Natasha Smikles - DBT Winnipeg

Natasha Smikles

BScPN RPN

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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As a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), Natasha has had the opportunity to work in a variety of mental health programs including: acute psychiatry, in-patient behavioural treatment programs, psychiatric emergency room nursing, crisis services, community mental health and most recently private practice. Prior to starting her private practice in 2015, Natasha also had the privilege to be a member of a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) team for a local regional health authority providing DBT to clients both as an individual therapist as well as a group facilitator. 

"I work with clients in a holistic manner and address any concerns that clients may have about their mental health, and to help promote wellness. I’ve received advanced training in various modes of behavioral therapies, such as CBT, DBT and ACT. These types of therapies can work well in helping clients manage problematic symptoms, decrease maladaptive behaviours and gain insight into thought patterns and actions."

Therapy Notes

 An initial assessment is often completed in the first session(s) and recommendations for treatment are based on the assessment results. Treatment plans are made in collaboration with clients and can be modified at any point as deemed necessary. 

Services Offered

With over a decade of experience, I have worked with diverse clientele and have become familiar with complex mental health diagnosis and concerns. My specialities include working with others that struggle with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, crisis management, coping skills and trauma.

List of Services/Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Anxiety

Bipolar

Behaviour Modification

Borderline Personality Disorder

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Co-occuring Disorders

Coping Skills

Depression

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Emotional Dysregulation

Grief and Loss

Groups

Mental Health

Mindfulness

Psychoeducation

Self Esteem

Self Harming

Stress Reduction

Substance Abuse

Suicidal Ideation

Trauma

Qualifications:

School: Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University 2009

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba #3381

Current Graduate Studies: Masters of Science degree in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Heath,

distance education via Kings College London, United Kingdom.

Attendance in Workshops, Conferences, Courses:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy- Skills Training (3-day)- TIC, 2012

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy- Behaviour Planning/Shaping (2-day)- TIC, 2012

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy- Core Clinician Training (7-day) – TIC, 2012 

ACT for Beginners (8-week) online course – Russ Harris, 2015

The Manitoba CBT and DBT Conference (3-day) - Jack Hirose and Assoc., 2016

ACT & Mindfulness for Trauma (8-week) online course, 2017

CACBT 7th Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario (3-day), 2017

Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, Anaheim, California (5-day), 2017

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