Mary Ellen Hartman
Registered Social Worker
“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” — Carl Rogers
I am a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with adults in a variety of mental health settings locally and internationally. I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Alberta, and my Master’s of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. I have training and experience providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Brief Coaching.
Seeking therapy is a courageous step towards personal growth. As a therapist I engage collaboratively and empathically with individuals to help bolster self-awareness and work on making positive, goal directed changes. Over the years I have found that this often means empowering clients to recognize their own strengths, and helping them establish a greater sense of self-compassion. Furthermore, because no one is an island, I work with clients to find creative ways to mobilize resources available within their communities to maintain gains achieved in therapy.
Recognizing that the therapeutic relationship is a fundamental determining factor of positive outcomes in counselling, I encourage you to contact the clinic for an initial consultation to determine if I can be of help to you.