Gisèle Harrison

Address : 548 Chilver Road, Windsor, ON N8Y 2J9
Profession : Social Worker
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training, Certified Therapist

Other Cities : Pointe-aux-roches, Ontario
Language(s) : English, French
Population(s) served : Adolescents, Adults, Seniors
Email : giseleharrison@bell.net
Phone : 519-816-2701
Website : http://www.giseleharrison.com
Registering association : OCSWSSW

 

Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Sexual Violence, Grief, Couple Counselling, Sex Therapy

I am a registered social worker, a registered yoga teacher, a certified EMDR practitioner, a trained meditation teacher, a level II Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner and a regular guest columnist for the Windsor Star.

My goals in life and in work are to embody the journey that I passionately encourage people to take with me throughout the counselling process. I have an almost daily mindful meditation and yoga practice, I try to eat responsibly, and I take several breaks throughout the day to breathe, be silent and/or walk my "still in training since October 2010" therapy dog named Molly.

I first learned about EMDR during the second internship of my Master of Social Work program in 1998. My supervisor had completed the training and allowed me to observe some of her sessions. I was impressed with the results she and her clients were reporting. I waited the required three years after graduation and then completed level I (February 2001) and level II (June 2005). Since then I have completed several advanced EMDR training workshops with Roger Solomon, and Kathleen Martin and also completed the supervision requirements in 2010 with Cindy Shrigley. I have personally gained so much relief from EMDR as a client and have been using it successfully with my own clients who have experienced small "t" traumas to large "t" traumas since 2001.

My goal as a therapist and teacher is to help each person clear up the way they perceive and relate to themselves and the world around them. This means helping people to process difficult memories and experiences; heal relationships; reduce stress and anxiety; improve health, well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence; and develop and enhance self-nuturing practices.

I find freedom in my Buddhist meditation practice and in my faith as a Christian. I gather strength, experience and training from studying and learning from the world's religions as well as the world's great philosophers, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

I have a passion for reading and watching films and can often suggest the right book or the right film to meet the needs of people who seek my services. I am very well connected in the community and can assist people in making connections with others outside of the work we engage in together. Similarly if there is not a strong connection between us, I am very willing to refer you to someone who may be a better match for what you are looking for.

I love to travel and have worked and/or travelled across Québec, Ontario, British Columbia, Cameroun, Uganda, England, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and much of the United States.

I would be happy to hear from you to see how I might be of service.