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Our Practice, a collective vision.

Focus Forward Therapy Group was founded in 2014 and has grown to include a diverse group of Registered Psychotherapists  that work with people across the lifespan covering all areas of treatment. 

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Christine Harrison

RP  Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor

*accepting new RP's for supervision.

*not accepting new client

Christine Harrison, RP and Clinical Director of Focus Forward Therapy. 

She is a Registered Psychotherapist registered with the college of psychotherapists of Ontario CRPO, and member in good standing with the Ontario Association of mental health professions OAMHP. 

Christine provides clinical supervision within her practice. 

Christine offers specialty counselling and psychotherapy in sports psychology, anxiety, relationship, body and self esteem transformations.  

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Jenny Krughkov, 

Registered Nurse, BSc.N, CBE

Jenny is a graduate of McMaster’s Health Sciences Bachelor of Nursing program with a keen interest in mind body connection, the intersection of east meets west in medicine, and empowering clients in knowledge and skills to shift, reset, and create a life they love. 

 

As an R.N., Holistic Wellness practitioner, and Childbirth/Prenatal Educator in good standing with the College of Nurses since 2002, Jenny offers health and lifestyle counselling and assessments to help you get your MOJO back and create a life you LOVE. Using Brief Solution Focused therapies, health promotion, new skill development, and helping you create healthy habitst to thrive, Jenny integrates evidence-based research and practices to help you enhance your energy and focus, mood, nutrition and gut health. Autoimmune related health, microbiome health, the autonomic nervous system (think from chaos to calm), and neuroscience (mind gut connection) are areas of focus where small changes can create great results. 


In addition, with twenty years of prenatal education and classes, Jenny also offers prenatal and postnatal support for clients in preparing for a healthy labour and delivery (1:1 and small group prenatal classes) and enjoying life after baby(ies).  Maternal child health, infant feeding, restorative sleep, energy and mental health consults, assessments and education based counselling are available whether you're looking to start your journey of fertility to birth, afterwards. Check out our calendar for upcoming prenatal classes or book your appointment for 1:1 care and support. 

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Susan Kennedy 

RP  Registered Psychotherapist,

 Susan brings over 30 years experience in providing therapy support for children, adolescents, and their
families, young adults and parents through individual and group modalities. Her therapeutic
intervention is client-centered and through psychoeducation helps clients choose the model that best
suits their needs. It is an approach that that values the wisdom that people have within their own lives.
Therapy is trauma-informed and collaborative and draws from Narrative and Solution Focused Practice
and Evidence Based interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
(DBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Susan’s approach is rooted in Self Compassion and recognizes the Bio-Social Theory which acknowledges
that pain and suffering is hard and we all do what is necessary to alleviate that pain and that sometimes
those strategies get in the way of “living our best lives”.

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Olivia Warnock

RP(Qualifying) Registered Psychotherapist

Olivia Warnock Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) , passionate triathlete and cat lover. 

As a collaborative psychotherapist I provide a non judgemental and inclusive approach to counselling. My therapeutic style can be described as warm, fluid, and informative, and draws on a person-centered approach. Additionally, my therapeutic practice incorporates a trauma-informed lens, some aspects of CBT, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. Through this multifaceted approach I seek to support folks with the tools that they need to become the most authentic and healthy versions of themselves. Moreover, I strive to honour diversity, and be an ally for all races, genders , sexualities and faiths. 

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Ereny B. Saleh

RP(Qualifying) Registered Psychotherapist

Ereny 

Ereny is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered

Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

(CCPA) member. She completes her Master’s degree in Arts of Counselling Psychology at

Yorkville University. She came from a medical background allowing her to obtain appropriate

knowledge about general health and well-being. Ereny holds a Diploma of Arts in Christian

Counselling Psychology, Texas, USA, and completed numerous psychology courses at Saint

Paul University, Ottawa, ON., which helps her understand the importance of integrating

spirituality in psychotherapy. She has had the privilege of coming from a different country and

occupying different Jobs that allowed her to experience meaningful engagement with many

people from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and life stages. Interacting with

diverse cultures has profoundly enhanced her compassion and humility for all humanity. 

