top of page
image0 (1)_edited.jpg

Madison Johnston

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Accepting New Clients

Madison's Fee: $140/hour

Deciding to seek out therapy can be a daunting task, but I am excited you have found yourself here. Whether you are looking for a check in, or to make major or minor changes, I would be honoured to support you in your journey. I aim to be as intentional as possible in my sessions, helping you identify your therapeutic goals, gain a further understanding of the barriers you face and where they developed. And lastly, make a tangible plan to get you to where you want to be.

I encourage you to utilize the free of charge 15 minute phone consultation opportunity to see if I would be the right fit for you.

Direct Billing to:

Green Shield



Who Can Madison Help?









What Does Madison Treat?

I have unique array of experience with over 8 years in the field, ranging from Child Services to
working directly with those involved in the legal system. I have additional trainings and experience working with those that have experienced trauma as well as substance related disorders. I have a special interest in working with those that have or are experiencing domestic violence, and I strive to create an environment focused on rebuilding yourself and your story. I recognize the difficulty in navigating life during and after an abusive relationship, and how helpless and confusing it can be. I put a focus on understanding the dynamics of abuse, developing self compassion strategies, and building confidence in your ability of setting boundaries and trusting your own judgement.


Trauma & PTSD

I am trained to help individuals who have experienced one or more traumatic events and live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the trauma. Sessions provide a safe and supportive space where you can process complicated feelings, beliefs and memories associated with the traumatic experience.


Anxiety Disorders

I specialize in treating anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, performance anxiety, and panic disorders in children, teenagers and adults. Using cognitive behavioural therapy, I work with individuals to recognize and challenge unhealthy beliefs, thoughts, and feelings.


Anger Issues

Counselling for anger management focuses on learning specific behavioural skills and ways of thinking so you can cope with anger. During a session, I work with you to develop valuable and effective strategies to improve emotional regulation, impulse control, and anger management such as breathing techniques and relaxation strategies.


Eating Disorders

I provide a compassionate and supportive environment for teenagers and adults who are living with disordered eating, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder; as well as for individuals who experience disordered exercise practices and body image issues.



Depression can cause an individual to feel overwhelmingly sad, hopeless and demotivated. I use cognitive behavioural therapy to help people living with depression challenge harmful negative thoughts and beliefs, while helping them develop effective strategies to overcome feelings of sadness.


Behavioural Issues

Behavioural issues in children and teenagers are often linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, or oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). I have experience working with children and teenagers with behavioural issues to improve communication, emotional control and self-esteem.


Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to a devastating loss and there is no right way to grieve. The pain of loss can trigger all kinds of difficult emotions including shock, disbelief, guilt, anger, and profound sadness. I can help you through the different stage of grief to help you process the loss, feel the emotions and begin to find ways to move on.


Relationship Issues

I provide couples with a non-judgemental and safe environment to openly communicate feelings, intimacy issues, infidelity, trust issues, stressors and parenting disagreements. I am happy to work with all kinds of couples including heterosexual, homosexual, monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships.

I truly believe there is no one size fits all with regards to therapy and with that I work
collaboratively with you, who is the expert, in identifying the best approach for what you are
seeking. With that, I am formally trained and primarily use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT),
narrative therapy, eye movement desensitization and; reprocessing (EMDR), clinical hypnosis and
somatic therapy.

Madison's Approaches

More About Madison

I grew up on a cattle farm in Saskatchewan, and have lived in multiple provinces throughout Canada as well as throughout the States. I completed my undergraduate degree in North Dakota, where I was playing varsity volleyball until I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in addiction studies. I worked for a couple of years in Winnipeg at Residential Treatment Programs and Community and Family Services. I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology in 2022.


I have two very needy pets, Margaret and Noodle, that consume a lot of my time. But when I’m not with them I try to play volleyball whenever I can, as well as finding and trying new restaurants in the city. I love a good book, a good movie and a good game of scrabble.

bottom of page