Ally Cannon, MC, CCC #13981
Ally brings a diverse set of tools and experience enabling her to offer a tailored therapeutic experience to each client and allowing you to meet your own goals in a way that best fits for you. Ally has specialized in working with substance use, disordered eating and populations living with persistent (‘chronic’) pain. Part of Ally’s diverse scope of skills developed from working within a range of settings: a medical clinic, harm reduction drop-in centres, substance use recovery centres, as well as doing extensive outreach work with indigenous youth in northern communities and within the foster care system. Having held a career in yoga prior to completing a master’s degree in counselling, mindfulness permeates Ally’s work. In addition, Ally has mentored with narrative specialists and has trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) with EMDRIA.
Ally has participated in a unique training provided by Blue Quills, Canada’s Aboriginal University called “Omanitew”. The training helped Ally to cultivate a better understanding of how to be more productive in her role as a helper serving aboriginal populations who have been impacted by generations of Residential Schools and colonizing forces. Teachings were presented by Cree Elder Dr. Leona Makokis and Omintew Dr. Ralph Bador.
Approaches Used/Areas and Populations of Focus
Ally is a generalist meaning that she works with all adult ages (and youth 14+) and presenting concerns. Ally’s work includes the following issues of concern and populations:
-General Sense of Malaise, lacking fulfillment, boredom, poor sense of self
-Adult Children of Alcoholics
-Disordered Eating/ Eating Disorders
-Persistent Pain (‘Chronic Pain’)