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About Us


When it comes to your health and overall well-being, it’s important to have knowledgeable professionals you can trust and rely on.  Our expertise covers a broad spectrum of psychotherapy services, including talk therapies, specialized trauma treatments such EMDR, Brainspotting, Somatic Experiencing, and Clinical Hypnotherapy, among others.  We are happy to share our qualifications with you.

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Maribel Ayala

Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Certified Therapist/ EMDR Consultant in Training, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and Clinical Hypnotherapist
(Virtual and In Person Services)

Ever since Maribel was younger she knew that she wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led her to study Counselling Psychology. She is committed to the well-being of all her clients and go above and beyond to cater to their needs.​

Maribel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University in London, Ontario and with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in New Brunswick. 

Maribel is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, an EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDR Consultant in Training; a member in good standing of EMDR Canada and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Maribel specializes in trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions, relationship issues, stress, and sexual concerns. She integrates various therapeutic modalities into her clinical practice such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Somatic  Experiencing, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Family Systems, among others.

Maribel works with a diverse population of clients including but not limited to First Responders, Veterans, First Nations, and WSIB clients.

Specialized trainings:

  • Basic and Advanced Flash Technique (evidence based intervention for reducing disturbances associated with distressing and traumatic memories).

  • Brainspotting Therapy.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression (Beck Institute).

  • Clinical Supervision for Psychotherapists.

  • Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Levels 1 and 2 (psychotherapy approach for trauma).

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy.

  • Advanced EMDR Trainings: Treating First-Responders and Military with EMDR Therapy,  EMDR with Ego State Therapy, and Conducting EMDR Therapy Remotely, Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP), and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP).

  • Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy and Mastery in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Level 1 Clinical Training.

  • Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program (University of Guelph).

  • Addictions Counselling Certificate (Wilfrid Laurier University).

  • Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression and Anxiety.

  • Critical Incident Response (CIR).

  • Somatic Experiencing® (a therapeutic approach to treat trauma and stress disorders) - Beginning I, II & III.

  • Culturally based training to provide clinical counselling and psychotherapy services to First Nations clients.

  • Narrative Therapy Practice (Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy).

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Willow Hutchinson

Clinical Associate,
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
(Virtual Services)

Willow is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling  and Spirituality from Saint Paul University in Ottawa and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in religion from  Carleton University in Ottawa.

Willow provides online services to adult individuals from diverse backgrounds including the 2SLBGTQIA + community.

Willow’s therapeutic approaches are primarily person-centered. To her, this means that your concerns come first, she discusses your therapeutic goals with you, and will work together with you to establish a plan to collaboratively accomplish them.

Willow also uses other therapeutic modalities in her therapy sessions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and other approaches to suit her client’s needs. Narrative Therapy is a particular type of modality that Willow enjoys using with her clients as it is based on the notion that we are the authors of our own life stories and as such we have the power to change them.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Anxiety.

  • Depression.

  • Family related traumas.

  • Imposter syndrome and perfectionism.

  • Religion and spirituality.

  • People pleasing.

  • Sleep disturbances.

  • Self-esteem issues.

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