Meet Our Director, Trauma Therapist and Founder:
Angela Englander, Director, Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) and trauma specialist: With fifteen years of social service experience and six years of experience working as a trauma specialist she is well equipped to meet your mental health and trauma related needs. She’s got training in cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She’s highly skilled and experienced in treating all types of trauma as well as symptoms that people experience in relation to overwhelming events. If you are interested in finding out more, getting involved, or would benefit from any of the above services please e-mail email@example.com and you will get a response within 48 hours.
My Vision: To provide exceptional mental health and trauma therapy services and information without a wait list and to have a non-judgmental environment where people can receive support and services. Many people have had negative experiences in the mental health system because of being treated unfairly, long wait lists, stigma, and being discriminated against. This website will act as an alternative for some people who are looking for information or support. This is also a safe environment, no judgement, no discrimination, and no one will be put on a lengthy wait list or turned away.
My Mission: Ways to Wellbeing is focused on excellence in mental health, our goals are to provide information, support, and therapeutic services for people of all ages. In the future we hope to expand and increase the services we’re able to offer and also have offline services available for people who want to access that support.
My Values: Health, happiness, inclusion, support; to eliminate stigma, and to increase the standard for mental health services.
Thank You: We hope you find Ways To Wellbeing helpful.
Jason Gale, Registered Psychotherapist
Jason, is a Registered Psychotherapist and member of CRPO with extensive experience in the mental health and domestic violence fields. Jason’s work experience over the last 8 years includes working with and supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger, addictions, relationship challenges, grief and loss as well as trauma. Jason has extensive experience working with the male population and understands dynamics that lead to unhealthy masculinity, poor self-image and distorted views about what it takes to be considered a real man. He understands that male issues can carry a stigma in our society and that it becomes very easy to be silent about struggles around showing emotions and being vulnerable.
Jason is a certified trainer of De-escalation skills and applies Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Narrative Therapy in his work. He takes great pride in assisting people making positive changes in their lives.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys travelling with his family, good food and has been spotted hitting the links for 18 holes on more than one occasion.
Alexandra Clarysse , Registered Psychotherapist, MSW Candidate
Alex has over 7 years’ experience working in the field of social services. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Guelph and then completed a 1 year post-graduate program in Addiction Treatment and Prevention at Georgian College where she specialized in behavioural addictions. She is presently working towards completion of her Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Alex has focused the majority of her career working with those who struggle with addiction, mental health and trauma. She has experience working in long-term residential addiction treatment, outpatient counselling and within a hospital setting. Alex has also completed training as a group facilitator and individual therapist for Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and is presently a practicing DBT therapist. Alex utilizes various therapy modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and motivational interviewing, along with a client-centered strengths-based approach to support each person individually. Together we will explore your reasons for seeking therapy and develop a treatment plan to move you towards your goals.
Samantha Devereaux, Counselling Psychology Intern/student
Samantha Devereaux is currently holding a student position at Ways to Wellbeing with roles as a counsellor and group facilitator. Samantha is completing her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology with future intentions of being a registered Psychotherapist. Supplementing her education is a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health. She has experience working as an addiction’s counsellor in both residential and community-based settings. Samantha also holds training in Mindfulness, Meditation, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Therapy. Samantha believes that every person has a unique story that deserves to be heard, her practice creates a safe and therapeutic environment for these conversations and disclosures.
In her free time, Sam is either playing with her Mini Australian Shepard or practicing Yoga. Samantha’s favourite season is Summer as she loves to be out on the water where she spends her off time as a Marine Captain. Set sails on your journey to wellness and call today for more information on her services.
Linn Purves, Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) Linn Purves, MACP, RP (Q) realized that she wanted to be a therapist at the young age of 12, as she and her family supported nearly 100 foster children until 2005. From these experiences, Linn has become keenly interested in the areas of trauma, attachment and addiction, honing her educational experiences and trainings around these specialties. Since attending the Externship for Emotion Focused Couples Therapy in 2017, Linn has also realized her passion for working with couples. Over the years, Linn has gained experience working in addiction, chronic and terminal illness, grief, trauma in both children, youth, and adults, as well as family and relationship discord. She has also endeavored to continue educating herself and sharpening her clinical skills around her areas of interest. Linn is currently completing her designation as a clinical traumatologist. When Linn is not working as a clinician, she enjoys spending time with her family, including several dogs, engaging in fitness activities, and you can always find her reading a wide assortment of books. Self-care is a foundational block to being an effective helper in Linn’s opinion, and she looks forward to consulting with you on how she can best support achieving your wellness goals.