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Donalea McIntyre

Dr. Donalea McIntyre, Ph.D, C.Psych. (She/Her)

I received my Honours B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto and then moved to the United States to complete my M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at Andrews University. I returned to Canada to complete my doctoral training at the University of New Brunswick Counselling Services.

MY APPROACH

I believe our joys, triumphs, pains and struggles tell a story that is unique to each individual. Many times when we feel at our worst we have a hard time seeing the value in our journeys. I believe a safe and healthy therapeutic relationship can shift this perspective and allow us to take lessons from our experiences which can then foster hope, growth and change.  I strongly believe there is no one-size-fits-all therapy, and I work to tailor my treatment plan to each person’s needs.  My goal is to help people feel heard and empowered, in order to build resiliency in the face of their challenges. I work to assist people in developing coping and decision-making skills. I utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy and Art Therapy techniques. I also use the Gottman Emotion-Focused approach when working with couples.

AREAS OF FOCUS

I work with adolescents, adults and couples. My areas of clinical interest include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and chronic worrying
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Boundary difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Coping with discrimination
  • Stress management
  • Workplace difficulties
  • Adjustment to life events
  • Struggles with major life decisions
  • Family relationship difficulties
  • Romantic relationship difficulties
  • Mental health concerns related to gastrointestinal difficulties
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Health anxiety
  • Attention and concentration difficulties 

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT Informed)
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Trauma-Informed Approach
  • Attachment-Based Approach (informed)
  • Insight-Oriented Therapy/Humanistic
  • The Gottman Method
  • Art Therapy (some skills used)
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