Isabel Beland, MACP, RP, CCC

Preferred Name: Isabel

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Sometimes we’re tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths” -Unknown I am a Registered Psychotherapist; but I am also a retired volunteer firefighter and Advanced EMT. I am a trauma-informed therapist, as well as a trained EMDR Clinician. My experience provides a unique perspective, as there is an awareness and lived experience of the stressors first responders are faced with on a regular basis. Areas of speciality include: PTSD, Dissociation, Anxiety, Depression, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout. My practice is currently available online. My core philosophy is a supportive environment that fosters the development of trust, consistency and collaboration as part of the therapeutic relationship. I believe in compassion and warmth. I practice from the following person centered approaches: EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy as well as Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Holistic Approaches.

Education & Experience

Undergraduate Degree: Honours B.A. Child Studies and Sociology from Brock University - St. Catharines, On. Graduate Degreee: Master of Arts - Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University - Fredricton N.B. In addition to my private practice, I work at a community mental health agency that specializes in supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member in good standing with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association I hold the designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor, which permits me to work with clients across Canada I am a Member in good standing with EMDR Canada I serve as a volunteer Mental Health Professional with Badge of Life Canada Peer Support Program

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • French