Hello, my name is Andrea Mandzuk and I am an Occupational Therapist, O.T. Reg. (MB). I am currently pursuing my PhD in Applied Health Sciences, furthering research in the area of psychotherapy within occupational therapy. My practice is grounded in biopsychosocial, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioural foundations.
I have clinical experience in mental health working with a variety of
populations, including adolescents with eating disorders, young adults with
intellectual disabilities, adults and older adults in an acute mental health
setting, and children who have experienced various types of trauma. My
continuing education has included cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance
and commitment therapy, and play therapy training. I believe in lifelong
learning, and I am looking forward to continuing to build my knowledge as I
progress through my career. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Applied
Health Sciences, furthering research in the area of psychotherapy within
Occupations refer to anything that occupies your time; those everyday tasks
and activities that you need and want to do. As an Occupational Therapist, I
take a holistic view of my clients, considering their physical, emotional, and
spiritual selves. I look at how the person, environment and occupation interact
to either promote or hinder one’s health and well-being, and then help clients
problem solve to make meaningful change in their lives.
My practice is grounded in biopsychosocial, trauma-informed, and cognitive
behavioural foundations. I approach each client with genuine kindness and
non-judgement. My aim is to make therapy a safe space for every client I
work with. I demonstrate this through believing and treating the client as the
expert of their own experience. It is a privilege and honour to walk beside my
clients as they see new meaning in their experiencing and move forward
through their healing journey.