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Margaret Elizabeth (Maggie) Myers, Ed.D., Ph.D.

Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist & Supervisor (RMFT-S),

AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Supervisor

Certified Clinical Cognitive & Behaviour Therapist  (CBT Cert.)

Canadian Certified Counsellor and Supervisor (CCC-S)

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In more than  27 years of practice at CounselCareCanada Life Solutions, I bring together a diverse, yet synchronous combination of education and skills in psychotherapy, registered nursing, education, and leadership.  Currently, my credentials include: Registered Psychotherapist (RP) CRPO; Registered Marriage and Family Therapist & Supervisor (RMFT-S) (CAMFT); Clinical Fellow & Supervisor, (AAMFT); Canadian Certified Counsellor and Supervisor (CCC-S), CCPA; Diplomate and Certified Cognitive Therapist (A-CBT); and Certified CBT Clinician, (CACBT-ACTCC). Numerous other trainings, including Addictions Diploma (McMaster), Diploma in General Social Work and Child Abuse Studies (Renison University College), Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Conrad Grebel University College), Anger Management Training (CART), 3W Models, Basic EMDR; and the Neufeld Method (Neufeld Intensive Levels 1 and 11). More recently, I am learning PolyVagal Therapy. 

My undergraduate degrees include BA (SDS), Renison College UW and BScN, UWO. My higher education degrees include M.Ad.Ed (St. Francis Xavier);  M.Div (Huron College, UWO); MTh (PC) Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, WLU;  Ed.D (University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; and PhD (University of Alberta, Nursing).

As a therapist, I provide services to individuals, couples, families (including non-traditional couples and families) and groups. I value the lens of systems therapy and use an Integrative approach that includes many of the Third Wave (3W) models. I have long practiced Family Systems Therapy, Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP), and the three trauma-focused psychotherapies recommended by the National Center for PTSD as having the strongest evidence: Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, Basic). I also practice and taught Beckian Cognitive Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy.

 In my work with clients, students and supervisees, I strive for a Relational Ethics Approach in promoting an empathetic and compassionate attitude toward self, others and the environment.

 As an Approved Supervisor with AAMFT, CAMFT, and CCPA, I have provided supervision to qualifying therapists who are completing requirements for, among other organizations, AAMFT, CAMFT, CRPO, and CCPA, as well as for many students who have taken certificate courses through CounselCareCanada Learning Solutions. I also offer supervision for qualified therapists in practice.

My Specialties/Comfort Levels 

Personality Disorders (including Avoidant, Borderline, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Paranoid);  Couple and Family Relationship Distress (traditional and non-traditional); High Conflict Couples; Coming-Out Crisis, Social Justice Issues; Compassion Building; Family Estrangement in Families; Chronic Pain;  Deliberate Self-Injury; Anger & Emotional Dysregulation; Obesity; Sexual Assault Trauma (Male & Female); Working with Aboriginal Client; Working with LGBTQ+ Individuals, Couples and Families; and Therapy with Health Professionals/ Mental Health Professionals.

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