My name is Snezana Djuric, but you can call me Nena.
Fun fact, my name means Snow White! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) under the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
My counselling practice started in 2015-2016 academic school year during my graduate studies as a student counsellor intern with FIT: Action at Carleton University. Following graduation from my Masters of Education (M.Ed) in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa in June 2016, I worked as a Client Care Counsellor at Morneau Shepell until February 2017. During this time, I provided single session telephone therapy to clients dealing with significant distress. I counselled highly urgent and/or high-risk situations, including suicide, child welfare issues, familial issues, relationship issues, domestic violence, addictions, workplace stress, stress management and bereavement.
Since September 2016 until present, I work as a RP (Qualifying) at Inline Rehabilitation Centre. I administer psychological assessments, write psychological reports and provide one-on-one ongoing weekly individual therapy sessions to motor vehicle accident (MVA) clients. Ages of client population range from 18 to 65.
In November 2018, I became a Mills Gosse Psychology Associate as a RP (Qualifying). I provide therapy services to adults in the WSIB program focusing on personal difficulties and psychological disorders that include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, pain disorders, adjustment difficulties, poor self-esteem, life transitions, career problems, anger management, grief, loss, relationship difficulty, and addictions.
My theoretical approach to counselling and therapy includes Rational-Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Past-Life Regression Therapy (PLT) and mindfulness techniques. I also borrow techniques from Solution-focused Therapy, Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance-commitment Therapy (ACT), Gestalt-therapy (chair work) and Interactive Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy (ISTDP).
My practice is holistic, eclectic, integrative and humanistic. My approach is transparent and collaborative in order to ensure that you become a conscious creator of your life. The healing process is mandatory for growth and confronting any thought or emotion will be done in a safe space. My number one priority are the needs and well-being of my client’s and being authentic, competent and up-to-date on the professional standards are the heart of my work.
I have a certificate in Solution-focused Therapy acquired from Morneau Shepell. Further certifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation, both at the University of Toronto. I am trained in facilitating guided meditations. I am also certified in Past-Life Regression Hypnotherapy, trained by the pioneer himself, Dr. Brain Weiss, MD. I received my certificate at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Finally, I have completed the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certificate in 2016.
I am granted the honour to be working with my supervisor and current mentor, Cindy Elkerton, RP.