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Lucie Ritchie

MA, Doctoral Candidate, Traumatology Specialization  | RP (Qualifying) | Complex Trauma Therapy (NARM + NEUROFEEDBACK) 

  • Specialties:  Trauma and ADHD

  • Therapeutic approaches and modalities: Neurofeedback.

  • Accepting New Clients In- Person Sessions.

  • Availability: weekdays during the day.

  • Lucie works with Children 5+  and  Adults 18+

  • Languages: English and French

My name is Lucie Ritchie and I am a Doctoral Candidate specializing in Traumatology. I am a trauma psychotherapist offering virtual services throughout Ontario and in-person sessions in Etobicoke (Toronto West), Ontario. I follow the latest neuroscience research to assist my clients in shifting into their authentic selves from outdated survival states that perpetuate suffering. I do this through the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and Neurofeedback while promoting the importance of exercise and nutrition.  

 

I work with adults and children who have complex, shock, or vicarious traumas, or symptoms thereof. I also work with ADHD, insomnia, anxiety, panic, depression, dissociative symptoms, and performance challenges. To experience changes at the roots and to benefit from neuroplasticity in real-time, I mostly employ the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM®) and Neurofeedback. These two approaches are informed by neuroscience to help clinicians like me get to the root of each client's unique concerns.

 

Neurofeedback has been used in hospitals for over 50 years to treat conditions that range from epilepsy to ADHD. To learn more about Neurofeedback and its process in sessions, I created a short video to help paint a picture:

 

 

     Education

  • Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counselling, Traumatology Specialization, candidate — Liberty University

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology — Yorkville University

  • Professional Trauma Certification — Wilfrid Laurier

  • Clinical Traumatologist Certificate of Completion — Traumatology Institute

  • Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certification, candidate — The Trauma Research Foundation

  • InfraLow Frequency Neurofeedback— EEG Info

  • Bachelor of General Studies in Social Sciences — Athabasca University

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education — Cambrian College

     Certificates and Courses

  • Level 2 NeuroAffective Relational Model® Therapist Certification— The NARM Training Institute

  • Polyvagal Theory for Trauma Survivors, Certificate — NICABM

  • Somatic Experiencing® (course) — Somatic Experiencing® International 

  • Schema Therapy Certification

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Certification

  • Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead™ Training, Certificate

  • Labour Studies (various courses): Laurentian University

  • Integrative Life Coaching, Certificate 

  • Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Certificate — ICEEFT

  • Working with Abandonment, Certificate — NICABM

  • Working with Shame, Certificate — NICABM

  • Sexual Health and the Trauma Survivor, Certificate — PESI

More about Lucie 

I am on your side! I am passionate about my work and am always seeking to deepen my knowledge and abilities in the field of trauma. After completing my master’s degree, I sought to deepen my expertise in trauma through neuroscience. I am currently completing my doctoral degree in traumatology and am focusing my doctoral research on neurofeedback, specifically the Default Mode Network (DMN).

 

On a personal level, I love spending time with my family, especially with my 5- and 6-year-old sons. I am a proud “sports mom” who also enjoys biking, yoga, weightlifting, and paddleboarding in the summers. I am a firm believer in the healing power of clean eating, restful sleep, prayer, and self-development.

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