Erin Todsen


Counselling

Erin has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology and is available very part-time for counselling as she transitions from her role in family support. to full-time counselling this fall.

Family systems, early childhood, attachment and client-centred lenses inform her practice. She has over ten years experience working with families as an intensive family support worker. She is recently certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which can be helpful for all ages to calm the their system and aid in digesting early trauma or attachment and relational fractures or strain.

Erin excels at helping families improve their connection and communication. As a member of a blended family herself, she can relate to the challenges families can experience. Family life is joyous and stressful and Erin is invested in helping family members discuss their differences and work through hard stuff.

Sometimes we do not know what the right thing to do is, but having that time to reflect and destress with her compassionate and real approach may be just what you need to begin to make things better.

Megan Vandersluys

M.Ed RCC
Counselling

MEGAN IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME

Welcome! I’m Megan, and I created Blossom Tree Counselling in 2017, with the intention to create a supportive place for children, teens and parents who are having a hard time with anxiety, mood, challenging behaviours and family transitions. Over the past several years I have also had many kiddos presenting with concerns that result from their neurodiversity, whether they are 2E, have learning challenges, present with ADHD, or are highly sensitive. Some children and youth present with sensory processing concerns, along with other issues that come up with being differently wired. I practice Synergetic Play Therapy, an approach that focuses on helping to children to increase their interoceptive awareness (noticing what’s happening in their body), while improving their emotional awareness and their ability to self regulate. As a step parent, I also love helping blended families process the challenges that arise from the challenges of all the differing dynamics.

I also love to work with step parents. Whether you are a stepmom or dad and you’re feeling like you’re at the end of your rope, or maybe you feel like you have NO influence in your own home and are walking on eggshells all the time. You might find yourself starting to avoid your stepchildren out of fear of doing or saying the wrong thing.

Or maybe your relationship is getting serious and you’re not sure how all kids involved are going to handle the changes, how can we handle these transitions smoothly for everyone. And sometimes you feel bad, like you’re already put them through so much and you feel guilty for adding more and need help processing the decisions you’re faced with.

You thought you had this blended family thing down but now new problems have come up and you’re totally taken by surprise!As a step-mom and part of a blended family, I get that the dynamics of a step-family can totally be challenging for everyone!

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