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WHO WE ARE

Westwind is a private counselling centre specializing in the treatment of eating disorders through our residental program and online counselling services. We are committed to promoting mindful eating, body acceptance and emotional wellness to women and men around the world.

COLLABORATIVE INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORTIVE

CANADA’S FIRST PRIVATE EATING DISORDER TREATMENT CENTRE

Westwind is unique and unlike any other counselling facility.  We specialize in the treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED through our residential recovery centre, online treatment program, and counselling and dietitian services.  Our clients from around the world have found hope and healing with Westwind.  It's great that you're seeking support for yourself, which we know takes much courage.  Westwind believes that everyone is capable of full recovery and we feel very fortunate to be part of so many people’s recovery stories.

 

Since we first opened our doors in 1998, Westwind has continued to provide a safe space to heal, grow and learn. 

no wait time for treatment
no formal diagnosis required
no referral required from a physician or psychiatrist


Westwind is committed to promoting mindful eating, body acceptance and emotional wellness to women and men around the world!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

TREATMENT IS COLLABORATIVE.  Recovery goals are developed collaboratively with each client.  Our goal is to help you identify your values apart from the eating disorder, so you can challenge the problematic beliefs and behaviors that are interfering in living your life with fullness and freedom.     

 

TREATMENT IS INDIVIDUALIZED.  Treatment plans are highly individualized, and we will work with you towards your recovery goals.  Treatment will focus on your specific needs, and address the factors that are working to maintain the problem.  

 

TREATMENT IS SUPPORTIVE.  Treatment address physical, psychological, and emotional healing, to address all aspects of the eating disorder.  Our aim is to help you gain a sense of empowerment, so you can have confidence maintaining healthy changes outside of treatment.

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OUR TREATMENT MODEL

We understand that the eating disorder does not thrive in a vacuum, and want to help you identify the factors that are maintaining the eating disorder in your life.  Your treatment will also address any co-occurring struggles such as anxiety, depression or obsessive compulsive behaviors.

 

At Westwind, we want to offer the best treatment possible.  Our staff are trained in the leading evidence based modes of therapy, in order to deliver treatment that is demonstrated to be effective through clinical studies.  Our primary modes of therapy include Enhanced Cognitive Therapy (CBT-E) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in addition to graduated exposure and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

MEET OUR TEAM

Our professional and experienced care team is committed to promoting mindful eating, body acceptance and emotional wellness to women and men around the world!

VALARIE BITTNER M.A. CPC
DIRECTOR
LAUREN PAQUETTE R.D.
REGISTERED DIETITIAN
JENNIFER LAGIMODIERE
SENIOR SUPPORT STAFF
TRESA CLEMMENSEN M.SC. CCC
DIRECTOR
BREANNA MILLS R.D.
REGISTERED DIETITIAN
JAMIE BROWN B.A. 200 HR YTT
YOGA INSTRUCTOR
KATRINA WILSON M.A. RPC
THERAPIST
LIONA KEHLER M.A.
ASSOCIATE THERAPIST
BRYAN GUSDAL M.A.
FOUNDER
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