About Me

ABOUT Christine McCormack

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BIO

Christine McCormack, MTs RP, She works with people experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, mood, and personality disorders.In addition to several decades of experience therapy in a range of treatment settings, She treats a variety of issues in her clinical practice with over 30 years of clinical experience in outpatient mental health care and social services. She has a particular interest in working with women and their life stages, specializing in working with women who are preparing themselves to be parents, or who want to be the strongest people that they can be in parenting young or adult children with particular interest in health psychology for women.

She treats anxiety, depression, bipolar, trauma related disorders, Grief and Loss, Personality Disorders, burnout/compassion fatigue, and Spiritual/Existential Distress. Her main focus of clinical treatment lies in working with women through trauma, grief and spirituality using an Existential/Logotherapy integrative framework.

Christine holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, a Master degree incounselling, a Diplomate in Logotherapy, is a Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, trained in suicide intervention, holding several advanced training certifications in the therapy modalities such as Family of Origin Work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERG).
Christine offers a range of evidence-based interventions. These interventions include but are not limited to providing individual DBT and co-leading DBT skills groups.

She is intensively trained in Suicide Crisis Intervention and Mental Health Care. Christine is the former Executive Director of the Guelph Distress Center and participated in the development of the Standards and Accreditation of Distress Centers of Ontario. She previously worked as Crisis Worker and Psychotherapist at the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin, She completed her Masters in Psychotherapy at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Christine McCormack holds current memberships in the following organizations: Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists OACCPP, Registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, The International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM).

I have been a psychotherapist since 2007 and through my life I have been dedicated to life long learning with more than 10 years of my life dedicated to education. I have been relentlessly searching for understanding about the big questions in life, the mysteries still unanswered.  I always wanted to show my 3 children that following dreams and live a life with meaning and purpose was their priority. They are all grown now and I have two grandchildren.  I had a difficult early life that informs my compassion for others. My long loving marriage, good friends and family, and personal passion as an artist fuels my life.  I share this life of love and learning.I share my art on this website for you.

I began my career as a social service worker in my early 20s, obtained my psychology undergraduate degree, then decided to obtain my masters degree in counselling at Wilfrid Laurier University.  The majority of my work and all those years were focused on mental health.  And as the years passed became aware that my skills lay in the ability to assist individuals through psychotherapy.   I work now with adult individuals to provide an integrated approach that is based on your needs. My practice is inclusive diverse and is consisting of people who seek help with such difficult life experiences as grief separation relationship issues, family problems, depression anxiety and traumatic stress. My experience as a psychotherapist has led me to a firm belief in the resiliency of the human spirit as well as a profound respect for the adaptability of the human mind. I enjoy my work immensely in feel privileged to be working with the people who come and see me.

WORK HISTORY 

Private Practice Psychotherapist

Meaning Centered Therapy                                                           

  • Health Center EAP and Disabilities Treatment program as a contract affiliate for mental health treatment, conducting Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Trauma Treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, Narrative, Brief therapy, Grief therapy
  • Private Contract with Family and Children’s’ Services (F&CS) to provide a 24 week Emotional Regulations Trauma Recovery program including private counseling to mothers receiving services through F&CS
  • Providing Critical Incident Stress Debrief onsite services with EAP workplaces who experience crisis
  • Providing Supervision and critical incident debriefing to staff at Community Health Center with a contract to provide supervision and counseling as required for staff members not currently covered under a benefit program. 

Mental Health Therapist

Community Health Center 

Crisis Worker and Mental Health Therapist

Canadian Mental Health Association

ODSP and Ontario Works Worker 

Executive Director

Distress Center

CREDENTIALS

  • Member of the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapist
  • Canadian Logotherapy instituteOttawa Ontario Diplomat Certification
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Ontario
  • MTs Counseling- Master Degree
  • Ontario College of Art and Design Toronto Ontario
  • Foundation Fine Arts
  • University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario
  • Psychology Degree
  • Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Social Service Worker Diploma

SPECIALIZATION:

Working especially with women throughout their life cycle particularly addressing experiences of preparing to become pregnant, becoming a mother, parenting, understanding the changing self, understanding our own mothers, menopause, and caring for our own aging parents, grief and loss.

AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member of the Ontario Association of Registered Psychotherapist
  • Member of PACCCP
  • Member of the Canadian Logotherapy Association
  • Past member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers