Meet Our Team

Meet Our Director, Trauma Therapist and Founder:

Angela Englander, a psychological trauma specialist at WaystoWellbeing.ca
Angela Englander, the founder, director, registered psychotherapist (qualifying) and trauma specialist at Ways To Well Being

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 angela@waystowellbeing.ca 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

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.

Linns pictureLinn 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.