About Suzanne

About Suzanne

Member of OHMAP (Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, formerly OACCPP) Trauma Event Responder

Suzanne Wiseman is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO#002688) and a member of OHMAP (Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, formerly OACCPP). She has worked with children and families for over twenty years as a teacher, trauma and EMDR trained therapist drawing upon her teaching experience with children and adolescents. As a Traumatic Event Response Provider with Morneau Shepell, she provided support for individuals & groups impacted by The Van Attack (April 2018), the Danforth Shooting (July 2018) and was Lead Counsellor for The St. Michael’s College sexual assault (November 2018). Her training, experience, insight and compassionate approach make her invaluable to help people work through a variety of emotional difficulties, and specializes in trauma and attachment.

Suzanne’s main therapeutic approach is EMDR and mindfulness psychodynamic therapy and Neurofeedback.

Following an initial consultation, an intervention is selected and adapted to fit the client’s age, interests, and treatment needs. Mindfulness is integrated into Suzanne’s practice, allowing clients to respond to life’s pressures in a “calmer” manner that benefits our heart, head and body. This awareness allows individuals to be fully present in life and improve the quality of life. By nurturing individual’s awareness and strength, they are better able to understand themselves and draw from their strengths.

Suzanne has found that helping her clients to best understand their issues and to make them more tangible, helps them be in control of the issue instead of the issue being in control of them. Her belief is everyone has strengths, yet when struggling with life’s challenges you may feel overwhelmed. Talking to a professional can help you find your inner strength.

Remember, it takes a strong person to ask for help. Counselling can help you (or your child) become more self-aware and understand the reasons why you behave and react in the way you do. It helps to find the real you.

In therapy your strengths and resilience are honoured. You will be listened to, respected, and supported without judgement.

You may come to understand coping strategies you’ve used to manage pain and difficult emotions and decide to explore new and healthier ways to manage challenges you face in everyday life. This will help you to move forward from painful or frustrating life experiences. The next step is taking on the work and making a commitment once you have chosen to make an investment in yourself.

If you would like to work with an open, non-judgmental and caring therapist then you are encouraged to contact Suzanne.

Suzanne has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from the Adler Institute of Professional Psychology and a B.Ed. from York University and Social Work Certificate from the University of Waterloo. Other studies and certifications include EMDR Basic Training, EMDR Child Specialist Level 1,  Advanced Group and Individual Crisis Intervention and qualified Instructor of Group Crisis Intervention; along with the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), certified as a Certified Trauma Specialist and Trauma Informed School Specialist, and is a certified Gottman Seven Principles Educator.  Suzanne also has a B.A. in Canadian Studies from the University of Guelph.

For more information about Suzanne, follow this link: https://inventivekidz.com/instructor/suzanne-wiseman