BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH benefits everyone

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Talk therapy works. Compassionate, skillful counselling psychotherapy for individuals, couples & families across the age spectrum.

Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario & beyond

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Experienced, professional social workers & psychotherapists

Our team has a wide range of clinical training and expertise, including DBT, CBT, Narrative, EFT, Gottman couples counselling, and family systems, all with a trauma focused lens, across the age spectrum.

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How can therapy help me?

Life can be difficult. When difficult things happen, our emotional wellbeing suffers. This can lead to adjustment challenges, relationship difficulties, substance use and even depression, anxiety, or trauma. We can show you how to live a better life.

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Accepting referrals from healthcare professionals

Are you a healthcare professional or a social service provider?  Learn  how you can refer your clients to us. We accept fee for service and NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits) clients. With minimal wait times,we can help you help them.

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wellspring began as Maamawi Counselling Centre several years ago. Focused on supporting Indian Residential School survivors, we have evolved into an agency that provides evidence-based, compassionate, culturally affirming psychotherapy to Indigenous individuals, couples and families throughout Northwestern Ontario.


Change is Inevitable

Suffering is optional. Life is a verb. During difficult transitions, sometimes we need a skilled, sympathetic ear to help us find the path forward. If you are feeling stuck in the mud, spinning your wheels, or overwhelmed with doubt; is you are facing an unexpected loss or have experienced trauma, therapy can help.

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From Fort Severn to Slate Falls

Our strength is the depth and breadth of our practice. We have clients from Fort Severn to Slate Falls; from Mishkeegogamang to Lac Seul. Regardless of where you are, we can provide Telehealth services, or bring you to Thunder Baymeet with your therapist face to face through the NIHB program.

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Psychedelic Integration
Therapy at Wellspring

Are you thinking of embarking on an entheogenic journey and would like assistance in preparation, education, and intention setting? Have you taken you taken any type of psychedelics and are having difficulty making sense of your experiences? Integration
therapy may help you.

Psychedelics include drugs like ketamine and MDMA, but also other compounds such as the plant medicines ayahuasca, and psilocybin cubensis (magic mushrooms) taken in ritual
or informal settings.

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Louise Mckissick, BFA, MFA, MSW, RSW
Founder, Lead Clinician
Emotion Regulation
Distress Tolerance: 6 Tips to Control Your Anger, Reduce your Shame, and Sadness, and Face your Fears

Your DBT (Dialectical Behavioural) toolbox is here! Everything you need when the emotional roller coaster ride gets spicy!

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Louise McKissick, BFA, MFA, MSW, RSW
Founder, Lead Clinician
Mindfulness, an integral component of holistic health

You have probably heard the buzzword mindfulness. It's been tossed about a lot lately, but what IS mindfulness, really?! Rest assured, you do not have to take a vow of silence or become a yogi to achieve some peace of mind.

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