Maddalena Genovese, M.Ed.

I am a Registered Psychologist with 10 years of counselling experience and advanced professional training in the areas of trauma and PTSD. In my work, I follow principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I use evidence-based treatments like Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and hypnosis to reduce distressing symptoms and improve daily functioning.

Over the years I have also assisted people in the treatment of depression, anxiety, fears and phobias, vicarious trauma, stress management and burnout, relationship issues, and dissociative disorders. I particularly pride myself in recognizing the importance of developing a collaborative and respectful therapeutic relationship and in being sensitive to the particular concerns of sexual and gender minority individuals as well as those impacted by recent and childhood sexual abuse, war and military life. My clients consistently describe me as warm, genuine, light hearted, and humorous and I am honored to be part of their process towards positive change.

*Approved provider for Veterans Affairs, Canadian Forces and the Workers Compensation Board

*Direct billing to Blue Cross, Chambers of Commerce, CINUP, First Canadian, Great West Life Assurance Company, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc., Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group.

Counselling Issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Phobias and fears
  • Depression
  • Intimacy & sexuality
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Sexual orientation, identity and relationships
  • Gender expression, identity and transition
  • Sexual abuse & assault
  • Sleep or insomnia
  • Stress management and burnout
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Social anxiety
  • Women’s issues
  • Dissociative disorders

Treatment approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) *Approved Provider 2016
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT) *Approved Provider 2018
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Trauma Focused