Ally Venturo
Counselling Intern

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Student Therapist

I am a student therapist, who has worked 4 years in the field of mental health. I have completed my undergraduate degree at Mount Royal University and I am completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I have a strong interest in supporting teenagers and families struggling with communication, conflict, and problem solving. I am passionate about working with teenagers and families who have experienced trauma, substance use/addictions and mental health concerns including PTSD, anxiety, and attachment related concerns.

I have worked extensively with teenagers and families in the nonprofit sector to support them in relationship building, conflict resolution, family reunification, and systems navigation. In providing trauma-focused, person-centered therapy, I hope to provide a space for teenagers and families to share their stories at a pace they are comfortable with.

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Teens and Young Adults

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  • Specialized experience with teens, 12-24 who have presenting concerns including substance use and addictions, self-harm, self-esteem, relationship concerns, attachment related presentations

  • Experience with youth Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder autism spectrum disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, depression, and others

  • Understanding of the Youth justice system

  • Understanding of the Child and Family Services

Trauma Informed Counselling

  •  4 years experience working with individuals and families who have PTSD and other related traumas

  • Evidence-based approaches to counselling including CBT. I approach counselling through a trauma-based, person-centered approach.

Parent and Caregiver Support

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  • Specialization in providing support to teenagers to enhance their natural supports. This framework promotes resiliency, social integration, and positive development, whereby reducing psychological distress.

  • Experience in conflict resolution, family reunification, and enhancing communication.

  • Experience providing support to blended families and those with Child and Family Services Involvement

  • Experience with navigating local support resources, funding, and school programs