Meet Lucie Ritchie

Traumatology Specialization
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.

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

Dr. Viktor Frankl

Infralow and Band Frequency Neurofeedback Brain Training in Toronto


Lucie Ritchie

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

Lucie Ritchie is the founder of Heal Psychotherapy Inc.. She holds a Clinical Traumatology Certificate, a Professional Post-Graduate Trauma Certification, a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree, and she is a certified NARM Therapist. Lucie is also furthering her Traumatology expertise through her doctoral degree: Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community Care and Counselling with a specialization in Traumatology. She takes a depth & neuroscience-informed lens when working with her clients. 

Lucie works with adult survivors of childhood/adolescent trauma to help process powerful emotions that can override executive brain functions. She looks to neuroscience as a base to understand her clients’ mind-brain-body concerns, and she discusses intervention options with her clients to ensure that healing is a solid team approach. 

Lucie also assists with cognitive challenges that impact personal morals, she supports the development of sense of self, and she helps her clients discover their authentic selves. She does this through the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) and Neurofeedback!

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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 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.

Psychoeducational Workshops & Addictions Groups

Lucie works with new therapists, survivors, and those who are genuinely curious to learn more about the roots of trauma and its impacts. To learn more about the next educational workshop, please sign up here to receive information. If you are interested in joining an addiction support group, please sign up here.

About Lucie

She is on your side! Lucie is passionate and always seeking to deepen her knowledge and abilities in the field of trauma. After completing her graduate studies via her Master’s degree, she sought to deepen her expertise in trauma through neuroscience. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in traumatology and is focusing on neurofeedback and NARM to help her clients achieve their full potential. 

On a personal level, Lucie loves spending time with her husband and her 4- and 6-year-old sons. 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.


  • 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 — Traumatology Institute
  • Infra Low Frequency (ILF) Neurofeedback (The Othmer Method) — EEG Info
  • Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback Certification, candidate — The Trauma Research Foundation
  • Bachelor of General Studies in Social Sciences — Athabasca University
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education — Cambrian College

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 — NICABM
  • Polyvagal Theory for Trauma Survivors, Certificate — NICABM
  • Working with Shame, Certificate — NICABM
  • Sexual Health and the Trauma Survivor, Certificate — PESI

Populations Served

Children 5+, Adults 18+

Services Offered

Trauma psychotherapy, 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: $180
  • Individual Trauma Therapy + Neurofeedback: fees range per package
  • Group Therapy: (please contact hello@healpsychotherapy.ca to enquire about groups and workshops and each of their fees)

* 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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