivate alignment and balance among the mental, emotional, and physical systems of the body. Together, we can find the right tools and resources necessary for you to feel more tuned into your own personal rhythm and harmony.
Korina Wynd, R.P. (Qualifying)
Meet Korina Wynd! Korina is a counselling therapist intern and she will be joining Calming Minds Wellness & Therapy on September 6th 2022. Korina comes to us with a strong background in mental health and teaching. She will be offering counselling session times at convenient times including, the evening, weekends, and during the daytime. Korina is available for therapy sessions both in person (at the Cobourg office) and by secure video or phone.
I offer trauma-informed therapy for clients ages 16 years of age and older who need support with anxiety, depression, stress management and navigating life transitions. I approach therapy from a humanistic, person-centred orientation, which means we will look at not only your mental health struggles, but also who you are as a person. Together we will help you to connect more with your innate strength and inner wisdom. I believe your unique experiences and personal perspective on life can be a central part in your healing process. You are the expert on you!
Before choosing a career in psychotherapy, I was a music teacher for 25 years. I worked in both the Montessori school system and as a private instructor offering lessons to members of the community. I have taught beginners and advanced students ranging in ages from 3 to 73 years old. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing students grow and develop as people through a shared love of music. The transition towards becoming a therapist is one that feels quite natural because music and therapy both require active listening and a passion for working with people. During the past few years, I have felt the next stage in my life’s journey was to facilitate personal growth in people beyond their musical abilities. Counselling seemed like a natural next step.
Throughout my life, I have seen therapists to overcome various personal struggles as well as for grief counselling. I found talking to someone outside of my own circle and being listened to in a non-judgemental manner so affirming and helpful.
For my own daily self-care I look to my animals. I live on a small farm and every day I get the joy of greeting my eclectic mix of horses, chickens, alpacas, and llamas that over the years have become a part of the farm (and really, also my family). I find animals to be amazing beings, ones that we can learn so much from. It’s my hope to incorporate equine therapy into my counselling practice at some point in the future. If you’d like to try a consultation to see if I’m a good fit for your counselling needs, please reach out. I am currently accepting new clients. I’m under the direct supervision of a registered psychotherapist, so I may be covered under your insurance. Please check with your individual provider to confirm coverage.
Catherine Calabretta R.P. (Qualifying)
Welcome! My name is Catherine and I am excited to walk with you on your healing journey. Before training as a therapist, I worked in Autism Services. I also have experience in mental health, and substance use. This background helps me to understand the unique needs and cultures of a diverse range of people including those in the neurodiverse community.
My approach is culturally sensitive, and humanistic, which means that I believe that you are the expert of your life and experiences. I am here to hear your struggles and your story, to offer support while you explore your truth and change old habits and patterns as needed. It is my belief that to find ultimate healing and your authentic self, a wonderful thing to begin with is learning how to listen to your inner voice and tune into what your body is sharing with you (those “gut feelings”). It is important to me to honour your individual lived experience and culture, as this can play a big role in how you move towards personal development and healing.
While recognizing your strengths and focusing on healing and growth, we will work together towards achieving your goals. I’ll tailor my approach to meet your specific needs by using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy (SFT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Psychodynamic Theory.
If what I’ve shared here connects with you, please reach out to book a consultation to see if I’m a good fit for your needs. I look forward to learning how I can better support you on your journey through life.
Nikki Ward BA, MA (in progress), RP (Qualifying)
Often in life you face barriers and challenges that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, uninspired, anxious or stressed. Whether you are in need of support to help you work through specific challenges, or you want to explore your values, goals, and inner truth to live a more fulfilling life in general, I am here to help. I understand first-hand the positive impact that counselling can have, and I’m passionate about providing others with the same opportunities for wellness that have made such a difference for me in my life.
My approach to counselling has been influenced by my own life’s ups and downs, as well as my previous experience working in the mental health sector over the last 12 years. During that time I have provided counselling and case management support to at-risk and marginalized communities, including women, families and youth in the shelter system, as well as incarcerated individuals.
I specialize in addictions, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, ADHD and life transitions. My approach is person-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based, drawing on techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and stress reduction. You can expect that I will work collaboratively with you to help you achieve your goals and improve your overall wellbeing. I believe you are the expert of your life, and I am here to help you get to where you want to be.
More Interns are coming soon.