Sara Mackie, MSW, RSW
Founder, Registered Social Worker, EMDR Therapist, Certified Trauma Therapist
My name is Sara Mackie and I'm a 30 year old woman (she/her) living in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
In my personal life, I am a mother, a yogi, a dancer, and a lover of books, coffee, and long walks in the woods.
In my therapist life, I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW) Therapist with special designations as a Certified EMDR Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Since graduating from my graduate degree at the University of Waterloo in 2017 I have pursued my passion for helping folks navigate and heal from trauma and adverse life events.
I have special training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS Informed*), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and many integrated trauma therapies from renowned experts such as Dr. Janina Fisher, Dr. Pat Ogden, Dr. Arielle Schwartz and Dr. Peter Levine. Please visit my personal website page for a comprehensive list.
I believe that all human beings have inherent good at their core, but adverse life events, trauma, and circumstances can draw us away from our true nature as we dive into survival mode. I believe strongly in the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to return to equilibrium and heal.
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.
Laura Gallivan, MA Counselling Psychology, LCT
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!”
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.
Rebecca Pearson, M.Ed (Counselling)
Therapist, LCT-C, CCC
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 are welcome here”
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 email@example.com
OT services are covered by many mental health plans on programs such as Bluecross! Check with your provider today.
Anja Spears, MSW, RSW
Virtual Therapist, evening availability!
Registered Social Worker
Anja is a Master’s level social worker with a passion for providing support to individuals from a place of trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice. Anja has worked in various areas of social work practice with individuals of all ages who have experienced complex trauma to re-establish a sense of felt safety, autonomy, and healing in their lives.
Anja has experience working primarily with adolescents and adults coping with complex trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, substance use, parenting/caregiving, burnout and compassion fatigue, interpersonal conflict, and emotional regulation. Anja’s experience has had a particular focus on working with First Nations individuals, families and communities and supporting advocacy within systems. Anja believes that understanding the contexts in which harms occur and the layers of one’s identity and social location is paramount in supporting others.
Anja offers a client-centered and strengths-based space that seeks to rebuild a sense of safety and recognize individuals as the experts of their own experience. Drawing on a blend of therapeutic approaches including narrative, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based, Anja’s practice goals involve supporting others to see their own inner strength as we work toward transformative growth and healing, together.
STARTING JANUARY 2023
Meet Brittany, a student therapist completing her Master's in Counseling Psychology. She specializes in addressing depression, anxiety, religious trauma, and ADHD through a person-centred and strength-based approach. She also integrates elements from solution-focused, narrative, psychodynamic, internal family systems, cognitive and dialectic behavioural, and somatic therapies.
As a musician, Brittany offers a unique dimension to therapy by incorporating music and expressive arts into client treatment as desired. She understands the power of incorporating creative activities into the healing process and supports her clients in exploring these methods.
No matter what approach is taken, her ultimate objective is to help clients discover and embrace their inherent wholeness. She aims to create a safe, supportive, and empowering therapeutic experience that guides clients toward a path of healing and self-discovery.