204.856.0621 barbara@willowsbend.ca

Willow’s Bend Counselling Centre, Inc. is a leading provider of psychotherapy services in central Manitoba.  Because we are a well-established, full time practice in Portage la Prairie, we are able to meet the diverse needs of the people in Portage and the surrounding areas.

We specialize in providing services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families.  Our interventions are evidence-based which means there is science to support their effectiveness. However, we are also flexible enough to meet the cultural and creative needs of our diverse clientele, particularly Indigenous clients.

Our interventions with children are considered “serious play based interventions” because the strategies we rely on are rooted in neuroscience.  We engage children and teens in age-appropriate, play based activities that support the development of positive relationships, attachment, and self-regulation.  When children leave our sessions feeling good about the work they have done, they are more motivated when they come back for the next appointment.  In addition, we utilize two comfort dogs, Grizzlie and Jackson, to support our therapy by engaging the client in a non-threatening and comforting manner.