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Hi! I'm Angie Blandford
(she/her)

MSW, RSW | Founder of Grounded Minds


My goal is to provide a space where you can feel seen, heard and understood. Together, we will explore your symptoms and help you make sense of them. I'll introduce you to a variety of coping strategies that you can use in moments of anxiety as well as your day to day life.

Anxiety and OCD symptoms are awful, but you don't have to go through them alone. Over time, the tools you learn in therapy can help you feel more confident and less afraid. I love being a therapist because I get to help people just like you learn how to manage distressing emotions like anxiety.

Angie's Approach

I am a supportive and compassionate therapist. I enjoy helping people identify their needs, better understand their emotions, and learn meaningful coping strategies in a gentle, easy-going environment.

Working authentically and flexibly are some of my core values as a therapist. I don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Some folks thrive when doing this work in a structured, guided way. Other people prefer that we take a more exploratory, conversational approach. Some enjoy a mixture of both solution-focused and supportive counselling.

You are the expert on you. Shortly after beginning therapy, you'll likely get a sense of what's helpful and what's not so helpful. I value your input and strive to tailor my approach to best support you.

I incorporate elements from the following evidence-based therapies in my practice: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

Specialties

Education

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

I have a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Psychology: Brain and Cognition from the University of Guelph.

Availability

Short waitlist for new clients.

Contact

angie@groundedminds.ca | 289-212-6486



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Hi! I'm Maria Pettigrew
(she/her)

MSW, RSW | Psychotherapist


I support adults and youth (age 14+) experiencing challenges with their mental health, physical health and life circumstances. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, chronic illness/pain, people on the autism spectrum and their supporters.

You don't have to walk this road alone. Everyone deserves to have the opportunity to process their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe, affirming and productive space.

Maria's Approach

My approach is compassion-focused. I aim to create a safe space for you to heal and grow. I believe that you are the expert in your own life. My role as your supporter is to help you access that pre-existing wisdom while offering insight and gentle opportunities for growth, change and empowerment.

I tailor my approach to my clients' unique needs, strengths and preferences. Whether you have a specific goal in mind or are looking for general support, we will work collaboratively in a manner consistent with your expectations. I look forward to being in your presence and working together in support of your wellbeing. In addition to the modalities listed below, I approach all interactions with a culturally humble and curious approach.

I incorporate elements from the following evidence-based therapies in my practice: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Informed, Compassion Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Christian Informed, and Strength Based.

Specialties

Education

I obtained my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Wilfred Laurier University and am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the OCSWSSW.

Availability

Accepting new clients!

Contact

maria@groundedminds.ca



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