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Therapist Helen OrtonAs a therapist, I have worked since 1988 with individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups.

After studying in Montreal, I moved to Northern Ontario to work for a Children’s Mental Health agency as a therapist. Four years later, I came to live here, in Cobourg, and worked in Children’s Mental Health for 7 years, as a front line clinician and supervisor.

My work has included facilitating groups with women who were abused as children; presenting seminars on Human Relations topics; developing and coordinating a volunteer program; supervising clinical staff; facilitating career plan groups; and working as a school counsellor at a private school setting.

It has been a very rewarding career so far, and I love learning things about the human condition and how to help people achieve their potential. Every time I meet a client, I learn something new. I am amazed at how we adapt and find resources to solve our problems. I am honoured to be a part of that process.

Currently, I am in private practice, working with clients on a large variety of issues, but specializing in stress and trauma.

Memberships:

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

 

Qualifications:

Masters of Education Counselling McGill University
Honours B. A Psychology Concordia University
B.A. Visual Arts Ottawa University