Peace Ningabire, an associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, is a registered clinical counsellor with a PhD in counseling and supervision, and a strong background in couple, family and community counselling. She began her career in 2007, leading counselling and psycho-education groups for teens struggling with emotional, relational and development issues. As a doctoral intern, Peace worked as an instructor and clinical supervisor in the department of graduate psychology at James Madison University. She also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social work and the Department of Psychology at Hope Africa University.
In 2015, Peace began working as a couple and family therapist in Burundi, East Africa, and it is there where she discovered her passion for relationship counselling, specifically how to use emotion to promote change and healing.
Today, she specializes in couple counselling, using Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, addressing issues such as relationship distress and disconnection, depression, anxiety and trauma. Peace has a special interest in helping couples to reconnect after a relationship rupture and to navigate issues and differences in parenting. She sees clients via video-conference and works in both French and English.
Peace’s Professional Credentials and Memberships
- Registered Clinical Counsellor, British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
- Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Mental Health Foundations
- Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples, Psychotherapy.net Academy
- Ph.D., Counselling and Supervision, Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University
- Has published and presented extensively in the areas of professional development for counsellors, emotional healing and the importance of communication and boundaries in relationships.
- M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counselling, Liberty University, School of Behavioral Sciences
- B.Sc., Social Work, specialty in Community Counselling, Hope Africa University, School of Behavioral Sciences