Paula Eagles

Paula Eagles

Registered Psychotherapist · Master's (Adler Graduate Professional School, 2021)

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I am a Registered Psychotherapist and member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. In 2016, nearly three decades after completing my B.A. in Psychology-Neuroscience at Laurentian University, I returned to academia and completed a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School. Having a lengthy and varied career path, I bring a wealth of life experience and a passion for understanding and helping people from various perspectives. I have experience as an entrepreneur/retailer, correctional officer, workshop facilitator, and dabbler in the arts. As a psychotherapist, I have worked with culturally diverse clients, from young children to older adults, in a variety of settings. I currently work with adolescents, adults, and couples who are experiencing a number of personal, relational, academic, and career concerns.

As a highly empathetic and collaborative therapist, I understand the importance of a good fit and treat each client as a unique individual and expert on their own life. I believe that creating a safe, client-focused, and experiential atmosphere fosters the opportunity to build insight and the courage to change. I trust that, with support, clients can feel empowered enough to tackle their challenge, whether that be managing an overwhelming situation or symptoms of anxiety or depression, clearing unwanted patterns, resolving past issues, or perhaps finding a deeper sense of life purpose. I have a special interest in working with people who are “highly sensitive” or empathic. As a “highly sensitive person” (HSP) myself, I understand the unique struggles that often accompany this set of personality traits.

As a treatment provider, I am flexible, creative, and comfortable using a variety of therapeutic techniques that are organically integrated into each session. I use evidence-based and creative, complementary techniques across many perspectives, from brain-body based to the transpersonal, including trauma-focused, psychodynamic, cognitive and emotion-focused, somatic, and imaginal strategies. I offer treatment for clients experiencing a variety of concerns including anxiety and mood disorders, PTSD and complex trauma, occupational stress, secondary trauma, childhood trauma/abuse, grief and loss, adjustment issues, substance use, phobias, and the impacts of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) including chronic pain and traumatic brain injury.

My clinical training and experience working with Psychologists and assisting with psychological assessments has further helped me to identify issues requiring specialized supports, such as ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism/Asperger’s, and serious mental health issues.

Primary Practice Location

MyLife Counselling Guelph
109 Surrey St E
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3P7

Phone: (800) 828-9484 ext. 133

Fax: (226) 780-0212


Extended office hours: evenings

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Years of Experience



Graduate Certificate in Adlerian Integrative Psychotherapy, Certificate Date: 2021

In-person Training:
-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Skills Training –Two-day workshop; Oshawa Clinic (2018)
Brain, Mind and Body: Trauma, Neurobiology and the Healing Relationship –Two-day conference; University of Western, Dpt. of Psychiatry (2017)

-Brief Single Session Therapy –Two-day workshop; Wilfred Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work (2017)

-Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience –One-day workshop: Wilfred Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work (2017)

-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) –Two-day workshop; CMHA (2017)
-Trauma-Informed Support Skills – One day workshop; Canadian Mental Health Association (2015)

PESI, Inc., Self-Study Courses/Certificates PESI Certificates of Successful Completion:
-Addictive Behavior as the Problem, with Janina Fisher, Ph.D (2020)
-The Neurophysiology of Addiction & Brain Based Relapse Prevention, with Tim Worden, Ph.D (2020)
-Updated Motivational Interviewing with Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.: Evidence-Based Skills to Motivate Clients Toward Change, with Stephen Rollnick, PhD (2017)
-Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): On Target Couple Interventions in the Age of Attachment; and Shaping Secure Connection with EFT: Stage I Live Session - De-escalation with Sue Johnson, Ed.D. (2017)
-Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) with Richard C. Schwartz, Ph.D., (2016)
-The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma and Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.; and Rewiring the Brain: Neurofeedback with Bessel van der Kolk (2016)
-How PTSD Affects Mind, Brain and Biology with Alexander McFarlane, MB BS (Hons) MD (2016)
-Connectedness as a Biological Imperative: Understanding Trauma Through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, Ph.D (2016)
-Lessons from Monkeys About Interactions Between Genes, Environment and Attachment Patterns with Stephen J. Suomi, PhD (2016)
-Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma with Rachel Yehuda, PhD (2016)
-Trust and Meaning Making in Parent-Child Interactions with Ed Tronick, PhD (2016)

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