Cindy Werner, M.Div., M.Couns.

Cindy Werner View Specialties

  • Bereavement & Trauma Counsellor
  • Private residence in Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4T 5E4
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      Private residence in Regina
      Regina, S4T 5E4
      3065803885
  • Phone: 306-580-3885
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  • Session Fees: Sliding scale for fees
  • www.hopeheals.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam



Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me.

My education includes:
  • Bachelor of Arts (1986) University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB.
  • Master of Divinity (2001) Lutheran Theological Seminary - Saskatoon, SK.
  • Master of Counselling with Distinction (2011) Gonzaga University - Spokane, WA.
  • EMDR Basic Training (2017) - Saskatoon, SK.
  • Somatic Experiencing Training Intermediate Level (2018-current) - Edmonton, AB.
The desire to learn more about trauma and grief was ignited in me over the course of my young adulthood and career.  Since I have experienced many losses and traumas in my own life, I wanted to "pay it forward" by using my experiences to help children, teens, and adults through the same.  So in 2009, I attended grad school in Spokane, WA. My area of study and concentration has been complicated grief due to suicide, homicide, and accidental loss as well as traumatic life events.  
 
I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner.  This is a well researched and scholarly sound therapeutic approach designed by Francine Shapiro that aids in the healing of trauma as well as a wide range of other concerns.
 
I am also trained by the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute at the Intermediate Level.  I will begin completing my Advanced training next year.  Somatic Experiencing was created by Peter Levine.  He studied how our body/nervous system stores traumatic experiences.  The practice of this approach gives our systems the opportunity to release trauma from our bodies.  It is highly researched and proven extremely effective for healing trauma. 

While living in Calgary (2004 - 2016), I opened a private counselling practice and worked in eight Calgary funeral homes as a funeral celebrant. A counselling position became available at the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, in their suicide bereavement/family support programs so I jumped at that wonderful opportunity. I provided individual and group counselling primarily for people whose loved ones died by suicide. I helped to organize the agencies’ annual Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. I later supervised the counselling and education programs at CMHA.

In 2016, I moved to Regina to be closer to my daughter and granddaughters. Upon moving here, I worked at Greystone Bereavement Centre/Regina Palliative Care Inc. as a counsellor/educator. I provided individual counselling as well as a variety of group supports: loss specific grief groups, a support group for people aged 60+, a traumatic loss group, as well as suicide and homicide drop-in groups. However, the itch to have my own private practice became strong once again and so here I am today!  Hope Heals Regina Counselling was born on April 1, 2017.  

The base of my practice is rooted in compassion, empathy, understanding, and sincerity.  I hold your need for safety, security, and trust in highest regard.  I encourage the open expression of any feelings without judgment.  My client base is currently 55% children and teens, which has been a drastic shift since opening in 2017.  I love working with kids and it shows!  I believe children deserve to be heard.  I work alongside them, wherever they are at.
 
Always know...you are in the driver’s seat in our working relationship. As a team, we work together to achieve your therapeutic goals – no matter how big or small. I will assist you in identifying your strengths, even when it doesn't feel like you have them some days.
 
My hope is that you experience hope in the midst of difficult times.  Hurts can be healed - I am living proof of that.

 


Cindy Werner Reaches

Moose Jaw SK
Regina SK