A treehouse represents the deepest desires of childhood: a place where we find comfort, safety, security and freedom

At Treehouse Trauma Centre, we help children, teens and adults overcome the hardships—trauma, abuse, anxiety or stress—that keep them from living fully. Our person-centred, humanistic approach helps adults and children break out of unhealthy relationship patterns that undermine their inner strength and equips them to move forward with security, certainty and joy

Everyone deserves a place to be themselves.

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Meet the Team

Chris Rensch, MA RRC

Owner, Child and Trauma Therapist

Specializing in therapy for children of all ages and adults affected by trauma

Chris Rensch, MA, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the owner of Treehouse Trauma Centre. He specializes in trauma therapies, with a highly client-centred approach. He helps young children, teens and adults who’ve experienced trauma or abuse to move beyond their experience to a place of security, certainty and joy.

Chris also offers services in German

About Chris


Chris has a lifelong passion for helping kids overcome hardship—from trauma, abuse, anxiety or even the daily stress that comes from living in unprecedented times. Taking a humanistic, person-centred approach, Chris helps children and adults become the best version of themselves. His goal is to give new hope to kids, and their parents, as he helps them on the path to healthy, full relationships. Chris earned a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP), a BA (Hons) in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, and a Human Services Certificate from Trinity Western University. He has specialized training in two specific trauma therapies: Lifespan Integration and Observed & Experiential Integration. Driven by a desire to see healing at every stage of life, Chris helps people overcome past trauma and pain and move forward in healthy, full relationships.




Approach to Therapy


To help children and adults get unstuck and move beyond abuse or trauma, Chris takes a bottom up approach. This client-centred, attachment-informed focus is rooted in the belief that all people have the inner ability to help themselves and to create lasting change. In adults and older children, Chris uses talk therapy. In the case of acute or intense memories or backgrounds, he offers specific trauma therapies. For young children, he uses play and art in a mostly child-led approach. These approaches help adults and children break out of unhelpful relationship patterns that undermine their inner strength—and equip them to move forward with healthy attachments and firm relationships.





 
Jason Lesser, MA RCC

Child and Trauma Therapist

Specializing in therapy for youth, adults and families 

Jason Lesser, MA, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with specialized experience in concurrent concerns, including substance abuse as it intersects with trauma. He believes in the innate dignity and resilience of the human spirit and works with youth, adults and families to help them utilize their unique strengths to reclaim their lives.

About Jason


A husband and father of two, Jason has a passion to support others in reconciling the hardships of their lived realities with their propensity toward human flourishing. This led him to earn his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Trinity Western University in 2015.

Much of Jason’s practice is devoted to supporting adolescents, adults and families as they work to overcome the obstacles that leave them feeling stuck. His primary focus is to address mental health concerns as they coincide with substance abuse—with a focus on supporting those dealing with the burden of past trauma. Jason also supports families impacted by these and other concerns.




Approach to Therapy


In his counselling approach, Jason believes that emotions aren’t just important factors in our lives—they are key to who we are. Emotions inform our goals, needs, decision making, global sense of wellbeing, sense of ourselves, and our identity in relationships.

While he identifies most with the theory and practice of Emotionally-Focused Therapy and its emphasis on attachment and bonding, Jason integrates modalities like Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, as well as couples and family therapies to promote individuals’ and families’ holistic wellbeing.





Roshni Gleitman,
MSW MC RCC

Online Therapist

Specializing in therapy for women and children

Roshni earned her Masters in Counselling from Trinity Western University and has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor for 17 years. She has worked with women and children who’ve experienced family violence—and with those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, burnout and boundaries, attachment and parenting struggles, identity and self-worth, and relationship repair.

About Roshni


Roshni believes in the inherent worth of every individual and in our innate desire to become our best selves. In 2012, she earned a Masters in Social Work degree with a focus on mental health and healthcare—while juggling the responsibilities of a busy young family.

When she’s not creating a safe space for her clients, Roshni is making Play-Doh, picking toys up off the floor for the umpteenth time, or watching Curious George with her two young sons.




Approach to Therapy


Recognizing that each person’s journey to health and wholeness is unique and wholly their own, Roshni draws from a variety of therapeutic perspectives, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Gestalt Therapy; Emotionally-Focused Therapy; the Gottman method; the Satir method; Person-centred Therapy; and Play Therapy.





