Joanne Darlaston



Joanne is a Registered Social Worker-MSW RSW and holistic psychotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience assisting women and men, adults, adolescents and children (age 8 and older).  


Joanne has extensive knowledge and clinical experience to assist clients with the following issues: 


  • Clinical Depression and Mood Disorders

  • Acute/Chronic Anxiety

  • Social Anxiety

  • Performance Anxiety

  • PTSD/Trauma/Abuse/Harassment

  • Grief/Bereavement

  • Relationship issues/Separation/Divorce

  • Trust and Intimacy issues

  • Emotional/Psychological impact of Health Crises

  • Life and Career Transitions 

  • Self-esteem/body image issues

  • Finding your true path


She recognized early on in her career the need to offer more holistic services to her clients so she received additional training to assist her clients to heal on all levels: Emotionally, Physically, Energetically and Spiritually.  


She utilizes a variety of complimentary therapeutic modalities including Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Energy Psychology and BrainGym. 


She is a Reiki Master and psychic medium, Akashic Record Consultant and Shamanic Practitioner. She offers Reiki Energy Healing Sessions and training (1st and 2nd Degree), Reiki Drumming, Shamanic Medicine/Journeying Sessions and training and Akashic Record Consultations (ARC) and trainings (Level I and II).


Many of Joanne’s clients find it very helpful, healing and effective to experience many of the different services that she offers sometimes choosing psychotherapy sessions and at other times choosing energy or spiritual healing sessions so that healing is holistic and occurs on many levels which leads to personal transformation and long-term positive change.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

EMDR is used to process/resolve a variety of emotional issues including trauma, anxiety, stress, grieve/loss and Life and Career Transitions. EMDR assist clients to heal issues gently and quickly so that they can forward in their lives.


Energy Psychology/Energy Medicine

Energy Psychology/Energy Medicine helps to balance energy within the body in an effort to improve physical and emotional health. It can help you feel calm and peaceful.    


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Developed by Gary Craig, the underlying belief behind EFT is that all negative emotions are caused by an imbalance of energy in the body.  By tapping on specific acupressure points on the body, emotional issues and physical pain/discomfort can be reduced or even eliminated.  

Akashic Record Consultation (ARC)

The Akashic Records are a sacred compilation of information about your soul ie. every thought, deed and action. When you are in the energy of your soul (the Akashic Record), you receive healing from learning the truth about who you are, why you are here and why events and patterns occur in your life. ARC provides spiritual clarity, guidance and healing.


Shamanic Medicine

Shamanic Medicine involves working with spiritual realms and spiritual helpers to heal specific issues. Practices include: Guided Shamanic Journeying, Soul Retrieval ie. retrieving soul fragments lost due to trauma, Spirit Releasement Therapy ie. releasing attached spiritual presences and Ancestral Healing to heal unhealthy intergenerational patterns.

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