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Meet Dean Smith
I have always had a passion for the healing arts and working with people. In that way I was lucky as I never had any doubts about what I wanted to do with my life. As far back as my mid-teens I remember attending yoga classes, studying body work, reflexology and being fascinated about healing and the potential of the body, mind, heart, and soul!
Over the last 30 years I have been lucky enough to be at the forefront of the paradigm shift we are now seeing in the treatment trauma and mental health. Treating mental health and trauma from a holistic spiritually informed approach has always seemed the most logical, respectful, effective, and compassionate way of working with people’s pain and suffering. Over many years now I have been focusing on developing methods or working with mental health and trauma that meet the unique needs of my clients.
Although I was first trained as a psychologist, I quickly sore the strengths and limits of these western psychological approaches. This lead to me studying and working with some of the great masters of our time. This journey included the study of many different modalities, including different types of psychotherapies, body work, hypnosis, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, martial arts, yoga, biofeedback / neurofeedback, somatic experiencing, and meditation.
My passion for healing was also fuelled by my own struggles early in life with learning disorders, hearing problems, anxiety, and a severe stutter. This personal journey also informs how I approach and work with my clients. I feel blessed to do this work and still get excited when seeing people grow, thrive, and reach their potential as I see this as the true meaning of life. This is the gift of pain and trauma; we can use it as a doorway to deeper discovery and growth.
I look forward to seeing you grow.
- Remedial Massage Therapist
- Mindfulness Practitioner
- Certified Neuroptimal Neurofeedback Trainer
- Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
- Certified in Brainspotting
- B.A.(Psych), Grad. Dip. Counselling and Human Services
- Dip. Psychotherapy,
- Adv. Dip. Gestalt Therapy,
- Dip. Clin. Hypnosis,
- Dip. Herbal Medicine,
- Prac. Cert. Rem. Massage
- Prac. Cert. Massage Therapy
- Cert. Reflexology
- Cert. Somatic Experiencing
- Brainspotting Phase 1 and 2
- EMDR Level 1
Dean is also a Board Approved Supervisor
Dean is passionate about supervising Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.
With over 30 years experience in the mental health field, Dean provides a safe and supportive supervision experience for anyone wanting to develop as a therapist.