Nancy Buttinger, CD, MDiv, M.C., Certified Canadian Counsellor

“When we are no longer able to change a situation,

we are challenged to change ourselves.

– Viktor Frankl

Change can be difficult. I’m here to be attentive to your journey.

The change that is needed might be in your environment – to find and build a community of support. It may also mean a renewed perspective to view the challenge in another way, or perhaps and opportunity to learn from others and yourself.

Varied life experiences shape each of us and provide perspective on our understanding of the world and the web of relationship we develop. I think the search for meaning and purpose is a continuous journey.

I will work alongside you. Together we can create a space of safety where you can ask questions and explore your world.


My Approach

Existential-humanistic therapy is my theoretical home in which I draw support from narrative, solution-focused, family systems and cognitive-behavioural therapies. My approach is person-centred and trauma-informed. I am interested in hearing the cultural shaping of one’s story and how these developed constructs can play a role in a person’s experience of feeling stuck.


Professional Background

I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor practicing in the areas of counselling psychology with adolescents and adults. I have been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for over two decades and I have been providing counselling support for members over the last 13 years.


Recent Training & Professional Development

Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1

Trauma-Informed care in the workplace

PTSD self-management course

Solution Focused Brief Therapy training for couples therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner with Canadian Association of Spiritual Care