Although each of these consultants and therapists is known to various members of CCNM we, as an organization, can take no responsibility as to any contact which you may have with them.
Council of Natural Mothers
Colleen E. Clark MSW RSW, Clinical Social Worker
Colleen has been a social worker
Colleen's master's project was in the development of a healing model "Coming Home to Self", Copyright 1994, for the Adult Adoptee and Natural Families. This model focuses on a developmental and systemic stragetic healing framework with the use of EMDR.
Colleen's sacred deep work comes from the wisdom and knowledge of wholestic healing, not only the mind, emotions, and body, but also, the soul and spirit.
Colleen holds Level I and II training in EMDR and is a licensed clinical hypnotherapist. She created and has presented her unique work at conferences and workshops; developed healing groups for adult adoptees and natural families; has reunited hundred's of indivduals connected through adoption; and addressed individuals' unique issues.
Colleen has recently returned
to Calgary, Alberta
To contact Colleen:
PEARL GILLES CPAC - Prince Edward Island
Certified Post-Adoption Counsellor
* Post adoption counselling to prepare for the reunions of, mothers, people who were adopted, and other family members who have been separated by adoption.
The only Certified Post Adoption
Counsellor in the Maritime Provinces.
* Trained and Certified by the Carlini Institute for Therapy, Research and Transpersonal Education Saanichton, BC ( registered through the Private Post Secondary Education Commission of B.C.)
Parent Finders, Prince Edward
Phone: (902) 659-2754
M. Lachaîne M.Ed. (Counselling), C.C.C., C.P.A.C./A.R.C.
Christine is a fluently bilingual (English & French) counsellor/psychotherapist and researcher, specializing in different realms of counselling: individual, couple/family, group, and career. As a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Christine has a Master's degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa and is trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy via Gestalt Institute of the National Capital Region.
As a reunited adoptee, Christine brings both personal (e.g., a family affected by adoption and foster care commencing four generations ago) and professional adoption experiences to her practice. She is also trained and certified as a Post-Adoption, Adoption Reunion Counsellor via the Carlini Institute for Therapy, Research and Transpersonal Education.
Adoption affects every cornerstone of the adoption community on all four realms of our human existence: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. As a result, Christine is an advocate in raising awareness of post-adoption issues within the mental health community via psychoeducational workshops and seminars.
As of January 2006, Christine believes she is Ottawa's only Certified Post-Adoption, Adoption Reunion, and Foster Care Counsellor, Christine is aware that these specialized services are few-to-none in Canada/United States. Telephonic and e-counselling are available.
Flexible availability: days, early evenings, and weekends.
is a therapist with 15 years experience in individual, group and retreat
work. Her work includes individuals whose lives have been affected by
adoption and traumas such as incest and sexual abuse. Dianne has a certificate
in Social Work from Ryerson University and has training in psychodrama
GRAIG MORIARTY is
an adoptee with both personal and professional interests and experience
with adoption issues.
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