Evi, the founder of Whole Life Counselling, is a wife, mom, grandmother, psychotherapist, mentor and business owner. Early in her professional career she worked as a Registered Nurse. After a season of loss in her own life including her first two children, she came to see that healing from a loss was difficult and that few resources were available. This sent her career along a new and exciting trajectory as a therapist working with individuals, couples, and in group settings. She has worked in diverse clinical settings including hospitals, medical offices, schools, camps, churches, and private practice.
Evi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queens University and received her Masters in Divinity and Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University. She has also received training in Attachment Focused EMDR through the Laurell Parnell Institute in California, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples) with Dr. Sue Johnson, and CBT (for depression and anxiety). She belongs to the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario), is a member of The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), and a professional member of OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists).
In her spare time she enjoys cycling, cooking, travelling and spending time with her 4 children and their families.
When life is difficult, it's okay to need someone to lean on.
Types of therapy:
→ EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing)
→ EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)
→ CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
→ DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)
→ Narrative Therapy
Issues: trauma, PTSD, childhood sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, attachment issues, relationship issues- communication & betrayal trauma, self-esteem
Client focus: individuals, teens 16+, couples
“We are not put on this earth to see through one another but to see one another through.”
- Anne Lamott
By creating a safe, non-judgmental place where you are free to explore your thoughts and emotions, we apply an integrative, trauma-informed approach where you can problem-solve and begin the road to healing. We believe that we are unconsciously drawn to familiar situations we have learned in our childhood.
These events and relationships have shaped us and help provide a framework for how the world works. All too often, however, we tend to do what we know and apply old learned patterns of problem-solving to new situations. This may result in repeating unhealthy choices.
By working together in an atmosphere of safety and trust, psychotherapy can offer you the chance to explore your goals, identify obstacles that stand in your way, and develop practical skills and strategies to help you cope, improve your quality of life and achieve overall well-being.
Psychotherapy is not covered under OHIP.
Individual fees: 150 + HST Couples fees: 175 + HST
Our fees for interns will be lower and will start next spring.
Sessions are typically 50 minutes.
Payment for services is due at the end of each session, and a receipt will be issued when payment has been obtained
Fees may be paid by email transfer or credit card.
You may be eligible to use your Group Health Benefits towards your counselling service fees. Please refer to your benefit plan to see if this applies to you.
If you do need to cancel or reschedule, please provide 48 hours' notice by contacting us via email or phone message otherwise you will be charged the full session fee.