Therapy & Support Services

Heartwood Healing Centre believes that healing is a lifelong journey. All our services are specialized specifically for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, but because healing doesn’t happen all at once and looks different for everyone, we offer variety of service options.

Program Areas

All of our services are free and you are welcome here. Click on the boxes below to learn more about the services offered in each program area. If you don’t know where to start or where you are on your journey, that’s okay, our Engagement Coordinator is here to help you find your path.

Awareness & Coping

Awareness & Coping

Learn about the impacts of trauma and build internal resources and skills…

Awareness & Coping

Awareness & Coping

Reflect & Reclaim

Processing Trauma

Explore and process your trauma to repair the harms and find meaning…

Reflect & Reclaim

Processing Trauma

Connect & Thrive

Moving Forward

Form meaningful connections with others and the community to continue and enhance…

Connect & Thrive

Moving Forward

Trauma-Focused Parenting Sessions

Parenting After Trauma

Support for parents and caregivers who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Trauma-Focused Parenting Sessions

Parenting After Trauma

Cultural Safety

Cultural Program

Heartwood Healing Centre is in process of developing a cultural program that…

Cultural Safety

Cultural Program

Building a Foundation

Learn about the impacts of trauma and build internal resources and skills to deal with life challenges.

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Short-Term Counselling

  • Up to 12 individual counselling sessions
  • For those who would like to focus on present day experiences and challenges
  • Learn about how trauma has impacted your life and build coping skills to support you in dealing with present day challenges.

Understanding & Coping with Trauma

Understanding & Coping with Trauma

  • 6-week psychoeducational group
  • For those who want to build connections and practice new skills with others in a group setting
  • Learn about the impacts of trauma, self-care, and healthy coping strategies
  • Women’s group, men’s group, and group for 2SLGBTQ+ available – choose the space that is most comfortable for you

Young Adult Capacity Building Group (ages 16-24)

Young Adult Capacity Building Group (ages 16-24)

  • 6-week psychoeducational group
  • Learn about the impacts of trauma and explore self-care and healthy coping in a space that centers the experience of young adults aged 16-24
  • All genders welcome

Capacity Building Workshops

Capacity Building Workshops

  • Monthly virtual webinars on a variety of topics
  • All genders welcome
  • Visit our events page to learn about upcoming webinars.

For more information

“[What I found most helpful about long term therapy was] the new sense of self, the start of the journey towards the person I was meant to be. I cannot possibly put into words the degree to which [Heartwood Healing Centre] has helped me and shaped my life. The changes in my life are immeasurable.”

Reflect & Reclaim

Explore and process your trauma to repair the harms and find meaning in your journey.

Long-Term Therapy

Long-Term Therapy

  • Up to 2 years of trauma-focused therapy
  • For those who want to explore and process their trauma more deeply

Young Adult Therapy

Young Adult Therapy

  • Up to 2 years of trauma-focused therapy for young adults aged 16-24
  • We have a Therapist that focuses on working specifically with young adults

Therapy Groups

Therapy Groups

  • 8-week processing group
  • For people engaged in therapy at Heartwood Healing Centre, or elsewhere.
  • Women’s group and men’s group available – choose the space that is most comfortable for you

For more information

“[What I found most helpful about long term therapy was] the new sense of self, the start of the journey towards the person I was meant to be. I cannot possibly put into words the degree to which [Heartwood Healing Centre] has helped me and shaped my life. The changes in my life are immeasurable.”

Connect & Thrive

Form meaningful connections with others and the community to continue and enhance your healing.

Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy

  • 8-week processing group
  • For people who have recently completed or will be completing long-term therapy at Heartwood Healing Centre.
  • Focuses on taking learning from individual therapy and applying within relationship and community
  • Women’s group, men’s group, and group for 2SLGBTQ+ available – choose the space that is most comfortable for you

Stronger Voices

Stronger Voices

  • Monthly open support groups
  • Focus is on supporting and learning from each other
  • Groups available for all women, for all men, and for 2SLGBTQ+ folks – choose the space that is most comfortable for you

Rising Together

Rising Together

  • 10 session peer support training
  • Peer mentorship opportunities for those who have taken the peer support training
  • In 2022, the training is open to those who have accessed services at Heartwood Healing Centre.
  • All genders welcome.

Moving Forward Workshops

Moving Forward Workshops

  • In-person, forward-facing workshops
  • Focus is on engaging in creative, fun, and hands-on activities.
  • All genders welcome.
  • Visit our events page to learn about upcoming workshops.

Supporters Workshop

Friends & Family Workshop

  • 4-week psychoeducational group
  • For people who are in relationship with someone who has experienced childhood sexual abuse
  • Focus is on the impacts of childhood sexual abuse and how to be a support to your loved one
  • All genders welcome

For more information

“[What I found most helpful about long term therapy was] the new sense of self, the start of the journey towards the person I was meant to be. I cannot possibly put into words the degree to which [Heartwood Healing Centre] has helped me and shaped my life. The changes in my life are immeasurable.”

Support for parents and caregivers who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Trauma-Focused Parenting Sessions

Trauma-Focused Parenting Sessions

  • Up to 12 individual parenting sessions
  • For people who are expecting a child or caring for children
  • Focus is on exploring the impact of childhood trauma on parenting

Parenting After Trauma Group

Parenting After Trauma Group

  • 6-week psychoeducational group
  • For people who are expecting a child or caring for children
  • Focus is on how your trauma experience has impacted you as a parent/caregiver
  • Learn strategies for mindfulness, grounding and staying present in a group setting
  • All genders welcome.

For more information

“[What I found most helpful about long term therapy was] the new sense of self, the start of the journey towards the person I was meant to be. I cannot possibly put into words the degree to which [Heartwood Healing Centre] has helped me and shaped my life. The changes in my life are immeasurable.”

Heartwood Healing Centre is in process of developing a cultural program that will include activities and supports that center Indigenous ways of knowing, feeling, being, and doing.

For more information

“[What I found most helpful about long term therapy was] the new sense of self, the start of the journey towards the person I was meant to be. I cannot possibly put into words the degree to which [Heartwood Healing Centre] has helped me and shaped my life. The changes in my life are immeasurable.”