Marika Heinrichs, MEd, CCC, RP


Marika Heinrichs, MEd, CCC, RP (Qualifying)

 

(She/Her)

 

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

 

Marika is a registered psychotherapist and community organizer who grounds her practice in trauma-informed and body-based approaches to therapy.  She holds a Masters of Education in Counselling from Acadia University and has over 10 years of experience providing front-line support and counselling to women, children, and families in community-based settings. Marika is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. 

Marika has completed training in somatic bodywork, attachment-based child and family therapy as well as neurobiology and trauma. Marika weaves these approaches throughout her work in individualized and personalized ways.

Individuals

Marika works comfortably with youth and adults around a range of issues including:

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Trauma and abuse 
  • Loss and grieving
  • Relationships (monogamous and non-monogamous)
  • Self-esteem
  • Understanding and dealing with oppression and privilege
  • Life transitions and decision-making related to career, relationships, and family

Youth and Families

Marika works with youth and their families in a number of areas including:

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Separation, divorce, and blending families
  • Supporting individuals and families on the LGBTTIQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer or questioning) spectrum
  • Adoption, blended and multiracial families 
  • Attachment and bonding

 Work with Parents: 

In a gentle, non-judgmental way, Marika helps parents to:

  • Increase their understanding of what lies behind their children’s behaviour 
  • Learn to avoid and de-escalate power struggles
  • Build stronger more meaningful connections with their children
  • Accept, support, and advocate for their gender independent and transgender children
  • Address how their own life histories and attachment patterns may be impacting their approaches to parenting