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Heather VanStarkenburg

Registered Social Worker Psychotherapist, MSW

Many people have experienced trauma from a variety of experiences. These experiences can be very painful. You may feel unsure about how to process what you have been through.

I empower clients utilizing a trauma-informed approach, throughout the therapeutic relationship. I work together in collaboration with clients, as each client is unique. If you have experienced childhood abuse, sexual abuse, complex PTSD, sexual trauma, depression, anxiety or addiction- I can help. I have walked with my clients through their journey to healing and I am ready to walk with you.

I work with adults for healing, to meet personal goals and achieve recovery.  I support clients to not just survive, but to thrive. You can heal- happiness is possible.


Heather has 5 years of counselling experience. She has 20 years in the social work profession, including medical social work and work in mental health and addiction. She completed her degree in Psychology with Honours from 1994 to 1998, and a Master of Social Work from 1999 to 2001 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario. 


Client Focus: Adults with a variety of trauma experience, women

Types of Therapy: EMDR, IFS, DBT, CBT

Issues: Trauma, anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, adult survivors of abuse, addictions

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