Dr. Crane attended the University of Western Ontario, completing his undergraduate degree. He travelled the Queen’s University in Dublin Ireland and completed his medical training in 2009. Since that time, Dr. Crane has been practicing medicine in Peterborough, Ontario. His focus on compassionate care, for the whole person, and attention to detail is evident in his work as a medical consultant for Victoria Wellness.
Andrea is a registered Social Worker in clinical practice for twenty years, initially completing an undergraduate degree from Trent University in Sociology and Psychology, and then moving on to a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto, specializing in Trauma. Following her formal academic training, Andrea has worked in a clinical capacity in the areas of individual and family therapy, using a trauma and attachment oriented approach to treat clients facing PTSD, interpersonal violence, Anxiety, Depression, and Addiction and Relationship challenges. Andrea has several years of experience treating first responders, and supporting their families. Andrea is a Court designated expert in family systems, clinical
consultant, and trauma expert, who practices using the following treatment modalities: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Polyvagal Therapy. Andrea provides an emotion focused and empathic approach to her clients and supervisees. She believes in the power of healing through genuine connection, evidence informed practice, and authenticity.
Jeff is an experienced clinician with a strong passion of helping individuals through a healing process towards wholeness. His previous experience includes working with individuals in the treatment of Anger, Trauma, Depression and Anxiety. He has a deep compassion for people who have experienced trauma and addiction issues in their lives. Jeff has been working in the mental health field for more than 15 years and possesses a major focus on family systems and how that impacts and shapes our lives. Jeff has a genuine and empathetic ability to connect with clients which allows him to work effectively with adolescents and adults.
Michelle Martin is a graduate of a Masters of Counselling with specialization in Art Therapy from Athabasca University and the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Before becoming a therapist, Michelle completed her undergrad degree in Counselling and Human Development, Psychology and History at Simon Fraser University, an Associate’s degree in Family Studies from Langara College, as well as an Expressive Arts Certificate from Fleming College Haliburton. Michelle is currently completing a year-long professional Compassionate Inquiry course with Gabor Mate, a world-renowned expert in treating addiction. Michelle is passionate about the integration of art practice in therapeutic settings and has worked and volunteered in the VAW sector for over 12 years. Michelle provided in-house expressive arts groups to the women and children who experienced domestic violence, provided individual and group art therapy for a sexual assault program, as well as for individual clients in private practice. Michelle is also a trained yoga and mindfulness teacher, completing her 200 YTT in2019 with additional training in Yoga Nidra and restorative yoga practices. Michelle takes an eclectic and client-centered approach to working with clients where they are at, drawing from trauma and attachment informed research and practice as well as incorporating mindfulness, compassion and creativity into sessions.
Don is a certified Addiction Care Worker, with over thirty years of experience working with men and women who are struggling with trauma and addiction. He is an expert group facilitator who can bring a practical approach to his skills based programming. Don offers our clients psychoeducation group programming three afternoons per week, and focuses on emotional regulation, anger management, negotiating relationship challenges, conflict resolution, and working through the stages of change in addiction.