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Sara Mackie, MSW, RSW

Currently on Maternity Leave
Clinical Founder and Director/Social Worker and Therapist/Certified Clinical Trauma Professional/Certified Trauma-Informed Yoga

Sara is a clinically trained, Master's level Social Worker and Therapist with a special interest in helping highly sensitive people and people with complex trauma discover their inherent worth and ability to heal through a strengths-based lens. 

Sara is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who operates from a therapeutic orientation that prioritizes utilizing the mind-body connection as a resource through evidence-based therapies such as polyvagal and somatic approaches.

Sara uses a blend of mind-based therapies such as narrative therapy, psychodynamic approaches, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to help clients heal their minds along with their bodies, and find integration among the two.

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Anna Larmer, BSW, RSW

Clinical/Holistic Social Worker and Therapist

Anna is a Clinical Therapist and Registered Social Worker currently working on completing her Master of Social Work with a specialization in trauma. 

Anna works with trauma survivors of all ages including children and couples and is passionate about helping clients heal and move forward through self compassion, safe connection, nervous system regulation and mindfulness. 

Anna's work is guided by an anti-oppressive approach, internal family systems theory, attachment theory, polyvagal theory, the Gottman method and trauma-informed yoga.

Anna's areas of experience involve working with children and youth, people who identify as BIPOC, intergenerational trauma, grief, PTSD, IPV, attachment wounds and relationship conflict, divorce, step parenting, sexual abuse, self esteem, personal development, eating disorders and inner child work. 

Anna integrates a mind-body spirit approach in seeing the individual as a whole rather than treating isolated symptoms, recognizing that each person is the expert of their own life. 

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Laura Gallivan, MA Counselling Psychology, LCT-C

Laura is passionate about helping her clients work through their difficult emotions and become more self-accepting, develop a deeper capacity for intimacy, and form more satisfying relationships. Her work is grounded in a belief in the power of compassion and self-awareness to transform lives and facilitate healing.

 As a psychodynamically-oriented practitioner, she helps her clients build this awareness through exploration of their inner life, with particular focus on understanding how past experiences shape thoughts, feelings, and relationships in the present.

Laura values a therapeutic process that considers the whole person. She works collaboratively to ensure her clients feel heard and respected. 

Laura is a graduate of McGill University’s Master’s in Counselling Psychology program. She did her clinical training at both the McGill Psychoeducational & Counselling Clinic and the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. In these settings, she worked with adults of various ages who struggled with trauma, anxiety, depression, and OCD. 

“I look forward to meeting you and collaborating with you on your journey!”

 - Laura

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Jocelyn Anderson, MSW, RSW


Hi, I’m Jocelyn Anderson (she/they). I am a Registered Social Worker who provides individual counselling to adults and adolescents. My work is guided by an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach. I come from a place of non-judgement, curiosity, and warmth when building therapeutic relationships with my clients. 

I am experienced in supporting folks experiencing issues related to grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, and 2SLGBTQ+ identities. In my work, I support clients to strengthen their mind-body connection. To do so, I draw on a blend of narrative and cognitive-behavioural therapies alongside polyvagal, somatic, and mindfulness approaches. 

I strongly believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience. My goal as a therapist is to guide clients towards their own inner strength and to provide them the opportunity to move through their life with a greater sense of self-compassion, ease, and joy.

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Amanda Dragos

Clinical Therapist, CCC, LCT-C

Amanda is passionate about helping clients re-establish safety, autonomy, and connection in their
lives and become more self-accepting, self-aware, and self-compassionate.

Amanda values the importance of the therapeutic relationship by creating a space that feels non-judgmental and warm for you to be able to come as you are to facilitate healing and growth. She hopes to help clients gain a
better understanding of themselves, reclaim self-agency, and make meaning of their journey!

Amanda’s special areas of interest include trauma, abuse, self-esteem, self-harm, anxiety, depression,
emotional regulation and coping skills, stress management, family and relationships issues/wounds,
and many more! She supports children (6 years and up), adolescents, and adults, both in-person and


Amanda completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French from Dalhousie University, a
Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Master of Arts in Counselling
Psychology from Yorkville University. She is a lifelong learner and values continued education as

she continues to engage in additional trainings.

“As your therapist, I am here to help empower you to live a more present life, less burdened by the
past. I hope to help you reach your goals and remind you to be kind to yourself throughout the
process. I look forward to getting to know you and collaborating with you on your healing journey!”

- Amanda

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Rebecca Pearson, M.Ed (Counselling)
Therapist, LCT-C, CCC

Accepting Clients for June 2023

Rebecca (she/her) is passionate about assisting clients in fostering self-esteem and self-
compassion, and believes that everyone deserves to feel connected to themselves and others and

empowered in life.

Rebecca has a background in supporting folks with complex trauma, neurodivergence, anxiety
and panic, depression, relationship issues and attachment wounds, and self-esteem. She is
grounded in trauma-informed approaches and the mind-body connection, drawing on a blend of
Internal Family Systems, polyvagal theory, mindfulness and self-compassion practice, and an

interpersonal process approach.

Rebecca strongly believes in the healing power of an authentic therapeutic relationship, and
brings humour, non-judgment, safety, and heart to each and every session. She is honoured to

support clients on their individual journeys.

Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Dalhousie University, and
a Master of Education in Counselling from the University of New Brunswick.

“All is welcome here”

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Maria DiCarlo, Occupational Therapist

Hello! I’m so excited to offer occupational therapy (OT) through CCW, in an empowering and creative style!

OT is an art and a science that focuses on function from a holistic perspective. Working with me is like a choose-your-own adventure, alongside a creative, fun, and insightful guide with a backpack full of tricks and tools!

My practice includes, and certainly isn’t limited to, neurodivergence, big feelings, exploring/expressing identity, and life transitions. I work with people of all ages.

Guided by curiosity and collaboration, my approach centres healing and (re)connecting with your purpose. I love to draw upon sensory, arts, nature, and play-based strategies and activities. You will have a place to land, be seen and heard, and offered radical permission to find belonging and embrace your magic in this world.

Schedule a free 15 minute call with me if these words speak to you, and you’re curious how we can use the magic of OT to feel better, brighter, and lighter .

To book a FREE 15 minute consultation or session with Maria, contact our administrator at 

OT services are covered by many mental health plans on programs such as Bluecross! Check with your provider today. 

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