Heather PonechRegistered Psychologist
I am a Registered Psychologist in private practice with a special interest in supporting people who struggle with eating disorders, disordered eating, and weight health issues. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, working with a wide range of trauma symptoms.
Safe and naturalistic approach to the renegotiation of trauma
Developed by Dr. Peter Levine, is based on the science that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma and stress. However, when this ability is overridden by overwhelming events and states of helplessness, it can leave us with symptoms keeping us from living a full and satisfying life.
Somatic Experiencing® uses your own natural ability to connect with the underlying health of your nervous system, allowing you to experience a resolve or dramatic reduction of your traumatic symptoms. SE® restores self-regulation and returns a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals who have had these precious gifts taken away.
This work has been applied to resolve trauma symptoms from military combat, assault survivors, survivors of childhood abuse, auto accident trauma and dental and medical surgical trauma. For more information, visit the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute at www.traumahealing.com
I specialize in eating disorders and disordered eating (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, emotional eating and weight management). My practice also focuses on trauma renegotiation utilizing Somatic Experiencing® approaches.
When the body or mind is overwhelmed by trauma from an event or experience it can inhibit your life. Seek help to heal from trauma by contacting Heather today.
Eating Disorders come in many forms – from anorexia and bulimia to excessive eating and weight management; Heather is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of such disorders.
SE® restores self-regulation and returns a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals who have had these precious gifts taken away.
Online therapy is professional mental health therapy delivered via a confidential video conferencing system to your home or office. It provides an alternative to in-person counseling due to the current events happening with COVID-19. Please contact me at 403-393-6124 to discuss if on-line counselling might support your needs.