Let’s begin by introducing you to our clinical associates and staff at Men & Healing:
Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW, Principal
Rick is the founder of Men & Healing. For nearly 20 years, he was the Executive Director of The Men’s Project in Ottawa, which he also founded. As well, he served as National Manager to 1in6 Canada from 2012-2015. He has won a variety of awards for service excellence over his career.
He received his Master’s of Social Work in 1985. Since then, he has trained clinically in a variety of models, focusing primarily on engagement in trauma recovery, ending men’s violence, and human sexuality. He has provided training throughout the United States as well as in Great Britain, Jamaica, India, Cambodia, Japan, Korea and Guam. He is internationally recognized for his work on male-centred approaches to therapy.
See his background under Training for a full biography, including his publications and awards.
Rick’s focus with Men & Healing is delivering its training services as well a focused practice in trauma recovery. He runs group programs for male survivors as well as online coaching for men who are looking for guidance, encouragement and support for their recovery. You can reach him directly at: email@example.com
Our Clinical Associates:
Drew Duncan, MSW RSW, Clinical Associate
Drew is a registered social worker who graduated from Carleton University’s Master’s of Social Work program in 1999.
He specializes in the area of mental health, having worked both in hospitals and community settings. Drew uses a wide range of therapeutic interventions to allow him to best meet the needs of his clients. He is specifically trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Drew works with men with a host of challenges including trauma, anger management, and emotional intelligence.
While working at Men & Healing, Drew is supervised by a registered psychologist. Drew works with men individually, as well as facilitates one of the trauma recovery group programs.
Drew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Ferdinand, M Ed, Clinical Associate
Witnessing acts of genuine compassion, courage, healing and resilience in the mental health field, inspired Paul to complete a Master’s of Education with a specialization in counselling. His work has been focused on, but not limited to, supporting the healing process of those who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma.
In his work with men, he supports their natural capacity and tendency towards healing by exploring emotions and inviting the body’s wisdom. He leans on his clients’ expertise of their own experience and uses a body-centred approach that integrates trainings and experience in: Focusing, Mindfulness and Compassion-based practices, Body-Centred trauma treatment, Attachment-based Psychotherapy and Nonviolent Communication.
Paul facilitates a variety of programs with us, including Anger Management and Trauma Recovery. He works under the supervision of a registered psychologist.
Paul can be reached at email@example.com
Krista Holts, MC, CCC Clinical Associate
Krista has devoted her career to working with those living with poverty, addiction and mental health concerns both as a counsellor and a manager of services in shelter-based residential addiction treatment programs. While Krista tailors her approach to best meet the needs of clients, her goal as a therapist is to help empower people to become creators in their lives through an existential approach to therapy, which promotes meaning-making, authentic living, and personal responsibility for shaping paths in life.
Having received specialized training in counselling, Krista has earned undergraduate degrees in both psychology and health sciences with a focus on addictions, as well as a Master of Counselling degree from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. Krista is a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Krista provides individual counselling and facilitates two of our trauma recovery programs. She works under the supervision of a registered psychologist.
Krista can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Lepine, BSc (Hons), PG Dip, RP, Clinical Associate
Originally from England, and via Eritrea in the Horn of Africa, Anna has made her home here in the Ottawa area. Her post-graduate studies began with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practice from England, and has continued in her Post Graduate studies in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
Since moving to Ottawa in 2003, Anna’s professional focus has been predominantly (although not exclusively) on issues of trauma and trauma recovery. The notion of emotional integrity permeates her practice. She invites men to open their minds and hearts to their suffering, compassion and strength to heal.
Anna provides individual psychotherapy, as well as facilitating both our Trauma Recovery and Anger Management programs. Anna works under the supervision of a registered psychologist.
Anna can be reached at email@example.com
Andrew Mai MD CCFP(PC), Clinical Associate
Andrew is a family physician who works in palliative care. He has always had an interest in mental health.
Andrew’s involvement with Men & Healing began after a chance meeting with Rick Goodwin in the late 1990s. After moving to Ottawa in 2003, Andrew trained in group facilitation of both Phase I and Phase II models of trauma recovery. Andrew feels privileged to witness the courage shown by the men in the program and the transformation that happens in the healing space created by the group.
Andrew co-facilitates one of the Men & Healing trauma recovery programs.
Karen White-Jones, MSW RSW, Clinical Associate
Karen White-Jones has provided therapy in the areas of trauma, addictions and mental health for nearly three decades. She uses numerous approaches to her work, adjusting her interventions to the needs of the individual. Karen often works with clients’ goals to highlight and develop strengths and resiliency, facilitating healing through an attachment-based lens. Karen holds a graduate degree in Social Work, with an academic background in psychology and sociology, and is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers. She currently teaches Direct Intervention in the MSW program at Carleton University, and manages integrated addiction and trauma treatment services for street-involved men.
Karen provides individual therapy and facilitates the Emotional Intelligence group program at Men & Healing, all under the supervision of a registered psychologist. She can be reached at Karen@menandhealing.ca
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