Nicole Brown Faulknor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) · Bachelor's (University of Waterloo, Ontario and Psychotherapy & Counselling Program, 2001, 2018)
Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying))
Credentials Verified by PM
Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
I am a Yoga Instructor, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Child and Youth Counsellor as well as a member of both the Colleges of Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy with over 18 years of professional experience working with marginalized, vulnerable and oppressed communities, individuals, families and children. I have worked extensively with individuals and communities suffering from mental health, addictions, systemic poverty and profiling in order to therapeutically improve relationships with government programs and services.
My approach recognizes the intimate relationship between the physical body and the psychological well-being of a person. I hold the view that the body is a resource for self-discovery and psychological healing. I have been trained in psychodynamic therapy, trauma, addiction, and body-based psychotherapy practices including trauma-sensitive-trauma-centred yoga (TSTCY). I work predominately with adults of marginalized groups, LGBTQ2S+ and survivors of trauma.
Primary Practice Location
Wounds 2 Wings Psychotherapy and Embodiment Centre
44 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6
Phone: (519) 212-9107
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
I have been invited to work with University of Guelph and the Wilfred Laurier University to incorporate embodied trauma work for students as part of lectures and/or counselling services for post secondary students surviving mental health barriers. I am currently working alongside David Emerson at The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, until March 2019 when I maintain certification requirements. David Emerson coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga” with the author and psychiatrist Dr. Bessel van de Kolk. I have begun facilitating this unique trauma brain work, through trauma yoga groups in the Cambridge, ON area. I've also continued to work in my area of research of healing the 'inner wounded child' in adult survivors.
Years of Experience
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) CRPO #007596, CAPT, B.A. Social Development Studies, Certification of General Social Work, Certification of Social Work- Child Abuse, Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Diploma, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy certification, Child and Youth Counsellor, TCTSY-F (Trauma-Centred-Trauma-Sensitve-Yoga Facilitator), Yoga Instructor