Counselling and Psychotherapy

Life can be difficult. However, with the right support and tools, living your best life is an achievable goal.

Counselling and Psychotherapy with a Regulated Health Professional can be a valuable part of navigating life's challenges. Coping with stressful life events, working on relationship issues, managing mood/anxiety, and improving mental wellness are all great reasons to seek out counselling and psychotherapy.

Meet Our Counsellor

Marie Attema B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W. has been working with patients to increase their personal resiliency and learn to rely on their own inner strength to persevere through life's challenges for almost a decade. She has experience in a variety of settings and has focused on individual counselling to offer personalized support and connection to meet her patients where THEY are. Her goal is to help her patients gain a deeper understanding of themselves (emotions, thoughts, and behaviors) and the world around them so they can apply the skills and techniques she teaches to build their capacity to recover from psychological distress and maintain a healthy mental state. As a Registered Social Worker, her services are covered by most extended health insurance companies.




Relationship issues

Some Specific Issues:


Behavioral issues

Coping skills


Women’s issues

Relationship conflict



Self Esteem



Mental Health

Mood Disorders

Types of therapies:


Person Centered


Solution Focused

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Conflict Resolution and Meditation

Book an appointment with Marie to move toward living your life with strength, resiliency and VITALITY

Currently offering Virtual appointments and in-person at Vitality Smithville