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Sara Kendrick

RP  Registered Psychotherapist

**not accepting new clients**

As a supervised registered psychotherapist, qualifying with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, I facilitate therapy at a pace that suits each client. This client-centered approach is further strengthened by my use of therapies that focus on the whole person – mind, body, emotion, and spirit – an integrated approach that provides each client with tools and skills that build resilience.

Passionate about providing effective help, I have added a Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and Integrative Body Psychotherapy to my professional toolkit. Clients have expressed their gratitude for my warmth and connection, and non judgement, as well as practical assistance on the path to healing.

Seeking help to navigate life’s challenges takes vulnerability and courage. A qualified therapist provides clarity, sharing perspective, and the gift of guidance. I offer flexible appointments with some weekend availability. It would be an honour to work with you on your path of personal progress.

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Riffat Yusaf

RP  Registered Psychotherapist

* not accepting new clients *

I am passionate about my work in the field of Psychotherapy, and I take pride in providing compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship throughout the process. I strive to empower individuals to overcome their personal emotional barriers to improve overall mental health and move on successfully. My work is client centered using a variety of modalities such as CBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy, individually or in combination according to client’s unique needs. I have experience working outside of Canada with a diverse clientele presenting with a variety of issues.

Most of my work experience is with children and adolescents who have faced traumatic events including childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse. I have helped my clients to get over the trauma and anxiety arising as a result of abuse and become positive and productive in their lives.

I am Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

In my free time, I love to read books, enjoy cooking and experiment with new recipes, socializing with friends and going on drives around town to explore hidden natural beauties in and around Ottawa.

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Sarah Sweeney

RP  Registered Psychotherapist

**not accepting new clients**

Therapy is an opportunity to explore and let go of the things that no longer serve you. My area of specialization is substance use and concurrent disorders. I have worked as a counselor since 2003 which includes experience as an Addictions Counselor at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and most recently as a Program Director in a private addiction treatment facility. I have had the honour of seeing the transformation of thousands of people. I know recovery isn’t just a possibility, it is a reality. I also help people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, burnout and other life transitions. I primarily work at helping clients generate compassion for themselves. When we heal our relationship with ourselves that paves the way to transforming our lives. In close collaboration with my clients, I tailor my approach based on my clients needs meeting my clients where they are at. The modalities I use are a mixture of Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation techniques, and CBT.   

 

When I am not working I am spending time with my daughters, playing volleyball, fishing camping and renovating. 

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Jasmine Olsen 

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I offer a therapeutic space where individuals can expect to feel accepted and safe to share anything that you bring into therapy. My approach is person-centered, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive. I primarily work from a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) lens, but will use strategies from other therapies such as mindfulness, emotion-focused, and attachment-based. I respect the individuality of each person and will adapt my style to find an approach that fits best for you.
I provide individual and family therapy to treat anxiety, mood disorders, stress management, self-esteem, relationship and behavioural difficulties. My personal clinical interests focus on experiences of pregnant and postpartum women, families navigating challenges of starting a family, and individuals experiencing Panic Disorder, OCD, and phobias.
You are the expert of your own life. Whether you are looking for relief, safety or growth, I am passionate about providing a non-judgemental space where I can walk alongside you on your journey. 

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GOAL MAP

Goal Map, a self compassion excavation into discovering your goals and dreams within yourself.

 

Do you have a life dream, or a goal that has yet to be achieved?

 

Do you have a part of you that you wish to bring forth into it's full potential?

 

Are you struggling to make a change that you have wanted to make for some time?

 

Are feeling a little stuck and need help with motivation to make that change?

 

"Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here"

- Mark Twain