Marina is a registered social worker/ psychotherapist with more than 14 years experience in providing individual and family therapy in counselling centres. She supports individuals in areas of relationship challenges, childhood trauma, life transitions, emotional concerns and mental health issues. Through an empathic therapeutic relationship where Marina's clients feel deeply understood, she helps them integrate relational, emotional, cognitive and body-oriented experiences to resolve their concerns. The treatment modalities Marina utilizes in her practice are Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, Relational and Mindfulness. Marina is also trained in Sensorimotor (body focused) and Attachment focused psychotherapy modalities. Marina’s treatment focuses on emotional self-awareness, insight, relationship development, skills building and is trauma informed. Marina believes in the client’s inherent capacity to change and grow from the sense of safety and support gained in therapy. Marina works virtually with clients aged 16 and older.
Deanna Smith is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and provides individual psychotherapy to individuals 16 years and older, both in-person and virtually. Deanna has extensive experience working with individuals in the areas of mental health and addiction. Specifically, Deanna's career has included supporting adolescents and young adults with mental health and substance use challenges and supporting them in making changes from a client-centered approach.
Deanna brings clinical experience in a number of different modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
Deanna enjoys approaching her work in a collaborative, authentic, non-judgmental and compassionate manner as a way to allow individuals to feel comfortable to explore possible changes in their life and help reach goals they have for themselves.
Dwight Druick is a registered Psychiatric Social Worker whose areas of specialty are trauma-informed Cognitive Behavior (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapies (IPT). A highly regarded and sought-after psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for 28 years, Dwight has worked with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health services, secondary and post-secondary school settings, Employee Assistance Programs, and private practice.
As a clinical member of the Queen’s University Department of Psychiatry, Dwight has been responsible for training psychiatry residents in CBT and IPT and has been a highly respected and popular lecturer at Queen’s University since moving to Kingston from his hometown in Montreal 26 years ago. As a Montrealer, he is bilingual.
Dwight’s practice is centered upon a deep respect for his clients, their stories, their truths, and their strengths. Using clients’ ‘meaning maps’ to explore their world, Dwight uses curiosity, skill, warmth, and humor to support clients’ self-discovery. The goal is always a clearer understanding of what has brought them to therapy and a more confident recognition of the unique strengths and abilities that will carry them forward.
Dwight is available virtually to work with individuals aged 16 and older.