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Medina Bandalli - Canadian Certified Counsellor | Speak Easy Counselling & Psychotherapy

License Number: 10010580

"My hope is to reduce what is already an anxiety filled experience and make the whole thing lighter and a bit more manageable. Therapy is hard work. It’s means learning about and confronting aspects of ourselves that we push down and deal with later. It means agreeing to be challenged and unlearn protective patterns that help us feel “safe”. It also means putting aside expectations and trusting the processes. As your counsellor my role in this relationship is to ensure you know that you have someone on your team, help you see what you might not see, and ask those hard questions that get to you to a space of self awareness.

Medina Bandalli (MCP, CCC)

I am a licensed Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology, as well as specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C). My approach is described as a balance between genuine care and encouragement, while also helping to unbiasedly identify patterns that may aid in self-awareness and shifting perspectives.

During our work, you can expect a perspective that honours a realism for the human experience as well as an optimism for human potential. When life happens I am here to help process and support, and help to provide tools to cope with your immediate circumstance. However, when there is space and capacity to explore the root cause or deep seeded beliefs, I am here to propose the tough questions to help explore and uncover.

I enjoy working with individuals who are curious and motivated, who are open to being challenged and are seeking a space to reflect and be vulnerable. I operate from a holistic approach, meaning that I believe wellness is best achieved through living a well balanced life that includes physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. 

Most importantly, relationships, connection, and community are core to who I am, which is why my practice focuses on helping support clients navigate the challenging but rewarding world of connecting with others. Our therapeutic relationship is foundational for deep and meaningful work. I hope our relationship and provides you with a space where you can safely and vulnerability explore what is meaningful to you. Overall, I hope to help you explore and deepen your relationship to yourself and others so that you life a fulfilled and peaceful life. 

Areas of specialization include: self worth/self esteem, relationships (family, intimate relationships, friendships), life transitions, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, loss/grief, trauma, personal growth, body image, meaning/purpose.

Specialized Training: 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - EMDR

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C) - ICEEFT

Internal Family Systems (IFS) - IFS Institute *in progress

Insurance Coverage: Clients get billed directly and can submit receipts to their insurance provider for reimbursement. Medina is registered with the CCPA as a Canadian Certified Counsellor, which is often covered by most extended health plans. 




Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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