Maureen Martens, BFA, B.Ed, MA, CPC, CCAC, ICADC

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  • Certified Professional Counsellor
  • 1433 Ashley Dr., Swift Current, Saskatchewan, S9H 1N6
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Regina, S4N 0V8
      346 EAST College Ave.
      Regina, S4N 0V8
      306-789-8299
  • Phone: 306-773-8299
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  • Session Fees: $100 - $135 per 50-60 minute session
  • www.HardieCounselling.com
  • This member is also available for E-counseling.
  • E-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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I am a Certified Professional Counsellor, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT Candidate) and Marriage and Family Therapist. I am an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor and International Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate, I have completed EMDR Training and currently working towards certification. I am also Certified Brainwave Optimization Technologist (see www.BrainHelp.ca for more information). I have a private practice with offices in Swift Current and Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA and work with individuals, couples, and families.
With over 20 years counselling experience and as a graduate of Briercrest Seminary (Caronport, SK.) Master's program specializing in marriage and family therapy and addictions related issues, I have worked in both the public and private sector, working with individuals' and couples' different issues and needs. Among my areas of expertise are couples counselling, marriage counselling, parenting skills, anxiety, stress management, anger and trauma. I also provide counselling in the areas of addiction and substance abuse use - for clients directly impacted by their own sex, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and/or gambling activity, and for family members (children, spouses, partners, and/or others) impacted by their loved one's troubling behaviour.  In addition, I provide addiction screenings, assessments, intervention expertise, and referrals, as well as relapse prevention and recovery education. I also provide support and coaching in the areas of spiritual direction and growth (from a Christian perspective).

I integrate a number of approaches and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's specific needs. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
  • Master of Arts - Marriage & Family Counselling  (Briercrest Seminary)
  • Bachelor of Education (AD) (University of Saskatchewan) 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Diploma (2 year) Chemical Dependency Worker (Sask. Institute of Applied Science &Technologies)            

Certifications & Awards
  • Certified Brainwave Optimization Technologist (BrainState Technologies)
  • Certified Canadian Addictions Counsellor (CCAC)
  • Registered Substance Abuse Expert (RSAE)
  • International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC)
  • International Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional Diplomate (ICCDPD)
  • Reality Therapy Certified
  • B.Ed (AD) with Distinction
  • B.F.A. with Great Distinction
  • SIAST Woodland Institute Achievement Scholarship
  • Pepsi Cola Canada Beverages West Ltd. Award
  • University of Saskatchewan Scholarship
  • University Women's Bursary
Additional Training
  • CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist) (Candidate)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy (In Certification Process)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Interventionist Training (BR-1 14 hours)
  • Certificate of Specialization in Anger & Trauma
  • Certificate of Specialization in Relationships, Shame, & Sexuality
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD); Advanced Training (CISM)
  • Basic Practicum Supervisor designation (William Glasser Institute)
  • Life Skills Coach Training (Emma Lake)

Professional Activities and Involvements
  • Past Director on National Board of  the Canadian Addictions Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Past chair and executive member of Saskatchewan branch of PACCC 
  • Past chair and executive member of Southwest Saskatchewan Traumatic Event Response Team (TERT)
  • Developed the Core Gambling Program Module for SIAST 
  • Developed the Core Alcohol & Drug Education Program for SIIT (Sask. Indian Institute of Technology)

Memberships
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC)
  • William Glasser Institute (also faculty member as Basic RT/CT Practicum Supervisor)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Canada 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
  • International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
Personal

I have personally experienced the devastating impact of addiction as a child and later in my adult life. I struggled with personal, relational and work related issues. These challenges and new insights are the reason I chose to pursue studies in the addiction field and then graduate studies to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. This experience, understanding and training has given me the  knowledge and expertise to pass along the help, healing and hope I also received.
I was widowed in 2008 and am now married to Gordon, a rancher, who was also widowed. Together we have 4 children and 7 grandchildren and love spending time with friends and family. We are active members of the Church of the Open Bible in Swift Current, SK. Through our church and with the wonderful help of others, we have facilitated GriefShare, a program for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Also, through the church and with the help of other members, I have had the privilege of facilitating several other classes: DivorceCare, a program to support those who are separated or divorced; Boundaries, which teaches about creating healthy relationships and sound living by maintaining effective personal boundaries; and Changes That Heal, to help participants understand their past and ensure a healthier future.
Just like others, I have experienced many challenges, heartache and sorrow as well as incredible blessings. Today, I give God thanks for all His gifts - for the peace and assurance that I have even in difficult circumstances; for health and healing; for family and friends; for the opportunity to do the work I do; and for His love that permeates my life. 


Maureen Martens Reaches

Regina SK
Swift Current SK