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Get to Know Us

If you would like to learn more about our therapists, read on below or reach out for a Free 15-Minute Consultation.

Julie Watson, a Registered Psychotherapist at Journey Towards Wellness Psychotherapy
Julie Watson

Specializing in Work with Adults and Teens

Registered Psychotherapist
EMDR Clinician
MA Counselling Psychology, B Ed, BA (Hons), CCS Dip.
VTRA II Trained, Trauma-Informed

I have over a decade of experience working in the school system as both a teacher and guidance counsellor along with many years of experience working with adults. Helping others is my passion,

and I also love the teamwork of supporting clients collaboratively within a safe, welcoming, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment.


I have extensively studied the biological, psychological, and sociological factors that influence mental health, and I am highly skilled in working with clients who have experienced trauma (big or small). Trauma does not necessarily mean 'big' events, it can also be the experience of a seemingly 'small' event that ends up as a preoccupying afterthought. Additionally, a parent's dismissive responses or emotional absence can impact in 'traumatic' ways. Research suggests that anxiety and depression are 'symptoms' of trauma. Human beings live their lives using perception to inform reality; unfortunately, the 'traumas' that stick can impact the way perception works thus promoting a skewed reality drenched with emotional responses that are confusing and often difficult to identify. Regardless of whether you have experienced trauma, reach out, and let's see what we can do to help you improve your life into a reality that includes positive emotional experiences and increased abilities in coping when challenges do arise.


I use only research-based approaches to psychotherapy built upon a foundation of client-centered therapy. This approach allows me to provide holistic treatments respectful of each client's unique needs. I am a trained EMDR Clinician, and I have additional training in equity and cultural responsiveness, developing resilience, crisis prevention and intervention, trauma treatment and restorative practices, sport psychology, goal setting, assessments, and much more.

Sometimes things can get challenging; explore steps that can help you improve your life and add additional clarity to your experiences.


If you’d like to learn more about how I can help reach out to schedule a Free 15-Minute Consultation today. You have nothing to lose and much to gain.

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Tia Donovan

Specializing in Work with Children and Teens

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Behaviour Therapist (RBT)
MA Counselling Psychology, B.Sc.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) specializing in the mental health and well-being of children and youth. With a genuine passion for supporting young individuals, I provide a welcoming and safe environment for them to explore difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences.


My dedication to working with children and youth is rooted in my admiration for their unique perspectives and resilience. Throughout my work, I have witnessed the transformative potential of early interventions and empathic guidance. I have experience in addressing a variety of concerns, encompassing issues such as anxiety, depression, peer relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem, family conflict, and behavioural challenges.  


My goal is to empower my clients with coping skills, emotional regulation strategies, and a sense of resilience, enabling them to navigate life’s challenges with strength and adaptability. Whether your child is struggling with emotional challenges, behavioural issues, or simply needs someone to talk to, I am here to help.


If you’d like to discuss your concerns and explore how I can support your child or teen in their journey towards healing and growth, please reach out to schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone or video consultation today.

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