Irene Maendel, MA-C, CCC, RSW,

Online Therapy

About Me

I specialize in trauma support and have extensive training in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness and EMDR. I have many years if experience in cancer care and grief support. I will help you embrace your resilience, so difficult life experiences no longer have power over you, gaining a sense that you have control of your life.

Education & Experience

My education started with an Honors in Disability Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work which led me to a career as a Resource Coordinator in social services - adult disability field and eventuality to counselling in healthcare. I embarked on my Master's Degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Lethbridge and added the theological perspective through the Master's Degree in Counselling through Providence University Seminary.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, CCPA #10007425 Registered Social Worker (RSW), Manitoba College of Social Workers, Licence # 2332 Professional Member with EMDR Certified Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Facilitator The Association for Psychological Therapies Certified MBSR Facilitator, 2016 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training, MBSR Ottawa Certified Tobacco Educator (CTE), 2018 Canadian Network for Respiratory Care Integrative Trauma and Attachment Model (ITATM) Trained Clinician, 2021 Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing

Specialty Area

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English
  • German