About Deandra Dey's Online Mental Health Counselling Services, based in Onanole
Based in Onanole MB, I am a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and hold a Masters degree in Education Counselling. I have formal training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults and teens, as well as Satir Transformational Systemic Family therapy. I have been working in the community as a clinical counsellor, yoga instructor, workshop facilitator, community development advocate, researcher and musician for over 7 years.
My Foundational Beliefs
When it comes to personal growth I believe that we all have the capacity to feel whole and lead fulfilling lives despite the struggles we experience. In fact, I believe we can grow to accept our life experiences and challenges as opportunities to recognize and refine our unique strengths. In this way, we become like the rock that is beautifully polished by the harsh ocean waves.
Role as a Counsellor
My role as a counsellor is to support you on your journey to self-healing by providing tools for self-inquiry and awareness building, igniting your nervous system’s healing capacity with EMDR, and providing active listening and thoughtful questioning to support your emotional healing.
Experience and Specializations
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including motor vehicle accidents, abuse, sexual violence, childhood trauma, systemic trauma, and traumatic events on the job. I am also specialized in supporting women and families in the areas of youth mental health, perinatal care, anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem and body image. Lastly, as a yoga instructor and passionate student of mindfulness, I am able to assist you in developing a specialized meditation and/or yoga practise to strengthen your overall wellness. Please see a more comprehensive list of my therapeutic specializations below:Traumatic events
Motor vehicle accidents
Chronic pain management
Postpartum mental health
Youth mental health
Women’s mental health
Yoga and mindfulness
Collaboration with Other Healthcare Providers
I work well in collaboration with others and value an interdisciplinary approach to health, so I will happily work as part of your health team if needed (occupational therapists, registered massage therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, doctors and naturopathic doctors).