about your therapist

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Chanel Wainscott, MACP, RP (Qualifying), PMH-C

personal life

Like you, I live with many identities constantly fluctuating in meaning and shaping my day-to-day life. Some identities worth noting include:

  • A mother of two in the postpartum period
  • A queer wife in a heterosexual, interracial relationship
  • A third generation West-Indian, Black woman
  • Someone questioning their neurodivergence in a world that tends to view things as black or white 
  • An avid learner (proud nerd)
  • A drummer and crafter shedding doubt from perfectionism

atmosphere of sessions

The nerd thread of my identity tapestry influences my eclectic blend of appreciation for neuroscience and existentialism in therapy. 

What some clients appreciate about my therapy style is my genuine ability to reflect and reframe their perpetual perspective in a way that ignites an inner belief in their ability to persevere. These clients tend to be creatives who, at first, weren't aware they possessed the skill of creativity.

 Other clients appreciate the intentionality of my presence during transformational, profound reflections on the meaning they create of their past, present, and future.

Mutually exploring and discovering new levels of your strengths, lessons, and passions - your authentic self - is one of many aspects I value about creating therapeutic spaces. 

therapeutic frameworks

The main frameworks used to set the foundation of therapy are IPT (Interpersonal Psychoherapy) and the Gottman Method. The themes of identity, relation, and transition mirror the essence of the perinatal clients on their journey of authentic living. Other modalities that I draw on in session include CBT and DBT

education & credentials

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (2019)
Yorkville University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2015)
Brock University

Advanced Diploma: Social Service Work (2014)
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning


Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) # 11324
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario 


Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) Psychotherapy Track # PSI8033
Postpartum Support International

Clinical Training in IPT - Level A: IPT Perinatal Course 
IPT Institute

Gottman Method Couples Therapy - Level 1
The Gottman Institute

Let's get creative.