Tracey Hand-Breckenridge MDiv., RP
Tracey works with people of all ages who are living with the effects of trauma, depression and anxiety, ADHD, spiritual/religious concerns and with couples and families. She has a gentle approach and uses a variety of modalities with her patients, depending on each persons’ specific needs. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and neurofeedback are two of her most effective tools, and she also utilises narrative and brief therapies, as well as cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Tracey is a Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a Certified Psycho-Spiritual Therapist with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, earned a Master of Divinity from the University of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and completed a rigorous psycho-spiritual care residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
Valerie works with people and couples of all ages who are ready to live their best lives. She helps you explore self-esteem, anxiety, phobias and OCD, depression, addiction, stress and trauma, as well as career issues. She has experience counselling people about relationship building, conflict resolution, mindfulness and self-actualization. A very empathetic, intuitive and supportive therapist, Val is trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and has considerable knowledge and experience working with spirituality and spiritual exploration, particularly from an Indigenous perspective. Val completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and is currently acquiring the qualifying hours required for full registry with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Christine is passionate about working alongside you on your mental health journey through collaborative exploration and the enhancement of self-awareness and self-compassion. She uses a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, emotion focused, narrative and solution focused therapies. She understands the burden and effects of anxiety, depression, self-esteem disruptions, loss of meaning, and trauma on mental, emotional, social and physical health and supports; her goal is your return to health and resilience. Christine completed her medical training and various psychiatry electives, where she developed an appreciation for the relationship between mental health and physical health. She has joined us at Carley Rawes Centre to complete the final step of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Christine speaks English and Arabic.
Shagun Sharma MACP (Candidate)
Shagun has experience working with individuals from all backgrounds and values the importance of cultural competence in counselling sessions. She has previous experience working as a crisis-line volunteer, as well as a Mental Health and Crisis Counsellor for organizations that work with newcomers and immigrants. Previously, Shagun has worked with individuals who have faced trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideations, abuse, and other issues that have affected one’s quality of life. She has experience with a variety of focuses, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Emotional-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. She has her B.A. Honours from York University and is currently completing her Master of Arts Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. In addition to English, Shagun also has strong comprehension skills in Hindi.