HealthyFoundations Counselling

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About Us


Counsellor:

Leanna Probizanski

Leanna Probizanski, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW (Owner)

I am a registered Master’s of Social Work counsellor, having received my MSW from Lakehead University. Prior to entering Social Work I obtained my undergraduate degree in psychology as well as a concurrent degree in Education. Previously, I was a full time elementary school teacher in Thunder Bay and subsequently I worked for a number of years in the medical field. In addition, I have volunteered for many years with a non-profit palliative care organization and completed my master’s project work primarily in grief and bereavement. I have worked both within a clinical setting providing individual counselling as well as in a group setting with respect to residential addiction programming. I hold a certificate of completion in the externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples as well as provide workshops on a variety of health and wellness topics in Thunder Bay. I am also certified in the Trauma-Informed Stabilization (TIST) model for trauma which specializes in helping individuals who have experienced childhood trauma, neglect, and failed attachment who live with overwhelming memories and emotions that lead to a compromised nervous system that impairs their capacity to tolerate the normal ups and downs of a life after trauma. I am currently registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and as well I am a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers.