We are wired for connection and its never too late to grow and heal.

Safe, reliable relationships unlock and nourish our natural potential for growth and integration throughout our whole lives. It is never too late to build more satisfying ways of being and relating. Inspired by the incredible potential which is always present in deeply respectful nonjudgemental relationships, each of our therapists offers their presence and expertise with humility and a commitment to the life-long process of both personal and professional development.

Your Counsellor at Holding Space will listen deeply to help you better understand your difficulties, become aware of your strengths and your needs, and help you to envision and access your path toward wellbeing. Offering huge doses of respect and empathy, we assist you to understand yourself and your relationships at the deepest levels. This includes your emotions, thoughts, body/nervous system experience. This kind of tuning in can help you in every type of relationship, including with yourself, family, children, partners, friends, and colleagues.

As Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC), or Registered Social Workers  (RSW) or both, our services are covered by many plans. Please take a look around our site and reach out as you are ready. 

Mandy Shewfelt, MSW, RSW, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor Registered Social Worker

Liz Jame, M.Ed, RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor 

Pino Leporace, M.Ed., M.C.C., CCC

We look forward to Pino joining us in March 2018.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
- Pema Chodrön