Ruth Linnen is the founder and director of Certified Professional Counseling Centre (CPCC). She is Registered Psychotherapists, a Certified member of OACCPP, and is a Certified EMDR Therapist. Ruth has worked in private practice since 1996 and for the Canadian Mental Health Association since 1999. Ruth has developed a specialty in the area of trauma through her training at the Trauma & Resiliency Centre ( Hincks DellCrest Centre) in Toronto, and the Traumatic Stress Services in London. She has studied in the areas of personality development, psycho-therapeutic modalities and family systems therapy. She has additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Critical Incident Stress Management ( CISM), Violence Threat Risk Assessment ( VTRA), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Her work with individuals challenged with moderate to severe mental health issues has provided her with a solid foundation in assessment and treatment.
Ruth provides services to individuals, families and groups who have experienced or been exposed to traumatic events. She provides consultation and training to community service providers and organizations in the area of trauma. Ruth is also a trainer for safeguards-Children's Mental Health Ontario.
Merrilynn Downey is a behavior and parenting specialist offering individual as well as group services for caregivers. She is a certified facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting and CONNECT Parenting. She has extensive experience providing training for service providers, school staff, and caregivers of youth with severe emotional and behavioural challenges including developmental trauma. Merrilynn also works in a community based agency providing intensive home-based support to families and consultation to schools and child welfare agencies.
Dawn Young is a Registered Practical Nurse registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario for more than 37 years. She holds specialty certificates in Community Mental Health and Crisis Management. Prior to retirement, Dawn worked in a variety of community settings and, in the last 17 years with Canadian Mental Health Association, primarily supporting adults and seniors struggling with mental health issues. She has additional training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA), and Gerontology.Dawn has a special interest in and has received advanced training in Trauma Assessment. Her work with individuals struggling with severe mental illness has provided her with a solid foundation for Crisis and Case Management, with a focus on Trauma. She provides facilitation of Emotional Regulation Groups for survivors of Trauma, provides training for TSSWO, and is a CISM leader.
Dawn Enjoys camping, golfing, and spending time with her grandkids and family.