The counsellors at Grit & Growth Wellness offer supportive space and guidance for your healing. Our services are available virtually, as well as in person in Neepawa and Erickson Manitoba.

We believe that people possess the inner resources to express their truest and most empowered selves. You have the capacity to feel whole and lead a fulfilling life, despite any struggles, setbacks or past experiences.

Our experienced therapists work to genuinely connect with you so that counselling is customized to your unique needs and resources. Our intention is to support you on your journey to self-healing by providing tools for self-inquiry, awareness building and emotional healing.

GRIT & GROWTH wellness

Experiences and Specializations
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma, including motor vehicle accidents, abuse, sexual violence, childhood trauma, systemic trauma, and traumatic events on the job. I am also specialized in supporting women and families in the areas of youth mental health, perinatal care, anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem and body image. As a yoga instructor and passionate student of mindfulness, I am able to assist you in developing a specialized meditation and/or yoga practice to strengthen your overall wellness.

Therapeutic Approaches
Person-Centered, Polyvagal Theory, Somatic, Trauma therapy, Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation
Masters of Education in Counselling

Additional Training:
EMDR, EMDR for Children and Youth, Satir Transformational Systemic Family Therapy, Pain Management 

About Me
I am a mother of two children under three, a journey that continues to propel me into a truer version of myself. I deeply value creativity in my life and find myself always wanting to learn, try new things, and create! I am a counsellor, a podcast host, singer-songwriter, a lecturer, and a yoga/meditation instructor. I live in Onanole Manitoba on a small acreage with my family where we are learning how to live closer to nature and become more self-sufficient. I'm currently offering online counselling sessions and have clients from various locations in Canada.

My Role As A Counsellor 
In my role as a counsellor, I believe that we all have the capacity to feel whole and lead fulfilling lives despite the struggles we experience or have experienced. In fact, I believe we can grow to view our life experiences and challenges as opportunities to recognize and refine our unique strengths.
I deeply value community connection and am truly honoured to support people as a counsellor in the space of challenge, vulnerability and growth. 

Hello, I'm Deandra

I am so honored by the individuals with whom I share the sacred space of counselling.

Experience and Specializations
I specialize in working with trauma affected youth and adults, as well as with individuals experiencing relationship and identity concerns; anxiety and depression; and dysregulated attention. As a trained birth professional and mother, I am passionate about supporting women during the often challenging perinatal period. With an extensive background in yoga and mindfulness practice, I am able to assist you in incorporating holistic practices, such as meditation, to support  self-awareness, insight and emotion regulation.

Therapeutic Approaches
Person-centered, Emotion focused, Trauma therapy, Mindfulness, Existential therapy, CBT and DBT skills

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Additional Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Trauma Focused CBT, Dialetical Behavorial Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Suicide and Crisis Intervention, and Satir Transformational Systemic Family Therapy

About Me
I am a counsellor, a mother of three, yoga instructor, and trained birth doula living on a small scale farm in Eden, Manitoba. I was born and raised on the prairies in the small, farming hamlet of Justice, north of Brandon, Manitoba. As a young child staring out my window at the vast prairie night sky, an early and intense interest in the human experience was ignited in me that solidified my path toward a career in counselling.

While completing my undergrad in Psychology, I studied the impact of movement and yoga on women's health. I later embarked upon graduate studies while raising my small children and working full time in the field of mental health. Cumulatively, I have over 10 years of counselling experience. 

My Role As A Counsellor
In my role as a counsellor, I strive to create a deeply nurturing and safe space from which to explore life’s challenges. I recognize that all people have the capacity to transform suffering into great wisdom and I support my clients in creating conditions in their lives ripe for this transformation to take place. I feel blessed that I have the capacity to work in a profession that supports our community's wellness. 

Each client I work with offers an opportunity to connect and learn in new ways. 

hello, I'm karli

 I work with clients to create an individualized approach to counselling that moves them through self-discovery to reach their goals and find overall well-being.

Experience and Specializations
I have worked extensively with youth, specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional regulation, sexual identity, and grief. I am passionate about allowing my clients to explore the thoughts, feelings, and sensations they are having through mindfulness and self-compassion to allow themselves space to explore what is happening within them. I feel it is a gift when clients share their life journey and growth with me.

Therapeutic Approaches
Person-Centered, Humanistic, CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness

Master of Arts in Counselling 
(Currently a Practicum Student)

About Me
I currently reside in rural Manitoba and I am a mother of two children (10 & 13) who continue to keep me busy and teach me more about life each day. I am currently a senior years’ guidance counsellor and am completing my Masters in Counseling.

I was raised in North Western Ontario and I spent a majority of my childhood with nature, water, and horses. I feel privileged to now be able to share this love with my family. You can find me camping in the summer with my family, enjoying extensive hours on my paddleboard with my dog, Ellie, or at the softball field with my daughter. In the winter you can find me out hiking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, or in a hockey rink with my son.

My Role As A Counsellor
As a counsellor, I believe my role is to create a safe space for my clients to share the ups and downs of their life journey. I believe that in order to live a full life each individual needs to be able to show oneself kindness through life’s struggles and celebrate successes. I approach counselling from a holistic perspective, believing that the mind, body, and spirit are interconnected, affecting the overall health of individuals.

hello, I'm Alana


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