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Trinity grew up in Montreal, Quebec and later moved to Calgary where she studied Psychology at the University of Calgary. She completed an undergraduate degree in Neuropsychology in the year 2000 and upon graduation, she pursued a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Alberta. Unfulfilled by a career in Dentistry, Trinity completed a Master of Counselling degree at the University of Calgary in 2008. Intrigued by the human psyche, science, and spirituality, Trinity continued her education with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Metaphysics and Pastoral Counselling at the University of Sedona.
Trinity founded Open Heart Therapy Inc. in 2016, where she treats individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Trinity specializes in health and wellness due to her personal struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and her professional education in the medical sciences. Trinity is a certified Energetic Medicine Practitioner and incorporates Reiki, a healing practice grounded in Japanese Medicine, along with Hypnotherapy into her sessions for the management of chronic pain.
Trinity works with pre-teen to adult individuals and families as a whole to help individuals find their life purpose and authentic selves. She provides a holistic and integrated approach grounded in both Eastern and Western philosophy, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Transpersonal (Jungian) Psychology, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation, Animal Assisted Therapy and Integrative Body Therapy akin to Yoga.
In her spare time, you can find Trinity creating her jewellery line made with healing stones, creating art, spending time in nature with her dogs and horses, meditating, and riding her motorcycle. She is also a vocalist/musician and volunteers her time in various capacities.
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Marion grew up in Ontario but has spent most of her adult life in Northwest Territories and Alberta. She and her husband raised three children who are now adults. Her first career path had been in accounting and management. However, her volunteer experiences in human service fields ignited a passion for psychology and a desire to become a therapist. With a wish to contribute positively to community and society, she pursued this path with the thought of helping people create peace in their own lives that would in turn impact people around them. She sees a need in the busyness of our lives to slow down and reconnect with the goodness in ourselves. This not only helps to connect us to a deeper understand of ourselves but also our truest intentions and to find our unique sense of purpose which people universally crave.
Marion completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Calgary and then a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta. She has advanced training in Existential-Humanistic Therapy by her mentor, Dr. Mrytle Heery, a winner of the Rollo May award by the American Psychological Associaton and founder of the International Institute for Humanistic Studies in Petaluma California. Marion has also been influenced by Emotion-Focussed Therapy, CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, somatic approaches for trauma, and mindfulness. An emphasis on emotion-regulation skills is central as these skills apply to a broad range of difficulties. Emotion-regulation skills have been applied to depression, anxiety, trauma issues, personality disorders, suicidal and self-harm, addiction, relationship conflict, and other concerns. Marion has been trained in Gottman Couples' Therapy which involves an emotion-focused approach among other skills.
Marion has been working with Alberta Health Services for the past six years. This experience has provided an opportunity to work with individuals in their challenge to reduce suffering from moderate to severe levels of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, suicidal ideation and risk, and other disorders.
Marion has maturity and a wealth of experience to help guide your journey toward emotional and physical wellness. A person-centered approach means that your unique goals and needs guide therapy in the most efficient ways possible. I look forward to the privilege of meeting each person and helping to determine an appropriate path to meet their unique needs. Where I may not be able to meet those needs, I will do my best to suggest another route. Feel free to call and discuss your unique needs with me.