Gateways Counselling has been present for people and their issues since 1988..There are times in every person’s life where one wants a safe place to speak and be heard. At Gateways Counselling the commitment is to be present with you, to non-judgmentally listen, and to support your healing journey.
Judy Wright (she/her) is a M. Ed. Registered Psychologist and is registered with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists in the areas of clinical, counselling, and developmental. Populations serviced are: children ( age 5 and up), adolescent and adults. Sessions are provided for individuals, couples and families. Judy holds a Bachelor of Arts, High Honours in Psychology, Minor in Religious Studies and a Masters in Educational Psychology. Judy is a certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (1990) and a trained mediator (2000). Judy worked as a supervisor and manager in insurance and stock/bond companies, and the credit union system for over 30 years. Judy has had the pleasure of working with Hawaiian Huna Shamans, Peruvian shamans, and Navajo, Ojibwa and Cree elders. Judy incorporates humanistic and cognitive behavioural perspectives, along with clinical hypnosis, and a wide range of evidenced based
Judy brings her warm spirit and wisdom to all her training and counselling sessions. Judy believes that a counsellor or trainer must stand as a witness or “walk with a person through their experiences.” Judy feels our world would find more healing if more people experienced compassionate listening. Judy is there to assist people in finding their own inner richness and personhood by offering her support and encouragement. Judy encourages people to face and move through their issues by confronting and challenging in an honest and caring manner. Judy encourages people to transform their lives so they may experience their own power and create their dreams. Judy does not “solve” your problem, but works with you to assist you in discovering the best processes and strategies that work for you. People may need guidance and suggestions as to what to incorporate and how to change, but the final decision is up to the client. Judy uses her expertise and evidenced based techniques to work with each individual, couple or family. Judy works, as member of their team, to help them develop more effective cognitive, emotional and behavioral strategies. Judy believes that inside every person is a sense of goodness and wonderment that needs to be fostered and encouraged. Judy does not believe that people are broken, but rather that people’s difficulties arise from ineffective cognitive and behavioral strategies. Life strategies, even ineffective strategies, are the most effective strategies that a person could create, in that moment. Judy recognizes that at times these unhealthy patterns are learned through family of origin or other “learning opportunities” along life’s way; i.e., divorce, loss of a loved one, lack of self-love, and other challenges life presents. Judy is here to help you gently learn to accept yourself and find a new way of living. Strategies, beliefs, and behaviors can be changed and what is learned can be unlearned.
Just a little message from Judy!
Nina Nyalowo, Registered Master Social Work RMSW (She/Her)
Nina Nyalowo is registered social worker who provides services in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Nina practices from person-centered, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, strength-based, harm reduction, and trauma informed perspectives. She prides herself in being kind, empathetic, and genuine with clients. Nina’s counselling approach is guided by a combination of formal education, research, and lived experience. She uses an integrative approach that is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Compassionate Inquiry, Narrative therapy, and Solution-focused therapy, among others. From personal and professional experience, she has gained experience in working with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, anger, trauma, dementia, racial identity, spiritual identity, school/work/life stress, suicide ideation, self-harm, racial based trauma, life transitions, gender and sexuality diversity, and coping skills. Nina’s approach looks at the whole person, so together, you will dive into all aspects of who you are: physical, mental, social, and spiritual; past, present, and future. Collaboratively, you will navigate your struggles, challenges, and/or areas of your life that you would like to see transformed.
*Available for online booking only, effective June 30th, 2023.
Paula Sumi Mamani, M. Ed. Registered Psychologist Provisional (She/Her)
Paula was a Registered Psychologist in Peru for six years. Paula is currently registered is Saskatchewan as a provisional psychologist. Paula brings a wide range of experience and will be working with children (5+), adolescents, adults and elderly in the areas of: anxiety, depression, emotional stress, trauma and women's issues. Service in English and Spanish.
Milo Avey, M. Sc. Registered Psychologist Provisional
Milo is a M.Sc. Registered Psychologist (provisional). He operates from a standpoint of acceptance, taking a collaborative approach to therapy and creating a space where clients can tell their stories in an open and supportive environment. Milo has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and personality disorders. He has a special interest in diverse populations and LGBTQIA+ issues. Milo provides therapy and assessment services to adults and adolescents (ages 13+). His primary modalities are DBT, CBT, and ACT.
M.Ed., B. S. W., R. S. W.
Registered Social Worker (#2154) and Clinical Counsellor
Special Interests: Greif/loss, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship concerns, trauma, life transitions, school transitions, and a focus on athlete mental health and performance Trina has a wide range of therapeutic experience working alongside children, youth, young adults, and adults for the past 17 years. Her counselling approach includes cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused, strengths-based, mindfulness, and grief recovery. Trina has and will continue to provide a space for clients to feel trusted, feel connected, and not feel judged. As life brings us challenges and obstacles to overcome, Trina has compassion, understanding and life experiences in helping others through their grief journey. Trina’s brother was in a tragic car accident a number of years ago, and part of her journey and meaning in life is to support others through their grief and hold space for those dealing with their difficult life journey. As part of her counselling work, she supports clients and helps them navigate their mental health concerns by helping them accept and acknowledge as part of the healing process. Trina is a mom to three active children and has been born and raised in Regina. Her down time is in her happy place; the hockey rink watching her children shine their light on the ice. If she isn’t in the rink, she is at the ball diamond cheering on her kids. Trina is very passionate about helping others ‘shine their light’ brighter and helping others see the pockets of JOY in their lives. Ages: Children 10 and up, young adults, adults. Education: Master of Educational Psychology, Bachelor of Social Work, Child and Youth Care Diploma
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