Real change is closer than you think

It never ceases to amaze me how powerful the human spirit is – even in the face of extreme challenges, distress and trauma. Through our work together, we can find new ways of protecting the self, while also realizing the amazing capacity of our brain and body.

Creative Counselling team

Carrie Nyitrai

Carrie Nyitrai MSW, RSW, EMDR, Expressive Art Therapist (EXAT)

I am a registered Master of Social Work (MSW) Counsellor and Certified Expressive Art Therapist (EXAT) as well as EMDR Certified Counsellor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant in NWO.

I’m a clinical social worker and trauma therapist with extensive experience in helping clients of all ages who are struggling with the symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and attachment challenges. Together, I will help you learn new ways of responding, connecting, and interacting with your child or teen – all the while maintaining the structure, consistency and predictability that help growing minds flourish. They then, become the best versions of themselves.

I consider myself to be an integrative EMDR Therapist, that tailors the therapeutic journey to the needs of each unique client. I have extensive training and experience using EMDR with children, youth, and adults under the supervision and EMDR Trainer of Jillian Hosey, MSW, RSW, Author, Lecturer, and Researcher in EMDR (Canada and US based)

Additionally, Carrie is EMDR Certified and an EMDRIA approved consultant. Carrie is also a facilitator for AGATE Institute for basic training in EMDR as well as Ana’s intensives for children – Ana Gomez (USA), Author, international lecturer and teacher and EMDR child expert.

EMDR Certified Therapist  EMDR Consultant


Tamara Byrne, MSW, RSW

I am a compassionate social worker who aims to provide an inclusive, safe and non-judgmental counselling experience that respects all individuals regardless of culture, sexual orientation and/or world view.

My focus is to understand the needs of the clients I support and offer therapeutic approaches that promote healing, growth, empowerment, resilience and facilitate change in the clients I work with.

My goal is to diversify the counselling space to meet the needs of our community members. I use an eclectic approach that is customized to fit the unique needs, interests, and backgrounds of each client I support.


  • Solution Focus Therapy
  • Development Trauma Resilience
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Practices
  • Systemic Racism and Anti-Oppressive Practice
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention