Joanne Couture

Therapist, Brain Mirroring Tech Coach

Counseling is quite often about finding support in the creation and building of better relationships with those around us.

If you are struggling emotionally, mentally, physically or spiritually, the changes you are looking for may be addressed more easily when you help your brain function better. Using the brain mirroring neurotechnology offered in our office, you may find yourself relaxing into those changes you are hoping to achieve. You may find yourself going deeper in your therapy sessions and having more commitment in your wellness strategy.

Safe Harbour Therapy Podcast – Episode 3: Attending to Brain Fitness with Joanne Couture

 
 
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How I can help.

A variety of health challenges have been shown to be associated with sub-optimal patterns of neural functioning.

By helping the brain to optimize its own rhythms, our neurotechnology may play an important role for individuals in achieving restful sleep; releasing “stuck” stress; overcoming worry and anxiety; restoring hope and happiness; enhancing learning and memory; increasing energy levels; or achieving peak performance.

My story.

Depression had a hold in my life until I discovered that attending to my brain function could make all the difference. With an out of balance, or stuck brain, how could I feel right or even function at my highest level? The neurotechnology I discovered is an “inside-out” brain-driven modality for relaxation and auto-calibration of neural networks leading to increased self-regulation, self-optimization, self-discernment, and self-empowerment. Come and experience it for yourself.

Life outside the office.

Gardening and renos (including building decks) keep me happy in the summer. In winter, I love my circuit training on Saturday mornings. Both keep me physically fit and “out of mischief.”

Specialties.

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Areas I can assist with.

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger management
  • Behavioral issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Chronic impulsivity
  • Coping skills
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Grief
  • Learning disabilities
  • Life coaching
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep or insomnia
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic brain injury

Therapies offered.

  • Brain mirroring technology
  • Coaching
  • Mindfulness
  • Strength-based

Testimonials.

“This “Brain Spa” experience has been impactful in my life. The awareness of what my brain is doing and how that impacts my life is greatly enhanced. I have especially found benefit in some of the relaxation techniques you taught me. I am more able to calm my brain activity, resulting in better sleep and decision making.”

Qualifications.

Years in Practice9 years as a brain mirroring technologist; 18 years as a therapist
SchoolUniversity of Winnipeg, Aurora Family Therapy Centre (formerly Interfaith Marriage and Family Program)
Year Graduated2001
EducationRMFT (Registered Marriage and Family Therapist); certified brain mirroring technologist; Bachelor of Education

Finances.

ClienteleIndividuals of any age; services en français aussi
Average cost per session$200/session (1.5-2 hours) + GST
Sliding scaleYes
Introductory brain mirroring session$49 + GST (can be attributed to purchase of Wellness Package)
Accepted payment methodsCash, debit, credit card
Accepts coverage?No
Accepted Insurance PlansNone to date
Liability Insurance provider and expiration dateJones Deslauriers Insurance Exp. November 2019

Additional credentials.

MembershipSince
AAMFT2011
MMFT2011

Contact information.

NameJoanne Couture, Services La Loba Services
Phone204-612-1579
email laloba@lalobatraumarelease.com
Websitehttp://www.lalobatraumarelease.com

Publications.

Family Therapy MagazineClick Here

Here to Help.

Safe Harbour Therapy Podcast – Episode 3: Attending to Brain Fitness with Joanne Couture

written by Joanne Couture on 05/10/19

I recently came across an excerpt I had noted in Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain’s Way of Healing[i] that has me reflecting on what I do as a Brainwave Optimization technologist. Through his work, Doidge has observed different stages in neuroplastic healing that I see as extremely pertinent to the innovative technology I offer in […]

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Attention Students of Every Age

written by Joanne Couture on 04/09/19

Does your child struggle academically in school? Do you struggle with your performance at work? Learning is NOT about content – it is about neuroplasticity, flexibility and resiliency. This month’s Psychology Today speaks to the myths we have about the brain. Our capacity for learning is not about being right or left brained, about learning […]

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Another Take on the “Blues”

written by Joanne Couture on 25/07/19

I would not be surprised to hear that as you read “the blues,” what comes to mind for you is that Deep South kind of music we hear at jazz festivals or that sad, melancholy, depressed feeling which has us wondering if something is “bottoming out” in us. We may not all have an appreciation […]

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