Patricia Berendsen and Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London – About Us: Provider of Psychotherapy and Counselling Services on Relationships, Families, LGBT, Gay Struggles, Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety in Strathroy-Caradoc, St. Thomas, Woodstock, and London, Ontario

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Patricia Berendsen RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP

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Geared towards providing thoughtful guidance for meaningful and joy-filled living, Patricia Berendsen & Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London Psychotherapy and Counselling Services effectively deals with an extensive range of concerns. Based in London, Ontario, we specialize in one-on-one psychotherapy sessions as well as couple and family counselling to address and resolve conflicts and relationship issues. Whether you’re having problems with your marriage, battling addiction, a struggling gay person or a member of the LGBT community – we can help you. We provide psychotherapy sessions in our offices in London, ON and can likewise accommodate In-Home Support for special circumstances, as well as on-site training, seminars, and workshops.

Patricia Berendsen & Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London was founded and is led by our chief psychotherapist, Patricia Berendsen:

As the owner of Patricia Berendsen & Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, Patricia says “I’m always seeking to serve my clients in a manner that honours the whole person: body, mind and spirit. I also believe that every interaction is an opportunity for healing!”

With over 25 years of experience in the counseling field, Patricia is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT), Registered Social Worker (RSW), Registered Psychotherapist (RP), and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

“I specialize in trauma and the body, attachment issues, relationship challenges, and wellness in the workplace.”

Her experience has encompassed issues such as abuse, addictions, relationships (individual, couple and family), anger management, anxiety, grief, homosexuality, codependency, terminal illness and chronic pain, stress management, self-esteem, domestic violence, depression, parenting skills, eating disorders and body image.

“The therapeutic relationship is a process of learning and unfolding for both the client as well as the therapist,” Patricia believes.

Patricia provides consultation and training to agencies and organizations seeking to incorporate trauma-informed practices. “To support their efforts to ‘keep the soul in their work,’ I employ therapeutic tools and skills to uniquely meet the needs of each person,” she explains. She says that she uses” “the strengths that clients have but don’t know they have” and works collaboratively with clients in a gentle, productive way.

Patricia is an Adjunct Faculty of Graduate Studies at Western University and has supervised interns in the MSW, M.Ed. and M.Sc. programs. As an Approved Supervisor with OAMFT/AAMFT, she offers clinical supervision to other practitioners who wish to deepen and enrich their clinical practice and improve the quality of service and accountability to their clients. In addition, Patricia has studied with Peter Levine, the developer of Somatic Experiencing and she is an Advanced Individual and Group Case Consultant with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

“I am proud to say that I am the only psychotherapist in Canada with my specific qualifications to work with trauma, attachment and the body.”

Patricia’s experience and achievements, including over 30 publications in peer-reviewed and professional journals, as well as individual chapters in three edited books in Canada and the United States, has earned her the reputation as an expert in the field. She has presented at several national conferences and teaches and consults throughout Canada and in the United States. She is also an editor of Psychotherapy: Cure of the Soul published (2014) and Thriving on the Edge: Integrating Spiritual Practice, Theory and Research (2016)

Patricia “always has creative projects on the go” and has directed and produced two documentary films that are widely utilized in university, college and high school curriculum. In addition, she has had several artistic pieces chosen for the Art for Aids International Art Exhibition and portfolio.

A cancer survivor who has been “in a warm and wonderful relationship for the past 20 years,” Patricia is the mother of four children and the owner of “the cutest miniature poodle.”

“I am an avid reader and I love learning,” she says. She enjoys yoga and hiking, the latter of which has allowed her to “love the moments where nature takes my breath away with its beauty.”

Patricia Berendsen & Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London can assist you with depression, addiction, and anxiety. We can support you to mend and strengthen relationships that matter. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or a transgender person (LGBT); an individual fighting a seemingly helpless addiction; a couple facing a deteriorating marriage – you don’t have to deal with it alone. Allow us to help. Book an appointment online today.

For more information about our psychotherapy and counselling services in Woodstock, Strathroy-Caradoc, St. Thomas, and London, Ontario, call Patricia Berendsen & Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London at 519-619-8801.

 
 

Our Associate Team

 

Chantal Chantal Watier
ACSW, SEP

Ann Ann Bayly-Bruneel
RP, RCAT

KaylaJ Kayla Janes
M.Ed., CCC, RP

Theresa Stock
M.Ed., RP

111 Amelia Holden
MSW, RSW

member7 Gladys Funk
B. Ed., MSW, RSW

122 Cristina Ionitoiu
RN, DBT Therapist

ashleigh Ashleigh Evans

 

Distance Associate

 

AM Anne-Marie Lappano
PCC, SEP (Stratford)

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MA (St.Thomas)

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member8 Margaret Vandenerheyden
CCC (Strathroy)

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member6 Dr. Anne Toth
MSW, Ed. D., RSW (Sarnia)

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RMFT, RSW (Woodstock)

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Mediation(London)

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DDS, DABCP, DACSDD, FACP, FICD

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