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Meet Lucie Ritchie

Traumatology Specialization — Neurofeedback and Depth Therapy
Bilingual services
English - Français

Lucie works with adults who feel stuck in survival identities and helps them shift toward authenticity. She is a trauma therapist who takes a holistic, non-judgemental approach with her clients.

Unlock the potential of your brain, and you unlock the potential of your life.

Infralow Frequency Neurofeedback, Traditional Neurofeedback, and LENS Neurofeedback Brain Training in Toronto - Trauma Psychotherapy with Lucie

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Lucie Ritchie - Neurofeedback & NARM Therapy

MA | NARM | Certified Clinical Traumatologist | RP (Qualifying) Doctoral (EdD) candidate | FR/EN

Lucie Ritchie is the founder of Heal Psychotherapy Inc.. She holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree, a Clinical Traumatologist Certificate, and a Professional Post-Graduate Trauma Certification. Lucie is also a Doctoral Candidate (Ed.D) in Community Care and Counselling specializing in Traumatology, and she is a certified NARM Therapist. She is also a skilled Neurofeedback clinician who works with her clients from a psychoeducational & neuroscience-informed lens. 

Lucie works with adults and children who have experienced trauma, have attention deficit challenges, and reactivity in schools, relationships, or in the workplace. Lucie assists her clients (families, children, and adults) by lowering reactivity, anxiety, depression, addiction, symptoms of PTSD, etc. while also, balancing their nervous systems, and increasing focus, performance, and overall brain functioning. 

Through supportive therapy and Neurofeedback, Lucie supports her clients in reconnecting to their authentic self.

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Trauma

Lucie works with adults who have complex, shock, or vicarious traumas or symptoms thereof. Symptoms of complex trauma include: social connection challenges, negative self-concept, emotional dysregulation, re-experiencing the trauma (consciously and/or unconsciously), avoiding triggers, and experiencing a persistent sense of threat. 

Those with complex trauma, or symptoms thereof, often have concerns with identity. They often feel like they move through the world with inauthentic personas and experience high sensitivity to triggers which can evoke unprocessed traumatic emotions like intense rage, guilt, and/or shame.

With her empathetic, nonjudgemental approach, Lucie can work with you to help heal the brain and the body by renegotiating the impacts of trauma. She works with individuals who struggle with inauthentic self-expressions which is often due to prolonged childhood maltreatment or long-term hyper- or hypo-vigilance. 

Therapeutic Approaches

Lucie brings a genuine, non-judgemental approach to exploring lifelong survival patterns. She uses:

  • NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM) to help clients shift from their adaptation self into authenticity
  • Somatic Experiencing® (SE) techniques and Polyvagal Theory principles to track her clients’ nervous systems, as well as her own, while in session.
  • Schema Therapy to work with attachment ruptures and painful beliefs. 
  • Neurofeedback! through FDA-cleared, medical-grade EEG technology, to facilitate neuroplastic changes in real-time (for trauma, addictions, insomnia, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and so much more).  

These modalities assist in the exploration of cognitive, emotional, and physiological processes that could be keeping clients stuck in emotionally painful and reactive states/patterns of the past. These modalities also assist in rebalancing the nervous system with the intention of healing the impacts of prolonged trauma at the roots. Overall, Lucie operates from a neuroscience, relational, psychodynamic, and attachment lens.

Neurofeedback Workshops 

Lucie works with school boards, government agencies, and private corporations to further the neuroplastic eminence of neurofeedback. To learn more about the next psychoeducational workshop, please contact: hello@healpsychotherapy.ca. 

About Lucie

Passionate. Knowledgeable. Caring. She is on your side! 

Lucie’s mission, and that of the company’s, is to further neuroscientific methods that create real and lasting change!

On a personal level, Lucie loves spending time with her two sons (5 and 7 years old). Lucie is a proud “sports mom” who also enjoys biking, yoga, weightlifting, and paddleboarding in the summers. Lucie also believes in the healing power of clean eating, restful sleep, prayer, and self-development.

Education

  • Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counselling, Traumatology Specialization, candidate
  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
  • Professional Trauma Certification
  • Clinical Traumatologist Certificate
  • Infra Low Frequency (ILF) Neurofeedback (The Othmer Method)
  • Low-Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)
  • Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certification, candidate
  • Bachelor of General Studies in Social Sciences
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Certificates and Courses

  • NeuroAffective Relational Model® Therapist Certification— The NARM Training Institute
  • 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
  • Polyvagal Theory for Trauma Survivors, Certificate
  • Working with Shame, Certificate
  • Sexual Health and the Trauma Survivor, Certificate

Populations Served

Children 2 years old+, Adults 18+; Families, Individuals, Athletes, Schools.

Services Offered

Trauma psychotherapy combined with Neurofeedback, and Workshops/Groups

Lucie’s Areas of Focus

Complex Trauma, Trauma in the Workplace, Acute Trauma, Relationship Challenges, Identity Confusion, Authentic-Self Discovery, Adults with Childhood Attachment Ruptures, Transformational Change, Goal Setting and Self-Development, Emotional Regulation and Self-Esteem, Performance (ex: Neurofeedback for competitors and athletes).

Languages Spoken

English and French

* Session Fee per Hour (plus HST)

  • Individual Trauma Therapy: $190

* Partial or full coverage by most insurance providers

(kindly check with your benefits company)

Consultation Offered

Yes, Lucie offers a free 20-minute phone or Zoom consultation.

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