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About

As a new parent myself, I’m passionate about supporting other parents through the many ups and downs of parenthood. My transition to motherhood was so much more difficult than I had expected it to be. The experience has fuelled my passion to support, validate and walk alongside other parents in their journey through parenthood.

After spending many years as a child and youth worker, living and working across Canada, I felt I needed more skills to better support the youth I was working with. I chose to pursue counselling and psychotherapy that was client-centered, strength-based and evidence-based.

I love to explore the outdoors year-round with my one-year-old daughter and partner. I enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming and just about anything that involves a beautiful view!

"Christina is a compassionate and empathetic person who’s passionate about helping others uncover their strengths, while working through both the wonderful and difficult transitions in our lives."
Specialization
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Transitions to parenthood
  • Parenting supports
  • Self-esteem & personal development
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum supports
  • Trauma
Education
  • Masters of Arts in Educational Counselling (University of Ottawa, 2015)
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Additional Training
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Level 1, Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Attachment Science in Practice, Sue Johnson,Ed,D, C. Psych
  • Family Play Therapy - Don Chafe, RMFT
  • Developing Children’s Skills in Managing Anxiety: A Narrative Approach, Karen Young, MSW, RSW
  • Train the Trainer - Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault, University of British Columbia
  • Facilitator: Strengthening Families for the Future, CAMH
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Grief Counselling
Therapy Style
  • Client-centered & Strength-based
  • Trauma-informed
  • Anti-oppressive, inclusive & culturally sensitive
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Psychology & Mindfulness
Christina Callingham

Christina Callingham

She / Her

Therapist - RP