My name is Snezana Djuric, but you can call me Nena.
Fun fact, my name means Snow White! I am a Registered Psychotherapist 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 February 2020, I worked as a RP (Qualifying) at Inline Rehabilitation Centre. I administered psychological assessments, wrote psychological reports and provided one-on-one ongoing weekly individual therapy sessions to motor vehicle accident (MVA) clients. Ages of client population range from 18 to 65.
Between November 2018 until March 2021, I became a Mills Gosse Psychology Associate as a Registered Psychotherapist. I provided 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 Somatic Therapy, 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. I specialize in working with the subconscious part of the psyche to integrate imprints. This includes Internal Family Systems inner-child parts work and hypnotherapy. In addition, I incorporate somatic work to regulate the nervous system via the vagus nerve. 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.
Solution-focused Therapy completed at Morneau Shepell.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) completed at the University of Toronto.
Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation completed at the University of Toronto. I am trained in facilitating guided meditations and breath work.
Past-Life Regression Hypnotherapy, trained by the pioneer himself, Dr. Brain Weiss, MD. Certification completed at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) completed at Adler Graduate Professional School.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certified in 2016.
I am granted the honour to be working with my supervisor and current mentor, Cindy Elkerton, RP.