Ottawa Counselling / Hypnotherapy Treatment

Welcome!   My name is Karinna Nájera, Counsellor, Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transformational Coach and NLP Practitioner. Let me help you reconnect with your innate strength, unlock the power of your mind and re-discover your potential.

My Story

My passion for Psychology and human nature started in High School. There, I became inspired by the work of Victor Frankl and Leo Buscaglia. I have overcome many obstacles in life that have contributed to who I am today. The way I look at the world and my style of work have been shaped by my experiences. I describe myself  (in no particular order) as a life-long learner, avid reader, gardener, artist and positive thinker.

I consider myself a life-long learner.  Both my formal and informal education reflects my love and fascination for human behaviour, human nature and spirituality in our lives. I am particularly interested in the concepts of resilience and joy. In addition, I read and learn as much as I can on topics related to the mind-body connection with all the new advances in neuroscience.

Back in 2004 while pregnant with one of my children I came across the concept of Clinical Hypnosis. Despite my initial skepticism, my love for learning guided me to learn and apply some basic concepts to assist me with child-birth. These personal experiences changed the way I looked at the human mind and human potential for ever.

 My Qualifications

Through the many years of integrating modalities in my work, I can say with certainty that Clinical Hypnosis and Counselling Psychology are natural allies. Some of my formal training includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women Studies from Ottawa University, a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards.

I have been working in the fields of mental health, counselling and family welfare since 1996; and practicing Clinical Hypnotherapy since 2008. I’m currently a Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as a member of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.

With advanced formal training /certification in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focus Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Attachment and Family Systems, Trauma and Resiliency Approaches, Crisis and Suicide Assessment Intervention, Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), Medical and Dental Hypnosis, as well as Age Regression and Transpersonal Hypnosis, I am able to address a variety of clinical issues.

My approach to work is strength based, integrative, evidence based. Most importantly, to make our work effective, each session is tailored to your individual needs. Together we assess, set goals and move towards healing, improving mental and emotional health.

My Practice

My practice is a smooth and effective integration of different healing and transformational modalities. I combine left and right brain modalities, tools and techniques. The combination of tools I use is highly effective in helping people move forward, transform, let go of unwanted behaviours, as well as finding more peace of mind and joy. As I said before, I believe that that Clinical Hypnosis and Counselling Psychology are natural allies.

I believe that all of my clients have the ability to facilitate their own solutions, if only given the right tools. The power to change lies within. I am a firm believer in the unlimited power of the mind and our ability to overcome challenges. Most importantly, I am a firm believer in our ability to grow and thrive after adversity.

All sessions are conducted in a safe, relaxed and confidential setting. A combination of tools is used to help clients garner an understanding of how and why symptoms, negative thinking patterns, harmful habits, are formed. Positive Change can be promoted change through enhanced self-awareness, gaining more effective coping skills, and reconnecting with self confidence.

The Positive Change YOU want starts here. Call or email me.

I look forward to hearing from you ! 

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