Raenna Durda

Clinical Intern (BA/BEd, MA-In progress)

Raenna is presently immersed in her studies as a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology student at Yorkville University. With a versatile and inclusive approach, she engages with a diverse clientele, including children (10+), youth, adults, seniors, and couples. Raenna specializes in providing support for a wide array of concerns, ranging from anxiety, depression, ADHD, and stress to trauma, relationship issues, and phobias. Guided by a trauma-informed and client-centred philosophy, she employs various therapeutic interventions such as Gestalt Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Raenna is dedicated to fostering strong relationships with her clients, aiming to support and empower them on their journey toward achieving their goals.

Raenna is proud to be an ally of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA2+ and Indigenous communities.

Raenna’s pronouns are she/her/hers.

Raenna offers mental health therapy sessions in-person and via telehealth.

She offers sessions at a reduced rate of $55/session while completing her Clinical Internship under the supervision of Heather Andrew (MSW RCSW).

Sliding scale fees are available upon inquiry. 

Experience

Before embarking on her Master's program, Raenna honed valuable skills and experience as a teacher beginning in 2014. Her professional journey allowed her to develop strong skills in completing various academic and psychological assessments. Raenna's commitment to professional development is evident through her completion of additional training on the topics of Ethics, Informed Consent and Suicide Intervention. Drawing from her rich educational background, Raenna enters her Clinical Internship well-prepared and ready to apply her extensive skills in establishing meaningful therapeutic connections. Grounded in the belief that everyone is inherently unique, Raenna is dedicated to inspiring positive change through individual therapy for children (10+), youth, adults, seniors, and couples.

About

Raenna brings a unique and empowering approach to therapy with a focus on strengths-based, and hands-on techniques. With a genuine passion for helping individuals rediscover their resilience, Raenna believes in the transformative power of recognizing and building upon one’s inner strengths in addition to building new skills. Outside the counselling room, she cherishes quality time with her family and friends; finding joy in shared moments and fostering strong connections. Raenna can often be found with friends and family playing board games that involve strategic thinking, or crafting. Her most recent crafting passion involves pysanka and batik eggs. These activities allow her to unwind and tap into the therapeutic benefits of hands-on expression, and community.

Education

Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology - Yorkville University (In Progress)

Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education Combined Degree - University of Lethbridge

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association - Student Member #11248106

Suicide Intervention Training - Lethbridge Family Services

Brain Story - Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Insurance

As a Clinical Intern, Raenna's services are not covered by insurance or benefits providers.

Instead, she offers low-cost services at a rate of $55 per 50 minute session. Additional sliding scale fees are available upon inquiry.

Testimonials

Tatum
Google Review

My partner and I booked a couples massage with Jarod and Natalie, and I could not be more appreciative! They both treated us with such kindness and professionalism, and seemed to be very knowledgeable. We discussed preferences of pressure and location in depth before beginning and they were both able to offer great suggestions for us! They also checked in with us making sure we were comfortable at various times throughout the session, which I really appreciated! We walked out feeling so refreshed and relax, I had even dozed off during the massage! As an added bonus we got a sweet dark chocolate treat at the end of the session, which I loved! This team truly put a lot of care and effort into making their space as serene and peaceful as it is. Thank you so much Jarod and Natalie & thank you Heather for crafting such a wonderful team, and creating such a positive experience for your clients! Highly recommend & will be booking again!!

Adrian
Google Review

First time visiting Aspen Wellness Centre and had a massage with Natalie. One of the best massages I've had in a long time. Very friendly staff and easy to book online. I already booked my second massage and have been telling everyone about this place. Highly recommend.

Jeff
Google Review

Had a 90 minute massage with Natalie Mills and it was fantastic. She is very good at what she does, has a ton of experience (17 years +) and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole experience. Aspen Wellness is a very clean, warm and welcoming clinic. I strongly recommend both Aspen Wellness and Natalie!

Ken
Google Review

I had an excellent experience with Jarod who was highly skilled, professional and effective. I will both recommend to others and return for further treatments.

Josh M
Google Review

Really nice centre! I've been seeing Jarod for massage and he always does a great job. He is skilled and knowledgeable.

Geoff Q
Google Review

What a beautiful, calm environment you have created. I'm so glad you have a new, physical space where you can meet your clients. Jarod is the best massage therapist I have had. He has a wide-array of modalities and techniques which he can employs and is completely attuned to how to address my issues. 100% recommend. 100% will continue coming back!

Raymond N
Google Review

I had a 60-minute massage with Jarod and have nothing but good things to say! Beautiful facility, great staff and an excellent overall experience. I will be back for sure!

Lacey D
Google Review

I love the variety of services Aspen Wellness Centre offers. Jarod is a wonderful massage therapist. He was very polite and professional. I really appreciated the time Jarod took to learn what my concerns were regarding scar tissue from prior surgeries and his suggestions to help me. I will definitely be back!

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