Emotional Wellness Therapy

Our Emotional Wellness Therapists have a brand new counseling space, opening on January 3rd for all appointments! For those who have booked appointments at our Central Service Location, we will now be located at 100 Park Street. When attending an appointment, use our Emotional Wellness Buzzer and you will be walked into the new space!

Healing Services supports people in their healing journeys by listening and sharing the strengths of our Anishinaabe language and ways of life in a safe and comfortable environment. The Emotional Wellness Therapist develops and facilitates wholistic mental health services that restore, maintain, and enhance well-being by mobilizing strengths¸ supporting coping capacities, linking clients to necessary resources, and providing psychosocial education related to wellness.

If you would like to access these services, please call 1-888-MYWNHAC!

Meet Our Emotional Wellness Therapists!

Team Ningaabii’anong (West)
Servicing Shoal Lake #40 and Iskatewizaagegan #39

Kelsey Gan

Kelsey has been apart of WNAHC since 2021 and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Kelsey went to Lakehead University obtaining a BA in psychology, and to the Confederation College where she graduated with her Social Service Worker Diploma. Kelsey decided to further her studies at Laurentian University and received a Bachelor of Social Work. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going for hikes with her two dogs, cuddling with her cat, snowboarding, water skiing, and enjoying the outdoors.

Team Zhaawanong (South)
Servicing Animakee Wa Zhing #37, Northwest Angle 33 First Nation and Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Chelsea Gauthier

Chelsea has been with Waasegiizhig Nanaadawe’iyewigamig for over two years. She is registered with The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, holds a Child and Youth Worker diploma, a Bachelor of Social Work degree, and a Master of Social Work degree! Chelsea specializes in grief and loss and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with animals and traveling.

Team Waabanong (East)
Servicing Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, Washagamis Bay First Nation and Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation

Cassidy Long

Cassidy is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She has been part of the WNHAC family since 2020, beginning as an Emotional Wellness Worker at the Waashkootsi Healing Lodge before moving into her current role as an Emotional Wellness Therapist. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in 2016, majoring in psychology. Cassidy furthered her studies by attending a Masters program at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, and is currently working towards completing her thesis for the program. As an Emotional Wellness Therapist, she provides individual counselling through a holistic, person-centered modality for clients needing support in developing resiliency and coping strategies surrounding various mental health related distresses. Outside of her work, Cassidy enjoys travelling, staying active, spending time with friends and family, and curling up on the couch watching TV with her two cats.

Team Giiwedinong (North)
Servicing Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation and Wabaseemoong Independent Nations

Todd Spencer

Todd is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with 24 years of experience as a mental health therapist. In addition, Todd has a variety of different experiences with his work in Dual Diagnosis, Mobile Crisis Response, Domestic Violence, and group therapy facilitation. He describes his practice as “generalist”, as he works with most psychosocial issues using a variety of methodologies. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on the lake with his family and friends, as well as boating, fishing, hunting, training his two hunting dogs, snowmobiling, skiing, and BBQing/smoking all proteins!

Team Urban

Rochelle Shibish

Rochelle Shibish is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and has recently registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She is currently working as an Emotional Wellness Therapist for the Urban Team in Kenora, Ontario. She has been with WNHAC since December 2016. Rochelle enjoys beading, crafting and fishing. She also enjoys spending time with her family, especially her daughter and together they love to go on adventures, learn new hobbies, practice the culture and travel to new destinations.

 Team Supportive Housing

Rachelle Livingstone

Rachelle is a Registered Psychotherapist and has been with Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig since 2018. She provides counseling and supports to anyone struggling with emotional and/or mental health and wellness, including emotional distress, addictions, difficulties with change or loss, relationship concerns or feelings of isolation, trauma, managing school, work, or homeless stress, and health-related concerns or goals. In living a healthy and wholistic life, she tries to take care of all aspects of her health, including spiritual, emotional, psychological/intellectual, and physical wellness. Spending time with family, alone time, and mindfulness are also important to Rachelle’s approach to healthy living.

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