Alexandra Collins,
MA CCC

Trauma Therapist

Specializing in therapy for youth, adults, families, and intimate partners

Alexandra Collins, MA, is a Canadian Clinical Counsellor. She specializes in trauma therapy from a client-centred humanistic approach.  She believes in working with the uniqueness of each youth, adult, family, and intimate partnership; tailoring services to the individual needs of the client.

About Alexandra


Alexandra believes in the uniqueness of every person, family, and intimate partnership, and incorporates this approach into her practice. With a lifelong passion for helping others, Alexandra has explored a variety of experiences before setting down roots in mental health. Her experiences are broad, which enables her to connect easily and hold unique spaces for others. Alexandra has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University, and a Bachelor of Arts Specialized Honours in Psychology from York University. She has a variety of specialized training in trauma including Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI), Lifespan Integration, and Sand Tray Therapy. With a passion for working with people at all stages of life, Alexandra journeys alongside to help others overcome past histories and patterns to create a more fulfilling future.




Approach to Therapy


Alexandra recognizes that individuals are shaped by their experiences; both in their control and those out of their control. Utilizing talk, experiential and play therapies, Alexandra uses a holistic approach that focuses on the relationships that individuals have with themselves, and with important people in their past as well as in their present. She meets individuals where they are and helps them understand how to make lasting changes in their lives.





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Our Junior Therapists &

Therapists in the Making

Céliane Gagné, MA 

Junior Therapist

Specializing in therapy for children and youth affected by grief and trauma

Céliane recently earned her Masters in Counselling from Trinity Western University. She focuses on emotional regulation, grief, and trauma, and has worked with children, youth, and adults. She considers that each individual’s experiences – emotional and cognitive – is unique and valid, and they can thrive when authentically connected to their self, others, and the world.

Céliane also offers services in French

About Roshni


Roshni believes in the inherent worth of every individual and in our innate desire to become our best selves. In 2012, she earned a Masters in Social Work degree with a focus on mental health and healthcare—while juggling the responsibilities of a busy young family.

When she’s not creating a safe space for her clients, Roshni is making Play-Doh, picking toys up off the floor for the umpteenth time, or watching Curious George with her two young sons.




Approach to Therapy


Recognizing that each person’s journey to health and wholeness is unique and wholly their own, Roshni draws from a variety of therapeutic perspectives, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Gestalt Therapy; Emotionally-Focused Therapy; the Gottman method; the Satir method; Person-centred Therapy; and Play Therapy.





Katja Rossi, BEd BA MEd (in progress)

Therapist in the Making

Specializing in therapy for children

of all ages

With a focus on anxiety, emotional regulation and trauma, Katja works with kids of all ages. Using a person-centred approach, she employs empathy, compassion and relationship to guide the therapeutic process of self-discovery.

About Roshni


Roshni believes in the inherent worth of every individual and in our innate desire to become our best selves. In 2012, she earned a Masters in Social Work degree with a focus on mental health and healthcare—while juggling the responsibilities of a busy young family.

When she’s not creating a safe space for her clients, Roshni is making Play-Doh, picking toys up off the floor for the umpteenth time, or watching Curious George with her two young sons.




Approach to Therapy


Recognizing that each person’s journey to health and wholeness is unique and wholly their own, Roshni draws from a variety of therapeutic perspectives, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Gestalt Therapy; Emotionally-Focused Therapy; the Gottman method; the Satir method; Person-centred Therapy; and Play Therapy.





Hannah, BA MA
(in progress)

Therapist in the Making

Specializing in therapy for children and youth affected by complex trauma

Hannah is in the process of completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. She has experience working with youth, adults and couples, working with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, boundaries, identity formation and self-esteem, as well as attachment and relational issues. Hannah will be joining Treehouse in May 2021.

About Jason


A husband and father of two, Jason has a passion to support others in reconciling the hardships of their lived realities with their propensity toward human flourishing. This led him to earn his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Trinity Western University in 2015.

Much of Jason’s practice is devoted to supporting adolescents, adults and families as they work to overcome the obstacles that leave them feeling stuck. His primary focus is to address mental health concerns as they coincide with substance abuse—with a focus on supporting those dealing with the burden of past trauma. Jason also supports families impacted by these and other concerns.




Approach to Therapy


In his counselling approach, Jason believes that emotions aren’t just important factors in our lives—they are key to who we are. Emotions inform our goals, needs, decision making, global sense of wellbeing, sense of ourselves, and our identity in relationships.

While he identifies most with the theory and practice of Emotionally-Focused Therapy and its emphasis on attachment and bonding, Jason integrates modalities like Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, as well as couples and family therapies to promote individuals’ and families’ holistic wellbeing.





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