Carrie Nyitrai, MSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

Consultant-in-Training

About Me

My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, loss, and healing from traumatic events. For a number of years I also worked in the field of addictions and use a harm reduction approach. I have been a counsellor in the Thunder Bay area working at the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre and Children’s Centre Thunder Bay in the past. My passion for helping individuals led me to explore the modality of Expressive Arts and EMDR to help people begin the healing process. Expressive Arts and EMDR are evidence based, and cutting edge approaches to healing. One common goal I have always maintained is to help people deal with day to day struggles and heal from life’s unfortunate events. I feel expressing one’s self through art, music, movement, writing, dance and drama will give you a new way to look at self-care and healing. In addition healing with EMDR added or separate is a perfect fit for understanding the whole self.

Education & Experience

I obtained my degree in 2004, MSW 2007 in Thunder Bay, ON

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+

Language

  • English