Amelia Holden, MSW RSW

“Therapy is like shopping for shoes, you need to try different types on before you really find the right fit.” 

I am a registered social worker graduating from the Master’s of Social Work program at King’s University of Western Ontario in April 2007. The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers has granted me the ability to use Psychotherapist as a type of social work platform. Psychotherapy uses the bio-psycho-social approach when addressing the underlying causes of a person’s problems as well as how to solve them. Leaving the System, which is governed with many limitations around how humans heal, I founded my own private practice in 2019. As an integrative therapist at Y.O.U.R. Therapy Clinic, I use several Western and Eastern practices to help an individual understand themselves better and heal the wounds from their past which may be perpetuating relationship conflicts in the present.

As an integrative social worker, I have found through blending modalities the individual will find clarity in how they have developed into who they currently are; while building courage and connections to change the things that are no longer serving them; along with providing themselves compassion for the past; and the confidence and curiosity for their future endeavors.

Acknowledging the courage it took for you to reach out to a stranger for help at the most vulnerable time in your life, Amelia will listen to your narrative and share any knowledge and skills which can help bring balance to your life. Amelia believes it is important to validate the client’s perspective, allow them to grow from learning through making mistakes, and giving them the knowledge of how to accept the things they cannot change and to change the things they can control.

Amelia promotes self growth and development in her daily life by practicing mindfulness, attending professional development courses, and building collaborations with other practitioners in the community.

Within the past decade of my career I have been trained in specific Western skills therapies such as: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Trauma Informed Therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), helps you identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), another model that teaches behavioral skills to help you handle stress through applying mindfulness techniques, regulate your emotions, and improve your relationships with others with effective communication. Trauma Informed Therapy (also recognizing childhood developmental trauma), provides psychoeducation on the neurobiology of the brain and how it has been impacted by trauma. Utilizing methods such Internal Family Systems (IFS), Polyvagal Theory, Somatic Experience and psychedelic assisted therapy to help heal the whole person and not pathologize parts of the person based on diagnosis.

Roxanne McFadzean, MSW RSW

Roxanne is a registered social worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals from a diverse and varied lived experiences. Roxanne worked for a decade in the hospital system before focussing on individual therapy in a private practice setting. She has experience supporting people through mental health challenges and improving their quality and enjoyment of life using a biopsychosocial lens and a wholistic wellness view. Roxanne is easy to talk to, non-judgmental, and empathetic. If you are looking to improve your mental health, gain support in adjusting to changes in the home, work or school, or looking to address relationship difficulties Roxanne is here to help.

Laurell Pecnik, RPT (Qualifying)

Holistic. Compassionate. Empowering. Laurell’s counselling philosophy is deeply rooted in the biopsychosocial approach, acknowledging that our struggles often extend beyond surface-level symptoms. With a focus on understanding the interconnectedness of biological, psychological, and social factors, Laurell collaborates with clients to uncover the core of their challenges and facilitate healing. Laurell is committed to creating a supportive and non-judgmental space where clients can feel truly seen and heard.

Through active listening and genuine empathy, she guides clients in exploring their concerns, offering new perspectives, and empowering them to navigate their struggles with resilience and insight. Specializing in working with adults impacted by their life experiences, Laurell helps clients make sense of their past and reimagine their life stories. Whether you’re struggling with your mental health or feeling overwhelmed by past traumas, Laurell provides a supportive space to sort through your thoughts and feelings, tap into your inner wisdom, and cultivate sustainable changes for today, tomorrow and for a brighter future.

As an intern under the direct supervision of Amelia, Laurell brings a blend of expertise and guidance to her practice. She believes in the power of focusing on what’s within our control while fostering empathy, compassion, and curiosity in the therapeutic process.