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You will feel at home in his presence because Gerry is at home with himself. Not only does he have natural talent for the care-giving profession, he also has the training experience to match. Gerry's passions include leadership of the agency, writing and speaking, however he is at his best when meeting with individuals, couples and families who need help through their struggles. He offers a caring and thoughtful approach while giving solid and straightforward advice.


As a family man, Gerry has been married to Dayle for 33 years and they have 3 adult children. Dayle works with special needs children plus is a designer of exclusive jewelry (www.vintagebling.ca).

 

Gerry Goertzen, MA
Director
Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Here are some of Gerry’s qualifications:

  • MA – Master of Arts - Counselling/Psychology
  • BA – Theology/Education
  • Membership in PACCP – Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Membership in Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • C.C.A.C.P. - Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
  • Author of “Relational Triumph” www.relational-triumph.com
  • Founder of The Harbour –a weekly recovery group www.theharbourfellowship.ca
  • Developer of Velvet Steel – an App for smart phones

His Approach: Hardships come in all sizes and shapes, and will likely require attention to one or more of these five areas below. When you meet with Gerry, he will help you determine which of these to focus on, and through it you will gain insight and healing.

  • Your emotional experience, and how these feelings inform your thoughts and behavior.
  • Your way of thinking, including underlying beliefs and attitudes.
  • Your behavioral choices, and how those behaviors/actions serve or harm you.
  • Your relational style, including your influence on others and their influence on you.
  • Your core values, including spiritual and moral standards and ideals.
 
If your need is in any of the following areas, Gerry will be able to help:
Court/Legal/Forensic
  • Risk Assessments
  • Pre-sentence Reports
  • DUI, Assault, Domestic Violence and other court related matters requiring an expert witness working collaboratively with the legal community

Trauma Recovery:

  • Victims of crime
  • Abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Critical Incidents
  • Sex
    Work
    Anger
    Internet

Addictions: Substance and process addictions

  • Alcohol
    Street Drugs
    Prescription Drugs
    Gambling
    Sex
    Work
    Anger
    Internet

 

Individuals:

  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Adult ADD
  • Bi-Polar
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • OCD
  • Some Personality Disorders

Couples:

  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Emotional connection and attachment
  • Separation and divorce
  • Affair recovery
  • Violence and abuse recovery

Families:

Adult children
Parenting
Siblings
Youth

Gerry has also been involved in various types of leadership roles:
.........• Cross cultural Experience:
..................o First Nations, Aboriginal and Inuit
..................o Humanitarian work in Central America

..................o International Eduication Support in Uganda
.........• Hospital Chaplain
........• Pastor
........• Author
........• Speaker

 
     

 

Published on June 2, 2017
Dealing With Teen Addiction. The Marc & Mandy Show features Gerry Goertzen, clinical Therapist and Author, on Dealing With Teen Addiction.
Addictions are something that many teenagers face while growing up, and as a parent that can be scary. Clinical Therapist Gerry Goertzen talks about the warning signs that you may see if your teen is struggling with an addiction and how you can go about helping them break free of it.

 

Published on June 2, 2017
Parenting a Child With ADHD. The Marc & Mandy Show features Gerry Goertzen, clinical Therapist and Author, on Parenting a Child With ADHD.
Clinical therapist Gerry Goertzen points out the differences between a child who just has a lot of energy and one struggling with ADHD. He talks about how to get a diagnosis, some treatment options, and what you can do as a parent to help your child.
 

 

Published on May 30, 2017
Dealing With Disrespectful Kids. The Marc & Mandy Show features Gerry Goertzen, clinical Therapist and Author, on Dealing With Disrespctful Kids.
Parenting can be difficult at times, expecially when your child is disrespectful. Clinical Therapist Gerry Goertzen shares some valuable tips on how to effectively deal with these situations.

 

Published on March 15, 2017
How to Deal With Teens. Marc of the Marc & Mandy Show interviews Gerry Goertzen, clinical Therapist and Author, on How to Deal With Teens.
Is there a teenager in your life that you're not quite sure how to deal with? Clinical Therapist Gerry Goertzen shares some advice on how to make it easier on both of you
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PHOTO: Gerry Goertzen on PHOBIAS
Winnipeg Citytv BT Breakfast Television on August 8th, 2012

 

 

Humanitarian work in Roatan, Honduras: In 2010, Gerry Goertzen and his son Jesse went to Roatan, Honduras to offer help at an Orphanage. Here Gerry is working on building repairs on a Learning Centre.
Link here to see photo website.

 
 
 
Hours: Day time and evening appointments available
Fees: Speak to Gerry to discuss your options

The Harbour ...a recovery group
for life's struggles

Commentary

 

November 2014
Winnipeg Women / Men Magazine publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Sounds of Love"

read it here
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October 2012
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Mental Health: myth or marvel?"

read it here
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April 2012
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" When love turns to stress "

read it here
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February 2012
Winnipeg Free Press publishes article about Gerry Goertzen's
brainchild

Velvet Steel app
read it here
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February 2012
Radio Interview of Gerry Goertzen regarding relationships and communication and his Android app Velvet Steel™ on Radio Finding Your Supreme Power – Is America Still A Meritocracy?
Click here for MP3 file

February 2012
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Virtues to grow by"

read it here
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December 2011
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" The perfect word"

read it here
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October 2011
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Listen for the marching"

read it here
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August 2011
"Dinner is on me" Gerry Goertzen speaking August 14 at
Eastview Community Church, Winnipeg MB Canada

View Video here
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August 2011
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Dinner is on me"

read it here
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June 2011
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Lessons of the underduck"

read it here

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May 2011
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" What seems bad may be good"

read it here

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April 2011
Radio Interview of author Gerry Goertzen on the syndicated talk show "Dresser After Dark" with Michael Ray Dresser.
Click here for MP3 file

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February 2011
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Seek relational triumph"

read it here
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December 2010
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Never Again...Again"

read it here
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November 2010
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" Can I trust the Church with my brokenness?"

read it here
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Summer 2010
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
" House of Love, or What?"

read it here
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May 2010
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"Quiet harbour and raging sea"

read it here
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April 2010
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"When you have the least, you can give the most"

read it here
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February 2010
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"The fear of trust and five steps to healing "

read it here
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October '09
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"The top five sounds of marriage "
read it here
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August '09
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"Healthy boundaries: somewhere between concrete and Jello"

read it here
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June '09
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"Does Sex Top a Man's List of Needs?"

read it here
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April '09
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"God versus God"

read it here
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March '09
Gerry Goertzen
writes a letter
to the MB Herald

"The Marginalized are here

find it here
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February '09
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"The Power of beauty and pain"

read it here
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December 2008
Christian Week publishes Columnist Gerry Goertzen
"Getting to the Root of Stress"

read it here
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Dec 7th '08
God Talk Radio
interviews

Gerry Goertzen

on the topic

"Blue Christmas, are you happy during the Christmas season or does the tinsel and lights make you more depressed?

find it here
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Nov 20th '08
Gerry Goertzen replies to a question from
The Globe and Mail

read it here

 

 

 

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