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About Me

We tend to think of healing as something binary: either we’re broken or we’re healed from that brokenness. But that’s not how healing operates, and it’s almost never how human growth works. More often, healing and growth take place on a continuum, with innumerable points between utter brokenness and total health


― Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Hello! My name is Crystal Tierney. 


I am a Registered Psychotherapist working from a trauma theory, somatic & relational framework. I take special interest in working with young adults who have experienced childhood adversity, interpersonal or complex trauma. 

Areas of exploration may include developing healthy boundaries, befriending the body, addressing negative self talk, living with heightened feelings, bodily sensations, or numbness. Together we can work with body based and mindful approaches, along with drawing upon your own restorative practices. I am passionate about instilling an anti-oppressive, empowering, collective healing framework into my practice. 

I am a curious, open-minded, and radically accepting practitioner, residing on Algonquin Anishinaabe land (Ottawa, Ontario). I hold an M.A. in Counselling Psychology, and I have continued training in trauma sensitive mindfulness, narrative therapy approaches to trauma, Internal Family Systems Informed and Polyvagal approaches to therapy . I am a 300h Trauma Centre Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. To learn more about this click HERE

I have a passion for collective work and community care so I offer group therapy and trauma trainings. If you would like to learn more click the corresponding links. 

If any of this speaks to you and you would like to work together, please reach out and connect with me! 


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