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Patty Hills

Patty Hills

MSW, R.S.W., Registered Clinical Social Worker

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Patty Hills is a Registered Social Worker & Certified EMDR Therapist who is passionate about helping adults and teens overcome the roots cause of your distress through EMDR so that you can release the distress of past negative events, and feel confident that you can trust your own inner wisdom to manage day-to-day challenges so your resiliency can thrive.

Patty works with clients who have been impacted by living through traumatic life events that have negatively impacted their perception of trust in themselves, their attachment relationships, and the world. We are all vulnerable to symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which generally includes symptoms of hyperarousal, or avoidance of things that remind us of the traumatic event. When we are triggered and flip into survival mode it can have a negative impact on being able to do the things we want or need to in our daily lives. It can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, stressed and overwhelmed. For those who did not receive the gift of secure attachment the the impact of trauma can be even more overwhelming.

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured sensory based intervention that can help the brain to process the traumatic memories so that associated distress can be cleared. EMDR can also help build your confidence that you can manage current day challenges, and create coping plans for managing future worries. Calming techniques for containment, calming, grounding, and mindfulness are also taught and practiced.

Patty offers remote and in-person session in a private, rural office setting just outside of Gorrie, ON.

Age Groups Served: Adults and teens (age 12 and older)

Conditions Treated: Trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, abuse, emotional regulation, stress, relaxation, mindfulness, performance anxiety, and attachment based parenting

Therapeutic Approaches: EMDR, attachment, trauma, family systems, CBT, DBT

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Therapist Information

Offers Online Counselling

Offers In-Person Counselling

Age Groups Served

Adolescents within the context of family counselling model, Adolescents, Children within the context of family counselling model, Child Preschool, Child Elementary, Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Adults, Older Adults/Seniors, All Ages, Couples, Families

Languages Spoken


Counsellor's Gender


Therapist Type

Registered Social Worker

Conditions Treated

emotional regulation, Sports Psychology, Self-Esteem and Identity Issues, Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia, Cancer/Terminal Illness, Spiritual/Religion, Retirement, Relaxation, Parenting, School Problems, Assertiveness, Dementia - caregiver, Support for Gender Transition, Somatic Symptoms, Social Anxiety, Sanctuary Trauma, Impulse Control and Conduct, Occupational Stress Injury, Moral Injury, Abuse, Academic Performance Issues, ADHD, Adjustment issues, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment, Behavioural Challenges, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image, Boundaries, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Career and Work Related Issues, Career/Work Performance Issues, Change and Transition, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Chronic Illness, Communication and Intimacy, Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Divorce & Separation, Grief & Bereavement, Infertility, Learning Disabilities, Marital Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

Attachment Focused Family Therapy, Attachment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Communication, Desensitization, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Family Therapy, Gottman Couples Work, Harm Reduction Therapy, Interpersonal Relationships, Person-Centred, Relational, Trauma-Focused

Communities Served

People with Disabilities, Newcomers to Canada/Immigrants/Refugees, First Responders and Emergency Personnel, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, 2SLGBTQI+


44781 Orange Hill Road,
Gorrie, ON N0G 1X0

  • 44781 Orange Hill Road,
    Gorrie, ON N0G 1X0

    Thursdays 9 am to 5 pm Fridays 9 am to 3 pm

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