Rhonda Mikolayenko, M.Ed., C.C.C
Rhonda is a Certified Canadian Counsellor (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) specializing in child therapy. Rhonda has worked with children for over 25 years. Her education includes a Bachelor of Education, two Post Baccalaureates (Special Education and Counselling) and a Master’s in Education in Counselling Psychology. Rhonda has additional training in Dialectal Behaviour Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Play Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
Rhonda has worked with children aged 3-19 on various issues including abuse, neglect, trauma, family reunification, grief and loss, separation and divorce, self-harm, anxiety, depression, challenging behaviours, screen time, self esteem, self-confidence, and identity.
Children are introspective and possess valuable insight and ideas around their strengths, challenges, and goals. Children can be collaborative partners in the counselling journey, they often have insight into who they are and who they want to become. Encouraging children to use their voice and insight empowers and inspires them for growth and change. Working collaboratively with a child to identify strengths, challenges and goals can yield great success. Counselling can increase resiliency and capacity to function and improved functioning can enrich and change a child’s life.
Rhonda can be reached at:
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/rhonda-d-mikolayenko-winnipeg-mb/849103