Teresa McLellan

Therapist MACP, RCC, CCTP

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler University. My background, education and work experience include addiction, trauma, mental health, family systems, attachment theory, human development and spirituality. I have extensive training in various clinical modalities but mostly take a humanistic, client-centred, strengths-based, systemic and compassionate approach to all problems. I see every client and their concerns as unique, worthy and valid thus listen deeply for their strengths, resources and inner wisdom. 

My passion can be summed up with the intersection of psychology and spirituality. I am fascinated with the depth of human experience and am continually in awe of the capacity that human beings have for resilience, growth and healing despite great adversity. I have not only experienced it personally but have seen thousands of others access their own innate healing powers to overcome incredible suffering and truly thrive. Thus I have a deep reverence for the courage it takes to ask for help and prioritize safety in counselling

Awareness, acceptance, compassion, safety and choice are essential components in the counselling process. I want to help clients find their own path, their own light, their own way, their own truth. This way they can live with more peace, freedom and joy. To be more genuine, to live with purpose, and to become more fully human.  

My goal as a therapist has always been to help people heal. To be a witness to the pain, heartache or frustration and hope for the healing. To be a guide along the path, a shoulder to cry on and a cheerleader to celebrate successes with. To see the unseen, hear the unheard and bear witness to the unbearable. This is what I offer clients.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” Pema Chodron

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

 “The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person.” Virginia Satir

 “ … as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

 “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”  Brene Brown

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” Brene Brown

 “I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now.” Virginia Satir

Please email teresa@reposetherapy.com to book a session.